We live in a culture where European beauty standards are dominant.
Men and women understand different things about personal boundaries. What men call privacy, women know as secrecy.
We're living with the Arabs; we have to understand them... Through knowing the Arabs, you know yourself better.
Intimate relationships are a gold mine for literature to explore, to understand, to describe.
I was proud my father spoke Arabic fluently - his father sent him to learn Arabic from a sheikh - and we had Arab friends. His task of understanding the Arabs - not only politics but poetry - was very important; he took it as a vocation.
There are a lot of people who know me who can't understand for the life of them why I would got to work on something as unserious as baseball. If they only knew.
Even when poetry has a meaning, as it usually has, it may be inadvisable to draw it out... Perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure.
Unless India stands up to the world, no one will respect us. In this world, fear has no place. Only strength respects strength.
No sanction can stand against ignited minds.
I divide criticism into two categories - one coming from those who understand music, who are worthy of being critical because they are knowledgeable about what they are saying; and then there is another category of people who would criticise you anyway, whether your work is good or bad.