My people have been sucked into the violence because some feel they have to retaliate, and some feel they have to protect themselves.
There is nothing so pitiful as a young cynic because he has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing.
The fact that the adult American Negro female emerges a formidable character is often met with amazement, distaste and even belligerance. It is seldom accepted as an inevitable outcome of the struggle won by survivors, and deserves respect if not enthusiastic acceptance.
The intellectual tradition is one of servility to power, and if I didn’t betray it I’d be ashamed of myself.
My father was a great sympathizer of Ahad Ha’am. Every Friday night we would read Hebrew together, and often the reading was Ahad Ha’am’s essays.
My sense of a poem – my notion of how you revise – is: you get yourself into a state where what you are intensely conscious of is not why you wrote it or how you wrote it, but what you wrote.
As international support for Obama’s decision to attack Syria has collapsed, along with the credibility of government claims, the administration has fallen back on a standard pretext for war crimes when all else fails: the credibility of the threats of the self-designated policeman of the world.
The more you know of your history, the more liberated you are.
My ultimate aim is to make euthanasia a positive experience.
To live only for some future goal is shallow. It’s the sides of the mountain that sustain life, not the top.