there are many reasons “There are many reasons why novelists write, but they all have one thing in common – a need to create an alternative world.”

the alternative to a vacation “The alternative to a vacation is to stay home and tip every third person you see.”

the united states “The United States prefers that Iraq meet its obligations voluntarily, yet we are prepared for the alternative.”

where does the family “Where does the family start? It starts with a young man falling in love with a girl – no superior alternative has yet been found”

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we have always said “We have always said that in our war with the Arabs we had a secret weapon – no alternative.”

i became a feminist “I became a feminist as an alternative to becoming a masochist”

if we are going to teach “If we are going to teach creation science as an alternative to evolution, then we should also teach the stork theory as an alternative to biological reproduction.”

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the future is not a result “The future is not a result of choices among alternative paths offered by the present, but a place that is created–created first in the mind and will, created next in activity. The future is not some place we are going to, but one we are creating.”

you are educated “You are educated. Your certification is in your degree. You may think of it as the ticket to the good life. Let me ask you to think of an alternative. Think of it as your ticket to change the world.”

if patriotism is “If patriotism is “the last refuge of a scoundrel,” it is not merely because evil deeds may be performed in the name of patriotism, but because patriotic fervor can obliterate moral distinctions altogether”