What can I know? What ought I to do? What can I hope?
To Tennessee Williams we owe a special debt. In a tragic age, he has transformed loneliness by naming it for us, suffered sordidness with beauty, graced poor hurt lives with love and pity.
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.
Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
I don’t live with earplugs. I don’t like the spotlight – but I like overhearing conversations.
I learned to think about religion, race and sex through the complex and often unattractive medium of jokes.
No amount of political freedom will satisfy the hungry masses.
Kindness is wisdom.
Fusion power is speculative and experimental. I think it is reckless to assume that the fusion problem will be cracked, but I’m happy to estimate how much power fusion could deliver, if the problems are cracked.
Democracy is indispensable to socialism.