Wise leaders generally have wise counselors because it takes a wise person themselves to distinguish them.
It takes all sorts of people to make the underworld.
The Lord works from the inside out. The world works from the outside in. The world would take people out of the slums. Christ takes the slums out of people, and then they take themselves out of the slums.
A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
You can’t do business with a man who doesn’t know the meaning of a contract. You can’t do business with a firm who swears they’ll do one thing one day and does just the opposite the next. You can’t do business with a company who takes your goods on a cash basis and then pays you off in bum harmonicas.
And I thought if I don’t pre-interview – first of all, we couldn’t afford it – but the second thing was it would force me to do my own research, which takes two weeks.
Shakespeare tells the same stories over and over in so many guises that it takes a long time before you notice.
There is a slight problem with being a conceptual artist these days: You won’t get paid. But this levels the field and takes the art of money out of the field of serious art. The only conceptual artists who would conceive of making money on the Internet are a lowbrow species known as hustlers.
While the debate over banned books usually seems to happen just outside the gates of government, it takes on a new danger and urgency when legislators get involved. Their actions cause voices to be silenced both inside and outside the books. That’s un-American.
As I grow older, the idea takes increasing hold in me that we’ve misunderstood our own delicacy and diversity as human beings.