Because language is the carrier of ideas, it is easy to believe that it should be very little else than such a carrier.
Dismissals of poetry are nothing new. It’s easy to dismiss poetry if one has not read much of it.
When you have children, you realize how easy it is to not see them fully, and perhaps miss all those early years. If you are not careful, you can be too absorbed in work, and they will be only too happy to tell you about it later. Being a parent is one of greatest mindfulness practices of all.
The fact is that democracy anywhere in the world, including in the United States, is not something that comes easy. And yet, we are committed to it, and equality and democracy are the only ways in the long run that Jews will be safe in the Middle East.
There were times over the years when life was not easy, but if you’re working a few hours a day and you’ve got a good book to read, and you can go outside to the beach and dig for clams, you’re okay.
I enjoy research; in fact research is so engaging that it would be easy to go on for years, and never write the novel at all.
Many people believe that determining who is ‘black’ is rather easy, a task simplified by the administration of the one-drop rule. Under the one-drop rule, any discernible African ancestry stamps a person as ‘black.’
Take everything easy and quit dreaming and brooding and you will be well guarded from a thousand evils.
It’s so easy to be wicked without knowing it, isn’t it?
If we only wanted to be happy, it would be easy; but we want to be happier than other people, and that is almost always difficult, since we think them happier than they are.