I don’t know that we really think any thoughts; we think connections between thoughts. That’s where the mind moves, that’s what’s new, and the thoughts themselves have probably been there in my head or lots of other people’s heads for a long time.
Shakespeare tells the same stories over and over in so many guises that it takes a long time before you notice.
A very large majority of the U.S. population is in favor of establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba and has been for a long time with some fluctuations. And even part of the business world is in favor of it, too. But the government won’t allow it.
I’ve thought Cheney was scary for a long time. Now I know I was right to be nervous.
For a long time, it was believed that war was waged by armies which could not be identified with the nation itself. Professional soldiers took upon themselves the job of defending national interests, and it was understood that the war affected only them; the country itself went on living and working.
I learned a long time ago the wisest thing I can do is be on my own side, be an advocate for myself and others like me.
I promised myself a long time ago that I would lead an interesting life.
The thing is, I’ve been writing for a long time now, trying to be a poet for the last 40 years, and it’s still very difficult not to second-guess myself when reading my own work.
I was single for a long time and felt very much alone in the world, and talk of family values upset me very much at that phase in my life, because I used to think: ‘What about people like me?’
They had been monitoring the site for a very long time, and at times, I received over 100 hits from the Department of Defense on the website, so I wasn’t the slightest bit surprised.