Old age isn’t so bad when you consider the alternatives.
The modern work of art, as I have said, is a symbol.
You don’t want madhouse and the whole thing there.
Art is our chief means of breaking bread with the dead.
I’d rather see folks doubt what’s true than accept what isn’t.
Against her ankles as she trod The lucky buttercups did nod.
‘Beauty is truth, truth beauty,’ – that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.
After I’m dead I’d rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one.
A leading authority is anyone who has guessed right more than once.
A real book is not one that we read, but one that reads us.
Words want to find chimes with each other, things want to connect.
Getting to the top isn’t bad, and it’s probably best done as an afterthought.
A healthful hunger for a great idea is the beauty and blessedness of life.
Cessation of work is not accompanied by cessation of expenses.
What the imagination seizes as beauty must be truth.
It seems unpleasantly refined To put things off till someone knows.