I have learned not to worry about love but to honor its coming with all my heart.
And so our mothers and grandmothers have, more often than not anonymously, handed on the creative spark, the seed of the flower they themselves never hoped to see: or like a sealed letter they could not plainly read.
I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it.
No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.
In order to be able to live in America I must be unafraid to live anywhere in it, and I must be able to live in the fashion and with whom I choose.
Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise.
Helped are those who create anything at all, for they shall relive the thrill of their own conception.
The quietly pacifist peaceful always die to make room for men who shout.
Deliver me from writers who say the way they live doesn't matter. I'm not sure a bad person can write a good book, If art doesn't make us better, then what on earth is it for.
The most important question in the world is, 'Why is the child crying'
Life is better than death, I believe, if only because it is less boring, and because it has fresh peaches in it.
Us sing and dance, make faces and give flower bouquets, trying to be loved. You ever notice that trees do everything to git attention we do, except walk
How simple a thing it seems to me that to know ourselves as we are, we must know our mothers' names.
The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men.
People do not wish to appear foolish; to avoid the appearance of foolishness, they are willing to remain actually fools.
In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they're still beautiful.
Activism is my rent for living on this planet.
Yes, Mother. I can see you are flawed. You have not hidden it. That is your greatest gift to me.
Don't wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you've got to make yourself.
All History is current; all injustice continues on some level, somewhere in the world
Horses make a landscape look beautiful
The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any
Is solace anywhere more comforting than that in the arms of a sister.
I'm always amazed that people will actually choose to sit in front of the television and just be savaged by stuff that belittles their intelligence.
I try to teach my heart not to want things it can't have