“Now, somewhere out there is the Confederate army. They claim they are fighting for their independence, for their freedom. Now, I cannot question their integrity….But I do question a system that defends its own freedom while it denies it to an entire race of men.”
"Why are you trying so hard to fit in when you are born to stand out?"
“All we can do is learn from the past and make peace with it.”
“To do then now would be retro. To do then then was very now-tro, if you will.”
"Not all who wander are aimless. Especially not those who seek truth beyond tradition, beyond definition, beyond the image."
“I wish you could step out of yourself and just look.”
“I don't think there's anything on this planet that more trumpets life that the sunflower. For me that's because of the reason behind its name. Not because it looks like the sun but because it follows the sun. During the course of the day, the head tracks the journey of the sun across the sky. A satellite dish for sunshine. Wherever light is, no matter how weak, these flowers will find it. And that's such an admirable thing. And such a lesson in life."
“Regrets are a waste of time. They're the past crippling you in the present.”
“The perfect blossom is a rare thing. You could spend your life looking for one and it would not be a wasted life.”
“A man without fear is a man without hope.”