As Governor of my country, I have been an enemy to its enemies; I have slain the English; I have mortally opposed the English King; I have stormed and taken the towns and castles which he unjustly claimed as his own.
I had taken a course in Ethics. I read a thick textbook, heard the class discussions and came out of it saying I hadn’t learned a thing I didn’t know before about morals and what is right or wrong in human conduct.
The United States of America have taken their name from the United States of the Netherlands.
He that is taken and put into prison or chains is not conquered, though overcome; for he is still an enemy.
All I say about severely disabled babies is that when a life is so miserable it is not worth living, then it is permissible to give it a lethal injection. These are decisions that should be taken by parents – never the state – in consultation with their doctors.
That’s a wonderful change that’s taken place, and so most poetry today is published, if not directly by the person, certainly by the enterprise of the poet himself, working with his friends.
Imagination, the traitor of the mind, has taken my solitude and slain it.
The media has bought into the whole social revolution, the Kinsey ideas, and has been completely taken over by the feminists. And the feminists, I think, are the most destructive elements in our society.
The real being of language is that into which we are taken up when we hear it – what is said.
I’d fully taken the road many people start on, but most abandon: common sense had given me a miss, and I’d become an artist.