You are a Universe of Universes And your Soul a source of Songs.

The tree is happy because it is scarcely sentient;

the hard rock is happier still, it feels nothing: there is no pain as great as being alive, no burden heavier than that of conscious life.

I seek a form that my style cannot discover,a bud of thought that wants to be a rose.

Pity for him who one day looks uponhis inward sphinx and questions it. He is lost.

The treacheries of ambition never cease.

We are close to God when we are close to people.

If we think of God as something in favor of the betterment of human beings, and if we act in a way that brings about that betterment-if we do not cling to riches, selfishness, or greed-then I believe we are getting closer to God.

One has to bear in mind that during my childhood and adolescence, I suffered the repression of the Somoza dictatorship in every way: economically, socially, as well as at the hands of the police -- because if we went out on the street to play baseball, for example, the police would come and beat us up and put us in prison.

Without the United States, there simply would not have been an armed uprising in our country.

Before consulting the hotheads who present various military options such as a military invasion: remember, President Reagan, Rambo only exists in the movies.

Sweet as sweetest Grecian honey will my song be when I sing, O Beloved, in the season of the Spring!

The people of Nicaragua were suffering oppression.

This made us develop an awareness which eventually led us to commit ourselves to the struggle against the domination of the capitalists of our country in collusion with the U.S. government, i.e. imperialism.

Conditions are ripe for triumph. We will win. And we will wield great power here.

The America of Moctezuma and Atahualpa,the aromatic America of Columbus,Catholic America, Spanish America,the America where noble Cuauhtémoc said: "I am not on a bed of roses"-our America trembling with hurricanes, trembling with Love: O men with Saxon eyes and barbarous souls, our America lives. And dreams. And loves. And it is the daughter of the Sun. Be careful.

Legalisation doesn't make sense.

If we do not cling to riches, selfishness or greed - then I believe we are getting closer to God.

Rambo only exists in the movies.

My idol was Sandino, and also Christ.

I was brought up a Christian, but I regarded Christ as a rebel, a revolutionary.

Poetry will exist as long as there is a problem of life and death

Of course, the kind of support that Cuba could give us was very limited when it came to building up our army, since they didn't manufacture armaments in the quantities that we required. So we turned to Algeria and the Soviet Union for support.