The major political battles about guns in our society concern handguns and assault weapons, not long arms like hunting rifles.
I have a profound resistance to the idea that a reader could say, ‘Oh, well, that’s her story.’ We should all be interested, no matter where we come from, or who our parents are. It’s not my province; it’s ours. These questions concern us all.
We should aim for our children to be good people, and to live ethical lives that manifest concern for others as well as for themselves.
It is one of the chief skills of the philosopher not to occupy himself with questions which do not concern him.
The desire to die was my one and only concern; to it I have sacrificed everything, even death.