The little things, I can obey. But the big things – how we think, what we value – those you must choose yourself. You can’t let anyone – or any society – determine those for you.
The world stretches before me, the vast world of the big, the little, and the medium.
Big Business can make laws as easily as it can break them – and with as little impunity.
I thought of Paris as a beauty spot on the face of the earth, and of London as a big freckle.
In many ways, ‘What Teachers Make: In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World’ is just one big thank-you note to my teachers. The book is dedicated to my fifth and sixth grade English teacher, Dr. Joseph D’Angelo, a massive force of erudition, martial artistry, culture, and love.
I tend to gravitate toward reporters who cover all aspects of the story: from personal aspects to the big picture that answer the ‘so what’ of a story.
Biography, like big game hunting, is one of the recognized forms of sport, and it is as unfair as only sport can be.
People like me sound like a lot of big cannons.
Disaster, to me, means in some big or small way, things going wrong. And that’s obviously a matter of perception, right? Let’s say your puppy chewed up all the shoes in your house. She probably had a fine time doing that. In her mind, a red letter day, the highlight of her puppy life.
I come from a family of Russian immigrant Jews who were all big storytellers, who would get together, and one would try to top the others’ stories, and stories would get bigger and bigger. And the lying aspect, the exaggeration, would get large.