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Top 43 wise famous quotes and sayings by Claudia Rankine

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Claudia Rankine quotes: The past is a life sentence, a blunt instrument aimed at tomorrow. The past is a life sentence, a blunt instrument aimed at tomorrow.
Claudia Rankine quotes: Did you win? he asks.It wasn't a match, I say. It was a lesson. Did you win? he asks.
It wasn't a match, I say. It was a lesson.
Claudia Rankine quotes: -(I)n memory, remorse wraps the self. -(I)n memory, remorse wraps the self.
Claudia Rankine quotes: Because white men can'tpolice their imaginationblack men are dying Because white men can't
police their imagination
black men are dying
Claudia Rankine quotes: If you make a mistake, then you should own that mistake. If you make a mistake, then you should own that mistake.
Claudia Rankine quotes: all in good fun, all in good fun,
Claudia Rankine quotes: context is not meaning. context is not meaning.
Claudia Rankine quotes: When you are alone and too tired even to turn on any of your devices, you let yourself linger in a past stacked among your pillows. When you are alone and too tired even to turn on any of your devices, you let yourself linger in a past stacked among your pillows.
Claudia Rankine quotes: I don't really agree with the role model thing. People are always saying that athletes shouldn't do X or Y because they are role models. I don't really agree with the role model thing. People are always saying that athletes shouldn't do X or Y because they are role models.
Claudia Rankine quotes: If abandoned rage asks, Who should answer for this?/Say, the very blood of our lives eats composure up. If abandoned rage asks, Who should answer for this?/
Say, the very blood of our lives eats composure up.
Claudia Rankine quotes: Sometimes the art pieces I gravitate toward speak to me in terms of narrative, at other times they speak to me in terms of mood. Sometimes the art pieces I gravitate toward speak to me in terms of narrative, at other times they speak to me in terms of mood.
Claudia Rankine quotes: I think sports is one of the places where race plays itself out publicly. Although we pretend it doesn't. I think sports is one of the places where race plays itself out publicly. Although we pretend it doesn't.
Claudia Rankine quotes: That's the bruise the ice in the heart was meant to ice. That's the bruise the ice in the heart was meant to ice.
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. 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: It is the White Man who creates the black man. But it is the black man who creates. It is the White Man who creates the black man. But it is the black man who creates.
Claudia Rankine quotes: The patience is in the living. Time opens out to you. The patience is in the living. Time opens out to you.
Claudia Rankine quotes: The American imagination has never been able to fully recover from its white-supremacist beginnings. The American imagination has never been able to fully recover from its white-supremacist beginnings.
Claudia Rankine quotes: There is/no reasoning with need. There is/no reasoning with need.
Claudia Rankine quotes: A hoodie is worn by everybody: kids, white men, white women, black men. But it clings to the black body as a sign of criminality like nothing else. A hoodie is worn by everybody: kids, white men, white women, black men. But it clings to the black body as a sign of criminality like nothing else.
Claudia Rankine quotes: And still you are not the guy and still you fit the description because there is only one guy who is always the guy fitting the description. And still you are not the guy and still you fit the description because there is only one guy who is always the guy fitting the description.
Claudia Rankine quotes: Where is the safest place when that place / must be someplace other than in the body? Where is the safest place when that place / must be someplace other than in the body?
Claudia Rankine quotes: Zora Neale Hurston's "I feel most colored when I am thrown against a sharp white background. Zora Neale Hurston's "I feel most colored when I am thrown against a sharp white background.
Claudia Rankine quotes: Then the voice in your head silently tells you to take your foot off your throat because just getting along shouldn't be an ambition. Then the voice in your head silently tells you to take your foot off your throat because just getting along shouldn't be an ambition.
Claudia Rankine quotes: You don't become a poet if you want to make any money. You don't become a poet if you want to make any money.
Claudia Rankine quotes: I am invested in keeping present the forgotten bodies. I am invested in keeping present the forgotten bodies.
Claudia Rankine quotes: Memory is a tough place. You were there. Memory is a tough place. You were there.
Claudia Rankine quotes: And as light as the rain seems, it still rains down on you. And as light as the rain seems, it still rains down on you.
Claudia Rankine quotes: the daily diminishment is a low flame, a constant drip. the daily diminishment is a low flame, a constant drip.
Claudia Rankine quotes: Define loneliness? Yes. It's what we can't do for each other. Define loneliness?
Yes.
It's what we can't do for each other.
Claudia Rankine quotes: I don't write every day. I write when I want to write. I don't write every day. I write when I want to write.
Claudia Rankine quotes: Nobody notices, only you've known,you're not sick, not crazy,not angry, not sadIt's just this, you're injured. Nobody notices, only you've known,
you're not sick, not crazy,
not angry, not sad
It's just this, you're injured.
Claudia Rankine quotes: Perhaps the most insidious and least understood form of segregation is that of the word. Perhaps the most insidious and least understood form of segregation is that of the word.