America makes prodigious mistakes, America has colossal faults, but one thing cannot be denied: America is always on the move. She may be going to Hell, of course, but at least she isn't standing still.
If a poet is anybody, he is somebody to whom things made matter very little - somebody who is obsessed by Making.
Your head is a living forest full of songbirds.
You and I are more than you and I because it's we.
The first step to expanding your reality is to discard the tendency to exclude things from possibility.
Someone asked me what home was and all I could think of were the stars on the tip of your tongue, the flowers sprouting from your mouth, the roots entwined in the gaps between your fingers, the ocean echoing inside of your ribcage.
I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.
I imagine that yes is the only living thing.
To destroy is always the first step in any creation.
Because you aren't afraid to kiss the dirt (and consequently dare to climb the sky)
It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.
...remember one thing only: that it's you-nobody else-who determines your destiny and decides your fate. Nobody else can be alive for you; nor can you be alive for anybody else.
The Artist is no other than he who unlearns what he has learned, in order to know himself.
The hardest challenge is to be yourself in a world where everyone is trying to make you be somebody else.
Trust your heart if the seas catch fire, live by love though the stars walk backward.
I'd rather learn from one bird how to sing than to teach ten thousand stars how not to dance.
To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.
Love is the whole and more than all.
somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond
love is the every only god
Be of love a little more careful than of anything.
You have played, (I think) And broke the toys you were fondest of, And are a little tired now; Tired of things that break, and- Just tired. So am I.
And now you are and I am and we're a mystery which will never happen again.
Well, write poetry, for God's sake, it's the only thing that matters.
somewhere i have never traveled, gladly beyond any experience, your eyes have their silence; in your most frail gesture are things which enclose me, or which i cannot touch because they are too near
Sweet springtime is my time is your time is our time for springtime is love time and viva sweet love.
And the reason that i laugh and breathe is oh love
Kisses are a better fate than wisdom.
great men burn bridges before they come to them
Listen; there's a hell of a good universe next door: let's go.
The three saddest things are the ill wanting to be well, the poor wanting to be rich, and the constant traveler saying 'anywhere but here'.
Whenever you think or you believe or you know, you're a lot of other people: but the moment you feel, you're nobody-but-yourself.
Exists no miracle mightier than this: to feel.
Always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question.
The snow doesn't give a soft white damn whom it touches.
may my heart always be open to little birds who are the secrets of living
twice I have lived forever in a smile
notice the convulsed orange inch of moon perching on this silver minute of evening
I'd rather have two good friends, than 500,000 admirers.