Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go… And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it’s all over.
Once I unlocked the mystery of the alphabet that led to words, a multitude of words connecting me to the world, there was no stopping me.
The music in his laughter had a way of rounding off the missing notes in her soul.
black isn’t beautiful and it isn’t ugly – black is! It’s not kinky hair and it’s not straight hair – it just is.
The intelligence community, for the most part, has no accountability at all; to the Congress, to us the American people, and so they feel that they above the law.
A myth is more powerful – and more lasting – than reality.
We get so caught up in what a man isn’t. It’s what he is that counts.
Spoiled. That’s all it’s about – can’t live without this, can’t live without that. You can live without anything you weren’t born with, and you can make it through on even half of that.
Old as she was, she still missed her daddy sometimes.
A loud voice is not always angry; a soft voice not always to be dismissed; and a well-placed silence can be the indisputable last word.
Life is accepting what is and working from that.
That’s one of the privileges of old age – you can give plenty of advice ’cause most folks think that’s all you got left anyway.