"My own experience is that a certain kind of genius among students is best brought out in bed."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Allen Ginsberg on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Allen Ginsberg on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Allen Ginsberg on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Allen Ginsberg on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Allen Ginsberg on Mark Twain
"Poetry is the one place where people can speak their original human mind. It is the outlet for people to say in public what is known in private."
"The only thing that can save the world is the reclaiming of the awareness of the world. That's what poetry does."
"Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does."
"I want people to bow as they see me and say he is gifted with poetry, he has seen the presence of the creator."