If you have the guts to keep making mistakes, your wisdom and intelligence leap forward with huge momentum.
You can't just leave out one part; the bread won't rise if the yeast isn't there.
Music can be used against us as much as it can be used for us. Muzak can put a whole nation to sleep, whereas a lullaby is intended to put a child to sleep in a sweet way.
White middle- and upper-class men have a longer journey to go than many people.
The war on drugs is a war against the communities.
Why do we kill people who are killing people to show that killing people is wrong?
We who are interested in relative truth have to keep digging for it and not let ourselves be sucked under.
To be always in a state of wonder is a kind of sensitivity that can sometimes be an extraordinary blessing and sometimes a real pain.
I like this life. I like it when it's hard, and I like it better when it's not, but I know you don't get the sweet part without the bitter.
When we make mistakes, say, I'm blessed that I have an opportunity to learn from this.
Once women are not excluded, I don't think any of us will give a damn what pronouns are used. That wasn't the point.
Part of being an artist is being willing to be shocked, being willing to be surprised, being willing to be hurt.
The women's movement completely changed attitudes all over the world in ways we'll never be able to count.
It's been important to me to be a good activist, a good thinker, a good musician, a good singer, and a good entertainer. You can't do it all, but I have walked those delicate lines as best I know how.
Leaping away from my mistakes has propelled me forward. It has great force behind it. It makes for great storytelling.
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