A civilized man is one who will give a serious answer to a serious question. Civilization itself is a certain sane balance of values.
Genius... is the capacity to see ten things where the ordinary man sees one.
And New York is the most beautiful city in the world? It is not far from it. No urban night is like the night there... Squares after squares of flame, set up and cut into the aether. Here is our poetry, for we have pulled down the stars to our will.
All great art is born of the metropolis.
Colloquial poetry is to the real art as the barber's wax dummy is to sculpture.
Allow me to say that I would long since have committed suicide had desisting made me a professor of Latin.
Any general statement is like a check drawn on a bank. Its value depends on what is there to meet it.
Either move or be moved.
A great age of literature is perhaps always a great age of translations.