Whenever I want to laugh, I read a wonderful book, ‘Children’s Letters to God.’ You can open it anywhere. One I read recently said, ‘Dear God, thank you for the baby brother, but what I prayed for was a puppy.’
We do not mind our not arriving anywhere nearly so much as our not having any company on the way.
I have taught students from the New York City area so long I have a special affinity and rapport with them. It surprises me sometimes that there are students from anywhere else.
In any case, in so far as our knowledge of the universe carries us, the advent of civilization for the first time on our globe represents the highest ascent of the life processes to which evolution had anywhere attained.
If I could go anywhere in the world, that place would be home.
There are hundreds of books about Woodrow Wilson, but I have an image of him in my mind that is unlike any picture I have seen anywhere else, based on material at Princeton and 35 years of researching and thinking about him.
I say that democracy can never prove itself beyond cavil, until it founds and luxuriantly grows its own forms of art, poems, schools, theology, displacing all that exists, or that has been produced anywhere in the past, under opposite influences.
Being the boss anywhere is lonely. Being a female boss in a world of mostly men is especially so.
I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go.
Travel in all the four quarters of the earth, yet you will find nothing anywhere. Whatever there is, is only here.