Poetry brings all possible experience to the same degree: a degree in the consciousness beyond which the consciousness itself cannot go.
For a scientific theory of him to be possible, man, including his habits of valuation, has to be taken as determined by causal laws, as an instance and part of nature.
The poet’s perfect expression is the token of a perfect experience; what he says in the best possible way he has felt in the best possible way, that is, completely.
I was recently looking at what they can actually do to reduce consumption of petrol. It would be quite possible to build automobiles out of carbon fibre that would be just as strong, weigh 10 times less and consume 10 times less petrol.
This is the final test of a gentleman: his respect for those who can be of no possible service to him.
Nuclear terrorism is possible – it may be probable – but is survivable.
You need education. You need subsistence protection. We need jobs and social security. These are preconditions under which it will perhaps be possible to deal with these complex circumstances.
Prayer holds together the shattered fragments of the creation. It makes history possible.
Total loyalty is possible only when fidelity is emptied of all concrete content, from which changes of mind might naturally arise.
So while you’re an athlete, and you have that platform, what you want to be able to do is make it work for you as much as possible, because there’s going to be life after sports.