Hip-hop originated from the Bronx specifically; that means everything. I'm down the block from where hip-hop was born and raised, so I'm glad I am here and I'm able to represent New York the way I am.
I am sure of this: that no one can write a book which children will like unless he write it for himself first.
I am sure it is one's duty as a teacher to try to show boys that no opinions, no tastes, no emotions are worth much unless they are one's own. I suffered acutely as a boy from the lack of being shown this.
When I first wrote 'Papa Hemingway,' there were too many people still alive, and the lawyers for Random House didn't want to OK it. But now all that's been filtered away by the passage of all these people. And having the fortune of surviving, I now feel that I am the custodian of what Ernest wanted the world to know about him and these women.
Experience has taught me, when I am shaving of a morning, to keep watch over my thoughts, because, if a line of poetry strays into my memory, my skin bristles so that the razor ceases to act.
It will be thought that I am acting strangely in concerning myself at this day with what appears at first sight and simply a well-known method of fortune-telling.
There are some things I wish I never knew, but I am grateful for things that I have learned, too.
I am just your everyday, average girl. I live by the beach. I wear flip flops. I don't wear make-up. I go to the gym.
I'm no where as tough as my father. I really think that I am more open to change than he was.
But people who really know me, know that I am not a bad boy at heart... I am a big teddy bear.
I am shy to admit that I have followed the advice given all those years ago by a wise archbishop to a bewildered young man: that moments of unbelief 'don't matter,' that if you return to a practice of the faith, faith will return.
I am sure that the party system is right and necessary. There must be some scum.
Science has revealed that the human body is made up of millions and millions of atoms... For example, I am made up of 5.8x10 27 atoms.
There is not enough funding for basic sciences in India. We have to invest in a big way, and I am pushing that idea.