Image: Collage of Sanskrit writings, Moorish arches, Russian Orthodox church with cursive script in background, Cla
You see things less clearly when you open your eyes too wide.
Any form of art is a form of power; it has impact, it can affect change – it can not only move us, it makes us move.
Black man cleans the streets but mustn't walk freely on the pavement; Black man must build houses for the white man but cannot live in them; Black man cooks the white man's food but eats what is left over. Don't listen to anyone bluff you and say Black and white are brothers.
Obsessions are the only things that matter.
The universe is made of stories, not of atoms.
No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream.
If you're going to lick the icing off somebody else's cake you won't be nourished and it won't do you any good, or you might find the cake had caraway seeds and you hate them.
Why don't we have a little game? Let's pretend that we're human beings, and that we're actually alive.
Let us go forth with fear and courage and rage to save the world.
It was that impossible thing: happiness that does not wilt to reveal the thin shoots of some new desire rising from within it.