Lyrics of My Mind

We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world.

—Helen Keller

My interest is in the future because I’m going to spend the rest of my life there.

—Charles Kettering

I want to share this [award] with my friend Amy Poehler, who I’ve known since she was pregnant with Lena Dunham.

—Tina Fey at the 2013 SAG Awards

I’ve decided to stick with love. Hate is too hard a burden to bear.

—Martin Luther King Jr.

We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty.

—Mother Theresa

Marriage is one of the ‘basic civil rights of man,’ fundamental to our very existence and survival. To deny this fundamental freedom on so unsupportable a basis as the racial classifications embodied in these statutes, classifications so directly subversive of the principle of equality at the heart of the Fourteenth Amendment, is surely to deprive all the State’s citizens of liberty without due process of law. The Fourteenth Amendment requires that the freedom of choice to marry not be restricted by invidious racial discriminations. Under our Constitution, the freedom to marry, or not marry, a person of another race resides with the individual and cannot be infringed by the State.

—Chief Justice Earl Warren