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While I don’t ask you to save the world, I do ask you to love those with whom you sleep, share the happiness of those you call friend, engage those among you who are visionary, and remove from your life those who offer you despair and disrespect

Some say we are responsible for those we love. Others know we are responsible for those who love us.

If everybody became a poet the world would be much better. We would all read to each other.

Poetry and music are very good friends. Like mommies and daddies and strawberries and cream – they go together.

Deal with yourself as a individual, worthy of respect and make everyone else deal with you the same way.

Everything will change. The only question is growing up or decaying.

America may not be the best nation on earth, but it has conceived loftier ideals and dreamed higher dreams than any other nation. America is a heterogeneous nation of many different people of different races, religions, and creeds. Should this experiment go forth and prosper, we will have offered humans a new way to look at life; should it fail, we will simply go the way of all failed civilizations.

Art is not for the cultivated taste. It is to cultivate taste.

You must be unintimidated by your own thoughts.

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