The trouble with words is that you never know whose mouths they have been in.
I believe everybody is responsible for what they do themselves.
Some of the words and symbols and images from childhood will continually be part and parcel of my personality.
You have to assert something about yourself in order to be yourself.
The strangest thing that human speech and human writing can do is create a metaphor. That is an amazing leap, is it not?
As adults, we do know more, but we don't know enough. People can be very unthinkingly callous.
I did not fully understand the dread term 'terminal illness' until I saw Heathrow for myself.
Children can write poetry and then, unless they're poets, they stop when reach puberty.
I was given talent, and if you are given it, it is your obligation to use it.
To love it too much is to obscure and not see what is there.
Metaphor is embodied in language.
As a piece of literacy criticism, Freud's best writing is about Dostoyevsky. It's a kind of displaced literacy criticism.
Children are very cruel, yes. Of course. Children are extraordinarily cruel little creatures.
A bad act done will fester and create in its own way. It's not only goodness that creates. Bad things create. They have their own yeast.
I think childhood is to everyone a lost land.
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