Trusting your individual uniqueness challenges you to lay yourself open.
I'm happy to report that my inner child is still ageless.
Amazement awaits us at every corner.
True delicacy is not a fragile thing.
If bitterness wants to get into the act, I offer it a cookie or a gumdrop.
I tried to stir the imagination and enthusiasms of students to take risks, to do what they were most afraid of doing, to widen their horizons of action.
Poetry for me is as much a spiritual practice as sexual ecstasy is.
Some artists shrink from self-awareness, fearing that it will destroy their unique gifts and even their desire to create. The truth of the matter is quite opposite.
The most astonishing joy is to receive from the muses the gift of a whole lyric.
If you don't fill your days with love, you are wasting your life.
The quietest poetry can be an explosion of joy.
My films are an extension of my poetry, using the white screen like the white page to be filled with images.
Most poets in their youth begin in adolescent sadness. I find it more rewarding to end in gladness.
I like things which appear fragile but are tough inside.
The only limits are, as always, those of vision.
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