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Gwendolyn Brooks Quotes

Don’t let anyone call you a minority if you’re black or Hispanic or belong to some other ethnic group. You’re not less than anybody else.
Gwendolyn Brooks
Less, Black, Anyone

When you love a man, he becomes more than a body. His physical limbs expand, and his outline recedes, vanishes. He is rich and sweet and right. He is part of the world, the atmosphere, the blue sky and the blue water.
Gwendolyn Brooks
Love, Body, Rich

Art hurts. Art urges voyages – and it is easier to stay at home.
Gwendolyn Brooks
Art, Home, Stay

A writer should get as much education as possible, but just going to school is not enough; if it were, all owners of doctorates would be inspired writers.
Gwendolyn Brooks
Education, Enough, Possible

I am a writer perhaps because I am not a talker.
Gwendolyn Brooks
Writer, Perhaps, Talker

Exhaust the little moment. Soon it dies. And be it gash or gold it will not come Again in this identical guise.
Gwendolyn Brooks
Again, Moment, Soon

Poetry is life distilled.
Gwendolyn Brooks
Life, Poetry, Distilled

When you use the term minority or minorities in reference to people, you’re telling them that they’re less than somebody else.
Gwendolyn Brooks
Less, Somebody, Use

We are each other’s magnitude and bond.
Gwendolyn Brooks
Each, Bond, Magnitude

What I’m fighting for now in my work… for an expression relevant to all manner of blacks, poems I could take into a tavern, into the street, into the halls of a housing project.
Gwendolyn Brooks
Work, Fighting, Expression

First fight. Then fiddle.
Gwendolyn Brooks
Fight, Fiddle

Look at what’s happening in this world. Every day there’s something exciting or disturbing to write about. With all that’s going on, how could I stop?
Gwendolyn Brooks
Stop, Exciting, Happening

I felt that I had to write. Even if I had never been published, I knew that I would go on writing, enjoying it and experiencing the challenge.
Gwendolyn Brooks
Challenge, Felt, Knew

I’ve always thought of myself as a reporter.
Gwendolyn Brooks

Very early in life I became fascinated with the wonders language can achieve. And I began playing with words.
Gwendolyn Brooks
Life, Words, Playing

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