Show me a character whose life arouses my curiosity, and my flesh begins crawling with suspense.
Housework is a breeze. Cooking is a pleasant diversion. Putting up a retaining wall is a lark. But teaching is like climbing a mountain.
A passion for politics stems usually from an insatiable need, either for power, or for friendship and adulation, or a combination of both.
Richard Nixon lied to gain love, to shore up his grandiose fantasies, to bolster his ever-wavering sense of identity. He lied in attack, hoping to win and always he lied, and this most aggressively, to deny that he lied.