Today, there's no excuse for not learning how to get our financial houses in order. Some of us close our eyes, take a deep breath and say a prayer when it comes to managing our finances.
There are schools that have rules against afro puffs. They say it's distracting. But nobody is saying that about a little girl who has ponytails.
The saying was that Madam Walker made the money, and her daughter - my great-grandmother - spent it.
I don't know if English is the only language where some expressions only and solely mean the opposite of what they say but we do have an awful lot of them.
When Americans come to London they usually say how much they love the history, the tradition, the splendid tumpty-tum of things whose very repetition has become their point.
What I say is that, if a fellow really likes potatoes, he must be a pretty decent sort of fellow.
You will be better advised to watch what we do instead of what we say.
So with truth - there is a certain moment when one can say, this is the truth and here I put a dot, a stop, and I go to another thing. A judge has to put an end to a deliberation. But for a historian, there's never an end to the past. It can go on and on and on.
It's not what the rabbis say that defines Jewishness but what we Israelis do every day - our actions and our values.
I remember, in my first show in New York, they asked, 'Where is the Indian-ness in your work?'... Now, the same people, after having watched the body of my work, say, 'There is too much Indian philosophy in your work.' They're looking for a superficial skin-level Indian-ness, which I'm not about.