One of the crises that we have to deal with is a crisis of law enforcement officials that are not physically capable enough to handle without taking out the gun.
The United States was seriously defeated in Iraq by Iraqi nationalism – mostly by nonviolent resistance. The United States could kill the insurgents, but they couldn’t deal with half a million people demonstrating in the streets.
The difference between a bad artist and a good one is: the bad artist seems to copy a great deal; the good one really does.
White people really deal more with God and black people with Jesus.
We all have a hungry heart, and one of the things we hunger for is happiness. So as much as I possibly could, I stayed where I was happy. I spent a great deal of time in my younger years just writing and reading, walking around the woods in Ohio, where I grew up.
I have thought about it a great deal, and the more I think, the more certain I am that obedience is the gateway through which knowledge, yes, and love, too, enter the mind of the child.
There’s only so much academic disruption that a young child can deal with before he just can’t catch up.
Your temperament is what you write with, but it’s also how you deal with the world.
I mean, everybody should have access to medical care. And, you know, it shouldn’t be such a big deal.
Prose on certain occasions can bear a great deal of poetry; on the other hand, poetry sinks and swoons under a moderate weight of prose.