I have to do draft after draft… It takes me a long time, but I love doing it, and I have to do it every day, or I feel slack.
Girls aren’t mean to guys in high school. They are mean to each other. Girls were never mean to me.
I’m a poster child for Luddites. It was a challenge for me to open myself up the tech world.
My appearance was always good and my ability to play on the piano, especially ragtime, which was then at the height of its vogue, made me a welcome guest.
Nothing prepared me for the loss of my mother. Even knowing that she would die did not prepare me.
I care more about the country than what happens to me. But we can’t allow the law to become a political weapon or agree to scare people away from standing up for their rights, no matter how good the deal. I’m not going to be part of that.
To me, freedom entitles you to do something, not to not do something.
Griffin Bell later apologized to me for that decision.
Sometimes it seemed to me I could not look at those silent little figures; that I must go north, to the grim coal fields, to the Rocky Mountain camps, where the labor fight is at least fought by grown men.
I am the daughter of a Chicana and anglo. I think most days I am an embarrassment to both groups. I sometimes hate the white in me so viciously that I long to forget the commitment my skin has imposed upon my life.