Who is allowed to claim a love for poetry; who has enough knowledge to be ‘accepted’ into intellectual circles; who qualifies to be believed as a true disciple - these are the low cost stratagems employed to protect their own perches by the very insecure.
Storming the snobby bastions
The best thing about Maya Angelou was her courage to break down all sorts of barriers
We are, as a species, addicted to story. Even when the body goes to sleep, the mind stays up all night, telling itself stories.
The role of the artist is exactly the same as the role of the lover. If I love you, I have to make you conscious of the things you don’t see.
I don’t think there is any truth. Only points of view.
Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.
I don’t want to earn my living; I want to live.
Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.