In all my work, I try to say – ‘You may be given a load of sour lemons, why not try to make a dozen lemon meringue pies?’
Though I do manage to mumble around in about seven or eight languages, English remains the most beautiful of languages. It will do anything.
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.
Bitterness is cancer – it eats upon the host. It doesn’t do anything to the object of its displeasure.
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
I know that I’ve been guided by God. I am obedient.
The only thing is, people have to develop courage. It is most important of all the virtues. Because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtues consistently.
Children’s talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
I got my own back.
I know some people might think it odd – unworthy even – for me to have written a cookbook, but I make no apologies. The U.S. poet laureate Billy Collins thought I had demeaned myself by writing poetry for Hallmark Cards, but I am the people’s poet so I write for the people.