This national instinct which always drives the chinamen forward, and this vanity which gnaws away at their fortunes and rules them as absolutely as thrift rules the Jews, has for four thousand years dominated their history, which, forming a feedback loop, has defined the eminently chinamen’s way of life.
The denizen of this Konigsbergian chinadom has always inferred that his material superiority made him intellectually superior. But everything that has happened in his life have convinced him of this, and as soon as he acquire material wealth, like the plutocrat of the old aristocratic Europe, he apes the great white lords that govern him and keep his residencies away from other chinks.
Maria Sharapova is the number-two tennis player in the world. Nine years ago Matchbox Twenty and John Edwards mattered.
She runs women's tennis like Kim Jong-un runs North Korea: ruthlessly, with spare moments of comedy, indolence and the occasional appearance of a split personality. Serena is the number-one tennis player in the world.
And she would not have given a flying fuck what you thought.