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Gloria Naylor Quotes

One should be able to return to the first sentence of a novel and find the resonances of the entire work.
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But I don't believe that life is supposed to make you feel good, or to make you feel miserable either. Life is just supposed to make you feel.

— Gloria Naylor

She could walk through a lightning storm without being touched; grab a bolt of lightning in the palm of her hand; use the heat of lightning to start the kindling going under her medicine pot. She turned the moon into salve, the stars into swaddling cloth, and healed the wounds of every creature walking up on two or down on four.

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Time's passage through the memory is like molten glass that can be opaque or crystalize at any given moment at will: a thousand days are melted into one conversation, one glance, one hurt, and one hurt can be shattered and sprinkled over a thousand days. It is silent and elusive, refusing to be damned and dripped out day by day; it swirls through the mind while an entire lifetime can ride like foam on the deceptive, transparent waves and get sprayed onto the conciousness at ragged, unexpected intervals.

— Gloria Naylor

3)"One man's weed is another man's flower." (115).

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Now that she had actually seen and accepted reality, and reality brought such a healing calm.

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You don't repay kindness with needless cruelty.

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There are many subtle ways with which you can make one strong point.

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There's something hypocritical about a city that keeps half of its population underground half of the time; you can start believing that there's much more space than there really is
to live, to work.

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The unpainted walls of the long rectangular room were soaked with the smell of greasy chicken and warm, headless beer. The brown and pink faces floated above the trails of used cigarette smoke like bodiless carnival balloons.

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Old as she was, she still missed her daddy sometimes.

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Not only is your story worth telling, but it can be told in words so painstakingly eloquent that it becomes a song.

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Life is accepting what is and working from that.

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Words themselves are innocuous; it is the consensus that gives them true power.

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I don't want to write without a sense of drama, without passion, or without both eyes open to the world around me.

— Gloria Naylor

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