After September 11, the European governments have completely failed. They are incapable of seeing beyond their own national scope of interests.
The lot of critics is to be remembered by what they failed to understand.
A man’s life is interesting primarily when he has failed – I well know. For it’s a sign that he tried to surpass himself.
Reviewers are usually people who would have been, poets, historians, biographer, if they could. They have tried their talents at one thing or another and have failed; therefore they turn critic.
The savage repression of blacks, which can be estimated by reading the obituary columns of the nation’s dailies, Fred Hampton, etc., has not failed to register on the black inmates.
Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers.
Often I have heard the taunt that suffragists are women who have failed to find any normal outlet for their emotions, and are therefore soured and disappointed beings. This is probably not true of any suffragist, and it is most certainly not true of me. My home life and relations have been as nearly ideal as possible in this imperfect world.
It was not that socialism failed, it was the lack of socialism.
The essential meaning of perestroika for Gorbachev and his supporters was creating and acting on alternatives to failed and dangerous policies at home and abroad.