"If the rich get richer, the theory goes, before long their pots will overflow and somehow 'trickle down' to the poor, who would rather eat scraps off the Bush family plates than eat nothing at all. Republicans have never approved of democracy, and they never will...It goes back to pre industrial America when only white male property owners could vote."
"Criticism has plucked the imaginary flowers from the chain, not so that man will wear the chain without any fantasy or consolation but so that he will shake off the chain and cull the living flower."
"Today, same-sex couples are marrying, under the law, in Massachusetts. Some gays are actually having children born to them. We’ve been asked to remove the phrase “mother” and “father” and replace it with “parent A” and “parent B.” It’s not right on paper. It’s not right in fact. Every child has the right to have a mother and father."
"When you begin to touch your heart or let your heart be touched, you begin to discover that it's bottomless, that this heart is huge, vast, and limitless. You begin to discover how much warmth and gentleness is there, as well as how much space."