The fascination of shooting as a sport depends almost wholly on whether you are at the right or wrong end of the gun.
Racism is a much more clandestine, much more hidden kind of phenomenon, but at the same time it's perhaps far more terrible than it's ever been.
Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.
A book is a mirror: if an ape looks into it an apostle is hardly likely to look out.
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
Religion is like a knife: you can either use it to cut bread, or stick in someone's back.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
It is wonderful when you don't have the fear, and a lot of the time I don't ... I focus on what needs to be done instead.
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
The traditional ways were wrongly disowned by Christianity - in hindsight, medicine men were not demons but very important counsellors in the community.
When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
You don't have to be the Dalai Lama to tell people that life's about change.
I want to put a ding in the universe.
Any non-commissioned officer is more of an enemy to a recruit, any schoolmaster to a pupil, then they are if they were free.
Tell me thy company, and I shall tell thee what thou art.
Reverence does not die with mortals, nor does it perish whether they live or die.
Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.
I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved.
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.