Everything has a meaning, if only we could read it.
My only real claim to anyone's attention lies in my writing.
Argue with anything else, but don't argue with your own nature.
For a long time I thought I was a poet, but that's a high title to claim.
True education flowers at the point when delight falls in love with responsibility.
That's the duty of the old, to be anxious on behalf of the young. And the duty of the young is to scorn the anxiety of the old.
What I do say is that I can write verse, and that the writing of verse in strict form is the best possible training for writing good prose.
One curious thing about growing up is that you don't only move forward in time; you move backwards as well, as pieces of your parents' and grandparents' lives come to you.
We don't need lists of rights and wrongs, tables of do's and don'ts: we need books, time, and silence. Thou shalt not is soon forgotten, but Once upon a time lasts forever.
I have maintained a passionate interest in education, which leads me occasionally to make foolish and ill-considered remarks alleging that not everything is well in our schools.