I was probably unusually close to my parents, so I do what I can now to preserve the integrity of their memory. The Holocaust deserves to be remembered.
I love my funny poems, but I’d rather break your heart. And if I can do both in the same poem, that’s the best.
Why should Americans go on with their lives as normal, worrying about calories and hair loss, while other people are worrying about where they are going to get their next piece of bread?
Well, I don’t think that the SAT is a scam.
If you bore them to death and say, this hurts me more than it hurts you, #A, they’re not going to believe it, and #B, they’re going to invest their time in other things anyway.
The whole purpose of annual reviews is to keep you abreast of whether or not you are fulfilling the requirements of tenure.
If you’re not adapting to the very rapidly changing environment, if you can’t think creatively, you lose big in this society because there are very few jobs for you left.
What was the freedom to which the adult human being rose in the morning, if each act was held back or inspired by the overpowering ghost of a little child?
There are contradictory tendencies in American society. There’s a huge range of activities that one can engage in that mark it as a quite free society. It’s also true to say that the powers that be have so much control over how people think that there are fewer and fewer people who make use of the rights and information available to them.
People have to liberate themselves, because liberation is not a single act. It’s a question of eternal vigilance. Otherwise, you’ll just become enslaved by someone else.