There's a condensed softness about the Albanian people, and I've witnessed examples of their hospitality. Albanian blood runs through my veins and I am proud to call myself Albanian.
I would much rather sit, dimmed by inattention, and study the atmosphere and the silence and dance between people, but often times I'm not offered this privilege. The necessity for isolation, and the striving for attention is the only contradiction I find in being a writer and an actress.
My mother's only wish was to start a life in America because America was the cradle of every promise and opportunity.
Acting is not a lofty performance; it is simply the source of becoming and existing transparently. Acting, I find, is the art of frothing to the surface every raw and honest emotion. The moment an actor pretends, he loses his audience forever
Our nature as sensitive beings is far too complex to break apart, re-examine and reshape in a poem.
In the end we're all searching for our home, that one place where we belong.
If I cannot offer some relief to our world, if I cannot inspire our generation to join me, then I feel I am a complete waste of space. This constant fear of feeling irrelevant in our society has been the catalyst behind all my efforts and passions for as long as I can remember.
It is the show that keeps giving. Every night it offers something to society, and it offered something to every one of us. It brought us all together for a lifetime.
I feel it is our inherent duty as a humane society, above any intangible responsibility, to invest in our world's children's potential, passion and confidence.
I would like my books to stand as a tool to unbind children from expectations of poetry because it should free the child to self-expression and exploration.
Poetry is a lyrical insinuation. Often, its melodic subtlety kisses the subconscious mind.
I would like to see from women in this industry what I have had the privilege of witnessing for a decade now. Strength, conviction, and unapologetic sensitivity for the healing of souls.
While some mothers sing lullabies to their children, my mother read me poetry. And to this day, I associate my strongest and most insistent feelings with words lyrically organized on a page.
If I could I would kiss his wrists. If I had half the courage to face his pain.
My children's books are written on the belief that every child has a talent and a passion. Each story unfolds into an adventure of nurturing that confidence until a passion blooms.