For some people, success is a zero sum game. They think that if they push other people out of the way, fewer people can compete with them. That's one way of seeing the world. It's dog eat dog. It's, sadly, always going to be there.
Madam Walker, as part of the first generation out of slavery, really was inventing the way that she operated in the world.
Have you noticed that almost all the change in the world goes to women? When was the last time you had a five pence piece? Exactly. In a Christmas pudding. All the rest of it is in women's handbags.
People who know there is a god and people who know there isn't live in exactly the same world. Same number of hours in the day, same weather, same football results. They both love their children and die of the same diseases.
Personal adornment is the only cultural form that everybody in the world takes part in.
Mr. Obama is the only popular politician left in the world. He would win an election in any one of the G-20 countries, and his fellow world leaders will do anything to take home a touch of that reflected popularity.
I suppose that every one of us hopes secretly for immortality; to leave, I mean, a name behind him which will live forever in this world, whatever he may be doing, himself, in the next.
Golf is so popular simply because it is the best game in the world at which to be bad.
World War II was a trauma that paralysed writers. It was something metaphysical, diabolical.
Jerusalem doesn't belong only to Israelis and Palestinians, Muslims and Jews, but to the world.