Homo sapiens are the species that invents symbols in which to invest passion and authority, then forgets that symbols are inventions.
Quote by Joyce Carol Oates
Study until twenty five, investigate until forty, profession until sixty, at which age I would...
What I aspired to be and was not, comforts me.
Night comes to the desert all at once, as if someone turned off the light.
In love there are two things - bodies and words.
The television screen, so unlike the movie screen, sharply reduced human beings, revealed them as...
The worst cynicism: a belief in luck.
The third man in the ring makes boxing possible.
In love there are two things; bodies and words
When poets write about food it is usually celebratory. Food as the thing-in-itself, but also...
When people say there is too much violence in my books, what they are saying...
To be knocked out doesn't mean what it seems. A boxer does not have to...
Where we come from in America no longer signifies. It's where we go, and what...
The great menace to the life of an industry is industrial self-complacency.
Our enemy is by tradition our savior, in preventing us from superficiality.
Boxing is about being hit rather more than it is about hitting, just as it...
Nothing is accidental in the universe - this is one of my Laws of Physics...
One man's insanity is another man's genius; someday the world will recognize the genius in...
The principal mark of genius is not perfection, but originality.
Genius is an overused word. The world has known only about a half dozen geniuses....
True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information.
I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked...
With out passion you dont have energy, with out energy you have nothing.