strengthI like writing for children. It seems to me that most people underestimate their understanding and the strength of their feelings and in my books for them I try to put this right. Nina Bawden Swan Lake’ is the most difficult thing to portray for a female ballet dancer it really requires such specific qualities of articulation, agility, strength, and the arm work is something that takes a lot of training. I am not yet born O fill me with strength against those who would freeze my humanity. I’ve always been really athletic, which really helped, because when I first started doing the training for Bulletproof Monk, it required so much strength that if I didn’t have a base I don’t really know what I would have done. There is nothing respecting which a man may be so long unconscious as of the extent and strength of his prejudices. It is no use painting the foot of the tree white, the strength of the bark cries out from beneath the paint. I felt invincible. My strength was that of a giant. God was certainly standing by me. I smashed five saloons with rocks before I ever took a hatchet. If a weakly mortal is to do anything in the world besides eat the bread thereof, there must be a determined subordination of the whole nature to the one aim no trifling with time, which is passing, with strength which is only too limited. Strength is a matter of the made-up mind. Tonight I should like to thank all those who have shared my work and to acknowledge the debt that I owe to my wife whose encouragement to put research before all other things has been a great strength to me.