"I have always been very obsessed with time. Time's passage makes us all very vulnerable and because we all experience it in our own way, it can make us feel very alone."
"It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely."John Barton on Albert Einstein
"Alone we can do so little together we can do so much."John Barton on Helen Keller
"It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone."John Barton on Marilyn Monroe
"Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation for it is better to be alone than in bad company."John Barton on George Washington
"I restore myself when I'm alone."John Barton on Marilyn Monroe
"No poem is easily grasped so why should any reader expect fast results?"
"Sometimes poetry is inspired by the conversation entered into by reading other poems."
"An experienced reader uses the poem as an agent of inquiry. This makes poetry very exciting, unstable, and interactive."
"Poetry is but another form of inquiry into the nature of phenomena, using with its own unique procedures and tools."
"In the past, poetry came in the form of spells and chants used to effect change."