I never fit in. Everyone knew my dad was Indian. I was half-Indian.
Living is a constant process of deciding what we are going to do.
I started writing to save my life.
Most people don’t know that Congo Square was originally a Muscogee ceremonial ground… in New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz.
A revolution only lasts fifteen years, a period which coincides with the effectiveness of a generation.
You just go where poetry is, whether it’s in your heart or your mind or in books or in places where there’s live poetry or recordings.
We have need of history in its entirety, not to fall back into it, but to see if we can escape from it.
Law is born from despair of human nature.
Youth does not require reasons for living, it only needs pretexts.
I don’t see the desert as barren at all; I see it as full and ripe. It doesn’t need to be flattered with rain. It certainly needs rain, but it does with what it has, and creates amazing beauty.