"I much prefer working with kids whose life could be completely upended by a reading of a book over a weekend. You give them a book to read - they go home and come back a changed person. And that is so much more interesting and exciting."
"Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country."Russell Banks on Margaret Thatcher
"A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body."Russell Banks on Benjamin Franklin
"Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts."Russell Banks on Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home."Russell Banks on Bill Cosby
"Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in."Russell Banks on Robert Frost
"My major allegiance has been to storytelling, not to history."