Best Quotes by Gwendolyn Brooks (Top 10)

  1. We are each other's harvest; we are each other's business; we are each other's magnitude and bond.
  2. Live not for Battles Won.Live not for The-End-of-the-Song. Live in the along.
  3. Exhaust the little moment. Soon it dies. And be it gash or gold it will not come Again in this identical guise.
  4. Reading is important - read between the lines. Don't swallow everything.
  5. 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.
  6. Books are meat and medicine and flame and flight and flower steel, stitch, cloud and clout, and drumbeats on the air.
  7. One reason that cats are happier than people is that they have no newspapers.
  8. Say to them, say to the down-keepers, the sun-slappers, the self-soilers, the harmony-hushers, "Even if you are not ready for day it cannot always be night." You will be right. For that is the hard home-run. Live not for battles won. Live not for the-end-of-the-song. Live in the along.
  9. Truth-tellers are not always palatable. There is a preference for candy bars.
  10. I am a writer perhaps because I am not a talker.

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