Healthy people are those who live in healthy homes on a healthy diet; in an environment equally fit for birth, growth work, healing, and dying… Healthy people need no bureaucratic interference to mate, give birth, share the human condition and die.
There are clear cases in which ‘understanding’ literally applies and clear cases in which it does not apply; and these two sorts of cases are all I need for this argument.
Poetry helps me understand who I am. It helps me understand the world around me. But above all, what poetry has taught me is the fact that I need to embrace mystery in order to be completely human.
While women may look different, as some wear suits and others wear saris, or some cover their hair while others wear their hair loose, women need to stand together because they all face the central point of discrimination, although the extremity of which may be different from Kigali to Kabul.
We need to put strong Democratic pressure on President Obama in the name of poor and working people.
Major writing is to say what has been seen, so that it need never be said again.
In time I began to understand that it’s when you start writing that you really find out what you don’t know and need to know.
Sad things happen. They do. But we don’t need to live sad forever.
The trouble with the public is that there is too much of it; what we need in public is less quantity and more quality.
Spine transplants are what we really need to take Reagan on.