"My lover asks me: What is the difference between me and the sky? The difference, my love, Is that when you laugh, I forget about the sky."
"Kill him, then hug him. Men are more faithful when dead."
"Dive into the sea, or stay away."
"Risk it; go for it. Life always gives you another chance, another go at it. It's very important to take enormous risks."
"The poet does not fear death, not because he believes in the fantasy of heroes, but because death constantly visits his thoughts and is thus an image of a serene dialogue."
"As the poet has expected, the alarms now are sounded, for - and it must be said again - the birth of a poet is always a threat to the existing cultural order, because he attempts to break through the circle of literary castes to reach the center."
"The poet's spoken discourse often depends on a mystique, on the spiritual freedom that finds itself enslaved on earth."
"I saw at once that I had only to rise in my machine, fix my eyes upon the castle, fly over it and speed directly across to the French coast. It seemed so easy that it looked like a cross-country flight. I am glad I thought so and felt so."
"People always blame the girl; she should have said no. A monosyllable, but conventional wisdom has always been that boys can't manage it."
"A finished person is a boring person."
"Look around at the azaleas making fuchsia star bursts in spring; look at a full moon hanging silver in a black sky on a cold night. And realize that life is glorious, and that you have no business taking it for granted."
"If an opportunity scares you, that's God's way of saying you should jump at it."