A genius can never expect to have a good time anywhere, if he is a genuine article, but America is about the last place in which life will be endurable at all for an inspired writer of any kind.
When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,When the funds are low and the debts are highAnd you want to smile, but you have to sigh,When care is pressing you down a bit,Rest! If you must-but never quit.Life is queer, with its twists and turns,As every one of us sometimes learns,And many a failure turns aboutWhen he might of won if he'd stuck it out;Stick to your task, though the pace seems slows-You may succeed with one more blow.Success is failure turned inside out-The silver tint of the clouds of doubt-And you may never can tell how close you are,It may be near when it seems afar;So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit-It's when things seem worse that YOU MUSN'T QUIT.
Under the rule of the free market ideology, we have gone through two decades of an energy crisis without an effective energy policy. Because of an easy and thoughtless reliance on imported oil, we have no adequate policy for the conservation of gasoline and other petroleum products. We have no adequate policy for the development or use of other, less harmful forms of energy. We have no adequate system of public transportation.
At the bottom of all the tributes paid to democracy is the little man walking into the little booth with a little pencil, making a little cross on a little bit of paper. No amount of rhetoric or voluminous discussion can possibly diminish the overwhelming importance of that point.