Poetry gives us courage and sets us straight with the world. Poems are great companions and friends.
Teaching creationism in science class as an alternative to evolution is inappropriate.
The audiobooks I buy are never first-time reads – only rereadings of books I know well that I find intoxicating.
I grew up in a bookless house – my parents didn’t read poetry, so if I hadn’t had the chance to experience it at school I’d never have experienced it. But I loved English, and I was very lucky in that I had inspirational English teachers, Miss Scriven and Mr. Walker, and they liked us to learn poems by heart, which I found I loved doing.
When people suffer, their relationships usually suffer as well. Period. And we all suffer because, as the Buddha says, that’s the nature of being human and wanting stuff we don’t always get.
A quote is just a tattoo on the tongue.
Poetry and prayer are very similar.
Climate change is happening, humans are causing it, and I think this is perhaps the most serious environmental issue facing us.
I believe that the only alternative Israel has to save itself as a Jewish state – and let’s be frank about that: the Jewish state is predicated on having a Jewish majority – the only way we can do that is by unilaterally withdrawing our border and withdrawing our settlements in the West Bank.
I find a great deal of comfort and care in my faith and prayer. I’d sooner do without air than prayer.