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Jacques Roumain Quotes

Water. Its sunny track in the plain; its splashing in the garden canal, the sound it makes when in its course it meets the mane ofthe grass; the diluted reflection of the sky together with the fleeting sight of the reeds; the Negresses fill their dripping gourds and their red clay containers; the song of the washerwomen; the gorged fields the tall crops ripening.
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You cannot eat a cluster of grapes at once, but it is very easy if you eat them one by one.

— Jacques Roumain

Misfortune is never invited. And it comes and sits at the table without permission and it eats, leaving nothing but bones.

— Jacques Roumain

As they say, when a man begins to have bad luck, even clabber can break his head.

— Jacques Roumain

At noon, you walk across a river. It is dry, with not this much water: it is just stones and pebbles. But it rains cats and dogs in the mountains, and towards afternoon, the water descends wildly and she ravages all in its path, the madwoman. That is how death comes. Without our expecting it, and we cannot do a thing against it, brothers.

— Jacques Roumain

A tree is made to live in peace in the color of day and in friendship with the sun, the wind and the rain. Its roots plunge in thefat fermentation of the soil, sucking in its elemental humors, its fortifying juices. Trees always seem lost in a great tranquil dream. The dark rising sap makes them groan in the warm afternoons. A tree is a living being that knows the course of the clouds and presses the storms because it is full of birds' nests.

— Jacques Roumain

And at dawn, the drums still beat on the sleepless plain like an unstoppable heart.

— Jacques Roumain

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