Why is there nothing contagious that’s good? Like something that lets you jump higher for a few days, or play piano.
Nearby was an iPhone he had bought recently. “Why?” he said. “Because I’m free. Every morning I study a chapter in ‘iPhone for Dummies,’ and now I’m proficient. I haven’t read a word for two months. I pull this thing out and play with it.
Charles McGrath interviews Philip Roth following his recent retirement.
This fellow is wise enough to play the Fool,
And to do that well craves a kind of wit.
As ESPN looks back at Magic Johnson’s 1991 announcement that he was HIV-positive and retiring from basketball, we look to a new play on Broadway that captures Johnson’s biography, especially his relationship with longtime rival Larry Bird. Said the usually stoic Bird upon learning of Johnson’s diagnosis: it was “the same type of feeling I had when my father died.” More on Broadway’s Magic/Bird here.
If A is success in life, then
A equals x plus y plus z.
Work is x; y is play;
and z is keeping your mouth shut.