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.
Until you understand a writer’s ignorance, presume yourself ignorant of his understanding.
I say that to my colleagues, by the way, in the internal Cabinet meetings, I say, ‘Look, I want to be very clear about what I want.’ I just – I don’t want a peace process, I want a peace result.
But I have learned a thing or two; I know as sure as fate, when we lock up our lives for wealth, the gold key comes too late.
He has a number of curious facts in illustration of the power of mere goodness to protect against outrage.
Israel is so tiny. It’s, you know, a little less than the length of Manhattan, without the West Bank, without Judea and Samaria.