Forgive the way I have lived indifferent - forgive my timid circumspect involvement.

The true and durable path into and through experience involves being true … to your own solitude, true to your own secret knowledge.

History says, don’t hope on this side of the grave. But then, once in a lifetime The longed for tidal wave Of justice can rise up, And hope and history rhyme.

Veneers are very important. Without veneers how do we conduct civil life? Veneers are important between enemies and friends. I don't think it demeans something to say it's a veneer.

Anything can happen, the tallest towers Be overturned, those in high places daunted, Those overlooked regarded.

Walk on air against your better judgment.

If you have the words, there’s always a chance that you’ll find the way.

Debate doesn’t really change things. It gets you bogged in deeper. If you can address or reopen the subject with something new, something from a different angle, then there is some hope. … People are suddenly gazing at something else and pausing for a moment. And for the duration of that gaze and pause, they are like reflectors of the totality of their own knowledge and/or ignorance. . That’s something poetry can do for you, it can entrance you for a moment above the pool of your own consciousness and your own possibilities.