"With Malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds."
"Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built."
"I overloaded myself with work. I give myself work to do so I don't give myself time to chill and have free time to chill with the family as much."
"Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up."
"A writer wants something more than money for his work: he wants permanence."
"I remember, in my first show in New York, they asked, 'Where is the Indian-ness in your work?'... Now, the same people, after having watched the body of my work, say, 'There is too much Indian philosophy in your work.' They're looking for a superficial skin-level Indian-ness, which I'm not about."
"I enjoy doing my work, and I don't want to deal with the other things. When you enjoy doing your work so much, why deal with where to show, how to show, what to do? If the artist finds the right gallery which respects their work and gives them that freedom to do whatever they want to do, the artist can focus on his work."
"My work is not directly about the social or political."
"Teachers believe they have a gift for giving; it drives them with the same irrepressible drive that drives others to create a work of art or a market or a building."
"There are a lot of people who know me who can't understand for the life of them why I would got to work on something as unserious as baseball. If they only knew."