We buy too much stuff we just don't need. We're trying to look cute for next weekend when we ought to be thinking about the next decade.
It takes a long time, I think, to get to the place where you realize you may love the hairstyle that somebody else has.
For some people, success is a zero sum game. They think that if they push other people out of the way, fewer people can compete with them. That's one way of seeing the world. It's dog eat dog. It's, sadly, always going to be there.
There is a core of people who know and love Madam C.J. Walker, but there's a much larger audience who don't really know about her. I think 'Self Made' will give people a window into her life.
I think Michelle Obama ought to wear her hair exactly the way she wants to wear her hair. I am not looking for Michelle Obama to cut her hair off like I have mine, very short. I'm not looking for her to do twists. I'm looking for her to wear what's comfortable for her.
I think a lot of times, the historical piece is often a way to comment on the present.
A lot of people think Oprah is channeling for Madam Walker, and there are lots of parallels.
The one thing politicians will always vote for is more politics, so in 2000 they invented the post of mayor of London without ever really thinking what it was a mayor would do.
I've often been accused of dressing too well. I've always been fascinated by fashion, though I don't think I'm particularly fashionable.
Writing, for me, is the great organiser. It's while writing that I think most deeply about things.