Poets are like baseball pitchers. Both have their moments. The intervals are the tough things.
My sorrow, when she's here with me, thinks these dark days of autumn rain are beautiful as days can be; she loves the bare, the withered tree; she walks the sodden pasture lane.
A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain.
Always fall in with what you're asked to accept. Take what is given, and make it over your way. My aim in life has always been to hold my own with whatever's going. Not against: with.
The artist in me cries out for design.
Being the boss anywhere is lonely. Being a female boss in a world of mostly men is especially so.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
I hold it to be the inalienable right of anybody to go to hell in his own way.
A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
Two such as you with such a master speed, cannot be parted nor be swept away, from one another once you are agreed, that life is only life forevermore, together wing to wing and oar to oar.
Let him that is without stone among you cast the first thing he can lay his hands on.
The best way out is always through.
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
There never was any heart truly great and generous, that was not also tender and compassionate.
Forgive me my nonsense, as I also forgive the nonsense of those that think they talk sense.
I alone of English writers have consciously set myself to make music out of what I may call the sound of sense.
Two roads diverged in a wood and I - I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
Thinking isn't agreeing or disagreeing. That's voting.
One aged man - one man - can't fill a house.
Modern poets talk against business, poor things, but all of us write for money. Beginners are subjected to trial by market.
The figure a poem makes. It begins in delight and ends in wisdom... in a clarification of life - not necessarily a great clarification, such as sects and cults are founded on, but in a momentary stay against confusion.
The best things and best people rise out of their separateness; I'm against a homogenized society because I want the cream to rise.
The worst disease which can afflict executives in their work is not, as popularly supposed, alcoholism; it's egotism.
A poet never takes notes. You never take notes in a love affair.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.