That my philosophy of life is, as far as possible, one of enjoyment. I'm not nihilistic.
Alexander McCall Smith
Well, I'd say all of us are a combination of moods and emotions. In my day to day life I don't go around skipping, but at times one can feel sheer exhilarating joy at the world.
It seems to me that we're in danger of losing sight of certain basic civic values in society by allowing the growth of a whole generation of people who really have no sense of attachment to society.
The local community is very important in one's life; the feelings of identification with a place and people.
New York is a wonderful place to be up, an awful place to be down.
Oh I love gadgets and I pride myself on keeping at the cutting edge of technology.
You do not have to ladle on the impasto to make a point about human frailty or ambitions.
One of the most destructive things that's happening in modern society is that we are losing our sense of the bonds that bind people together - which can lead to nightmares of social collapse.
It's through the small things that we develop our moral imagination, so that we can understand the sufferings of others.
Manners are the basic building blocks of civil society.
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