In total this journey will take five flights and fifty-five hours, but in reality it began four decades and two generations ago when my uncle died in Vietnam.
Time is a watchful adversary, who waits enduringly for that merciless hour, hurrying to work the hands of separation.
Memo to extreme partisans: If you can't bring yourselves to love your enemies, can you at least learn to hate your friends?
I started out of course with Hemingway when I learned how to write. Until I realized Hemingway doesn't have a sense of humor. He never has anything funny in his stories.
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Stuff your eyes with wonder, he said, live as if you'd drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.
If your joy is derived from what society thinks of you, you're always going to be disappointed.