A modest dose of self-love is entirely healthy – who would want to live in a world where everyone hated themselves? But taken too far, it soon becomes poisonous.
Right is right, even if everyone is against it, and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it.
The aphorism in which I am the first master among Germans, are the forms of ‘eternity’; my ambition is to say in ten sentences what everyone else says in a book – what everyone else does not say in a book.
As soon as something happens to us in America, everyone begins talking about healing. But before you heal, you have to mourn.
If I had to describe myself, I wouldn’t use words like ‘hero.’ I wouldn’t use ‘patriot,’ and I wouldn’t use ‘traitor.’ I’d say I’m an American and I’m a citizen, just like everyone else.
In life, people talk at right angles. One asks a question, and the other replies in part, then uses that part to move the conversation to something else. Everyone has an agenda, has something they’re trying to say – or not say.
I think there is a poem out there for everyone, to be an entrance into the poetry and a relationship with it.
It all changed when I realized I’m not the only one on the planet who’s scared. Everyone else is, too.
Fear of things invisible in the natural seed of that which everyone in himself calleth religion.
Everyone needs to understand that my work addresses existing problems, and one of the crucial problems in Russia today is corruption.