We have a disturbing cultural appetite for novelty, and it seems to me wrong each new laureate should dislodge the ideas of his or her predecessor, especially when they’re still unfolding.
You’ve got to stop dividing yourselves. You got to organize.
This question: ‘How do I deal with a bully without becoming a thug in return?’ has been with me ever since I was a child.
Wherever there is injustice, there is anger, and anger is like gasoline – if you spray it around and somebody lights a matchstick, you have an inferno. But anger inside an engine is powerful: it can drive us forward and can get us through dreadful moments and give us power. I learnt this with my discussions with nuclear policy makers.
Attack those concepts such as ‘third world.’ Think about it. If we look at it in terms of numbers, then people of color are the majority in this world. We should be the ‘first world.’
An independent Scotland could be far more internationalist and would benefit a great deal from links to both Scandinavia and states in other continents.
I do not accept the right of big powers to change governments as and when it affects their interests.
‘Theogony’ should be read before the great Homeric epics because it gives an account of the cosmology that is taken for granted by Homer. It does for paganism what the Old Testament attempted to do for monotheism.
The poverty program was not designed to eliminate poverty.
But, as my mother used to tell me, two wrongs don’t make a right. But I soon figured out that three left turns do.