Christ appeared alive on several occasions after the cataclysmic events of that first Easter.
At school there was an annual school disco and I'd be standing in my bedroom wondering what to wear for hours on end. Eventually I'd arrive at a decision that was just the most ridiculous costume you could have ever devised - I think it was probably knitted Christmas jumpers on top of buttoned-up white shirts.
Dad bought me a toy drum one Christmas and I eventually destroyed it. I wanted a real drum and he bought me a snare drum. Dad continued to buy me one drum after the other.
Godot is whatever it is in life that you are waiting for: 'I'm waiting to win the lottery. I'm waiting to fall in love'. For me as a child it was Christmas. At least that eventually came.
Every singer eventually gets around to a Christmas disc.
Individuality is founded in feeling and the recesses of feeling the darker blinder strata of character are the only places in the world in which we catch real fact in the making and directly perceive how events happen and how work is actually done.
By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.
Seventy-five percent of MS sufferers are women.
Can I just say here how much I hate the word 'pamper'? While pretending to celebrate and indulge women it actually implies that their bodies are so revolting that even their 'me time' must be dedicated to turning them into living dolls if potential suitors are to be prevented from running screaming in horror.
If an idea is indeed sensible it will eventually become just part of the accepted wisdom.
The enemy of the conventional wisdom is not ideas but the march of events.
We must expect reverses even defeats. They are sent to teach us wisdom and prudence to call forth greater energies and to prevent our falling into greater disasters.
Few of the many wise apothegms which have been uttered have prevented a single foolish action.
As a pastor you get invited into the most poignant moments of people's lives. Whether it's a wedding or a funeral or a hospital visit you get invited into the center of the event whether or not you know the people.
I don't follow trends. I make each cake for a particular wedding or event.
I saw a photograph of a wedding conducted by Reverend Moon of the Unification Church. I wanted to understand this event and the only way to understand it was to write about it.
I myself have never been enchanted by the dream of the white wedding and heaven help us the expectation that this exquisitely catered event should be 'the happiest moment' of one's life.
The Dell Theory of Conflict Prevention argues that no two countries that are both part of the same global supply chain will ever fight a war as long as they are each part of that supply chain.
Our strategy is one of preventing war by making it self-evident to our enemies that they're going to get their clocks cleaned if they start one.
It's very important to go back and keep in mind the distinction between handling these events as criminal acts which was the way we did before 9/11 and then looking at 9/11 and saying 'This is not a criminal act ' not when you destroy 16 acres of Manhattan kill 3 000 Americans blow a big hole in the Pentagon. That's an act of war.
Black people have always been used as a buffer in this country between powers to prevent class war.
Being over seventy is like being engaged in a war. All our friends are going or gone and we survive amongst the dead and the dying as on a battlefield.
The only way human beings can win a war is to prevent it.
I saw that the war could not be prevented. The time had passed.