[Death] is a safety-device because, once Man has fallen, natural immortality would be the one utterly hopeless destiny for him.
Genius is essentially creative; it bears the stamp of the individual who possesses it.
Germaine De Stael
Also, I used to think that one day I might get someone to iron my shirts, but the truth is I really like doing them myself.
My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated but not signed.
I'm not suggesting people abandon musical instruments and start playing their cars and apartments, but I do think the reign of music as a commodity made only by professionals might be winding down.
If we must not act save on a certainty, we ought not to act on religion, for it is not certain. But how many things we do on an uncertainty, sea voyages, battles!
Just as iron rusts from disuse, even so does inaction spoil the intellect.
Man must get his thoughts, words and actions out of this vast moral jungle. We are not predators. We are, hopefully, more than instinctive killers and selfish brutes. Why take such a dim view of our potentialities and capabilities?
I'm a big believer that your life is basically a sum of all the choices you make. The better your choices, the better opportunity to lead a happy life.
My life was not useless; I gave important truths to the world, and it was only for want of understanding that they were disregarded. I have been ahead of my time.
For my part I distrust all generalizations about women, favourable and unfavourable, masculine and feminine, ancient and modern; all alike, I should say, result from paucity of experience. p. 133.
Both conservatives and liberals watch 'Parks and Recreation,' and they each think the show is for them, which is really cool. 'SNL' was totally different. It was exciting because everyone was paying attention. Political humor works when people know what you're talking about.
Thanks for not trying to see me when I looked like hell.To be fair, you still look pretty bad.
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