• There are things you can't back down on, things you gotta take a stand on. But it's up to you to decide what them things are. You have to demand respect in this world, ain't nobody just gonna hand it to you. How you carry yourself, what you stand for--that's how you gain respect. But, little one, ain't nobody's respect worth more than your own.

    Mildred D. Taylor (2004). “Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (Puffin Modern Classics)”, p.128, Penguin