Dominican Quotes

Quotes tagged as "dominican" (showing 1-6 of 6)
Junot Díaz
“Tell her that you love her hair, that you love her skin, her lips, because, in truth, you love them more than you love your own.”
Junot Díaz, Drown

Junot Díaz
“My African roots made me what I am today. They’re the reason I’m from the Dominican Republic. They’re the reason I exist at all. To these roots I owe everything.”
Junot Díaz

Junot Díaz
“They say it came first from Africa, carried in the screams of the enslaved; that it was the death bane of the Thainos, uttered just as one world perished and another began; that it was a demon drawn into Creation through the nightmare door that was cracked open in the Antilles. Fukú Americanus, or more colloquially, fukú-generally a curse or a doom of some kind; specifically the Curse and Doom of the New World.”
Junot Díaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Nikos Kazantzakis
“You know all about love, but that is not enough. You must also learn that hate comes from God as well, that it too is in the Lord's service. And in times like these, with the world fallen to the state it has, hate serves God more than love.”
Nikos Kazantzakis, Saint Francis

Sandra Rodriguez Barron
“If you go to the craft market you will see them everywhere. They represent the mix of cultures and races here in the Dominican Republic, that are the result of centuries of international commerce, colonization, conquest, and the slave trade. The facelessness means that there is no 'typical' Dominican woman.”
Sandra Rodriguez Barron, Stay with Me: A Novel

Sandra Rodriguez Barron
“This is the one who will find us. He's the one who will lead them all back to me someday. He's the explorer. El curioso.”
Sandra Rodriguez Barron, Stay with Me: A Novel