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" And to Shakespeare I owe my vision of the world as a theater, wherein all humans are acting out their parts. "
" The American public does not know poets exist. "
" True delicacy is not a fragile thing. "
" I like things which appear fragile but are tough inside. "
" The only limits are, as always, those of vision. "
" The quietest poetry can be an explosion of joy. "
" If you don't fill your days with love, you are wasting your life. "
" Amazement awaits us at every corner. "
" Acclaim is a distraction. "
" In the world of poetry there are would-be poets, workshop poets, promising poets, lovesick poets, university poets, and a few real poets. "
" I never wanted to dilute my private passion for the art by airing and arguing it in public. "
" Trusting your individual uniqueness challenges you to lay yourself open. "
" Most poets, like most people, try hard to be like someone they admire or they are possessed with an image of what they ought to be. "
" Today the U.S. is farther from being nourished by poetry than it was a hundred years ago, when books of poems were best-sellers. "
" Everything is Song. Everything is Silence. Since it all turns out to be illusion, perfectly being what it is, having nothing to do with good or bad, you are free to die laughing. "
" A born poet knows in his cradle that a poetic life is the only life worth living. "
" Rarest of the real poets are born poets. They are the oddballs, not the professors. "
" My earliest poems sing of the absolute necessity of allowing love to invade and pervade one's life. That can make the miracle happen in reality. Try it. "
" Being identified as a poet in France or Denmark or India one is greeted with gracious respect. "
" Consciousness is the glory of creation. "
" Some artists shrink from self-awareness, fearing that it will destroy their unique gifts and even their desire to create. The truth of the matter is quite opposite. "
" I tried to stir the imagination and enthusiasms of students to take risks, to do what they were most afraid of doing, to widen their horizons of action. "
" I'm happy to report that my inner child is still ageless. "
" My major aim in writing is to set out flags and issue wake-up calls. "
" For me, prose walks, poetry dances. "