There is an air of unreality in debating these arcane points when the world is changing in such dramatic ways right in front of our eyes because of global warming.
CO2 is the exhaling breath of our civilization, literally... Changing that pattern requires a scope, a scale, a speed of change that is beyond what we have done in the past.
I do believe, as my father once said, that "No matter how hard the loss, defeat might serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out."
When you have the facts on your side, argue the facts. When you have the law on your side, argue the law. When you have neither, holler.
During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet.
There is no human problem which could not be solved if people would simply do as I advise.
Whenever a friend succeeds, a little something in me dies.
Apparently, a democracy is a place where numerous elections are held at great cost without issues and with interchangeable candidates.
Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half.
The corporate grip on opinion in the United States is one of the wonders of the Western world. No First World country has ever managed to eliminate so entirely from its media all objectivity - much less dissent.
Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.
As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: you liberate a city by destroying it. Words are to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests.
A narcissist is someone better looking than you are.
Here is the truth: The Earth is round; Saddam Hussein did not attack us on 9/11; Elvis is dead; Obama was born in the United States; and the climate crisis is real.
Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.
As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action.
The interior of the earth is extremely hot – several million degrees.
The survival of the United States of America as we know it is at risk. And even more — if more should be required — the future of human civilization is at stake.
The planet has a fever. If your baby has a fever, you go to the doctor. If the doctor says you need to intervene here, you don't say, `Well, I read a science fiction novel that told me it's not a problem.'... You take action.
We're all capable of mistakes, but I do not care to enlighten you on the mistakes we may or may not have made.
The United States was founded by the brightest people in the country — and we haven't seen them since.
If we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure.
There is no such thing as a homosexual or a heterosexual person. There are only homo- or heterosexual acts. Most people are a mixture of impulses if not practices.
Airplane travel is nature's way of making you look like your passport photo.
Think of the earth as a living organism that is being attacked by billions of bacteria whose numbers double every forty years. Either the host dies, or the virus dies, or both die.
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