I don't want to abandon one work for the other, and I don't think I need to sacrifice anything to put my all into either one of them.
We should concentrate our work not only to a separated housing problem but housing involved in our daily work and all the other functions of the city.
We have almost a city has probably two or three hundred committees. Every committee is dealing with just one problem and has nothing to do with the other problems.
Just as it takes time for a speck of fish spawn to develop into a fully grown fish, so, too, we need time for everything that develops and crystallizes in the world of ideas. Architecture demands more of this time than other creative work.
Guessing what the pitcher is going to throw is 80% of being a successful hitter. The other 20% is just execution.
I never doubted my ability, but when you hear all your life you're inferior, it makes you wonder if the other guys have something you've never seen before. If they do, I'm still looking for it.
Why do the Yankees always win? The other team can't stop looking at the pinstripes.
Fiction and poetry are my first loves, but the really beautiful lyrical essay can do so much that other forms cannot.
That women are mysterious and unknowable is something every young man grows up believing. Men, on the other hand, never think of themselves as mysterious or confusing, and we are often at a loss as to why women want to figure us out.
I say: The time has come for my courageous and proud people, after decades of displacement and colonial occupation and ceaseless suffering, to live like other peoples of the earth, free in a sovereign and independent homeland.
The tragedy of modern war is that the young men die fighting each other - instead of their real enemies back home in the capitals.
Photography can never grow up if it imitates some other medium. It has to walk alone; it has to be itself.
The other inmates stand in a long straight line, flanked by guards, and I am dragged past them. I do not respect them, because they will not run - will not try to escape.
Jack Henry Abbott
No one forces me, or any other writer, to sell a film option on the books. If you don't want to run the risk that the filmmakers may adapt your work in a way you don't like, then you don't sell the option. You know when you sell it that they will have to make some changes, just because film and TV are different media than books.
I feel a little uncomfortable at being asked the sorts of questions that other Catholics in public life tend not to be asked.