"Nothing in man is more serious than his sense of humor; it is the sign that he wants all the truth."
"The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery."
"The job of the poet is to render the world - to see it and report it without loss, without perversion. No poet ever talks about feelings. Only sentimental people do."
"When it aims to express a love of the world it refuses to conceal the many reasons why the world is hard to love, though we must love it because we have no other, and to fail to love it is not to exist at all."