Mother had committed me for life. This is where I felt betrayed the most.
Intelligent design is a modest position theologically and philosophically. It attributes the complexity and diversity of life to intelligence, but does not identify that intelligence with the God of any religious faith or philosophical system.
But investment in space stimulates society, it stimulates it economically, it stimulates it intellectually, and it gives us all passion.
It is right noble to fight with wickedness and wrong; the mistake is in supposing that spiritual evil can be overcome by physical means.
The creative act amazes me. Whether it’s poetry, whether it’s music, it’s an amazing process, and it has something to do with bringing forth the old out into the world to create and to bring forth that which will rejuvenate.
I don’t write to create performance material; I write to make books.
I have a great advantage over many of my colleagues inasmuch as my students bring with them to class their own personal knowledge of national, regional, religious, ethnic, occupational, and family folklore traditions.
I preferred sewing to bossing little children.
Death is the mother of Beauty; hence from her, alone, shall come fulfillment to our dreams and our desires.
I worship talents almost. I sinfully dare mourn that I possess them not.