They become the keepers of the mystery. They place themselves between the communicants of the religion and the immediate experience. And then they dictate the terms on which you can have contact with this wonderful mystery. We don't dictate those terms.
United Nations peacekeepers are going all over the world spreading AIDS even while they're trying to bring peace. What a supreme irony.
The imminent demise of the large record companies as gatekeepers of the world's popular music is a good thing for the most part.
The thing that fascinates me is that the way I came to film and television is extinct. Then there were gatekeepers it was prohibitively expensive to make a film to be a director you had to be an entrepreneur to raise money.
Even from their infancy we frame them to the sports of love: their instruction behavior attire grace learning and all their words azimuth only at love respects only affection. Their nurses and their keepers imprint no other thing in them.
My father was an autodidact. It wasn't a middle-class house. Shopkeepers are aspirant. He paid for me to go to private school. He was denied an education - he had a horrible childhood. He got a place at a grammar school and wasn't allowed to go.
Policemen so cherish their status as keepers of the peace and protectors of the public that they have occasionally been known to beat to death those citizens or groups who question that status.
From time to time I'll look back through the personal journals I've scribbled in throughout my life the keepers of my raw thoughts and emotions. The words poured forth after my dad died when I went through a divorce and after I was diagnosed with breast cancer. There are so many what-ifs scribbled on those pages.
One of the amazing things about the Internet is that the content creators are the gatekeepers. We can think of an idea and execute it quickly and we didn't have to pitch the idea to a major network or convince a studio head to sign-off on the concept.
You can't ask every player to do the same thing. That's why we have amazing midfielders defenders forwards and keepers. You can't ask them to be of the same mold.