"Nothing in the universe can travel at the speed of light, they say, forgetful of the shadow's speed."
"It is better to travel well than to arrive."Howard Nemerov on Buddha
"Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends."Howard Nemerov on Maya Angelou
"One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more."Howard Nemerov on Thomas Jefferson
"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not."Howard Nemerov on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page."Howard Nemerov on Saint Augustine
"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."