'Retiring' - within that word is 'tiring,' and I'm not tired. I don't believe in retirement, really.
No doubt unity is something to be desired, to be striven for, but it cannot be willed into being by mere declarations.
By showing hunger, deprivation, starvation and brutality, as well as endurance and nobility, documentaries inform, prod our memories, even stir us to action. Such films do battle for our very soul.
I have always striven to raise the voice of hope for a world where hate gives way to respect and oppression to liberation.
I prefer to make common cause with those whose weapons are guitars, banjos, fiddles and words.
Epistemology is the study of knowledge. By what conduit do we know what we know?
All too often arrogance accompanies strength, and we must never assume that justice is on the side of the strong. The use of power must always be accompanied by moral choice.
No heirloom of humankind captures the past as do art and language.
You don't really need modernity in order to exist totally and fully. You need a mixture of modernity and tradition.
No movement can afford to be caught in a time warp and exist in a state of suspended animation.
I am a Zionist, an ardent supporter of Israel, its defender when I deem Israel to be right and its critic when I deem it to be wrong.
No doubt, unity is something to be desired, to be striven for, but it cannot be willed by mere declarations.
After the advent of the written word, the masses who could not - or were not permitted to - read, were given sermons by the few who could.
I am filled with awe that filmmakers have the capacity to stir us and give us back a sense of wonder.
In my world, history comes down to language and art. No one cares much about what battles were fought, who won them and who lost them - unless there is a painting, a play, a song or a poem that speaks of the event.
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