“My name is pronounced ‘comma-la,’ like the punctuation mark. It means ‘lotus flower’ which is a symbol of significance in Indian culture. A lotus grows underwater, its flower rising above the surface while its roots are planted firmly in the river bottom.”
—The Truths We Hold, Kamala Harris. @kamalaharris @penguinpress
“I am a mother and a grandmother, a friend and a teacher, a wife and a sister. Every (photo) on those walls, every role I’ve played, has taught me so much about what family means. I’ve learned—and am still learning—about the bonds that make up a family.
—Where The Light Enters, Jill Biden. @drbiden @flatiron_books
“It’s hard to remake decisions and even harder to rethink non-decisions. Sometimes you don’t really decide, you just move forward, and that is what I did—moved forward blindly and mindlessly into a new and unknown life.”
—Personal History, Katherine Graham. @vintagebooks.