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Ayana Mathis Quotes

His pain was his most precious and secret possession, and Six held on to it as fiercely as a jewel robbed from a corpse.
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I try to find the beauty in things. On dark days I sit in my armchair looking at clouds and I am awed at how rain is made.

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The Lord brings us into this world naked, but I don't suppose he means us to stay that way

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It seemed to him that every time he made one choice in his life, he said no to another. All of those things he could not do or be were huddled inside of him; they might spring up at any moment, and he would be hobbled with regret.

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Pride brought down a lot of folks. One of these days you gon' have to turn around and look at whatever it is you running from.

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Fine doesn't call before dawn.

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At home they thought of white people as a vague but powerful entity
like the forces that control the weather, that capable of destruction, that hidden from view.

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I take in great lungfuls of air. Atom by atom, the oxygen enters my blood and pumps in waves through my veins; it is tidal, this pumping blood. My heart beats mightily. If I ran any faster, gravity would loose its claims on my ankles, and my feet would pedal into the air.

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No one could tell her why things had turned out as they had, not August or the pastor or God himself.

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Fiction writing is an act of imagination, lived experience is secondary in many ways, writing a novel really is all about inventing worlds and people.

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Even if you don't feel like sitting down to write or working on that big proposal, or whatever it is, just show up anyhow and the rest will follow.

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I think being consistent is really important. In the arts there's a misconception that you sit around waiting for the muse to come, and that it's all really mystical and mysterious. In reality, sometimes you have to fake it till you make it.

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