I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be.
See first, think later, then test. But always see first. Otherwise, you will only see what you were expecting. Most scientists forget that.
Man is an imperceptible atom always trying to become one with God.
Politics, as a practise, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.
Power is poison. Its effect on Presidents had always been tragic.
I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in providence, for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth.
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
Power always thinks... that it is doing God's service when it is violating all his laws.
The Declaration of Independence I always considered as a theatrical show. Jefferson ran away with all the stage effect of that... and all the glory of it.
The second is the structure and source of cults. They have always haunted me, and I wanted to explore the fundamental notion of giving up responsibility to an outside power.
My knee has always given me problems. But it got to the point where I actually had to start giving up things. And I hate that.