"Nothing in the universe can travel at the speed of light, they say, forgetful of the shadow's speed."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."Howard Nemerov on Albert Einstein
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."Howard Nemerov on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control."Howard Nemerov on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right a single experiment can prove me wrong."Howard Nemerov on Albert Einstein
"Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss."Howard Nemerov on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"For a Jewish Puritan of the middle class, the novel is serious, the novel is work, the novel is conscientious application why, the novel is practically the retail business all over again."
"I never abandoned either forms or freedom. I imagine that most of what could be called free verse is in my first book. I got through that fairly early."
"The nice thing about the Bible is it doesn't give you too many facts. Two an a half lines and it tells you the whole story and that leaves you a great deal of freedom to elaborate on how it might have happened."
"I would talk in iambic pentameter if it were easier."
"A chronicle is very different from history proper."