Anytime you see a turtle up on top of a fence post, you know he had some help
When you start about family, about lineage and ancestry, you are talking about every person on earth.
In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.
Either you deal with what is the reality, or you can be sure that the reality is going to deal with you
Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.
Roots is not just a saga of my family. It is the symbolic saga of a people.
Beginning writers must appreciate the prerequisites if they hope to become writers. You pay your dues - which takes years.
My fondest hope is that Roots may start black, white, brown, red, yellow people digging back for their own roots. Man, that would make me feel 90 feet tall.
In my writing, as much as I could, I tried to find the good, and praise it
I look at my books the way parents look at their children. The fact that one becomes more successful than the others doesn't make me love the less successful one any less.
Tying the little folks with the older folks is a great and powerful tool to preserve and to protect the family and the individual.
The family is our refuge and our springboard; nourished on it, we can advance to new horizons. In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.
Racism is taught in our society, it is not automatic. It is learned behavior toward persons with dissimilar physical characteristics.