On the Wednesday evening – that is, the day I saw her Majesty on this particular point – I had the opportunity of conferring with all those whom I proposed to submit to her Majesty as Ministers.
For me, Islam is a moral reference point, a source of inspiration to work collectively with people, to love people and to help them, to concentrate on universal values of mercy, co-operation and tolerance.
My strong suits, coming from poetry, will naturally be description, which I love doing. It comes very easily, and possibly structure, up to a point.
Skepticism is an important historical tool. It is the starting point of all revision of hitherto accepted history.
It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is.
The point of my work is to show that culture and education aren’t simply hobbies or minor influences. They are hugely important in the affirmation of differences between groups and social classes and in the reproduction of those differences.
The modern mind is in complete disarray. Knowledge has stretched itself to the point where neither the world nor our intelligence can find any foot-hold. It is a fact that we are suffering from nihilism.
That is to say, nature’s laws are causal; they reveal themselves by comparison and difference, and they operate at every multivariate space/time point.
Everybody wants peace. That’s a truism. There is no point in accomplishing through war what you can accomplish through peace.
I cannot speak for more than an hour exclusively about poetry. At that point, life itself takes over again.