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Jamaica Kincaid Quotes

I never make the same mistake twice. I make it five or six times, just to be sure - Funny Quotes
When we first met, i had no idea you would be so important to me - Love Quotes
What a beautiful world it would be if people had hearts like dogs - Dog Quotes
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken - Oscar Wilde Quotes
A girl doesn't need anyone who doesn't need her - Marilyn Monroe Quotes
A true friend is someone who accepts your past, supports your present and encourages your future - Friend Quotes
You had me at hello - Love Quotes
Don't look back you're not going that way - Inspirational Quotes
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My writing has always been met with derision or dismissal  (Jamaica Kincaid Quotes) I’ve never let the criticism deter me  (Jamaica Kincaid Quotes) Writing is not a profession. It’s a calling. It’s almost holy  (Jamaica Kincaid Quotes) I’m so used to being misunderstood  (Jamaica Kincaid Quotes) Habit gives endurance, and fatigue is the best night cap  (Jamaica Kincaid Quotes) When people say you’re charming you are in deep trouble  (Jamaica Kincaid Quotes) I write out of defiance  (Jamaica Kincaid Quotes) Of course, every time I end a book, I look down at myself and I’m just the same. I’m always disappointed that I’m just the same, but not enough to never do it again!  (Jamaica Kincaid Quotes) When I start to write something, I suppose I want it to change me, to make me into something not myself  (Jamaica Kincaid Quotes) I’m trying to earn a living in the way that is most enjoyable to me. I love the world of literature, and I hope to support myself in it  (Jamaica Kincaid Quotes) I come from the small island of Antigua and I always wanted to write; I just didn’t know that it was possible  (Jamaica Kincaid Quotes) I don’t really do anything that isn’t about writing, and I don’t really know who I am if I’m not thinking about writing  (Jamaica Kincaid Quotes) I am not aware of anything below my neck. I live completely in my head  (Jamaica Kincaid Quotes) It is true that our skin is sort of more or less the same shade. But is it true that our skin color makes us a distinctive race? No  (Jamaica Kincaid Quotes) What I really want to write about is injustice and justice, and the different ways human beings organize the two  (Jamaica Kincaid Quotes) Sometimes when someone says something stupid, my friends and I just read the reviews out loud and collapse with laughter at the stupidity of it all  (Jamaica Kincaid Quotes) The thing about writing in America is that writers in America have an arc. You enter writing as a career, you expect to be successful, and really it’s the wrong thing. It’s not a profession  (Jamaica Kincaid Quotes) A professional writer is a joke. You write because you can’t do anything else, and then you have another job  (Jamaica Kincaid Quotes) If you just sit there, and you’re a writer, you’re bound to write crap. A lot of American writing is crap. And a lot of American writers are professionals  (Jamaica Kincaid Quotes) I would never never read a work of fiction and want to know about the person’s life  (Jamaica Kincaid Quotes) People think if you describe someone with glistening brown skin you’re writing about race, as if the whole of the African diaspora is in someone’s brown skin  (Jamaica Kincaid Quotes) I’ve come to see that I’m saying something that people generally do not want to hear  (Jamaica Kincaid Quotes) The history of race relations in America is very different than something like the Holocaust  (Jamaica Kincaid Quotes) Someone who knew me well once accused me of being unromantic. And that’s probably true: I don’t trust romance  (Jamaica Kincaid Quotes) The thing we call romance is a diversion from something truer, which is life  (Jamaica Kincaid Quotes) Life has a truth to it, and it’s complicated - it’s love and it’s hatred  (Jamaica Kincaid Quotes) Love and hatred don’t take turns; they exist side by side at the same time. And one’s duty, one’s obligation every day, is to choose to follow the nobler one  (Jamaica Kincaid Quotes) The slave trade was globalism. Why people insist that globalism, after its hideous history, is a good thing, I do not know  (Jamaica Kincaid Quotes) Here I am, a product of something really vicious, product of the Atlantic slave trade. And yet, I give nary a thought to some of the awful things happening right now in the world  (Jamaica Kincaid Quotes) I know that the fantastic amount of profit that people want to make on anything is damaging. And that none of us seem able to resist it  (Jamaica Kincaid Quotes)
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