Even though I really had no idea that I would become a writer, I always loved stories and I always loved heroes and I always wanted to be the hero of my own life. Human beings are a fascinating species. I know we are only one of millions of species, so I know it's important to take care of ourselves, the earth, and all the living and nonliving entities on it. And then we get to look at SPACE. Wow. If you ever miss me, look for the brightest star, and then look at that little light that's traveling toward it.

— Nikki Giovanni