In so many ways, segregation shaped me, and education liberated me.
I’m not a writer who teaches. I’m a teacher who writes.
Be present in all things and thankful for all things.
It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody.
Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.
You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.
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.
You can only become great at that thing you’re willing to sacrifice for.