Poetry, whatever the manifest content of the poem, is always a violation of the rationalism and morality of bourgeois society.
Love is an attempt at penetrating another being, but it can only succeed if the surrender is mutual.
Man is alone everywhere. But the solitude of the Mexican, under the great stone night of the high plateau that is still inhabited by insatiable gods, is very different from that of the North American, who wanders in an abstract world of machines, fellow citizens and moral precepts.
The American War of Independence is the expulsion of the intrusive elements, alien to the American essence. If American reality is the reinvention of itself, whatever is found in any way irreducible or unassimilable is not American.
Louis D. Brandeis