Gwendolyn Brooks Quotes (47 quotes)
“We real cool. We
Left school. We
Lurk late. We
Strike straight. We
Sing sin. We
Thin gin. We
Jazz June. We
We ReaI CooI, The Bean Eaters (1960)
“Exhaust the little moment.
Soon it dies.
And be it gash or gold it will not come
Again in this identical guise.”
exhaust the little moment from Annie Allen (1949)
“Say to them,
say to the down-keepers,
even if you are not ready for day
it cannot always be night.
You will be right.”
Speech to the Young : Speech to the Progress-Toward
“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.”
Report From Part One (1972)
Annie Allen (1971 edition), Greenwood Publishing Group
My Soul Looks Back, 'Less I Forget (1995) by Dorothy Winbush Riley
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsGwendolyn Brooks
Born: June 7, 1917
Died: December 3, 2000 (aged 83)
Bio: Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks was an African-American poet. She was appointed Poet Laureate of Illinois in 1968 and Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1985.
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