The machine does not isolate man from the great problems of nature but plunges him more deeply into them.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
The march of science and technology does not imply growing intellectual complexity in the lives of most people. It often means the opposite.
The most important and urgent problems of the technology of today are no longer the satisfactions of the primary needs or of archetypal wishes, but the reparation of the evils and damages by the technology of yesterday.
The newest computer can merely compound, at speed, the oldest problem in the relations between human beings, and in the end the communicator will be confronted with the old problem, of what to say and how to say it.
Edward R. Murrow
The only thing that I'd rather own than Windows is English, because then I could charge you two hundred and forty-nine dollars for the right to speak it.
Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power. Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions, all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words.
Poetry is plucking at the heartstrings, and making music with them.
If Galileo had said in verse that the world moved, the inquisition might have let him alone.
If you cannot be a poet, be the poem.
The poem is a little myth of man's capacity of making life meaningful. And in the end, the poem is not a thing we see-it is, rather, a light by which we may see-and what we see is life.
Robert Penn Warren