Gwendolyn Brooks - Quotes

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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. ---->>>

When you use the term minority or minorities in reference to people, you're telling them that they're less than somebody else. ---->>>

Art hurts. Art urges voyages - and it is easier to stay at home.

Art hurts. Art urges voyages - and it is easier to stay at home.

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. ---->>>

I am a writer perhaps because I am not a talker. ---->>>

Exhaust the little moment. Soon it dies. And be it gash or gold it will not come Again in this identical guise. ---->>>

We are each other's magnitude and bond. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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? ---->>>

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. ---->>>

First fight. Then fiddle. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

I've always thought of myself as a reporter. ---->>>

Very early in life I became fascinated with the wonders language can achieve. And I began playing with words. ---->>>

Poetry is life distilled.

Poetry is life distilled.


Nationality: American
Born: 06-07, 1917
Die: 12-03, 2000
Occupation: Poet

Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks (June 7, 1917 – December 3, 2000) was an American poet, author, and teacher. Her work often dealt with the personal celebrations and struggles of ordinary people in her community. She won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry on May 1, 1950, for Annie Allen making her the first African American to receive the Pulitzer (wikipedia)