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Happiness is equilibrium. Shift your weight. Equilibrium is pragmatic. You have to get everything into proportion. You compensate, rebalance yourself so that you maintain your angle to the world. When the world shifts, you shift.
I still believe that if your aim is to change the world, journalism is a more immediate short-term weapon.
If Beethoven had been killed in a plane crash at the age of 22, it would have changed the history of music... and of aviation.
We cross our bridges when we come to them and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke, and a presumption that once our eyes watered.
For 10 years of my life, 3 times a day, I thanked the Lord for what I was about to receive and thanked him again for what I had just received, and then we lost touch and I suddenly thought, where is he now
I don't think I can be expected to take seriously any game which takes less than three days to reach its conclusion.
Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art.
The truth is always a compound of two half- truths, and you never reach it, because there is always something more to say.
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