Always be smarter than the people who hire you.
I made a promise to myself to be kinder to other people.
My identity is very clear to me now, I am a black woman.
You have to be taught to be second class; you're not born that way.
It's so nice to get flowers while you can still smell the fragrance.
I'm still learning, you know. At 80, I feel there is a lot I don't know.
As much as I try, when I open my mouth, Lena comes out, And I get so mad.
I want to sing like Aretha Franklin. Before her I wanted the technical ability of Ella Fitzgerald.
Don't be afraid to feel as angry or as loving as you can, because when you feel nothing, it's just death.