"I have felt cats rubbing their faces against mine and touching my cheek with claws carefully sheathed. These things, to me, are expressions of love."
"Happiness is like a cat, If you try to coax it or call it, it will avoid you it will never come. But if you pay not attention to it and go about your business, you'll find it rubbing against your legs and jumping into your lap."
"I think the most interesting parts of human experience might be the sparks that come from that sort of chipping flint of cultures rubbing against each other. And living on the border between Mexico and the U.S. for so many years gave me a lot of insight into that."