When I was young, I was so interested in baseball that my family was afraid I'd waste my life and be a pitcher. Later they were afraid I'd waste my life and be a poet. They were right.
The ear is the only true writer and the only true reader. I know people who read without hearing the sentence sounds and they were the fastest readers. Eye readers we call them. They get the meaning by glances. But they are bad readers because they miss the best part of what a good writer puts into his work.
Forgive me my nonsense, as I also forgive the nonsense of those that think they talk sense.
Yes, and even for the past...that it will turn out to have been all right for what it was. Something I can accept. Mistakes made by the self I had to be or was not able to be.
I would have written of me on my stone: I had a lover's quarrel with the world.
The greatest thing in family life is to take a hint when a hint is intended-and not to take a hint when a hint isn't intended.