I reserve the right to evolve. What I think and feel today is subject to revision tomorrow,
History remembers only the celebrated, genealogy remembers them all.
Live with an open mind and an open heart. Always choose love over fear and kindness over cruelty.
War, hatred, and violence all spring from one infernal idea: that one person, race, creed, or culture is better than another.
There is no nobler profession, nor no greater calling, than to be among those unheralded many who gave and give their lives to the preservation of human knowledge, passed with commitment and care from one generation to the next.
Expect nothing and accept everything and you will never be disappointed.
Apathy is the slow poison coursing through the body politic that paves the way to tyranny.
To listen to the silence is to hear the heartbeat of the Universe.
The people who change the world never lose hope no matter how bleak the outcome might appear to be.
The future is won or lost in the war of ideas.
Prose pretends to be straightforward in its application to the truth, but truth itself is a dissembler. Poetry, much more honest, knows the deception can't be overcome.
Real life is never quite as interesting as the story told afterward.
Those who refuse to look at or give expression to the dark side of life are in denial-fear preventing passage through the door of growth, truth and, ultimately, wisdom.
Life is inherently disturbing. That's why we've created the myths-to help us overcome, defend or deny, to transcend the grim reality of what here seems to be.
Love is the great truth we all know in our hearts and must eventually recognize.
Only love and courage will make this world a safer place. Hatred and fear will make it more dangerous.
The age of selfishness and greed is over. The age of kindness and generosity is underway.
Anyone who doesn't love animals has a serious hole in the heart.
Every child comes into this world as a gift to humanity.
Life is a poem most people never read.
We are the last generation with a real opportunity to save the world.
From generation to generation, lights are extinguished and darkness threatens until some one stoops to bear the torch.
Art is always, even at its most repulsive, an impassioned cry of love.
Americans think anything you do not get paid for is not worth doing. As a consequence, the things that don't get done are often the most worthwhile.
Dead people are easy to love. It's the living ones who are hard.
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