Modern people may express outrage at the horrors of the African slave trade or the Holocaust, but in truth the commodification of human beings that made those atrocities possible is more prevalent today than ever before.
I understand what it's like to come with your family, and to uproot yourself and come to another culture. You need a lot of support. People say, 'She's got her daughter she's got her husband.' Yeah, but she hasn't got anyone else.
Writing allows me the time to travel and see the world, which is what I always wanted to do. I'd really like to have been Sir Richard Francis Burton, but it's the wrong century.
Alan Dean Foster
I wouldn't say that processed food, ready meals and even takeaways aren't relevant to modern life, it's just that over the past 40 years there are three generations of people who have come out of school and gone through their home life without ever being shown how to cook properly.
And I love Mel Brooks. My Dad loved his movies, too, they're awesome, the kind of thing that if you're in for ten minutes, you're in for two hours.
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life
It is a time of change,'' Sazed said. ''Perhaps it is also time to learn of other truths, other ways.
Only those live who do good.
Wisdom is meaningless until your own experience has given it meaning and there is wisdom in the selection of wisdom.
Every human being, he believed, must do one of three basic things during his lifetime: leave something living, create something lovely, or make something better.
We all need to be mocked from time to time, lest we take ourselves too seriously.
George R.R. Martin
I think of those who were truly great. The names of those who in their lives fought for life, Who wore at their hearts the fire's center.
All I know is that I love you. And for the first time, that's good enough.
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