Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Jamaica Kincaid
(1949-____) born on
May 25
Antigua-US journalist. "Eleanor P. Richardson came to the US at age 16; joined "The New Yorker;" 1976, as a journalist; published short stories "At the Bottom of the River.""

I didn't think of myself as an outsider because of my race because... where I grew up I was the same race as almost everyone else... It is true that I noticed things that no one else seemed to notice. And I think only people who are outsiders do this.

"I swim in a shaft of light, upside down, and I can see myself clearly, through and through, from every angle. Perhaps I stand on the brink of a great discovery."
"In isolation I ruthlessly plow the deep silences, seeking my opportunities like a miner seeking veins of treasures. In what shallow glimmering space shall I find what glimmering glory?"
My disappointments stand up and grow ever taller. They will not be lost to me.
"If I actually ran the world, I'd do it from the kitchen. It's not anything deliberate or a statement or anything, that's just how I understand things. It's arranged along informal lines."


Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  "In "The Black Woman's Gumbo Ya-Ya," by Terri L. Jewell, 1993."
R: ""Wingless.""
A: ""Blackness.""
N: ""Wingless.""
K: "In "The Black Woman's Gumbo Ya-Ya," by Terri L. Jewell, 1993."

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