I will indulge my sorrows, and give way to all the pangs and fury of despair.
Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.
To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.
The day of individual happiness has passed
Obsession is an attractive thing. People who are really, really interested and good at one thing and smart are attractive, if they're men.
Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
All honor's wounds are self-inflicted.
They say I do not have the qualifications to be president, that I do not have education. Well, I would never divide the Liberian people.
Could be worse . . . I could be Sting.
I've got a woman's ability to stick to a job and get on with it when everyone else walks off and leaves it.
I can bear any pain as long as it has meaning.
Racism is a much more clandestine, much more hidden kind of phenomenon, but at the same time it's perhaps far more terrible than it's ever been.
I don't watch television, I think it destroys the art of talking about oneself.
Courage is grace under pressure.
A lot of people don't realize that depression is an illness. I don't wish it on anyone, but if they would know how it feels, I swear they would think twice before they just shrug it.
It's sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.
When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved.
The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.
I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.