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“Love entered in my heart one day
A sad, unwelcome guest.
But when it begged that it might stay
I let it stay and rest

It broke my nights with sorrowing
It filled my heart with fears
And, when my soul was prone to sing,
It filled my eyes with tears.

But...now that it has gone its way,
I miss the dear ole pain.
And, sometimes, in the night I pray
That Love might come again.”
J. California Cooper
“I was foolish because I believed in you. You are a fool because you believe in yourself!”
J. California Cooper, In Search of Satisfaction
“Don’t bury it, use it. Don’t keep it in, give it away. Don’t turn that love in, turn that love out.”
J. California Cooper, Some Love, Some Pain, Sometime: Stories
“Sometimes it's a struggle to get over self-love first. Sometimes in this struggle for love, we give up, or lose everything, and we still don't achieve love. Some people don't even recognize real love when it comes without being called or sought.”
J. California Cooper, Life Is Short But Wide
“Without respect, there is no love … for long, for anyone, but a fool.”
J. California Cooper, Life is Short But Wide
“There is always some beauty in life. Look up … and get on with it. Build you a rainbow. Do it yourself! If you can’t do that, build your mind near one. Learn how to fly. Then … soar a little.”
J. California Cooper, Some Love, Some Pain, Sometime: Stories
“This the kind of world, if you don’t die, you just keep on growing up and living through everything that comes.”
J. California Cooper, Some Soul to Keep
“So everybody who talks about homosexuals as a damnation better look in a mirror and try to heal their own selves. Who they call homosexuals do, at least, act out of their love. That’s better than the hate a whole lot of people act out of.”
J. California Cooper, Some Soul to Keep
“You got to pay your dues, too. So you be careful how you live and what goes in that Bank of Life. You are going to get it back … someday. I can sure tell you that!”
J. California Cooper
“See, once a person see what you will do if they don’t, they let you keep on doin it! All of it! If you let them!”
J. California Cooper, Some Soul to Keep
“Superior, do you understand me? These are white people. They are not like you, or me or us. They have the power to hurt you ... and sometimes it's fun to them when they do. Their power is not because they are smart ... it's because ... something happened sometime ... started somewhere and they got on top of the world. They got the power. The only power you got is to learn to live with them, learn to read their minds ... til you can do better. They don't treat each other right ... so don't you look to be treated right. You hear me? Sometimes there's good white people ... but don't you act like that til you know that.”
J. California Cooper, Some Soul to Keep
“My life had been peaceful, safe, quiet and restful. I had done invited trouble in and I had done put trouble out.”
J. California Cooper, Some Love, Some Pain, Sometime: Stories
“A person can't tell another person what to put between them and their God.”
J. California Cooper, Wild Stars Seeking Midnight Suns: Stories


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