Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire.
The central problem of novel-writing is causality.
Life itself is a quotation.
Once you have a disease like cancer, you look at life a bit differently. Some things that were important no longer seem as important as they were.
I am often asked why I started to write poetry. The answer is that my motivation sprang from a visceral need to creatively articulate the experiences of the black youth of my generation, coming of age in a racist society.
Sacrifice, sacrifice, sacrifice! That’s the condition of the female. Women have been conditioned to sacrifice for centuries.
Nothing is built on stone; all is built on sand, but we must build as if the sand were stone.
Like all those possessing a library, Aurelian was aware that he was guilty of not knowing his in its entirety.
I consider myself a lesbian, but I’m a bisexual lesbian.
The person whose face is between your legs is gonna get lockjaw.