From the beginning, Madam C. J. Walker's message was as much about hair and beauty as it was about empowering other women. She knew that confidence and self-assurance are key ingredients to success, and that true beauty comes from within.
The real question is: if you knew there was a god, would you behave any differently? And if the answer is yes, then perhaps you should assume there is.
We always knew how to honor fallen soldiers. They were killed for our sake, they went out on our mission. But how are we to mourn a random man killed in a terrorist attack while sitting in a cafe? How do you mourn a housewife who got on a bus and never returned?
There are a lot of people who know me who can't understand for the life of them why I would got to work on something as unserious as baseball. If they only knew.
There are some things I wish I never knew, but I am grateful for things that I have learned, too.
I pledged to become the world's greatest expert in a field I knew nothing about.
If nobody said anything unless he knew what he was talking about, a ghastly hush would descend upon the earth.
I don't ever remember a single day of hopelessness. I knew from the history of the labor movement, especially of the black people, that it was an undertaking of great trial. That, live or die, I had to stick with it, and we had to win.
I like my subjects to be American, and not too dead, so I can interview people who knew them.
I always tell my dad he was training me to be a pro before he even knew it.