Each generation has a backlash against the generation before.
Potter is jealous of potter, and craftsman of craftsman; and the poor have a grudge against the poor, and the poet against the poet.
I think there should be holy war against yoga classes.
I have nothing against 3D films but I do not need to see them.
To survive, you've got to keep wheedling your way. You can't just sit there and fight against odds when it's not going to work. You have to turn a corner, dig a hole, go through a tunnel - and find a way to keep moving.
Stories serve the purpose of consolidating whatever gains people or their leaders have made or imagine they have made in their existing journey thorough the world.
I think an artist, in my definition of that word, would not be someone who takes sides with the emperor against his powerless subjects. That's different from prescribing a way in which a writer should write.
I will run against anybody.
If you want to win the World Cup, you need to play against the best national teams in the world.
It is human nature, especially as we get older, to look for stability in our lives. But if you want to be a successful entrepreneur, you have to fight against that somewhat, as starting a business requires movement. You cannot stay still.
A rolling stone gathers no moss, but it gains a certain polish.
I've spent my life butting my head against other people's lack of imagination.
Everything that's said against me offends me, whether it's true or not.
My records are basically a litany of complaints against the world, and I'm quite like that in real life as well.
If I were to meet the most incredible man, and he just so happened to not make as much money as I do, I wouldn't hold it against him.
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