Toni Morrison, a favorite author of mine, was once questioned regarding what writing practice she uses that makes her so brilliant, unique, and successful as a creative communicator. Her answer is below.

Oh, no, that is not why I am a great writer. I am a great writer because when I was a little girl and walked into a room where my father was sitting, his eyes would light up. That is why I am a great writer. That is why. There isn’t any other reason.

What a great illustration of how powerful and important our dads are.