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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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God doesn't come to sit on the porch and sip lemonade. He comes to take over.

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Hattie was like a lake of smooth, silvered ice, under which nothing could be seen or known.

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I couldn't stand to be a fool a second time,' Hattie said. 'I couldn't stand it.

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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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It had been easy to be comfortable with each other when there was a glass wall between them.

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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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