"We have actually convinced ourselves that slogans will
save us. Shoot up if you must; but use a clean needle. Enjoy sex
whenever and with whomever you wish, but wear a condom. No! The
answer is no. Not because it isn't cool or smart or because you
might end up in jail or in an aids ward, but no because it's wrong,
because we have spent 5,000 years as a race of rational human
beings, trying to drag ourselves out of the primeval slime by
searching for truth and moral absolutes. In its purest form, truth
is not a polite tap on the shoulder. It is a howling reproach.
What Moses brought down from Mount Sinai were not the Ten Suggestions."
ABC Nightline Moderator, Ted Koppel, at Duke University, Durham,
North Carolina, giving the 1987 commencement address.