I would say I came from upper middle class family.
[Very rich people] with brains make a great effort to hold on to every penny they have while preaching to the general population that freedom and dignity and patriotism are possible only under their protection; in this way they elicit the support of the very people they hold in subjection.
It’s kind of like a Saint Louis reunion of my class. We have a lot of catching up to do.
He was one of that class of men who, apart from a scientific career in which they may well have proved brilliantly successful, have acquired an entirely different kind of culture, literary or artistic, for which their professional specialisation has no use but by which their conversation profits.
Given the freedom to create, everybody is creative. All of us have an innate, instinctive desire to change our environment, to put our original stamp on this world, to tell a story never told before. I’m absolutely thrilled at the moment of creativity – when suddenly I’ve synthesized my experiences, reality, and my imagination into...
They can do without architecture who have no olives nor wines in the cellar
The freshman class is just amazing. The younger swimmers are really picking it up.
This is a full-scale assault on middle-class homeowners, and we need even at this early moment to indicate to the president that we’ll bear any burden to defend against it. We ought to take a look at the lavish [tax] giveaways we give to huge corporate interests.
It’s nice to be going (to state) with those guys. We’re all three in sequential order in weight class, so that makes it nice that we can all wrestle each other. Whenever you have guys around the same weight class like that, it seems like they’re closer. We’re beating each other up in practice and...
The search for Nirvana, like the search for Utopia or the end of history or the classless society, is ultimately a futile and dangerous one. It involves, if it does not necessitate, the sleep of reason. There is no escape from anxiety and struggle.
She lacked the sheen of money, muscular good health, good skin, good clothes.
In recent years a smaller share of young adults has been employed than at any time since the Bureau of Labor Statistics started tracking such trends in 1948. So it’s not surprising that this generation of youthful protesters has a different focus for their grievances: the economy, stupid. But notice the targets they’ve chosen to...
She was brought up in that upper class tradition of keeping quiet, keeping that stiff upper lip, and I think she’s been very wise to keep as private as she has through this period. I think people have respect for that even if they might not approve of anything else.
I walked out of class one day and I never went back.