“The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.”
“When we come to it We must confess that we are the possible We are the miraculous, the true wonders of this world Free to choose our ends, our new beginnings That is when, and only when … we come to it.”
“I do not trust people who don’t love themselves and yet tell me, ‘I love you.’ There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt.”
“I learned a long time ago the wisest thing I can do is be on my own side, be an advocate for myself. If I do that well enough, then I’ll be able to look after someone else — the children or the husband or the elderly. But I have to look after myself...
“I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.”