All our relationships are person-to-person. They involve people seeing, hearing, touching, and speaking to each other; they involve sharing goods; and they involve moral values like generosity and compassion.
I don’t know that we really think any thoughts; we think connections between thoughts. That’s where the mind moves, that’s what’s new, and the thoughts themselves have probably been there in my head or lots of other people’s heads for a long time.
We are already so many things by the time we reach the middle of life that it is possible to see that really anything can happen, and that, by extension, anything is doable. I decided I’d write ‘The Calling’ as someone else. Another writer entirely, a fictional one who would be played by me.
Advertising is an environmental striptease for a world of abundance.
I’ve invented several games for use as teaching tools in my classroom: one of them, a game called ‘Iron Age: Council of the Clans,’ got so popular among my students that they encouraged me to publish it, which I did.
At a certain age you’re always uncertain how other people will take you.
There must be a positive and negative in everything in the universe in order to complete a circuit or circle, without which there would be no activity, no motion.
I wouldn’t have seen it if I hadn’t believed it.
Berlin inspired Bowie and stirred him to write about real, important matters.
If unemployment could be brought down to say 2 percent at the cost of an assured steady rate of inflation of 10 percent per year, or even 20 percent, this would be a good bargain.