"I am what I am, I'm doing very well in my life, and I'm thankful to God for that."
"Authenticity is the alignment of head, mouth, heart, and feet - thinking, saying, feeling, and doing the same thing - consistently. This builds trust, and followers love leaders they can trust."
"If we can't have the courage to tell our constituents, hey, we've got to cut back, then if we can point to something and say, I would like to vote for more benefits for you, but this balanced budget amendment or statutory spending cap or whatever the device is, is preventing me from doing it."
"Leadership is about doing what you know is right - even when a growing din of voices around you is trying to convince you to accept what you know to be wrong."
"Designing a house is like doing a movie: Once you're done, you want to say, 'I hope you all enjoy it.'"
"My compulsion to always be working has become less strong and my current business is purely down to this enormous alimony. If I wasn't doing this I'd be making documentaries about wildlife and other subjects that interest me."
"It was easy to persecute me without people feeling ashamed. It was easy to vilify me and project me as a woman who was not following the tradition of a 'good African woman' and as a highly educated elitist who was trying to show innocent African women ways of doing things that were not acceptable to African men."
"I've always had a love for poetry and when I got signed to a record label I thought, 'How odd that I'm doing a record before a book of poetry,'"
"Many individuals are doing what they can. But real success can only come if there is a change in our societies and in our economics and in our politics."
"I have been doing marriage counseling for about 15 years and I realized that what makes one person feel loved, doesn't make another person feel loved."