Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputations, can never effect a reform.
I’m happy if whatever I’ve done has raised the profile of skating and has maybe changed the stigma that skating is for outcasts, losers and whatnot.
Do I care that some guy sitting home, or some woman, saying, ‘I don’t care what investigators say, I still believe he’s a pedophile’? It’s as meaningful as a person sitting home saying, ‘I believe him, and he’s a wonderful person, and he’s gotten a raw deal.’ That and 15 cents gets me on the […]
It’s a ton of work to try to control the image and you can only do it so much, because people are gonna think whatever they think. But it has been so vitally important to have the image that I want, and try to be seen how I want to be seen.
Fools admire everything in an author of reputation. For my part, I read only to please myself. I like only that which serves my purpose.
After all, what does a politician have but his credibility?
The invisible thing called a Good Name is made up of the breath of numbers that speak well of you.
With an evening coat and a white tie, anybody, even a stockbroker, can gain a reputation for being civilized.