"In the later books I am much more at home in the use of language to describe things. I had never thought of that until a critic pointed that out."
"Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country."Robert Morgan on Margaret Thatcher
"A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body."Robert Morgan on Benjamin Franklin
"Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts."Robert Morgan on Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home."Robert Morgan on Bill Cosby
"Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in."Robert Morgan on Robert Frost
"The young people have MTV and rock and roll. Why would they go to read poetry? Poetry belongs to the Stone Age. It awakens in us perceptions that go back to those times."
"Alchemy is the art of far and near, and I think poetry is alchemy in that way. It's delightful to distort size, to see something that's tiny as though it were vast."
"The idea of avant-garde art is a very suspicious thing to me, the idea that poetry is new and it keeps being new the way Chevrolets every year are new."
"Our most famous writers are Faulkner and Eudora Welty and Flannery O'Connor. It would make sense that the poetry would reflect some of those same values, some of the same techniques."
"Philip Larkin has a tough honesty and sense of humor that I find irresistible, as a contemporary poet."
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