I’m not a writer who teaches. I’m a teacher who writes.
Be present in all things and thankful for all things.
In so many ways, segregation shaped me, and education liberated me.
Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.
It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody.
You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.
You can only become great at that thing you’re willing to sacrifice for.
Making a decision to write was a lot like deciding to jump into a frozen lake.
Children’s talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.