Total loyalty is possible only when fidelity is emptied of all concrete content, from which changes of mind might naturally arise.
I don’t think there’s such a thing as autobiographical fiction. If I say it happened, it happened, even if only in my mind.
There is no doubt that breath control is the means for mind control because the mind, like breath, is a part of air; because the nature of mobility is common to both; because the place of origin is the same for both; and because when one of them is controlled, the other gets controlled.
Mind moves matter.
There are hundreds of books about Woodrow Wilson, but I have an image of him in my mind that is unlike any picture I have seen anywhere else, based on material at Princeton and 35 years of researching and thinking about him.
Reading is an act of civilization; it’s one of the greatest acts of civilization because it takes the free raw material of the mind and builds castles of possibilities.
No mind is thoroughly well organized that is deficient in a sense of humor.
In the dim background of mind we know what we ought to be doing but somehow we cannot start.
I don’t mind being criticized. I enjoy being criticized personally, not by rumor.