There’s still racism. Western Europe… has taken the native cultures of the Americas, the African cultures, the Asian civilization and lumped them together into The Others.
There is still a severe and scary amount of extreme poverty in rural parts of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Burma and sub-Saharan Africa.
When I am dead, I hope it may be said: His sins were scarlet, but his books were read.
When I have an argument with someone, even with someone I am not very close with, I can’t sleep at night thinking about it. It’s terrible. But I still manage speak out frankly because I have also been gifted with the ability to read people. I can sense when they start to get irritated with me, and then, I shift.
My best friend in medical school was a magician. And we were shown an X-ray of a sword-swallower, and I tried it and failed. Then I got a sword-swallower as a patient, and he taught me.
Money gives me pleasure all the time.
It is the best of all trades, to make songs, and the second best to sing them.
Good analysis is very useful when you want to convert a political decision into an investment. It can also go the other way and drive policy.
The number of children is not growing any longer in the world. We are still debating peak oil, but we have definitely reached peak child.
You have to fit in sometimes to make people comfortable to listen to you.