To the extent that Israel does face threats, like from say Hamas or Hezbollah, those are threats that do not jeopardise Israel’s existence.
Our culture is intent on taking the lines out of people’s faces – surgically, with costly creams, and with fear and trembling – when, in fact, the opposite should be the case. As artists know, if there is anything behind a face, that face improves with age.
In time, we shall be in a position to bestow on South Africa the greatest possible gift – a more human face.
Like myself, President Obama is the father of two daughters. He understands the obstacles that they face as women, but he also understands the emergency of the state of young black men in America.
Misfortune is never mournful to the soul that accepts it; for such do always see that every cloud is an angel’s face.
Culture: the cry of men in face of their destiny.
When people say, ‘Why don’t you face the music?’ I say, ‘You have to understand the music is not an open court and a fair trial.’
For truth has such a face and such a mien, as to be loved needs only to be seen.
Power doesn’t back up in the face of a smile, or in the face of a threat of some kind of nonviolent loving action. It’s not the nature of power to back up in the face of anything but some more power.
I thought of Paris as a beauty spot on the face of the earth, and of London as a big freckle.