I never talk about my next project.
Is solace anywhere more comforting than that in the arms of a sister.
What’s really hard is that you could care a lot for someone and not want to live with him anymore.
Can people who hunger so desperately for what other people have ever have enough?
My family was a poor farming family, and we lived under absolute segregation.
I don’t have this feeling that 70 is really old.
Surely the earth can be saved by all the people who insist on love.
I don’t generally read reviews.
Any God I ever found in church, I brought in myself.
One of the triumphs of the Civil Rights Movement is that when you travel through the South today, you do not feel overwhelmed by a residue of grievance and hate.
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.
We have to wake up. We have to refuse to be a clone.
Poetry is the lifeblood of rebellion, revolution, and the raising of consciousness.