You are born modern, you do not become so.
Seeing is not always believing.
I haven’t written anything in four years. I’m sort of dried up.
What you have to do is enter the fiction of America, enter America as fiction. It is, indeed, on this fictive basis that it dominates the world.
When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative.
It’s very hard for a man to ask questions about sex. The smart ones do.
Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon. Indeed, it is a weapon unique in history, which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it.
Our sense of worth, of well-being, even our sanity depends upon our remembering. But, alas, our sense of worth, our well-being, our sanity also depend upon our forgetting.
It is not enough to say we must not wage war. It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it.
There comes a time when people get tired of being pushed out of the glittering sunlight of life’s July and left standing amid the piercing chill of an alpine November.