Prison always has been a good place for writers, killing, as it does the twin demons of mobility and diversion. (3.75)
Martin Silenus, meet Oscar Wilde, Voltaire, and Cervantes.
To be a true poet is to become God. (3.86)
We would never call Silenus cocky, but that's just because he would probably take it as a compliment.
Poetry is only secondarily about words. Primarily, it is about truth. (3.91)
It's true: so much does depend on a red wheelbarrow. Like truth itself. How's that for a higher calling?