I don't have a religion. I believe in a God. I don't know what it looks like but it's MY god. My own interpretation of the supernatural.
As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree,' probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
It is quite true, as some poets said, that the God who created man must have had a sinister sense of humor, creating him a reasonable being, yet forcing him to take this ridiculous posture, and driving him with blind craving for this ridiculous performance.
Two thousand years ago, we lived in a world of Gods and Goddesses. Today, we live in a world solely of Gods. Women in most cultures have been stripped of their spiritual power.
Hope is the word which God has written on the brow of every man.
In the beginning there was nothing. God said, 'Let there be light!' And there was light. There was still nothing, but you could see it a whole lot better.
I think of poets as outlaw visionaries in a way.
Do your duty, and leave the outcome to the Gods.
The reproduction of mankind is a great marvel and mystery. Had God consulted me in the matter, I should have advised him to continue the generation of the species by fashioning them out of clay.
If God hadn't rested on Sunday, He would have had time to finish the world.
Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes God made in establishing tonal relationships.
Of course God will forgive me; that's His job.
Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right.
Nearer the gods no mortal may approach.
You see many stars at night in the sky but find them not when the sun rises; can you say that there are no stars in the heaven of day? So, O man! because you behold not God in the days of your ignorance, say not that there is no God.
God how I hate new countries: They are older than the old, more sophisticated, much more conceited, only young in a certain puerile vanity more like senility than anything.
I was a tiny bug. Now a mountain. I was left behind. Now honored at the head. You healed my wounded hunger and anger, and made me a poet who sings about joy.
In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in doing good to their fellowmen.
The dragon is the paradigmatic figure of the marine monster, of the primordial snake, symbol of the cosmic waters, of darkness, night, and death - in short, of the amorphous and virtual, of everything that has not yet aquired a "form". The dragon must be conquered and cut to pieces by the gods so that the cosmos my come to birth.
He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.
One should always look to the end of everything, how it will finally come out. For the god has shown blessedness to many only to overturn them utterly in the end.
Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth.
Who shall measure the heat and violence of the poet's heart when caught and tangled in a woman's body?
The room where I am lodging is stupendous. Thank God I am as fit as a fiddle.
Thank God I don't live in Los Angeles. I think if you're there the whole time it just gets out of proportion and you lose touch completely with reality.