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My own journey in becoming a poet began with memory - with the need to record and hold on to what was being lost. One of my earliest poems, 'Give and Take,' was about my Aunt Sugar, how I was losing her to her memory loss.
I personally don't believe people really grow. They just learn stuff when they were a kid, and hold on to it, and that affects every relationship they have.
There is no evidence that dogs have the kind of complex emotional lives and value systems that we do. It's one reason why we love them so much, in fact. They are neither "good" nor "bad." They don't hold grudges, act in petty ways, or seek revenge. They read our moods, but not our minds.
People sometimes hold themselves back because they want to use racism as an excuse for them not being able to achieve what they want to achieve.
Equity is the cushion that protects financial institutions from unexpected changes in the value of their assets. The greater the leverage, the smaller the losses required to wipe out a company's equity, leaving it without enough money to repay the people who hold its debt.
As Americans, we rightfully place tremendous value on having a free and independent press. Our role as journalists is to give voice to the voiceless, and hold our leaders and institutions accountable. But the circle is only completed when that information is consumed by a free-thinking and engaged audience.
If you hold a cat by the tail you learn things you cannot learn any other way.
One ought to hold on to one's heart; for if one lets it go, one soon loses control of the head too.
Gray hairs are signs of wisdom if you hold your tongue, speak and they are but hairs, as in the young.
You know how big love is? Love is big. love can hold anger; love can even hold hatred.
Victory is won not in miles but in inches. Win a little now, hold your ground, and later, win a little more.
The marble not yet carved can hold the form of every thought the greatest artist has.
It is a sad thing when men have neither the wit to speak well nor the judgment to hold their tongues.
Jean de la Bruyere
It is easier to appear worthy of a position one does not hold, than of the office which one fills.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Here is everything which can lay hold of the eye, ear and imagination - everything which can charm and bewitch the simple and ignorant. I wonder how Luther ever broke the spell.
Temper is a weapon that we hold by the blade.
James M. Barrie
Some of us pray demands. Some of us pray complaints. Some of us pray knowing, and some of us pray not knowing. But prayer is the attitude that you hold in your heart.
You can't let your past hold your future hostage.
LL Cool J
When the public's right to know is threatened, and when the rights of free speech and free press are at risk, all of the other liberties we hold dear are endangered.
All right, every day ain't going to be the best day of your life, don't worry about that. If you stick to it you hold the possibility open that you will have better days.
I need to hold onto my soul and my integrity, and I can't compromise that.
Time is compressed like the fist I close on my knee... I hold inside it the clues and solutions and the power for what I must do now.
You don't have to hold a position in order to be a leader.
Anthony J. D'Angelo
Life's full of lots of dream-stealers always telling you you need to do something more sensible. I think it doesn't matter what your dream is, just fight the dream-stealers and hold onto it.
What matters is that you are doing what you think is right based on the standards which you hold.
C. S. Lewis
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