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“Having something forbidden is exciting, don't you agree?”
Allan Dare Pearce, Paris in April
“Well, tests ain't fair. Those that study have an unfair advantage. It's always been that way.”
Allan Dare Pearce, Paris in April
“I am not a teacher in my heart," she said. "I am a doer, and all these little shitheads in front of me are do-nothings. There is racism in the world and they acknowledge it, but they sit in class listening to bullshit professors. Give me a bricklayer with a racist attitude. It is just more honest.”
Allan Dare Pearce, Paris in April
“This here is Orange Crush, son. It don't get better till you're legal.”
Allan Dare Pearce, Paris in April
“I guess it's the curse of our generation, having to put aside our lives to do the right thing.”
Allan Dare Pearce, Paris in April
“This is the time for black people to stand and be counted.”
Allan Dare Pearce, Paris in April
“I am an educated black woman in a time when educated black people will be called upon to risk everything for the rights of black people everywhere.”
Allan Dare Pearce, Paris in April
“And he took the slap like a man. No whining. What else do you want from a fella?”
Allan Dare Pearce, Paris in April
“Everyone loves a girl who can rise to a crisis.”
Allan Dare Pearce, Paris in April
“I believe you get up in the morning and do the best you can.”
Allan Dare Pearce, Paris in April
“Smile! Make them comfortable with your size. Deal with their fears and your fears will go away.”
Allan Dare Pearce, Paris in April
“Until the War, we claimed to be equal; simpletons, some say, but equal man to man.”
Allan Dare Pearce, Paris in April
“Manners count. Be polite and seek out the common ground, not just the high ground.”
Allan Dare Pearce, Paris in April
“There is, you will concede, a limit to the niceties a man is obliged to fulfill when his wife is dead and not yet cold.”
Allan Dare Pearce, Paris in April
“She placed her hands, one on each of his shoulders, stood on her toes and kissed him on the lips. He waited, enjoying the moment like none before.”
Allan Dare Pearce, Paris in April
tags: kiss, love
“He gives tap dancing lessons to dolts, and you've been recommended by those in the know.”
Allan Dare Pearce, Paris in April
“Only one person can own any plate at a time. It belongs to the pitcher, or it belongs to the batter, Aiken, but not to both. You understand.”
Allan Dare Pearce, Paris in April
“What does it hurt to be sociable?”
Allan Dare Pearce, Paris in April
“He believed a man should never be sober but never be drunk. And he believed in watching out for family, even if you had to stay sober for a few hours; it was that important.”
Allan Dare Pearce, Paris in April
“A black suit always goes well at a funeral.”
Allan Dare Pearce, Paris in April
“Don't harp on things. People will think you're addled.”
Allan Dare Pearce, Paris in April
“Here is a sermon for you, Reverend: Everything not dead dies. Just like those little fellows scooting around beside that dead mamma goose, little downy fellas who are gonna meet a hungry weasel or vicious farm dog before nightfall, their world stands in chaos, and not of their own doing.”
Allan Dare Pearce, Paris in April
“But, ladies and gentlemen, we will also be asked to make sacrifices in matters that are not our affair and that do not concern us, sacrifices that would leave our people bleeding or wounded, or even dead, from battle. There is no equality for us in this lifetime.”
Allan Dare Pearce, Paris in April
“To the extent a man can control chaos, he should put his testicles on the line and do so, but when a man can't, he should just step aside, or someone in the lineup behind him is gonna bite his ass.”
Allan Dare Pearce, Paris in April
“Humble' is another way or saying 'simple' or 'poor' like we can't have fun; we can't roll up the rugs and dance, or tap the sap, or make decorations for a tree. It's pious and is just the sort of thing that lectures a room or depresses it, and you have to have a wall hanging because the old biddies say so, but you don't like it and you wish you didn't need it. In fact, you absolutely hate it.”
Allan Dare Pearce, Paris in April
“Does anyone like a fat old cow?"

"Maybe other fat old cows?”
Allan Dare Pearce, Paris in April
“We are free, but we are not equal. We are free, but not as free as other people in this land are free.”
Allan Dare Pearce, Paris in April
“If they die, we bury them; if they don't, we won't.”
Allan Dare Pearce, Paris in April
“Because this is Upper Canada, after all, and 'caning' sounds more English than 'having ass whipped to death with hickory stick.”
Allan Dare Pearce, Paris in April
“When you reach voting age, we will take your opinion under consideration.”
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