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I will not have to wait for his deathbed confession to finally hear that he loves me. I’ve heard it more times than I can count, and I’ve known it since I’ve known what love is.
Edwidge Danticat
“When you write ,it's like braiding your hair. Taking a handful of coarse unruly strands and attempting to bring then unity.”
Edwidge Danticat

August Wilson
“I ain't never found no place for me to fit. Seem like all I do is start over. It ain't nothing to find no starting place in the world. You just start from where you find yourself.”
August Wilson, Joe Turner's Come and Gone

Lucille Clifton
“may you kiss
the wind then turn from it
certain that it will
love your back”
Lucille Clifton

bell hooks
“I always tell my students that Malcolm X came both to his spirituality and to his consciousness as a thinker when he had solitude to read. Unfortunately, tragically, like so many young black males, that solitude only came in prison.”
Bell Hooks

Hanya Yanagihara
“You won’t understand what I mean now, but someday you will: the only trick of friendship, I think, is to find people who are better than you are—not smarter, not cooler, but kinder, and more generous, and more forgiving—and then to appreciate them for what they can teach you, and to try to listen to them when they tell you something about yourself, no matter how bad—or good—it might be, and to trust them, which is the hardest thing of all. But the best, as well.”
Hanya Yanagihara, A Little Life

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