What is a fear of living? It’s being preeminently afraid of dying. It is not doing what you came here to do, out of timidity and spinelessness. The antidote is to take full responsibility for yourself – for the time you take up and the space you occupy. If you don’t know what you’re here to do, then just do some good.
There is nothing with which it is so dangerous to take liberties as liberty itself.
We have a sense that we should be like the mythical cowboy… able to take on and conquer anything and live in the world without the need for other people.
In the ’70s I was in exile; every time I went back I wondered if they’d take my passport away.
Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree.
I won’t take my religion from any man who never works except with his mouth.
The true statesman is the one who is willing to take risks.
If there will be a serious Palestinian prime minister who makes a 100 percent effort to end terrorism, then we can have peace. Each side has to take steps. If terror continues, there will not be an independent Palestinian state. Israel will not accept it, if terror continues.
A doctor can only treat patients. A doctor can only help the people who are shot or who are injured. But a politician can stop people from injuries. A politician can take a step so that no person is scared tomorrow.
A poet is never one of the people. He is detached, remote, and the life of small-time dances and talk about football would not be for him. He might take part but could not belong.