When I look at 55 percent of our black men dropping out of school, how bad off are we going to be when we need some lawyers?
I guess the real reason that my wife and I had children is the same reason that Napoleon had for invading Russia: it seemed like a good idea at the time.
Now, Richard Pryor was unique. Many misunderstood his humor. He lit up the hallway, but they didn't understand his use of profanity. He didn't use it just to be using it; he used it in the context of his satire.
Even though your kids will consistently do the exact opposite of what you're telling them to do, you have to keep loving them just as much.
DOB - July 12, 1937
Naomi Shihab Nye