"As for your world of art and your world of reality," she replied, "you have to separate the two, because you can't bear to know what you are.... The world of art is only the truth about the real world."
"I always say, my motto is "Art for my sake." If I want to write, I write--and if I don't want to, I won't. The difficulty is to find exactly the form one's passion--work is produced by passion with me ... Mwants to take."
"While the white man keeps the impetus of his own proud, onward march, the dark races will yield and serve, perforce. But let the white man once have a misgiving about his own leadership, and the dark races will at once attack him, to pull him down into the old gulfs."