How long will it take the citizens of the United States, one wonders, to recognize that the house their country bombed in Iraq is the same one they were living in until it was foreclosed?
You cannot see the changes that you’re dreaming about, because they’re internal.
I want the Israeli government to be made accountable for its behaviour to the Palestinians, and I want the people of the U.S. to cease acting as if they don’t understand what is going on.
We should not look down on our first ancestors.
In my work and in myself I reflect black people, women and men, as I reflect others. One day even the most self-protective ones will look into the mirror I provide and not be afraid.
As an elder of the Americas and of the rest of the planet, it is my responsibility to care for and protect, to the best of my ability, the young.
Sucking up to the biggies won’t get us anywhere.
I think that all people who feel that there is injustice in the world anywhere should learn as much of it as they can bear. That is our duty.
Politically, the world is so confused right now – there’s so much suffering caused by various movements by various parties and people in power in government.
This is a wonderful planet, and it is being completely destroyed by people who have too much money and power and no empathy.
I have fallen in love with the imagination. And if you fall in love with the imagination, you understand that it is a free spirit. It will go anywhere, and it can do anything.
People really had a problem with my disinterest in submission. They had a problem with my intellect, and they had a problem with my choice of lovers. They had a problem with my choice of everything.
People have so many hang-ups about how other people live their lives. People always want to keep you in a little box, or they need to label you and fix you in time and location.