Poetry is about the grief. Politics is about the grievance.
Education is hanging around until you've caught on.
You have freedom when you're easy in your harness.
The strongest and most effective force in guaranteeing the long-term maintenance of power is not violence in all the forms deployed by the dominant to control the dominated, but consent in all the forms in which the dominated acquiesce in their own domination.
Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat.
The world is full of willing people; some willing to work, the rest willing to let them.
A poet never takes notes. You never take notes in a love affair.
The father is always a Republican toward his son, and his mother's always a Democrat.
The jury consist of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.
Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.
Robert Frost — quotes and aphorisms
Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee, and I'll forgive Thy great big joke on me.
Some say the world will end in fire, some say in ice.
Poetry is what gets lost in translation.
You can be a rank insider as well as a rank outsider.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
We dance round in a ring and suppose, but the secret sits in the middle and knows.
The ear is the only true writer and the only true reader.
I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing a poem is discovering.
The only way round is through.
If you don't know how great this country is, I know someone who does; Russia.