Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Paule Marshall
(1929-____) born on
Apr 9
US "writer, educator". "She wrote "The Chosen Place, The Timeless People," 1961 and "Daughters," 1991."

My very first lessons in the art of telling stories took place in the kitchen . . . my mother and three or four of her friends. . . told stories. . .with effortless art and technique. They were natural-born storytellers in the oral tradition.

"Perhaps she was both child and woman,
darkness and light, past and present,
life and death -- all the opposites
contained and reconciled in her."
"A person can run for years but sooner or later he has to take a stand in the place which, for better or worse, he calls home, do what he can to change things there."
"Sometimes a person has to go back, really back -- to have a sense, an understanding of all that's gone to make them -- before they can go forward."
"Once a great wrong has been done, it never dies. People speak the words of peace, but their hearts do not forgive. Generations perform ceremonies of reconciliation but there is no end."


Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  "In "The Black Woman's Gumbo Ya-Ya," by Terri L. Jewell, 1993."
R: "In "Famous Black Quotations," ed. Janet Cheatham Bell, 1995."
A: ""The Chosen Place, The Timeless People," 1969."
N: "In "Words of Women Quotations for Success," by Power Dynamics Publishing, 1997."
K: ""The Chosen Place, The Timeless People," 1969."

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