"Humor is richly rewarding to the person who employs it. It has some value in gaining and holding attention, but it has no persuasive value at all."
"The mind is like a richly woven tapestry in which the colors are distilled from the experiences of the senses, and the design drawn from the convolutions of the intellect."
"Writing is my obsession, my passion. My relationship with it is one of the most complex and agonizing and richly vexing that I have in my life."
"When I got out of acting school, I was lucky to have gotten any job at all. A lot of people hiring African American actresses - it was right after 'Roots,' and for society, not me, it was great. Nice richly dark-skinned people was the fashion, and I was not."
"Let's win the peace and democracy the good people of Iraq so richly deserve after decades of tyranny."