I got my own back.
Glasses clinked and voices rubbed each other.
Bitterness is cancer - it eats upon the host. It doesn't do anything to the object of its displeasure.
There are times when no one is right, and sometimes among family and children, no one can admit that there is no right, and that maybe at the same time there is no wrong. But in this case I was wrong and I appreciate Vivian Baxter for being big enough to accept my apology.
Weekdays revolved on a sameness wheel. They turned into themselves so steadily and inevitably that each seemed to be the original of yesterday's rough draft. Saturday, however, always broke the mold and dared to be different.
That child would stumble over the pattern in a rug.
I've had rainbows in my clouds.
I liked to write from the time I was about 12 or 13. I loved to read. And since I only spoke to my brother, I would write down my thoughts. And I think I wrote some of the worst poetry west of the Rockies. But by the time I was in my 20s, I found myself writing little essays and more poetry - writing at writing.
If you want to know how important you are to the world, stick your finger in a pond and pull it out. Will the hole remain?
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
Death is a reality… Life ends definitely when the subject, by his actions, no longer affects his environment… He can no longer add an iota to the sum total of his experience.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
My mother raised me, and then freed me.
There is nothing quite so tragic as a young cynic, because it means the person has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing.
They may have forgotten how badly they treated you, or they may pretend that they have forgotten. But watch: They will come back to you.
If you know that youth is dying on the run and my daughter trades dope stories with your son we'd better see what all our fearing and our jeering and our crying and our lying brought about. Take Time Out.
For Africa to me… is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place.
All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideals are threatened.
Watch for me and you will see That I'm present in the songs that children sing.
Childrens talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
One must take what nature gives as one finds it.