‘Thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.
Fiction is such a world of freedom, it’s wonderful. If you want someone to fly, they can fly.
It’s an awful feeling to write something that you feel is really important… and to feel that you’re being published by people who really don’t get it and/or don’t really care.
I can be almost terminally grief-stricken because things are so dire, but at the same time, there’s a real lightheartedness about just the recoverability of life, of how things change, how they’re not the same, ever again.
I love the natural world – it comes from my culture, which grew out of a people enslaved.
I start each book when it’s ready and never before.
Activism is the rent I pay for living on this planet.
Never be the only one, except, possibly, in your own home.
The fact is that when you do something from your heart, you leave a heart print.
Whenever you are creating beauty around you, you are restoring your own soul.
No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.
I cry so much less than I used to. I used to be one of the most teary people.
I think war is so incredibly backward, and I don’t think it’s intelligent, and it’s not sane. So why would you want to support it?