I used to record songs, like, play the beat from one phone and have another phone recording me and just rap. Moving from that to a studio was like, 'Damn, I never knew I could sound like this.' It was just magic.
Growing up in Highbridge was real. Me and all my friends, we never really went to any other places in the Bronx but Highbridge. We always just stayed in Highbridge. It was like territory, to be honest, because Highbridge is like a town.
Never forget me, because if I thought you would, I'd never leave.
If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.
So with truth - there is a certain moment when one can say, this is the truth and here I put a dot, a stop, and I go to another thing. A judge has to put an end to a deliberation. But for a historian, there's never an end to the past. It can go on and on and on.
We always knew how to honor fallen soldiers. They were killed for our sake, they went out on our mission. But how are we to mourn a random man killed in a terrorist attack while sitting in a cafe? How do you mourn a housewife who got on a bus and never returned?
Who made the world I cannot tell; 'Tis made, and here am I in hell. My hand, though now my knuckles bleed, I never soiled with such a deed.
It came about as follows: over the years when I was involved in dianetics, I wrote the beginnings of many stories. I would get an idea, and then write the beginning, and then never touch it again.
I was never really good in school.
There was a windstorm in L.A., and the morning after there was no smog, and I could see the mountains. And I was like... 'There's mountains? Snowcap mountains?' That's insane; I've been there for thirteen years, and I've never seen that view before, seeing the mountains in the distance.
There are some things I wish I never knew, but I am grateful for things that I have learned, too.
Iris Murdoch did influence my early novels very much, and influence is never entirely good.
The scribbler's life is never done.
An Englishman never enjoys himself, except for a noble purpose.
The Englishman never enjoys himself except for a noble purpose.
Freedom is never given; it is won.
Justice is never given; it is exacted.
Freedom is never granted; it is won.
Each poem in becoming generates the laws by which it is generated: extensions of the laws to other poems never completely take.
A good film demands its own score, and if you are a musician, your conscience will never allow you to do something mediocre for a good film.