I am not a Catholic; but I consider the Christian idea, which has its roots in Greek thought and in the course of the centuries has nourished all of our European civilization, as something that one cannot renounce without becoming degraded.
I am a part of all that I have met.
I am one of those people who believes that the solution to the world’s problems is to be found behind the Iron Curtain.
Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.
I want to live and feel all the shades, tones, and variations of mental and physical experience possible in my life. And I am horribly limited.
Violence as a way of achieving racial justice is both impractical and immoral. I am not unmindful of the fact that violence often brings about momentary results. Nations have frequently won their independence in battle. But in spite of temporary victories, violence never brings permanent peace.
I am also a believer in an integrated treatment approach to autism.
I feel like I am in the service of the poem. The poem isn’t something I make. The poem is something I serve.
I am determined to hold on as long as possible, but if I should disappear, I should not have had the time to familiarize my successors with the necessary information.
I grew up in war and saw the United Nations help my country to recover and rebuild. That experience was a big part of what led me to pursue a career in public service. As Secretary-General, I am determined to see this organization deliver tangible, meaningful results that advance peace, development and human rights.