General principles… are to the facts as the root and sap of a tree are to its leaves.
How like herrings and onions our vices are in the morning after we have committed them.
I am, in general, favourable to activism and social movements and hostile to graft and corruption.
No mind is thoroughly well organized that is deficient in a sense of humor.
In politics, what begins in fear usually ends in failure.
If there’s a heaven upon the earth, a fellow knows it when He’s been away from home a week, and then gets back again.
People of humor are always in some degree people of genius.
Language is the armory of the human mind, and at once contains the trophies of its past and the weapons of its future conquests.
Scandinavia was awash with Maoism in the ’70s. Sweden had Maoist groups with a combined membership and periphery of several thousand members, but it was Norway where Maoism became a genuine popular force and hegemonic in the culture.
A poet is never one of the people. He is detached, remote, and the life of small-time dances and talk about football would not be for him. He might take part but could not belong.