Smart Quotes By Bebe Moore Campbell 

To me, there's no   point in writing merely to entertain.

I had an agent who   spent eight years - eight years! - trying to sell my stories. She sold other   people's work; she just didn't sell mine.

African-Americans   know about racism, but I don't think we really know the causes. I decided   it's first of all a family problem.

I would get up at   3 in the morning and write. Or sometimes I would write at midnight. Or I   would write when my child napped. It wasn't a burden. I was so enthused about   what I was doing at the time that I really didn't mind.

I have to   entertain, because if I don't entertain you, you're not going to continue   reading. But if I'm not out to enlighten, or change your mind about   something, or change your behavior, then I really don't want to take the   journey.