Teaching was a sudden immersion in the hot water of sociability! I was so afraid, it took me two weeks to be able to stand up behind my desk. I loved teaching, but got too involved in the students’ lives.
Robert Bly Quotes
I wanted to be a playwright, and wrote a play called “Martin Luther.” The trouble was that no one in my family talked. Eugene O’Neill’s family suffered, but they talked. That effort was hopeless from the start.
When one is living what the French call the garret life, it’s surprising how often one meets someone with the odd instinct to help. I’d go to a certain employment agency for painting jobs, and would usually get fired by noon. Jack, at the Agency, was never upset. He’d send me back out. “Getting fired […]
I think I had spent up my available capital for extroversion in college, and I had to be by myself. I intended to take one year, but ended up taking four.