When I am dead, I hope it may be said: His sins were scarlet, but his books were read.
When I have an argument with someone, even with someone I am not very close with, I can’t sleep at night thinking about it. It’s terrible. But I still manage speak out frankly because I have also been gifted with the ability to read people. I can sense when they start to get irritated with me, and then, I shift.
My best friend in medical school was a magician. And we were shown an X-ray of a sword-swallower, and I tried it and failed. Then I got a sword-swallower as a patient, and he taught me.
Money gives me pleasure all the time.
It is the best of all trades, to make songs, and the second best to sing them.
Good analysis is very useful when you want to convert a political decision into an investment. It can also go the other way and drive policy.
The number of children is not growing any longer in the world. We are still debating peak oil, but we have definitely reached peak child.
You have to fit in sometimes to make people comfortable to listen to you.
The pilgrim is humble and devout, and human, and charitable, and ready to smile and admire; therefore, he should comprehend the whole of his way, the poeple in it, and the hills and the clouds, and the habits of the various cities.
I meet so many that think population growth is a major problem in regard to climate change. But the number of children born per year in the world has stopped growing since 1990. The total number of children below 15 years of age in the world are now relatively stable around 2 billion.