I respect the people who buy my records and come to my concerts. It’s only fair that I always try to give them the very best that’s in me. After all, I need them more than they need me.
In my school, people liked the gym teachers because they were the football or soccer coaches. But look, if they’re cool, they get respect.
A man’s real life is that accorded to him in the thoughts of other men by reason of respect or natural love.
The Arab-Israeli conflict is also in many ways a conflict about status: it’s a war between two peoples who feel deeply humiliated by the other, who want the other to respect them. Battles over status can be even more intractable than those over land or water or oil.