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Claudia Rankine Quotes

When we first met, i had no idea you would be so important to me - Love Quotes
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work - Fail Quotes
A girl doesn't need anyone who doesn't need her - Marilyn Monroe Quotes
Money may not buy happiness, but it's better to cry in a Lamborghini - Funny Quotes
And then you meet one person and your life changes forever - Love Quotes
When I first saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew - William Shakespeare Quotes
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The worst injury is feeling you don’t belong so much / to you  (Claudia Rankine Quotes) I want to believe that in any relational moment a person understands that the other person in front of them is just another human being.  (Claudia Rankine Quotes) You become a role model because of what you do as a person. There’s a certain point where being a role model might come from standing up for yourself and getting rid of emotion that doesn’t belong to you, emotion that is being brought on because of racist actions of others.  (Claudia Rankine Quotes) People expect black women to be angry, irrationally so, without reason. They think we are animals and we go around like the Wild Things.  (Claudia Rankine Quotes) I love revising things, because you see how you can get the language to get closer to intention. You know there are three ways to say X thing, but one will say it better than the other two. And in saying it better, it gets you closer to something  (Claudia Rankine Quotes) I think words are the thing that either triumphs for you, in your desire to communicate something, or fails. I love language because when it succeeds, for me, it doesn’t just tell me something. It enacts something. It creates something. And it goes both ways. Sometimes it’s violent. Sometimes it hurts you. And sometimes it saves you  (Claudia Rankine Quotes) How our availability, our showing up, our presence, leaves us open to that violence. I think it’s a question of language, as it arrives from one body to another. It becomes the thing in between the two bodies  (Claudia Rankine Quotes) I also found it funny to think about blackness as the second person. That was just sort of funny. Not the first person, but the second person, the other person  (Claudia Rankine Quotes) Poetry has no investment in anything besides openness. It’s not arguing a point. It’s creating an environment  (Claudia Rankine Quotes) Poetry is probably the last gift economy. Part of the negotiation is to understand that you’re going to do something you really want to do, so you’re going to take whatever life comes with that  (Claudia Rankine Quotes) The past is a life sentence, a blunt instrument aimed at tomorrow  (Claudia Rankine Quotes) Because white men can’t police their imaginations, black men are dying  (Claudia Rankine Quotes) The patience is in the living. Time opens out to you  (Claudia Rankine Quotes) The worst injury is feeling you don’t belong so much / to you  (Claudia Rankine Quotes) I am invested in keeping present the forgotten bodies  (Claudia Rankine Quotes) Define loneliness? Yes. It’s what we can’t do for each other  (Claudia Rankine Quotes) You can’t put the past behind you. It’s buried in you; it’s turned your flesh into its own cupboard. Not everything remembered is useful but it all comes from the world to be stored in you  (Claudia Rankine Quotes) Where is the safest place when that place / must be someplace other than in the body?  (Claudia Rankine Quotes) The subject who speaks is situated in relation to the other. This privilege of the other ceases to be incomprehensible once we admit that the first fact of existence is neither being in itself nor being for itself but being for the other, in other words, that human existence is a creature. By offering a word, the subject putting himself forward lays himself open and, in a sense, prays  (Claudia Rankine Quotes)