"To me success means effectiveness in the world, that I am able to carry my ideas and values into the world - that I am able to change it in positive ways."
"The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge."Maxine Hong Kingston on Albert Einstein
"I do believe we're all connected. I do believe in positive energy. I do believe in the power of prayer. I do believe in putting good out into the world. And I believe in taking care of each other."Maxine Hong Kingston on Harvey Fierstein
"Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results."Maxine Hong Kingston on Willie Nelson
"Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will."Maxine Hong Kingston on Zig Ziglar
"If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything. I'm positive that a doer makes mistakes."Maxine Hong Kingston on John Wooden
"Let my life as Poet begin. I want the life of the Poet. I have labored for over twelve years, one thousand pages of prose. Now, I want the easiness of poetry. The brevity of the poem."