I hope that people will be inspired by Madam Walker's story. I hope that they will see her as a complex human being, and that they will want to dig more deeply, that they will want to know the details of her life.
Gift giving is one of the oldest forms of human interaction. It is a behaviour all cultures and all classes share.
For me, baseball is the most nourishing game outside of literature. They both are re-tellings of human experience.
My theory was that what I had to do was make a study of human behavior.
I'm an incredibly intelligent, insightful human being.
When you boil down the real facts and statistics of what carbon dioxide is doing to this planet... to not feel like you have to do something... I don't think you're human.
Human blunders usually do more to shape history than human wickedness.
Truth comes to us mediated by human love.
Watching a whole cluster of friends, and my own mother, die over quite a short space of time convinced me that purely materialist 'explanations' for our mysterious human existence simply won't do - on an intellectual level.
Of all liars the most arrogant are biographers: those who would have us believe, having surveyed a few boxes full of letters, diaries, bank statements and photographs, that they can play at the recording angel and tell the whole truth about another human life.