The magician and the politician have much in common: they both have to draw our attention away from what they are really doing.
We have gotten away from this double aspect of either putting the character back into historical events or of making a historical event of his very life.
Art is anything you can get away with.
I honestly don’t know, but if America continues to refuse to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, I see a bleak future not only for American society, but for the world as a whole. This is a global problem that is not going away, and the United States is an obstacle to solving it.
Deep down, no one really believes they have a right to live. But this death sentence generally stays tucked away, hidden beneath the difficulty of living. If that difficulty is removed from time to time, death is suddenly there, unintelligibly.
Age steals away all things, even the mind.
It is a puzzling thing. The truth knocks on the door and you say, ‘Go away, I’m looking for the truth,’ and so it goes away. Puzzling.
The community stagnates without the impulse of the individual. The impulse dies away without the sympathy of the community.
We all have prejudices to dispel: the need to get away from thinking that ‘I’ am important and special and ‘you’ are not, and the frightened mindset that tells us that certain ‘others’ are of no consequence.
Two such as you with such a master speed, cannot be parted nor be swept away, from one another once you are agreed, that life is only life forevermore, together wing to wing and oar to oar.