'Concert' doesn't mean standing up like a target in front of thousands of strangers. It means coming together. It means harmony.
From the age of six I was in the habit of drawing all kinds of things. Although I had produced numerous designs by my fiftieth year, none of my works done before my seventieth is really worth counting. At the age of seventy-three I have come to understand the true form of animals, insects and fish and the nature of plants and trees. Consequently, by the age of eighty-six I will have made more and more progress, and at ninety I will have got closer to the essence of art. At the age of one hundred I will have reached a magnificent level and at one hundred and ten each dot and each line will be alive. I would like to ask those who outlive me to observe that I have not spoken without reason.
Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University
Anti-Oxidative approaches to improve neuronal viability surrounding implanted intracortical microelectrodes
I think that when someone that means everything to you starts to make it plain that they don’t have time or energy for you anymore, when once it was the case that they always did — that’s the actual worst.
But people grow and change, they flop and flounder, or swirl and soar, or all of them at once. And you have to let them, or else you lose yourself I guess. Maybe one’s self is the only one it is ever really within our power not to lose in this way.
We are force fed fire but then ordered to cool our heels.