The pages continue to turn, and every day I’m a little older, hopefully a little wiser and a lot more grateful. Do I have regrets? I have a few – but not as many as you might think. If it hadn’t been for the darkness, I never would have known the light. In life we all take different paths, some more difficult than others, but in the end, all that matters is whether or not they lead us home.
Richard Paul Evans
For me, success is inner peace. That’s a good day for me.
We ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us. If the book we are reading doesn’t wake us up with a blow on the head, what are we reading it for?
Now I become myself. It’s taken time, many years and places.
No Black woman writer in this culture can write “too much.” Indeed, no woman writer can write “too much”…no woman has ever written enough.
Where there is a woman there is magic.
I’ll tell you what freedom is to me. No fear.
For, without love, pleasure withers quickly, becomes a foul taste on the palate, and pleasure’s inventions are soon exhausted. There must be a soul within the body you are holding, a soul which you are striving to meet, a soul which is striving to meet yours.
You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.
You become a writer because you need to become a writer – nothing else.
There is no exquisite beauty…without some strangeness in the proportion.
Edgar Allan Poe
Honesty in fiction is the most important thing there is.
The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea.
A wise woman wishes to be no one’s enemy; a wise woman refuses to be anyone’s victim.
Happy Birthday Sarafina!