Torment, for some men, is a need, an appetite, and an accomplishment.
Men need knowledge in order to overpower their passions and master their prejudices.
I think really what needs to happen is the people of the United States need to stand up and say, ‘Oil is an energy model from the past. It doesn’t work for the planet, it doesn’t work for the people, it never has and it never will.’
In short, we need to recover the courage we celebrate in our heroes, and in particular, the courage to tolerate, for the sake of a free society, a level of risk we hardly ever imagined in the past.
Why need I volumes, if one word suffice?
For this reason poets and artists developed the doctrine of Art for Art’s Sake. The community did not appear to need them, so, tit for tat, they did not need the community. This being granted, it was no longer necessary or even desirable to make one’s poetry either intelligible or sympathetic to the community.
The American people on the ground need a clearer, stronger, Lyndon B. Johnson-type voice from their president. Obama has that voice. It has to be used.
Smelling a crayon takes you right back to childhood. When I need to go back in time, I put it under my nose and take another hit.
In order to conquer, what we need is to dare, still to dare, and always to dare.
When a thing is true, there is no need to use any arguments to substantiate it.