Tribes like this are the truly affluent societies — not because they are so wealthy but because they do not want more than they have.
To assert, in any case, that a man must be absolutely cut off from society because he is absolutely evil amounts to saying that society is absolutely good, and no one in his right mind will believe this today.
There is something suspect, especially in America, about people who don’t have ten-year plans for a career or at least a regular job.
The Soul selects her own Society —
Then — shuts the Door —
To her divine Majority —
Present no more —
The health of society thus depends quite as much on the independence of the individuals composing it as on their close political cohesion.
My role in society – or any artist or poet’s role – is to try to express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel, not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all.