Poetry carries its history within it, and it is oral in origin. Its transmission was oral. Its transmission today is still in part oral, because we become acquainted with poetry through nursery rhymes, which we hear before we can read.
Every show that sells out is like a hero’s welcome for me.
President Abbas, you’ve dedicated your life to advancing the Palestinian cause. Must this conflict continue for generations, or will we enable our children and our grandchildren to speak in years ahead of how we found a way to end it? That’s what we should aim for, and that’s what I believe we can achieve.
If you aren’t having no fun, die, because you’re running a worthless program, far as I’m concerned.
I think a biography is only as interesting as the lives and times it illuminates.
All of us in society are supposed to believe that cruelty to animals is wrong and that it is a good thing to prevent needless suffering. So if that is true, how can meat be acceptable under any but the most extraordinary circumstances, such as perhaps roasting the bird who died flying into a window?
I like my subjects to be American, and not too dead, so I can interview people who knew them.
The Palestinians want a state, but they have to give peace in return. What they’re trying to do in the United Nations is to get a state without giving Israel peace or giving Israel peace and security. And I think that’s, that’s wrong. That should not succeed. That should, that should fail.
Most Americans, like most Japanese, view their dogs, cats, and other animal companions as family members, and rightly so.
You can’t end negotiations unless you begin them. And you can’t begin them if you continually negotiate about the terms to begin negotiations.