''I come from a place that likes grandeur; it likes large gestures; it is not inhibited by flourish; it is a rhetorical society; it is a society of physical performance; it is a society of style.''
''The English language is nobody's special property. It is the property of the imagination: it is the property of the language itself.''
''Any serious attempt to try to do something worthwhile is ritualistic.''
''Break a vase, and the love that reassembles the fragments is stronger than that love which took its symmetry for granted when it was whole.''