The only differences one can and should allow in socialism are between hard working people and idlers and between honest people and dishonest people.
Life is not worth living if I cannot have pasta or bread again.
The loss of national identity is the greatest defeat a nation can know, and it is inevitable under the contemporary form of colonization.
Tennis has to become everything to you if you're going to make it to the top. You have to live it.
Materialism is incomplete even as a theory of the physical world, since the physical world includes conscious organisms among its most striking occupants.
Life may be not only meaningless but absurd.
Each of our lives is a part of the lengthy process of the universe gradually waking up and becoming aware of itself.
A person may be greedy, envious, cowardly, cold, ungenerous, unkind, vain, or conceited, but behave perfectly by a monumental act of the will.
Yugoslavia is a multinational community and it can survive only under the conditions of full equality for all nations that live in it.
Humans are addicted to the hope for a final reckoning, but intellectual humility requires that we resist the temptation to assume that tools of the kind we now have are in principle sufficient to understand the universe as a whole.
I don't believe in playing hurt, in taking injections to cover the pain.
Perhaps the belief in God is the belief that the universe is intelligible, but not to us.
fundamentally an organism has conscious mental states if and only if there is something that it is like to be that organism--something it is like for the organism.
Altruism itself depends on a recognition of the reality of other persons, and on the equivalent capacity to regard oneself as merely one individual among many.
It is the utmost necessity that this congress be a congress of unity.
There is a tendency to seek an objective account of everything before admitting its reality.
every subjective phenomenon is essentially connected with a single point of view, and it seems inevitable that an objective, physical theory will abandon that point of view.
We are not angels. Nor are we the devils you have made us out to be.
You have to want to play it all day, every day to get to the top.
I have to live for the day, and not worry about or try to know what tomorrow brings.... if I've learned one thing from all that'shappened to me, it's that if you would know what tomorrow brings, you may not want to live it.
Did you know that Christmas Day is absolutely the best day to fly? It is.
No crowded airports and crowded planes. I always flew to Australia. That's what Christmas was for me - a plane journey to the next tournament
You will never have great tennis champions from England because of the cold and dark, but most of all because people only care about the sport for two weeks a year, and then they're on to something else. There's just not a great love of the sport there
If we tried to rely entirely on reason, and pressed it hard, our lives and beliefs would collapse - a form of madness that may actually occur if the inertial force of taking the world and life for granted is somehow lost. If we lose our grip on that, reason will not give it back to us.
Equality means nothing unless incorporated into the institutions.
Everything, living or not, is constituted from elements having a nature that is both physical and nonphysical - that is, capable of combining into mental wholes. So this reductive account can also be described as a form of panpsychism: all the elements of the physical world are also mental.
I did realize more than ever, after the stabbing, that tennis is a business - a tough business.
We are an episode between two oblivions.
Eventually, I believe, current attempts to understand the mind by analogy with man-made computers that can perform superbly some of the same external tasks as conscious beings will be recognized as a gigantic waste of time.
At the time when this famous historical battle was fought in Kosovo, the people were looking at the stars, expecting aid from them. Now, six centuries later, they are looking at the stars again, waiting to conquer them.
As you know, I was one of the original grunters.
But Jimmy Connors used to grunt way before I was born. I never knew I was grunting, it was just part of my strokes.
Tennis is so competitive. I guess that's the way it has to be.
I never really did Christmas before. Christmas Day? I mean - what's that? What's it all about? I was always flying on Christmas Day
I have this terrible dark side to my personality, which playing tennis keeps at bay
I never knew I was grunting, it was just part of my strokes.
I'm not sure I understand how responsibility for our choices makes sense if they are not determined.
Without consciousness the mind-body problem would be much less interesting.
With consciousness it seems hopeless.
Common sense doesn't have the last word in ethics or anywhere else, but it has, as J. L. Austin said about ordinary language, the first word: it should be examined before it is discarded.
Consciousness is what makes the mind-body problem really intractable.
For as long as multinational communities have existed, their weak point has always been the relations between different nations.
A theory of motivation is defective if it renders intelligible behaviour which is not intelligible.
The inclusion of consequences in the conception of what we have done is an acknowledgement that we are parts of the world, but the paradoxical character of moral luck which emerges from this acknowledgement shows that we are unable to operate with such a view, for it leaves us with no one to be.
It doesn't matter who is playing or how old they are.
I just worry about what I can control. It doesn't give me more or less motivation.
I'm 5 feet 10 inches, and whatever my whatever my weight is, that's fine.
As long as I am able to move and I feel good, it doesn't matter.
I am lucky to have advisers whom I trust.
I don't like salads: I like the strong food.
Any reductionist program has to be based on an analysis of what is to be reduced. If the analysis leaves something out, the problem will be falsely posed.
NATO believes it can pick on a small nation and force us to surrender our independence. And that is where NATO miscalculated. You are not willing to sacrifice lives to achieve our surrender. But we are willing to die to defend our rights as an independent sovereign nation.
Absurdity is one of the most human things about us: a manifestation of our most advanced and interesting characteristics.
The point is... to live one's life in the full complexity of what one is, which is something much darker, more contradictory, more of a maelstrom of impulses and passions, of cruelty, ecstacy, and madness, than is apparent to the civilized being who glides on the surface and fits smoothly into the world.
I want atheism to be true and am made uneasy by the fact that some of the most intelligent and well-informed people I know are religious believers. It isn't just that I don't believe in God and, naturally, I hope that I'm right in my belief. It's that I hope there is no God! I don't want there to be a God; I don't want the universe to be like that.