I will lead my people by the hand along the road until their feet are sure and they know the way. Then they may choose for themselves and rule themselves. Then my work will be done.
I’m a big admirer of Walter Willett’s work. I think he’s done some really important research. He and I agree on most things.
The best of friends fall out, and so his teeth had done some years ago.
If I’ve done my work well, I vanish completely from the scene. I believe it is invasive of the work when you know too much about the writer.
I have a novel that I can write. It’s about three soldiers from Somalia. Some babies have been disappearing up on 144th Street, and I speculate later on what happened to them and how they might have been got back. These guys are dead, all three, and they have a chance in the afterlife to do something they should have done when they were alive.
I’ve been on the wrong end of violence, and I’ve done violence myself… I refuse to glorify violence in my movie and television roles.
What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.
I’ve done a lot of practical anthropology, living in villages with people and realizing how difficult it is to get out of poverty. When in poverty, people use their skill to avoid hunger. They can’t use it for progress.
Going back into the history of a word, very often into Latin, we come back pretty commonly to pictures or models of how things happen or are done.
I don’t want to wait 20 or 50 years for something to be done about petrochemical pollution.