I would be cautious in embracing or rejecting doctrines. Had they been essential to our salvation, they would have been more explicitly declared in the Gospels, where we are so well taught the practice of every good word and work.
The studio is meant to be always a place where, first of all, they can be out of spotlight, and second, where they could work with a peer group on parts that they might not have played otherwise.
I never chose to be in Russia, and I would prefer to be in my own country, but if I can’t make it home, I will continue to work very much in the same way that I have… What happens to me is not as important; I simply serve as the mechanism of disclosure.
To work is nothing; the king on his throne, the priest kneeling before the Holy Altar, all people in all places had to work, but no person at all need be a servant.
The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.
I was very fortunate to be elected to the Society of Fellows at Harvard, which is, in effect, a small research center where you are given three years to do whatever work you want.
From the depth of need and despair, people can work together, can organize themselves to solve their own problems and fill their own needs with dignity and strength.
The same people who are murdered slowly in the mechanized slaughterhouses of work are also arguing, singing, drinking, dancing, making love, holding the streets, picking up weapons and inventing a new poetry.
Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
But most commonly, it’s one poem that I work on with a lot of intensity.