I look at goals, like, what do I want to do and where do I want to see myself. What position to I want to be in going forward.
War is something of man's own fostering, and if all mankind renounces it, then it is no longer there.
I don't recall having any self-awareness about the intricacy of my stories.
To the Parisians, and especially to the children, all Americans are now 'heros du cinema.' This is particularly disconcerting to sensitive war correspondents, if any, aware, as they are, that these innocent thanks belong to those American combat troops who won the beachhead and then made the breakthrough. There are few such men in Paris.
We cannot have peace if we are only concerned with peace. War is not an accident. It is the logical outcome of a certain way of life. If we want to attack war, we have to attack that way of life.
No matter what political reasons are given for war, the underlying reason is always economic.
Lenin was the first to discover that capitalism 'inevitably' caused war; and he discovered this only when the First World War was already being fought. Of course he was right. Since every great state was capitalist in 1914.
The great armies, accumulated to provide security and preserve the peace, carried the nations to war by their own weight.
The Negro was a political football between his former slave master and Northern political adventurers. The economic basis of this contest was the power to tax, to float bonds, to award franchise: in short, to gain control over the financial resources of the newly organized States.
I compose music for films, and by the grace of God, I've got a few awards. That's it.
I acquired a hunger for fairy tales in the dark days of blackout and blitz in the Second World War.