It sucks to try and book a tour without the internet, and I'm not even doing it.
There are places and spaces for black writers to write about race as a central thing. It's important. We're still dealing with the remnants of slavery. We're still dealing with racism on a daily basis. For me, I choose to write books about black people where we are normal. I was raised to believe that I deserve to be in a room just like anybody else. I try to write books like that.
Well, in features, and in writing especially, it's often the style of the writer comes in.
Television's not going read stories to you.
I have never felt a placard and a poem are in any way similar.
Books + friendship = book club
The hallmark of my books is the relationships that define women's lives.
I can be a little OCD when it comes to my writing.
I don't understand your book. Isn't every book a book of words?
I have always heard that uber-successful people who write books about how to become uber-successful all have one thing in common: They all meditate every day. I consider yoga my meditation.
Childhood reading is so important.
I want to make books. I want to take pictures and then write all over the pictures. And then I don't have to say a complete story, because I have the picture, and I have just a word.
Everyone wants to know about the gold ring. Everyone knows already - it's ridiculous.
But I'm glad I'm not one of those actresses who is just so ready to open up for everyone.
I think that if you can butter writers up enough, they might give you a little.
That's the beauty of books. We get to take what we want out of them and it can be different for everyone.
I really like to write, so I can just relax and think about things and realize things and then try to express it on my computer.
The Presence is our own presence. We are not getting anything from the outside. We already have all we need inside.
I'll probably be writing as long as I'm breathing.
Whether you're reaching for one of your favorite cookbooks or just winging it, do your best to keep a well-stocked arsenal of healthy ingredients at your disposal. At the very least, you'll always be ready to whip up a green juice or smoothie.
To memorize something,it's best to write it down.
I love to read books that focus on parenting topics because there are so many different ways to do things. I find these books offer a lot of great opinions on many different subjects.
I think statistics go in one ear and out the other. All of us respond to stories more than numbers.
I don't write, I build a rhyme.
I've done so many hip-hop albums already I got tired of just hip-hop.
My autobiography is one of the truest, most frankly written books ever published in the western hemisphere.
That [Louisiana culture] was all very new to me. I read books and watched documentaries, just trying to immerse myself.
A one-word book does appeal to me.
Perhaps the act of writing is necessary when nothing happens.
A word can be transformed into a coulour, light, a smell; it is the writer's task to use it in such a way that it serves, never fails, can never be ignored.
You are welcome to your intellectual pastimes and books and art and newspapers; welcome, too, to your bars and your whisky that only makes me ill. Here am I in the forest, quite content.
I went solo because I could do much better what I wanted to do. I didn't have to ask or discuss things and ideas that are already shaped in my head.
I think it is nice to be a little magical. Today we need this. All that we can read in fairy tales or in books. I think somewhere it is all around us. But nowadays we can think that this magic has been killed and I am try to make it survive as long as possible.
It's my calling to tell stories. It's the one thing that scratches the itch for me.
Beginning to write, you discover what you have to write about.
We look for wine when we should be hunting bread.
Remember picture books are the closest form of writing to a poem. Even though they don't have to rhyme, they must be poetic. They must be written so the worst actress can read with comfort and expression.
Well, before writing became all-consuming, I was a quilter, like Hattie and Perilee. I don't do that anymore, but I do knit, garden and watch the birds in my backyard. I also take lots of walks, do yoga and talk my husband into taking me out to dinner as often as possible.
I've always been a bookworm. As I mentioned, I moved around a lot, and one of the problems with being the new kid is it takes a while to make new friends. But I always had my books.