"Stories: Words and pictures that connect human beings through time and space, whether across centuries and continents, or a room in the here and now. These squiggles on a paper are a glue sufficiently strong to terrify the most powerful forces in the world. Stories light up our hearts and imaginations. They let us see ourselves in the Other and the Other in ourselves, and in that moment the world is changed forever."
It’s hasn’t been the dominant voice… so it’s like it wasn’t a voice at all.
"The thing that I found about writing is it’s wonderfully wasteful and that’s part of the usefulness of it. If you write every day, you’re going to write a lot of things that aren’t terribly good, but you’re going to have given things a chance to have their moments of sprouting."