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Junot Diaz quotes: Deep down, where my boys don't know me, I'm an optimist. Deep down, where my boys don't know me, I'm an optimist.
Junot Diaz quotes: ...sometimes a start is all we ever get. ...sometimes a start is all we ever get.
Junot Diaz quotes: Sometimes you can be good at something that you still find really hard. Sometimes, to be good at something, you just need to keep showing the fuck up. Sometimes you can be good at something that you still find really hard. Sometimes, to be good at something, you just need to keep showing the fuck up.
Junot Diaz quotes: The thoughts he put in her head. Someone should've arrested him for it. The thoughts he put in her head. Someone should've arrested him for it.
Junot Diaz quotes: Here at last is her smile: burn it into your memory; you won't see it often. Here at last is her smile: burn it into your memory; you won't see it often.
Junot Diaz quotes: We're clocks, Abelard. Nothing more. We're clocks, Abelard. Nothing more.
Junot Diaz quotes: One of the ex-sucias publishes a poem about you online. It's called El Puto One of the ex-sucias publishes a poem about you online. It's called El Puto
Junot Diaz quotes: Dude wore his nerdiness like a Jedi wore his light saber or a Lensman her lens. Couldn't have passed for Normal if he'd wanted to. Dude wore his nerdiness like a Jedi wore his light saber or a Lensman her lens. Couldn't have passed for Normal if he'd wanted to.
Junot Diaz quotes: When I became my masked identity I was this incredible little nerd, but in the real world I had to be this tough kid from the neighborhood. When I became my masked identity I was this incredible little nerd, but in the real world I had to be this tough kid from the neighborhood.
Junot Diaz quotes: God bless perseverance. Because it's not easy. God bless perseverance. Because it's not easy.
Junot Diaz quotes: The world was ice and the ice burned with sunlight. The world was ice and the ice burned with sunlight.
Junot Diaz quotes: Infidelity raises profound questions about intimacy. Infidelity raises profound questions about intimacy.
Junot Diaz quotes: Elsewhere called the Strom Thurmond Maneuver.) Pujols of course blamed Beli for everything. Sat in the office of the rector and Elsewhere called the Strom Thurmond Maneuver.) Pujols of course blamed Beli for everything. Sat in the office of the rector and
Junot Diaz quotes: Maybe we met out here and fell in love over bad barbecue. Maybe we met out here and fell in love over bad barbecue.
Junot Diaz quotes: If this is the United States, mail me home. If this is the United States, mail me home.
Junot Diaz quotes: My African roots made me what I am today. They're the reason I exist at all. My African roots made me what I am today. They're the reason I exist at all.
Junot Diaz quotes: A father is a hard thing to compass. A father is a hard thing to compass.
Junot Diaz quotes: Some of our hearts are more Gothic and take to haunting. Some of our hearts are more Gothic and take to haunting.
Junot Diaz quotes: I'm not writing fairy tales or object lessons. I'm not writing fairy tales or object lessons.
Junot Diaz quotes: Literature is less involved in giving you answers and more dedicated to giving you insight. Literature is less involved in giving you answers and more dedicated to giving you insight.
Junot Diaz quotes: It's extraordinary how many people read a book that's new and weird and befriend it. It's extraordinary how many people read a book that's new and weird and befriend it.
Junot Diaz quotes: As expected: she, the daughter of the Fall, recipient of its heaviest radiation, loved atomically. As expected: she, the daughter of the Fall, recipient of its heaviest radiation, loved atomically.
Junot Diaz quotes: When you're sixteen a body like this is free; when you're forty it's a full-time occupation. When you're sixteen a body like this is free; when you're forty it's a full-time occupation.
Junot Diaz quotes: One Ring. Like stumbling into One Ring. Like stumbling into
Junot Diaz quotes: Art is not boosterism, it's not propaganda, and it's not spin, but that's not something that art does, and nor has it historically ever done it. Art is not boosterism, it's not propaganda, and it's not spin, but that's not something that art does, and nor has it historically ever done it.
Junot Diaz quotes: I seem to enjoy telling stories with a central absence, with a lacuna tunnelled into them. I seem to enjoy telling stories with a central absence, with a lacuna tunnelled into them.
Junot Diaz quotes: Magda was reading a book by a Trappist, in a better mood, and I was sitting on the edge of the bed, fingering my useless map. Magda was reading a book by a Trappist, in a better mood, and I was sitting on the edge of the bed, fingering my useless map.
Junot Diaz quotes: I seem to be allergic to diligence, and Lola said, Ha. What you're allergic to is trying. I seem to be allergic to diligence, and Lola said, Ha. What you're allergic to is trying.
Junot Diaz quotes: Technically, I split my time between N.Y.C. and Boston. Technically, I split my time between N.Y.C. and Boston.
Junot Diaz quotes: I am a hard man to replace. I am a hard man to replace.
Junot Diaz quotes: There's nothing permanent in the world, There's nothing permanent in the world,
Junot Diaz quotes: In order to write the book you want to write, in the end you have to become the person you need to become to write that book. In order to write the book you want to write, in the end you have to become the person you need to become to write that book.
Junot Diaz quotes: She was the kind of girlfriend God gives you young, so you'll know loss the rest of your life. She was the kind of girlfriend God gives you young, so you'll know loss the rest of your life.
Junot Diaz quotes: I feel most like myself ... after I run - I go out for five miles every morning. I feel most like myself ... after I run - I go out for five miles every morning.
Junot Diaz quotes: And all I did was read, and when I was too high to read I stared out the windows. And all I did was read, and when I was too high to read I stared out the windows.
Junot Diaz quotes: She smelled like herself, like the wind through a tree. She smelled like herself, like the wind through a tree.
Junot Diaz quotes: I dream about oblivion like other people dream of good sex ... I dream about oblivion like other people dream of good sex ...
Junot Diaz quotes: I'm like everybody else: weak, full of mistakes, but basically good. I'm like everybody else: weak, full of mistakes, but basically good.
Junot Diaz quotes: If this was another kind of story, I'd tell you about the sea If this was another kind of story, I'd tell you about the sea
Junot Diaz quotes: Every time someone gives you a formula for what you should be and what you should do, you should know they're giving you a pair of handcuffs. Every time someone gives you a formula for what you should be and what you should do, you should know they're giving you a pair of handcuffs.
Junot Diaz quotes: I'm just this Dominican kid from New Jersey. I'm just this Dominican kid from New Jersey.
Junot Diaz quotes: That was the September I cut school six times in my first two weeks. I just couldn't do school anymore. Something inside wouldn't let me. That was the September I cut school six times in my first two weeks. I just couldn't do school anymore. Something inside wouldn't let me.
Junot Diaz quotes: She has the scared, hunted look of the unlucky. She has the scared, hunted look of the unlucky.
Junot Diaz quotes: It's one of those easy stories because in essence it explains it all. It's one of those easy stories because in essence it explains it all.
Junot Diaz quotes: I'm an immigrant and I will stay an immigrant forever. I'm an immigrant and I will stay an immigrant forever.
Junot Diaz quotes: Beli at thirteen believed in love like a seventy-year-old widow who's been abandoned by family, husband, children and fortune believes in God. Beli at thirteen believed in love like a seventy-year-old widow who's been abandoned by family, husband, children and fortune believes in God.
Junot Diaz quotes: Of course we all know that's not how life works. The novel that is our life can end at any time. Sometimes even on page one. Of course we all know that's not how life works. The novel that is our life can end at any time. Sometimes even on page one.
Junot Diaz quotes: I felt like summer had taken me over. I felt like summer had taken me over.
Junot Diaz quotes: The truth is there ain't no relationship in the world that doesn't hit turbulence. The truth is there ain't no relationship in the world that doesn't hit turbulence.
Junot Diaz quotes: And because love, real love, is not so easily shed. And because love, real love, is not so easily shed.
Junot Diaz quotes: I was seventeen and a half, smoking so much bud that if I remembered an hour from any one of those days it would have been a lot. I was seventeen and a half, smoking so much bud that if I remembered an hour from any one of those days it would have been a lot.
Junot Diaz quotes: Success, after all, loves a witness, but failure can't exist without one. Success, after all, loves a witness, but failure can't exist without one.
Junot Diaz quotes: I always thought of myself as the Kaneda of our dyad, but here I was playing Tetsuo. I always thought of myself as the Kaneda of our dyad, but here I was playing Tetsuo.
Junot Diaz quotes: Besides it only happens when you're not looking for it.That's what everybody claims. Easier to say that than This shit sucks. Besides it only happens when you're not looking for it.
That's what everybody claims. Easier to say that than This shit sucks.
Junot Diaz quotes: And when he thought about the way she laughed, as though she owned the air around her, his heart thundered inside his chest, a lonely rada. And when he thought about the way she laughed, as though she owned the air around her, his heart thundered inside his chest, a lonely rada.
Junot Diaz quotes: Love was a rare thing, easily confused with a million other things, and if anybody knew this to be true it was him. Love was a rare thing, easily confused with a million other things, and if anybody knew this to be true it was him.
Junot Diaz quotes: Knocked the architecture right out of his legs. Knocked the architecture right out of his legs.
Junot Diaz quotes: I mean, shit, what Latino family doesn't think it's cursed? I mean, shit, what Latino family doesn't think it's cursed?
Junot Diaz quotes: Personally I always feel like I could use a little more of poetry apothegmatic power in my own work but we're always lacking something. Personally I always feel like I could use a little more of poetry apothegmatic power in my own work but we're always lacking something.
Junot Diaz quotes: You'd think, given the blood we see, that there's a great war going on out in the world. Just the one inside of bodies, the new girl says. You'd think, given the blood we see, that there's a great war going on out in the world. Just the one inside of bodies, the new girl says.
Junot Diaz quotes: It's exactly at these moments, when all hope has vanished, that prayer has dominion. It's exactly at these moments, when all hope has vanished, that prayer has dominion.
Junot Diaz quotes: She seemed tired and watched the world outside like maybe she was expecting it to speak to her. She seemed tired and watched the world outside like maybe she was expecting it to speak to her.
Junot Diaz quotes: Spin is 'something is beautiful because we say it's beautiful.' Spin is 'something is beautiful because we say it's beautiful.'
Junot Diaz quotes: I grew up in the shadow of the Trujillato, saw how the regime had ravaged so many families. I grew up in the shadow of the Trujillato, saw how the regime had ravaged so many families.
Junot Diaz quotes: She is an exceptionally beautiful girl. You think of that old saying Show me a beautiful girl and I'll show you someone who is tired of fucking her. She is an exceptionally beautiful girl. You think of that old saying Show me a beautiful girl and I'll show you someone who is tired of fucking her.
Junot Diaz quotes: They only hit he you, he says, when they care. They only hit he you, he says, when they care.
Junot Diaz quotes: The world, you tell yourself, will never end. The world, you tell yourself, will never end.
Junot Diaz quotes: Know that in this world there's somebody who will always love you. Know that in this world there's somebody who will always love you.
Junot Diaz quotes: She's sensitive, too. Takes to hurt the way water takes to paper. She's sensitive, too. Takes to hurt the way water takes to paper.
Junot Diaz quotes: I'm having so much trouble with writing. Maybe if I help other people, it'll be easier for me. I'm having so much trouble with writing. Maybe if I help other people, it'll be easier for me.
Junot Diaz quotes: Just the fact that you get to live and breathe and interact with the world - that's pretty marvelous. Just the fact that you get to live and breathe and interact with the world - that's pretty marvelous.