Power and violence are opposites where the one rules absolutely, the other is absent. Violence appears where power is in jeopardy, but left to its own course it ends in power's disappearance.
All I can do is leave it in God's hands and hope that my fans feel where I'm coming from.
It sometimes seems that we have only to love a thing greatly to get it.
Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth.
I feel like I'm working on an oil rig right now. I'm away from home a lot.
Those who do not have power over the story that dominates their lives, the power to retell it, rethink it, deconstruct it, joke about it, and change it as times change, truly are powerless, because they cannot think new thoughts.
We are a forward-looking people, and we must have a forward-looking government.
My Dad died during the flu epidemic in 1918 when I was 4 years old. He left a lot of classical recordings behind that I began listening to at an early age, so he must have been a music lover.
Truth, though it has many disadvantages, is at least changeless. You can always find it where you left it.
What is objectionable, what is dangerous, about extremists is not that they are extreme, but that they are intolerant. The evil is not what they say about their cause, but what they say about their opponents.
Robert Francis Kennedy
When men and woman die, as poets sung, his heart's the last part moves, her last, the tongue.
A leaf fluttered in through the window this morning, as if supported by the rays of the sun, a bird settled on the fire escape, joy in the task of coffee, joy accompanied me as I walked
Yes, sir, from Constantinople, or from the Brazils; from Turk or christian; from black or white; from the dey of Algiers or the bey of Tunis; from the devil himself, if he wore a crown, we should receive a minister.
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