Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people.
It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.
Who is more to be pitied, a writer bound and gagged by policemen or one living in perfect freedom who has nothing more to say?
Innocence is overrated, based on what you haven’t done.
An artist’s job is to captivate you for however long as we’ve asked for your attention. If we stumble into truth, we got lucky, and I don’t get to decide what truth is…I write poetry, Toby. That’s how I enter the world.
Tabitha Fortis in “The U.S. Poet Laureate” on The West Wing
I whole heartedly agree with the first sentence. I just ask, if artists can’t decide what truth is who can? Can anyone?
Life is short,