"Religious speech is extreme, emotional, and motivational. It is anti-literal, relying on metaphor, allusion, and other rhetorical devices, and it assumes knowledge within a community of believers."
"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination."Amy Waldman on Albert Einstein
"Information is not knowledge."Amy Waldman on Albert Einstein
"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."Amy Waldman on Marcus Garvey
"Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be."Amy Waldman on Albert Einstein
"Ignorance is the curse of God knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven."Amy Waldman on William Shakespeare
"So the premise of 'The Submission' is that there's an anonymous competition to design a 9/11 memorial and it's won by an American Muslim, an architect born and raised in Virginia, and his name is Mohammad Khan."
"I had been a reporter for 15 years when I set out to write my first novel. I knew how to research an article or profile a subject - skills that I assumed would be useless when it came to fiction. It was from my imagination that the characters in my story would emerge."
"Imagination, it turns out, is a great deal like reporting in your own head. Here is a paradox of fiction-writing. You are crafting something from nothing, which means, in one sense, that none of it is true. Yet in the writing, and perhaps in the reading, some of a character's actions or lines are truer than others."