I can relax with bums because I am a bum. I don’t like laws, morals, religions, rules. I don’t like to be shaped by society.
Some people like what you do, some people hate what you do, but most people simply don’t give a damn.
I have no definite talent or trade, and how I stay alive is largely a matter of magic.
It’s possible to love a human being if you don’t know them too well.
Show me a man who lives alone and has a perpetually clean kitchen, and 8 times out of 9 I’ll show you a man with detestable spiritual qualities.
You begin saving the world by saving one man at a time; all else is grandiose romanticism or politics.
It’s when you begin to lie to yourself in a poem in order to simply make a poem, that you fail.
We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.
I have not worked out my poems with a careful will, falling rather on haphazard and blind formulation of wordage, a more flowing concept, in a hope for a more new and lively path. I do personalize at times, but this only for the grace and elan of the dance.
Those who have been writing literature have not been writing life.
If you’re going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don’t even start.
what matters most is how well you walk through the fire
Much publishing is done through politics, friends, and natural stupidity.