I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can’t make it through one door, I’ll go through another door – or I’ll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.
Today, unless women gain jobs and athletic scholarships commensurate with their percentage of the population, feminists scream discrimination.
The chief beginning of evil is goodness in excess.
Father’s Day each year makes me grateful for what my father did for me. This has little to do with our relationship, and much to do with what he taught me.
Meditation here may think down hours to moments. Here the heart may give a useful lesson to the head and learning wiser grow without his books.
We live between the act of awakening and the act of surrender. Each morning, we awaken to the light and the invitation to a new day in the world of time; each night, we surrender to the dark to be taken to play in the world of dreams where time is no more.
I sit astride life like a bad rider on a horse. I only owe it to the horse’s good nature that I am not thrown off at this very moment.
Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory, or happiness.
I never chose to be in Russia, and I would prefer to be in my own country, but if I can’t make it home, I will continue to work very much in the same way that I have… What happens to me is not as important; I simply serve as the mechanism of disclosure.
I was reared in the conservative atmosphere of a Methodist parsonage.