I wanted to be a citizen of the world but not in a superficial way.
I don’t think there is a hidden purpose to the universe that you have to puzzle out.
No. I was an only child.
I think my writing is part of my ministry.
Any fool can make enough money to survive. It’s another thing to keep yourself consistently entertained. It’s a lot of work, and a lot of fun, to make a life.
I talk about very serious human affairs but with a lightness of heart.
The world does not need tourists who ride by in a bus clucking their tongues. The world as it is needs those who will love it enough to change it, with what they have, where they are.
You feel like an ant contemplating Chicago.
I’ve always made a clear distinction between making a life and making a living.
You are free to give life meaning, whatever meaning you want to give it.
I believe in dancing.
Children are sent to school to be civilized, to learn to be part of the social enterprise.
Share everything. Don’t take things that aren’t yours. Put things back where you found them.
The winding down of summer puts me in a heavy philosophical mood.
Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life – learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.