569C7F44-1630-4079-9F6F-FDB1161F55E7Viet Thanh Nguyen (March 13, 1971 -)

Our failures — and our successes — are due to our complicated humanity, not because of our ethnic or national origins… 

To love, to laugh, to live, to work, to fail, to despair, to parent, to cry, to die, to mourn, to hope: These attributes exist whether we are Vietnamese or Mexican or American or any other form of classification. We share much more in common with one another than we have in difference.