"When you deal with a person who's experiencing dementia, you can see where they're struggling with knowledge. You can see what they forget completely, what they forget but they know what they once knew. You can tell how they're trying to remember."
"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination."Walter Mosley on Albert Einstein
"Information is not knowledge."Walter Mosley on Albert Einstein
"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."Walter Mosley on Marcus Garvey
"Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be."Walter Mosley on Albert Einstein
"Ignorance is the curse of God knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven."Walter Mosley on William Shakespeare
"My father always taught by telling stories about his experiences. His lessons were about morality and art and what insects and birds and human beings had in common. He told me what it meant to be a man and to be a Black man. He taught me about love and responsibility, about beauty, and how to make gumbo."
"I think that people don't know how to do anything anymore. My father was a janitor. He could take a car apart and put it back together. He could build a house in the back yard. Today, if you ask people what they know, they say, 'I know how to hire someone.'"
"Poetry teaches us music, metaphor, condensation and specificity."
"I took up writing to escape the drudgery of that every day cubicle kind of war."