well as programs like the GI Bill that made a college education available to millions, government
I don’t like politics much,
I don’t worry about the survival of the novel. We’re a storytelling species.
How does the saying go? When two locusts fight, it is always the crow that feasts.’
Is that a Luo expression?’ I asked. Sayid’s face broke into a bashful smile.
We have a similar expression in Luo,’ he said, ‘but actually I must admit that I read this particular expression in a book by Chinua Achebe. The Nigerian writer. I like his books very much. He speaks the truth about Africa’s predicament. the Nigerian, the Kenya – it is the same. We share more than divides us.
perhaps that’s how any love begins, impulses and cloudy images that allow us to break across our solitude, and then, if we’re lucky, are finally transformed into something firmer.
People were satisfied so long as you were courteous and smiled and made no sudden moves.
And to all those who have wondered if Americas beacon still burns as bright – tonight we proved once more that the true strength of our nation comes not from our the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals: democracy, liberty, opportunity, and unyielding hope.
For that is the true genius of America – that America can change. Our union can be perfected. And what we have already achieved gives us hope for what we can and must achieve tomorrow.
Although the principle of equality has always been self-evident, it has never been self-executing.
And you won’t have to wake up at four in the morning,
Duty compels us to care about people that we will never meet.