Remember this, son, if you forget everything else. A poet is a musician who can't sing. Words have to find a man's mind before they can touch his heart, and some men's minds are woeful small targets. Music touches their hearts directly no matter how small or stubborn the mind of the man who listens.
There is a sort of camaraderie that rarely exists except between men who have fought the same enemies and know the same women.
It is quite a thing. There are so many men, all endlessly trying to sweep me off my feet. And there is one of you, trying just the opposite. Making sure my feet are firm beneath me lest I fall.
There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man.
Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts.
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