Fishing provides that connection with the whole living world. It gives you the opportunity of being totally immersed, turning back into yourself in a good way. A form of meditation, some form of communion with levels of yourself that are deeper than the ordinary self.
If I could go, I would tell the truth to the North American people. President Reagan personally ordered my visa to be denied.
The circle of the return to birth can only remain open, but this is a chance, a sign of life, and a wound.
In philosophy, you have to reckon with the implicit level of an accumulated reserve, and thus with a very great number of relays, with the shared responsibility of these relays.
The most important function of the university in an age of reason is to protect reason from itself.
Students now arrive at the university ignorant and cynical about our political heritage, lacking the wherewithal to be either inspired by it or seriously critical of it.
Slavery is, as an example of what white America has done, a constant reminder of what white America might do.
My most resolute opponents believe that I am too visible, that I am a little too alive, that my name echoes too much in the texts which they nevertheless claim to be inaccessible.
I never give in to the temptation to be difficult just for the sake of being difficult. That would be too ridiculous.
I have always had school sickness, as others have seasickness. I cried when it was time to go back to school long after I was old enough to be ashamed of such behavior.