"A born writer is born scrofulous; his career is an accident dictated by physical or circumstantial disabilities."
"An alcoholic is someone you don't like who drinks as much as you do."
"Do not go gentle into that good night."
"Don't be too harsh to these poems until they're typed. I always think typescript lends some sort of certainty: at least, if the things are bad then, they appear to be bad with conviction."
"Dylan talked copiously, then stopped. 'Somebody's boring me,' he said, 'I think it's me.'"
"Go on thinking that you don't need to be read and you'll find that it may become quite true: no one will feel the need tom read it because it is written for yourself alone; and the public won't feel any impulse to gate crash such a private party."
"Great is the hand that holds dominion over man by a scribbled name."
"He who seeks rest finds boredom. He who seeks work finds rest."
"I hold a beast, an angel and a madman in me, and my enquiry is as to their working, and my problem is their subjugation and victory, downthrow and upheaval, and my effort is their self-expression."
"I went on all over the States, ranting poems to enthusiastic audiences that, the week before, had been equally enthusiastic about lectures on Railway Development or the Modern Turkish Essay."
"I've just had eighteen straight whiskies. I think that's the record."
"My education was the liberty I had to read indiscriminately and all the time, with my eyes hanging out."
"Never be lucid, never state, if you would be regarded great."
"Rage, rage against the dying of the light."
"Somebody's boring me. I think it's me."
"The force that through the green fuse drives the flower. Drives my green age that blasts the roots of trees is my destroyer."
"The function of posterity is to look after itself."
"These poems, with all their crudities, doubts, and confusions, are written for the love of Man and in praise of God, and I'd be a damn' fool if they weren't."
"Though lovers be lost love shall not."
"Wales is the land of my fathers. And my fathers can have it."
"Whatever talents I possess may suddenly diminish or suddenly increase. I can with ease become an ordinary fool. I may be one now. But it doesn't do to upset one's own vanity."
"When one burns one's bridges, what a very nice fire it makes."