I've had opportunities before to run for office - the Republicans recruited me when I was surgeon general, to run for Congress, to run against Gov. Napolitano. But I didn't feel it was my calling... I felt, 'Well, I'm flattered, but I really would rather stay and be the doctor of the nation and stay as surgeon general.'
WHEN I FALL IN LOVE IT WILL BE FOREVER OR I'LL NEVER FALL IN LOVE IN A RESTLESS WORLD LIKE THIS IS LOVE IS ENDED BEFORE IT'S BEGUN AND TOO MANY MOONLIGHT KISSES SEEM TO COOL IN THE WARMTH OF THE SUN WHEN I GIVE MY HEART IT WILL BE COMPLETELY OR I'LL NEVER GIVE MY HEART AND THE MOMENT I CAN FEEL THAT YOU FEEL THAT WAY TOO IS WHEN I FALL IN LOVE WITH YOU AND THE MOMENT I CAN FEEL THAT YOU FEEL THAT WAY TOO IS WHEN I FALL IN LOVE WITH YOU
For in all the world there are no people so piteous and forlorn as those who are forced to eat the bitter bread of dependency in their old age, and find how steep are the stairs of another man's house. Wherever they go they know themselves unwelcome. Wherever they are, they feel themselves a burden. There is no humiliation of the spirit they are not forced to endure. Their hearts are scarred all over with the stabs from cruel and callous speeches.
Nothing is sillier than this charge of plagiarism. There is no sixth commandment in art. The poet dare help himself wherever he lists, wherever he finds material suited to his work. He may even appropriate entire columns with their carved capitals, if the temple he thus supports be a beautiful one. Goethe understood this very well, and so did Shakespeare before him.
Adventure is humdrum and routine unless one assimilates it, unless one relates it to a central core which grows within and gives it contour and significance. Raw experience is empty, just as empty as the forecastle of a whaler as in a chamber of a counting house; for it is not what one does, but in a manifold sense, what one realizes that keeps existence from being vain and trivial.
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