Concealing one’s true medical condition from the voting public is a time-honored tradition of the American presidency.
The abolition and suffrage movements progressed when united and were damaged by division; we should remember that.
It’s very hard to write humor.
If I didn’t define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive.
When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak.
What could I wish for the present but to take the greatest pleasure in being what I am?
The disaster at the Bay of Pigs intensified Kennedy’s doubts about listening to advisers from the CIA, the Pentagon, or the State Department who had misled him or allowed him to accept lousy advice.
Every year since 1990, the Gallup poll has asked Americans to assess all the presidents since John F. Kennedy. And every year, Kennedy comes out on top.
Work is the opposite of creativity.
There’s always someone asking you to underline one piece of yourself – whether it’s Black, woman, mother, dyke, teacher, etc. – because that’s the piece that they need to key in to. They want to dismiss everything else.