The woods that I loved as a child are entirely gone. The woods that I loved as a young adult are gone. The woods that most recently I walked in are not gone, but they’re full of bicycle trails.
The accidental causes of science are only accidents relatively to the intelligence of a man.
Poetry is one of the ancient arts, and it began as did all the fine arts, within the original wilderness of the earth.
Words have not only a definition… but also the felt quality of their own kind of sound.
Private sector labors unions continue to suffer losses in their membership while public sector and service unions grow.
My first two books are out of print and, okay, they can sleep there comfortably. It’s early work, derivative work.
I went to India and was quite taken with it. There’s a feeling there that things are holy first and useful second.
All of this suggests that while citizens became more comfortable with President Bush after September 11 and thought him to have the requisite leadership skills, they continue to harbor doubts about his priorities, loyalties, interests, and policies.
The country has sorted itself ideologically into the two political parties, and those partisan attachments have hardened in recent years. It will take an extraordinary event and act of leadership to break this partisan divide. I thought 9/11 might provide such an opportunity, but it was not seized.
Generality is, indeed, an indispensable ingredient of reality; for mere individual existence or actuality without any regularity whatever is a nullity. Chaos is pure nothing.