The past is not dead. In fact, it's not even past.
I read On the Road in maybe 1959. It changed my life like it changed everyone else's.
When you publish a book, it’s the world’s book. The world edits it.
The poets were not alone in sanctioning myths, for long before the poets the states and the lawmakers had sanctioned them as a useful expedient. They needed to control the people by superstitious fears, and these cannot be aroused without myths and marvels.
I never had to choose a subject my subject rather chose me.
The stellar universe is not so difficult of comprehension as the real actions of other people.