I realized that conventional views of Christian faith that I’d heard when I was growing up were simply made up – and I realized that many parts of the story of the early Christian movement had been left out.
I love my funny poems, but I’d rather break your heart. And if I can do both in the same poem, that’s the best.
Class structures are a luxury that we cannot afford.
We happen to be the vanguard of that revolutionary struggle because we are the most dispossessed.
I spend a lot of time learning about bird watching.
I am, in general, favourable to activism and social movements and hostile to graft and corruption.
I flew aeroplanes, parachuted, walked on my own across the Himalayas – you name it; if it was dangerous, I did it.
There are people who are born deaf and grow up deaf who don’t speak at all, and some of them have told me that they resent a little bit that I do speak. But, you know, I have to be myself. I have to do what I’m comfortable doing.
Yes, politics IS war without bloodshed; and war is an extension of those politics.
Scandinavia was awash with Maoism in the ’70s. Sweden had Maoist groups with a combined membership and periphery of several thousand members, but it was Norway where Maoism became a genuine popular force and hegemonic in the culture.