An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself.
The Bible and the Church have been the greatest stumbling blocks in the way of women’s emancipation.
Money is the medium of exchange, and it’s how you make things happen. To say you hate it is some farfetched, idealistic crap.
When I became a novice monk, I lived in a temple where the atmosphere was quite like in a family. The abbot is like a father and other monks are like your big brothers, your small, younger brothers. It is a kind of family.
Elite athletes learn entitlement. They believe they are entitled to have women serve their needs. It’s part of being a man. It’s the cultural construction of masculinity.
I’ve seen too much in life to give up.
My people have been sucked into the violence because some feel they have to retaliate, and some feel they have to protect themselves.
Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.
I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don’t believe I deserved my friends.
Art: If the object of poetry is, to make men, then poetry is the heir of prophecy.