"Poetry for me is as much a spiritual practice as sexual ecstasy is."
"Find ecstasy in life the mere sense of living is joy enough."
"The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed."
"It is not necessary that you leave the house. Remain at your table and listen. Do not even listen, only wait. Do not even wait, be wholly still and alone. The world will present itself to you for its unmasking, it can do no other, in ecstasy it will writhe at your feet."
"Beauty is an ecstasy it is as simple as hunger. There is really nothing to be said about it. It is like the perfume of a rose: you can smell it and that is all."
"The poetry that sustains me is when I feel that, for a minute, the clouds have parted and I've seen ecstasy or something."
"My job in this life is to give people spiritual ecstasy through music. In my concerts people cry, laugh, dance. If they climaxed spiritually, I did my job. I did it decently and honestly."
"The ineffable joy of forgiving and being forgiven forms an ecstasy that might well arouse the envy of the gods."