If we are unhappy and discontented with things as they are; the fault lies not in our friends or our neighbours, but in ourselves – for we get out of this good old world only what we put into it; nothing more and nothing less.
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.