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Ayana Mathis quotes: I try to find the beauty in things. On dark days I sit in my armchair looking at clouds and I am awed at how rain is made. I try to find the beauty in things. On dark days I sit in my armchair looking at clouds and I am awed at how rain is made.
Ayana Mathis quotes: You act like your whole life was one long January afternoon." Lawrence said. "It wouldn't do any good to go around with my head in the clouds. You act like your whole life was one long January afternoon." Lawrence said. "It wouldn't do any good to go around with my head in the clouds.
Ayana Mathis quotes: I really, deeply believe in the primacy of character. I believe that my job as a writer is to put a believable human being on a page. I really, deeply believe in the primacy of character. I believe that my job as a writer is to put a believable human being on a page.
Ayana Mathis quotes: I wonder if the brass understands that people are getting killed. I wonder if the brass understands that people are getting killed.
Ayana Mathis quotes: Some things you can't apologize for, you just have to try to get around them," Hattie replied. "For your own sake too, so you can have a little peace. Some things you can't apologize for, you just have to try to get around them," Hattie replied. "For your own sake too, so you can have a little peace.
Ayana Mathis quotes: I think she's really finished with me this time. I'll never be finished with her. I think she's really finished with me this time. I'll never be finished with her.
Ayana Mathis quotes: My God, but you are hard to love," Hattie My God, but you are hard to love," Hattie
Ayana Mathis quotes: Hattie was like a lake of smooth, silvered ice, under which nothing could be seen or known. Hattie was like a lake of smooth, silvered ice, under which nothing could be seen or known.
Ayana Mathis quotes: Half of what's wrong with people today is that they ain't got no place to go that makes them peaceful. I don't reckon you got no place like that. Half of what's wrong with people today is that they ain't got no place to go that makes them peaceful. I don't reckon you got no place like that.
Ayana Mathis quotes: Maybe we have only a finite amount of love to give. We're born with our portion, and if we love and are not loved enough in return, it's depleted. Maybe we have only a finite amount of love to give. We're born with our portion, and if we love and are not loved enough in return, it's depleted.
Ayana Mathis quotes: His pain was his most precious and secret possession, and Six held on to it as fiercely as a jewel robbed from a corpse. His pain was his most precious and secret possession, and Six held on to it as fiercely as a jewel robbed from a corpse.
Ayana Mathis quotes: You ought to go now before she wakes up, Hattie said. She handed her daughter to Pearl. I'm in the floor, she thought. You ought to go now before she wakes up, Hattie said. She handed her daughter to Pearl. I'm in the floor, she thought.
Ayana Mathis quotes: I've been writing all my life. Even though I didn't have sort of careerist aspirations as a writer, it was very much my identity. I've been writing all my life. Even though I didn't have sort of careerist aspirations as a writer, it was very much my identity.
Ayana Mathis quotes: One thing I am learning is to slow down. Multitasking is great, but I when try to do everything at warp speed I just end up with typos and stress. One thing I am learning is to slow down. Multitasking is great, but I when try to do everything at warp speed I just end up with typos and stress.
Ayana Mathis quotes: Even if you don't feel like sitting down to write or working on that big proposal, or whatever it is, just show up anyhow and the rest will follow. Even if you don't feel like sitting down to write or working on that big proposal, or whatever it is, just show up anyhow and the rest will follow.
Ayana Mathis quotes: I couldn't stand to be a fool a second time,' Hattie said. 'I couldn't stand it. I couldn't stand to be a fool a second time,' Hattie said. 'I couldn't stand it.
Ayana Mathis quotes: The Lord brings us into this world naked, but I don't suppose he means us to stay that way The Lord brings us into this world naked, but I don't suppose he means us to stay that way
Ayana Mathis quotes: In Georgia, there was a eucalyptus tree in the wood across from Hattie's house, but the plant had been hard to come by in the Philadelphia winter. In Georgia, there was a eucalyptus tree in the wood across from Hattie's house, but the plant had been hard to come by in the Philadelphia winter.
Ayana Mathis quotes: I try to look for the beauty in things. I try to look for the beauty in things.
Ayana Mathis quotes: It seemed to him that he could never get a proper grip on any of the beauty in this world. It seemed to him that he could never get a proper grip on any of the beauty in this world.
Ayana Mathis quotes: The correlations between real life experience and the storylines in novels are never as direct or simple as they might seem. The correlations between real life experience and the storylines in novels are never as direct or simple as they might seem.
Ayana Mathis quotes: Six understood in that instant that he had something the ministers wanted and it had given him power among them. He had never been powerful among men. Six understood in that instant that he had something the ministers wanted and it had given him power among them. He had never been powerful among men.
Ayana Mathis quotes: Somebody always wants something from me," she said in a near whisper. "They're eating me alive. Somebody always wants something from me," she said in a near whisper. "They're eating me alive.
Ayana Mathis quotes: It had been easy to be comfortable with each other when there was a glass wall between them. It had been easy to be comfortable with each other when there was a glass wall between them.
Ayana Mathis quotes: The critics and the reviewers are more frightening than anything else! The critics and the reviewers are more frightening than anything else!
Ayana Mathis quotes: Pride brought down a lot of folks. One of these days you gon' have to turn around and look at whatever it is you running from. Pride brought down a lot of folks. One of these days you gon' have to turn around and look at whatever it is you running from.
Ayana Mathis quotes: God had indeed set it twirling and twisting every which way when he put black people to owning their own kind. God had indeed set it twirling and twisting every which way when he put black people to owning their own kind.
Ayana Mathis quotes: No one could tell her why things had turned out as they had, not August or the pastor or God himself. No one could tell her why things had turned out as they had, not August or the pastor or God himself.
Ayana Mathis quotes: At last, her mother and sisters exited the station and came to stand next to her. "Mama," Hattie said. "I'll never go back. Never. At last, her mother and sisters exited the station and came to stand next to her. "Mama," Hattie said. "I'll never go back. Never.
Ayana Mathis quotes: God doesn't come to sit on the porch and sip lemonade. He comes to take over. God doesn't come to sit on the porch and sip lemonade. He comes to take over.