I knew I could not maintain that leadership in open struggle against Moscow influence. Only two Communist leaders in history ever succeeded in doing this – Tito and Mao Tse-tung.
The best way to avoid a bad action is by doing a good one, for there is no difficulty in the world like that of trying to do nothing.
The worst thing about war was the sitting around and wondering what you were doing morally.
True independence and freedom can only exist in doing what’s right.
In the past we couldn’t talk to non-union workers. Now we can at least talk to non-union workers so we’ll be mobilizing them and educating them not for just six or eight months before an election, but we’ll be doing it year-round.
China is doing lots of things right. It’s investing in education and R&D, it’s opening up, it’s more cosmopolitan than it’s ever been. I think it’s very likely that China will continue to explode economically and certainly become a superpower.
I think one’s relationship with one’s vulnerability is a very delicate and precious relationship. Most people try to hide, disguise that vulnerability, and in doing that, you, I think, diminish a great source of power.
I think what the Nobel committee is doing is going beyond war and looking at what humanity can do to prevent war. Sustainable management of our natural resources will promote peace.
The number of people writing poems is vast, and their reasons for doing so are many, that much can be surmised from the stacks of submissions.
I have to do draft after draft… It takes me a long time, but I love doing it, and I have to do it every day, or I feel slack.