Je mehr Sprachen man spricht, desto besser versteht man sich selbst.
The more you speak more languages, the more you understand about yourself.
The older I get, the more I'm conscious of ways very small things can make a change in the world. Tiny little things, but the world is made up of tiny matters, isn't it?
I try to be as honest about what I see and to speak rather than be silent, especially if it means I can save lives, or serve humanity.
I wanted to write something in a voice that was unique to who I was. And I wanted something that was accessible to the person who works at Dunkin Donuts or who drives a bus, someone who comes home with their feet hurting like my father, someone who's busy and has too many children, like my mother.
I am a woman, and I am a Latina. Those are the things that make my writing distinctive. Those are the things that give my writing power.