Both within the family and without, our sisters hold up our mirrors: our images of who we are and of who we can dare to be.
I am the family face; flesh perishes, I live on.
I am tortured when I am away from my family, from my children. I am horribly guilt-ridden.
Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops.
It is extraordinary that when you are acquainted with a whole family you can forget about them.
And when is there time to remember, to sift, to weigh, to estimate, to total?
Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change.
Time does not change us. It just unfolds us.
I took some time out for life.
James L. Brooks
You can never plan the future by the past.
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