found in the ordinary course of events
His creative vision and ambitions were no doubt at the forefront of his mind, but there were also more
mundane matters to consider and deal with.
having an illustrious reputation; respected
I'm sorry I can't be with you in person, but please know that I am most definitely with you in spirit and honored to be receiving such a
a personal facade that one presents to the world
As a performer I've played for 50,000 people and I've played for 50 people and I can tell you that it is harder to play for 50 people. 50,000 people have a singular
persona, not so with 50.
someone who writes plays
I would reckon he thought of himself as a
the state or quality of being widely honored and acclaimed
When I started writing songs as a teenager, and even as I started to achieve some
renown for my abilities, my aspirations for these songs only went so far.
a cherished desire
When I started writing songs as a teenager, and even as I started to achieve some renown for my abilities, my
aspirations for these songs only went so far.
as the end result of a succession or process
So, I do thank the Swedish Academy, both for taking the time to consider that very question, and,
ultimately, for providing such a wonderful answer.
someone who supports or champions something
"Are there enough good seats for my
hold back a thought or feeling about
I don't know if these men and women ever thought of the Nobel honor for themselves, but I suppose that anyone writing a book, or a poem, or a play anywhere in the world might
harbor that secret dream deep down inside.
earnest and conscientious activity intended to do something
But, like Shakespeare, I too am often occupied with the pursuit of my creative
endeavors and dealing with all aspects of life's mundane matters.
feeling or showing profound respect or veneration
These giants of literature whose works are taught in the schoolroom, housed in libraries around the world and spoken of in
reverent tones have always made a deep impression.
urgently needed; absolutely necessary
But it's my songs that are at the
vital center of almost everything I do.
expect, believe, or suppose
reckon he thought of himself as a dramatist.
judge or regard in a particular way
From an early age, I've been familiar with and reading and absorbing the works of those who were
deemed worthy of such a distinction: Kipling, Shaw, Thomas Mann, Pearl Buck, Albert Camus, Hemingway.