A spiritual partnership is a partnership between equals for the purpose of spiritual growth. Spiritual partners use their delightful experiences together as well as their power struggles to learn about themselves and change themselves.
Every award for me is important because it means a slap against militarism and fascism in Indonesia.
Just because I worked in fashion doesn't mean I didn't go to see 'Underworld' three times!
I think by definition you need to have lived a little bit to write anything that's humanly true.
Ask your editor or ask your agent to find out what the house's goals are for your book before it comes out. Get some sense of expectations so you are prepared.
While farmers generally allow one rooster for ten hens, ten men are scarcely sufficient to service one woman.
It's fun being paid to read stuff and air your opinion about it - pretty much a dream job for a writer.
I was always very theatrical. I went to theater school in a conservatory program.
I am so tired of ruggedly handsome heroes. I don't know too many ruggedly handsome people who are necessarily nice people. In fact, the beautiful people have a big handicap because they rely too much on their appearance and don't bother to become interesting.
I believe that every person, male and female, needs to be in a protective mode at all times of alertness to potential danger. The world is full of potential attacks, potential disasters.
I love everything about Philadelphia, and its food is like the city itself: real-deal, hearty, and without pretension. We've always had an underdog vibe as a city, but that just makes us try harder, and I love our scrappiness and scruffiness.
I'm very detail oriented. I think that's why people enjoy my memoirs - because I tend to remember everything.
I'm not a huge fan of research, but sometimes you get an idea, and then you realize you don't know anything.
I want, by understanding myself, to understand others. I want to be all that I am capable of becoming.
When I started, I was pretty sure I was going to be writing some goofy little wizard novels that might make me some part-time money and would hopefully lead to something I could do better.
To suppress free speech is a double wrong. It violates the rights of the hearer as well as those of the speaker.
I get really tense during the first draft. Really tense. That's not great for my family, because the first draft usually takes about a year.
To tell the truth, fairytales have never gone out of style. They have been told and retold for thousands of years, finding new shapes and structures with each new generation of tellers.
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