I will never understand people who think that the way to show their righteous opposition to sexual freedom is to write letters full of filthy words.
I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.
I would be the most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.
I would even go to Washington, which is saying something for me, just to glimpse Jane Q. Public, being sworn in as the first female president of the United States, while her husband holds the Bible and wears a silly pill box hat and matching coat.
I'm sure not afraid of success and I've learned not to be afraid of failure. The only thing I'm afraid of now is of being someone I don't like much.
Ignorant free speech often works against the speaker. That is one of several reasons why it must be given rein instead of suppressed.
Life is not so much about beginnings and endings as it is about going on and on and on. It is about muddling through the middle.
The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.
Look back, to slavery, to suffrage, to integration and one thing is clear. Fashions in bigotry come and go. The right thing lasts.
Women who marry early are often overly enamored of the kind of man who looks great in wedding pictures and passes the maid of honor his telephone number.
There is little premium in poetry in a world that thinks of Pound and Whitman as a weight and a sampler, not an Ezra, a Walt, a thing of beauty, a joy forever.
People always blame the girl; she should have said no. A monosyllable, but conventional wisdom has always been that boys can't manage it.
There is a lot of talk now about metal detectors and gun control. Both are good things. But they are no more a solution than forks and spoons are a solution to world hunger.