The war we have to wage today has only one goal and that is to make the world safe for diversity.
If men make war in slavish obedience to rules they will fail.
I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.
But now I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.
I have made it a rule of my life to trust a man long after other people gave him up but I don't see how I can ever trust any human being again.
In every battle there comes a time when both sides consider themselves beaten then he who continues the attack wins.
I'd like to say to all my fans out there thanks for the support. And to all my doubters thank you very much because you guys have also pushed me.
I spent the first fourteen years of my life convinced that my looks were hideous. Adolescence is painful for everyone I know but mine was plain weird.
I forced myself to think what is the new concept and it became clear to me that it was risk not only in technology and ecology but in life and employment too.
In the United States there's a Puritan ethic and a mythology of success. He who is successful is good. In Latin countries in Catholic countries a successful person is a sinner.
Neither science nor the politics in power nor the mass media nor business nor the law nor even the military are in a position to define or control risks rationally.
If science fiction is the mythology of modern technology then its myth is tragic.
I'd like to classify my life as a romantic comedy. Unfortunately I feel it's probably more like a TV reality show.
Every human being of whatever origin of whatever station deserves respect. We must each respect others even as we respect ourselves.
The basic assumption of the secular society is that modernity overcomes religion.
When asked if I consider myself Buddhist the answer is Not really. But it's more my religion than any other because I was brought up with it in an intellectual and spiritual environment. I don't practice...
All theory of modernity in sociology suggests that the more modernity there is the less religion. In my theory we can realize that this is wrong: atheism is only one belief system among many.
But in Japanese there's actually not much of a relationship between the music and the words.
My relationship with everyone in Jamaica is good.
It is better to have a relationship with someone who cheats on you than with someone who does not flush the toilet.
The power of the harasser the abuser the rapist depends above all on the silence of women.
You cannot make peace with terrorists. The normal dividing lines between war and peace do not apply.
Wars begin in the minds of men and in those minds love and compassion would have built the defenses of peace.
Let us have peace.
The first piece of music that captured my imagination was probably Ray Charles Live At Newport.