After I had been working as a cap maker for three years it began to dawn on me that we girls needed an organization. The men had organized already, and had gained some advantages, but the bosses had lost nothing, as they took it out on us.
I like being near the top of a mountain. One can’t get lost here.
Racism is man’s gravest threat to man – the maximum of hatred for a minimum of reason.
You can find the entire cosmos lurking in its least remarkable objects.
I slide my arm from under the sleeper’s head and it is numb, full of swarming pins, on the tip of each, waiting to be counted, the fallen angels sit.
All the best have something in common, a regard for reality, an agreement to its primacy over the imagination.
Though I may deny poets their monopoly on inspiration, I still place them in a select group of Fortune’s darlings.
‘There’s nothing new under the sun’: that’s what you wrote, Ecclesiastes. But you yourself were born new under the sun.
He who is satisfied has never truly craved, and he who craves for the light of God neglects his ease for ardor.
The issue of prayer is not prayer; the issue of prayer is God.