One of the biggest motivators is to be part of something larger than yourself.
I don’t go to see bands any more because I’ve got tinnitus, so I have to avoid loud music. You get used to it, but when it’s quiet you hear a constant ringing.
I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
At the end of the day, life’s about realising one’s human potential. I don’t know if I’ve realised mine, but I’ve certainly gone a long way towards realising some goals and some dreams.
Poetry remembers that it was an oral art before it was a written art.
To be immortal is commonplace; except for man, all creatures are immortal, for they are ignorant of death; what is divine, terrible, incomprehensible, is to know that one is immortal.
If those in charge of our society – politicians, corporate executives, and owners of press and television – can dominate our ideas, they will be secure in their power. They will not need soldiers patrolling the streets. We will control ourselves.
The flattery of posterity is not worth much more than contemporary flattery, which is worth nothing.
War itself is the enemy of the human race.
It’s very hard for a man to ask questions about sex. The smart ones do.