As writers we must, from our very opening sentence, speak with authority to our readers.
Authority must be respected and chosen wisely.
In some South Pacific cultures, a speaker holds a conch shell as a symbol of temporary position of authority. Leaders must understand who holds the conch that is, who should be listened to and when.
The saving ordinance of baptism must be administered by one who has proper authority from God.
I must confess I love female writers: Jane Austen, Isak Dinesen, Colette, Willa Cather, Dawn Powell, Joan Didion. I grew up on the Bronte sisters, and Daphne du Maurier.
To have great poets, there must be great audiences.
Conductors must give unmistakable and suggestive signals to the orchestra - not choreography to the audience.
We must have the audacity to turn up the frequency of our truths.
The citizens must be certain that the governor is attending to the duties for which he was elected.
It is now widely recognized that any attempt at malaria eradication must be a long-term commitment that involves multiple interventions, disciplines, strategies and organizations.
Any known attempt at proselyting would be instantly amenable at a criminal tribunal and would probably be punished by the death of the proselyte and the banishment of the missionary. All efforts must be conducted in private and are therefore very limited.
One must not attempt to justify them, but rather to sense their nature simply and clearly.
While we do not ask for accolades, we must defend ourselves from repeated public attacks.
The Europeans must finally understand the incredible shock triggered by the attacks of September 11.
In the wake of the September 11 attacks, it became clear that the FBI's number one priority must be the prevention of another terrorist attack.
We must expect the discovery of many as yet unknown elements-for example, elements analogous to aluminum and silicon- whose atomic weight would be between 65 and 75.
Coal is responsible for as much atmospheric carbon dioxide as other fossil fuels combined and it still has far greater reserves. We must stop using it.
Create an atmosphere for the Spirit. The Spirit must be present.
A photographer must be prepared to catch and hold on to those elements which give distinction to the subject or lend it atmosphere.
You must relate athletic experiences to life.