"I don't wanna learn about more science and math. That's not why I'm going to college."
"I'm not really worried about the flashy stuff. I don't got chains and cars. I spend what I need to spend. It doesn't faze me."
"I wrote my first report about Madam Walker when I was a senior in high school in 1970."
"I've found that once people are introduced to Madam Walker's story, they are inspired but also perplexed about why she was omitted from their history lessons."
"We didn't sit around the dining table talking about Madam Walker, but the silverware that we used every day had her monogram on it and our china for special occasions had been Madam Walker's china... and the baby grand piano on which I learned to read music had been in A'Lelia Walker's apartment in Harlem during the Harlem Renaissance."
"I'm terribly prone to anxiety. I get very depressed and I get very anxious and my anxiety is almost always about my children."
"It is impossible to be taken seriously in shorts. No one has ever cared about anything said by a man in shorts."
"It's not in the nature of stoic Cincinnatians to boast, which is fortunate, really, for they have meager pickings to boast about."
"No British TV company could ever make a series like 'The West Wing' about British politics. It would beggar credibility. No one could write it with a straight face, or perform it without giggling."
"My work is not directly about the social or political."