One may not reach the dawn save by the path of the night.
Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.
I have always thought of poems as stepping stones in one’s own sense of oneself. Every now and again, you write a poem that gives you self-respect and steadies your going a little bit farther out in the stream. At the same time, you have to conjure the next stepping stone because the stream, we hope, keeps flowing.
The amount of sensory material stored up or stored down in the brain’s and the body’s systems is inestimable. It’s like a culture at the bottom of a jar, although it doesn’t grow, I think, or help anything else to grow unless you find a way to reach it and touch it.
It strikes me as very strange that whereas Tennyson could support most of Mr. Buckley’s propositions about free trade, and the private sector, and private enterprise, Tennyson found no difficulty also in lending intellectual support to the idea of Women’s Liberation.
I never thought I was breaking a glass ceiling. I just had to do what I had to do, and it never occurred to me not to.
Family and moral values are so central to everything that I am.
My faith has been the driving thing of my life. I think it is important that people who are perceived as liberals not be afraid of talking about moral and community values.
I believe we are put here to improve civilisation.
I think the pursuit of happiness is the pursuit of reality because illusion never leaves us ultimately happy.