I get up and I have coffee and I speak to no man and I go to my desk.
perhaps there’s no sharper spur to meditation than answered prayer.
The words! I collected them in all shapes and sizes and hung them like bangles in my mind.
This is my answer to the gap between ideas and action – I will write it out.
Women can’t travel light. We’re in charge of the basic facts.
First publication is a pure, carnal leap into that dark which one dreams is life.
A happy childhood can’t be cured. Mine’ll hang around my neck like a rainbow, that’s all, instead of a noose.
How clerks love refusing. It salves them for being clerks.
Balance is compromise. Of the muscles.
Agony without genius was gaucherie.
The young show the genetic process, the old merely die of it.
Every art is a church without communicants, presided over by a parish of the respectable. An artist is born kneeling; he fights to stand. A critic, by nature of the judgment seat, is born sitting.