My goal has been to encourage jointness, to push people to think of affiliations rather than to operate as solo entrepreneurs.
The Empress has been connected with the ideas of universal fecundity and in a general sense with activity.
Southern political personalities, like sweet corn, travel badly. They lose flavor with every hundred yards away from the patch. By the time they reach New York, they are like Golden Bantam that has been trucked up from Texas - stale and unprofitable. The consumer forgets that the corn tastes different where it grows.
'In Memoriam' has been my companion for all my grownup life.
Reading about Queen Victoria has been a passion of mine since, as a child, I came across Laurence Housman's play 'Happy and Glorious,' with its Ernest Shepard illustrations.
The poet exposes himself to the risk. All that has been said about poetry, all that he has learned about poetry, is only a partial assurance.
I don't think about my previous success. I'm happy that the work I've done has been very successful.
The journey that I have undertaken, meeting people from all walks of life and learning from them, has been my biggest achievement.
Towards the end of the military service, I had to make what I assume has been the most important decision in my career: to start a residency in clinical medicine, in surgery, which was my favorite choice, or to enroll into graduate school and start a career in scientific research. It was clear to me that I was heading for graduate school.
My wife is from Copenhagen and her father has been a huge Liverpool supporter since the early 1960s.