There is no doubt that breath control is the means for mind control because the mind, like breath, is a part of air; because the nature of mobility is common to both; because the place of origin is the same for both; and because when one of them is controlled, the other gets controlled.
Water, air, and cleanness are the chief articles in my pharmacy.
Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.
I’ve found a different way to scent the air: already it’s a by-word for despair.
The need for love and intimacy is a fundamental human need, as primal as the need for food, water, and air.
As a black person in America, I am twice as likely as a white person to live in an area where air pollution poses the greatest risk to my health. I am five times more likely to live within walking distance of a power plant or chemical facility – which I do.
God has been replaced, as he has all over the West, with respectability and air conditioning.
It is easy to go down into Hell; night and day, the gates of dark Death stand wide; but to climb back again, to retrace one’s steps to the upper air – there’s the rub, the task.
When friendship disappears then there is a space left open to that awful loneliness of the outside world which is like the cold space between the planets. It is an air in which men perish utterly.
It’s still scary every time I go back to the past. Each morning, my heart catches. When I get there, I remember how the light was, where the draft was coming from, what odors were in the air. When I write, I get all the weeping out.