Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic fear which is inherent in a human situation.
Grief fills the room up of my absent child,
Lies in his bed, walks up and down with me,......
One of the oldest human needs is having someone wonder where you are when you don't come home at night.
To me and my kind, life itself is a story, and we have to tell in stories---that is the way it falls.
Being a woman is a terribly difficult trade, since it consists principally of dealing with men.
Few men make themselves masters of the things they write or speak.
--Tirso de Molina
At some point those of us who are about what is called "truth" have to be as willing to fight for our reality as those who are fighting against us.
Cool and calm are important, but, paradoxically, so is warmth and energy.
--Betty A. Prashker
In this world, politics is like navigation in a sea without charts and wise men live the lives of pilgrims.
Failure feels bad.
Stay still, be quiet, and listen to your heart. Then, when it speaks, get up and go where it takes you.