Saturday, January 24, 2009

TIME

One of the challenges of diplomacy is that occasionally one encounters an adversary who seems to have nothing to lose; the zealot who does not value his own life, the despot who has lttle concern for the welfare if his people, the anarchist who values only chaos. There is in fact however, one thing that all serious men and women value, one thing that if plausibly threatened will get their attention. There is one thing that any serious person with serious ambitions can not afford: someone causing them to waste their time.

2 comments:

Evil Red Scandi said...

Umm... then why do Bond villains monologue so much?

z9z99 said...

So 007 can make his improbable escape, of course. If they didn't talk so much...