I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America.
I detest racialism, because I regard it as a barbaric thing, whether it comes from a black man or a white man.
After one has been in prison, it is the small things that one appreciates: being able to take a walk whenever one wants, going into a shop and buying a newspaper, speaking or choosing to remain silent. The simple act of being able to control one's person.
Jackie Earle Haley