Do you know, it's funny, but I never thought of being blind as a disadvantage, and I never thought of being black as a disadvantage.
When I was a child, kids used to make fun of me because I was blind. But I just became more curious, 'How can I climb this tree and get an apple for this girl?' That's what mattered to me.
Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
If you don't ask, you don't get.
I am what I am. I love me! And I don't mean that egotistically - I love that God has allowed me to take whatever it was that I had and to make something out of it.
Life has meaning only in the struggle. Triumph or defeat is in the hands of the Gods. So let us celebrate the struggle!
Just because a man lacks the use of his eyes doesn't mean he lacks vision.
What I'm not confused about is the world needing much more love, no hate, no prejudice, no bigotry and more unity, peace and understanding. Period.
Music, at its essence, is what gives us memories. And the longer a song has existed in our lives, the more memories we have of it.
Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.
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