All questions of process require an answer that begins with a very important sentence, and the sentence is: ‘Everybody is different.’ Whatever way of working you name – methodical, haphazard, gets up early in the morning, sleeps all day, works at night, revises immensely, never revises at all – someone has made great work with that way.
I recognise that Socialism has ended its purely theoretical course, and that the hour to construct has come.
I saw that all beings are fated to happiness: action is not life, but a way of wasting some force, an enervation. Morality is the weakness of the brain.
I’m intact, and I don’t give a damn.
I am the slave of my baptism. Parents, you have caused my misfortune, and you have caused your own.
The Thames is liquid history.
I must firmly adhere to the views I have held and practice, that Socialism to succeed must be practical, tolerant, cohesive and consciously compromising with Progressive forces running, if not so far, in parallel lines towards its own goal.
Jazz and poetry both involve a structure that may be familiar and to some extent predictable. And then, you try to create as much surprise and spontaneity and feeling and variation while respecting that structure.
Judge men less by the labels they wear than by their persistent labour for sure if slow progress.
Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.