Hell is a half-filled auditorium.
Contributed by: Zaady
Happiness makes up in height what it lacks in length.
Happiness Makes Up in Height for What It Lacks in Length.
Source: Title of poem, 1942
You can be a rank insider as well as a rank outsider.
Education is . . . hanging around until you've caught on.
Everything written is as good as it is dramatic. It need not declare itself in form, but it is drama or nothing.
Source: A Way Out, 1929
Always fall in with what you're asked to accept. Take what is given, and make it over your way. My aim in life has always been to hold my own with whatever's going. Not against: with.
Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.
My apple trees will never get across And eat the cones under his pines, I tell him. He only says, "Good fences make good neighbors."
Source: Mending Wall, 1914
A poem . . . begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. . . . It finds the thought and the thought finds the words.
Source: Letter to Louis Untermeyer, January 1, 1916
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