I think that growing up in a crowded continent like Europe with an awful lot of competing claims, ideas... cultures... and systems of thought, we have, perforce, developed a more sophisticated notion of what the wordfreedommeans than I see much evidence of in America.
People wanted me to do a CD-ROM ofHitchhiker's,and I thought,No, no.I didn't want to just sort of reverse-engineer yet another thing from a book I'd already written. I think that the digital media are interesting enough in their own right to be worth originating something in.
The mere thought hadn't even begun to speculate about the merest possibility of crossing my mind.
One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim.
I let previous instances creep up in my thought process sometimes. I think that's where things go awry, and that's where the walks come in. I'm not giving up many hits, just putting them on base for free.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations ... The quotations when engraved upon the memory give you good thoughts. They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more.
You have certainly exceeded my expectation. I thought you would be perfect.
If no thought your mind does visit, make your speech not too explicit.
When I got sober, I thought giving up was saying goodbye to all the fun and all the sparkle, and it turned out to be just the opposite. That's when the sparkle started for me.
We sometimes take for granted the freedom and power of independent thought and action. And only after it's been compromised, do we fully realize how fundamental it is to the pursuit of economic opportunity.
Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn. They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, man, there's no boundary line to art.
For a long time, I thought when you do a box set, you're giving up; you're saying,OK, I don't have anything left.But now I've listened to some of the old stuff I haven't heard in 20 to 40 years with fresh ears. It's like,Oh yeah, I can see where people might want to to hear some of this stuff that didn't make it onto the records.
The thought of owning an island is perhaps the most romantic concept left to humankind in the 20th Century.
The Khomeini cry for the execution of Rushdie is an infantile cry. From the beginning of time we have seen that. To murder the thinker does not murder the thought.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.