If you surrendered to the air, you could ride it.
All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was.
She is a friend of mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order. It's good, you know, when you got a woman who is a friend of your mind.
In this country American means white. Everybody else has to hyphenate.
We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.
You need a whole community to raise a child. I have raised two children, alone.
At some point in life the world's beauty becomes enough. You don't need to photograph, paint or even remember it. It is enough.
There is really nothing more to say-except why. But since why is difficult to handle, one must take refuge in how.
I wrote my first novel because I wanted to read it.
I always looked upon the acts of racist exclusion, or insult, as pitiable, from the other person. I never absorbed that. I always thought that there was something deficient about such people.
I like marriage. The idea.
It's been mentioned or suggested that Paradise will not be well studied, because it's about this unimportant intellectual topic, which is religion.
As you enter positions of trust and power, dream a little before you think.
If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.
If you're going to hold someone down you're going to have to hold on by the other end of the chain. You are confined by your own repression.
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