The artist, like the God of the creation, remains within or behind or beyond or above his handiwork, invisible, refined out of existence, indifferent, paring his fingernails.
Poetry, even when apparently most fantastic, is always a revolt against artifice, a revolt, in a sense, against actuality.
I've put in so many enigmas and puzzles that it will keep the professors busy for centuries arguing over what I meant, and that's the only way of insuring one's immortality.
Christopher Columbus, as everyone knows, is honored by posterity because he was the last to discover America.
My mouth is full of decayed teeth and my soul of decayed ambitions.
I am tomorrow, or some future day, what I establish today. I am today what I established yesterday or some previous day.
I think a child should be allowed to take his father's or mother's name at will on coming of age. Paternity is a legal fiction.
Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age.
There is no heresy or no philosophy which is so abhorrent to the church as a human being.