Yet, it had been Dimitri’s gentleness and thoughtfulness mixed with that deadliness that made him so wonderful. The same hands that wielded stakes with such precision would carefully brush the hair out of my face. The eyes that could astutely spot any danger in the area would regard me wonderingly and worshipfully, like I was...
An oncology ward is a battlefield, and there are definite hierarchies of command. The patients, they’re the ones doing the tour of duty. The doctors breeze in and out like conquering heroes, but they need to read your child’s chart to remember where they’ve left off from the previous visit. It is the nurses who...
I have been definitely influenced more by Latin American writers than by any other type of writer. They are very close in terms of voice – their humor, their fatalism, their… well, that over-used term ‘magical realism.’ It’s a wonderful term that’s just been used so much, we don’t know what it means anymore.
The sun shines every day without being told that it is brilliant. The mountains stand tall and majestic though no one informs them of their grandeur. The winds twirl and dance with clouds, lacking cheers or compliments to inspire their moves. Flowers bloom, showing off colors, long before passing smiles acknowledge any beauty. The ocean...
My dear, did you ever stop to think what a wonderful bunker you would make?
The language of all the interpretations, the translations, of the Judaic Bible and the Christian Bible, is musical, just wonderful. I read the Bible to myself; I’ll take any translation, any edition, and read it aloud, just to hear the language, hear the rhythm, and remind myself how beautiful English is.
I have the most wonderful children. I’ve been very, very blessed.
The personality of Muhammad, it is most difficult to get into the whole truth of it. Only a glimpse of it I can catch. What a dramatic succession of picturesque scenes! There is Muhammad, the Prophet; there is Muhammad, the Warrior; Muhammad, the Businessman; Muhammad, the Statesman; Muhammad, the Orator; Muhammad, the Reformer; Muhammad, the...
Outcasts, callused from being in exile for too long, learn to thrive on being the hated; the attention and infamy of our actions fuel us to become antiheroes. Too often do we forget: we risk self-destruction if we fail to follow what we know is right; our talents too often become misplaced, misdirected, misguided from...
I believe that my parents did wonderful things for us.
In the meantime, it is best to grab what wonderful moments you find lying around.
I think there are too many bosses in Washington telling Nashville Diesel College and Harvard University how to run – how to run their campuses, and I’d like to reduce the number of Washington regulations on higher education and keep this marketplace of wonderful institutions among which students can choose; that’s oriented toward job growth.
Love is an intense flickable mystery, like a booger.
Two decaying racehorse carcasses would make a great bathtub. I’m a fast lover.
If you don’t learn how to drown, you won’t learn how to love.
I love you” isn’t romantic. Still, I get credit for rowing, right?
I’ve got a lot of love to give you. And by you I mean your clone.
Ah, you shouldn’t have!” I love a box full of emptiness.