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Words, Wisdom, etc.

Welcome to Words, Wisdom, etc. – a collection of literary quotes. Here I hope you will find a kindred spirit or two. Continue scrolling to browse the latest quotes or search by keyword, author, title, or category using the search bar above.

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America, the land of diversity, where people talk to who they think it’s safest to talk to. – How to Love a Jamaican, Alexia Arthurs

There is so much you want to tell your friends. You want to tell them when happiness looks different than you ever imagined it could—that what you had been waiting for, how you were expecting love to feel and to look, doesn’t compare to another version that is altogether a surprise and nevertheless, unbeknownst to you, what you had been waiting for. – How to Love a Jamaican, Alexia Arthurs

You came across as the eternally offended black woman.
“That’s because we are eternally being disrespected.”
How to Love a Jamaican, Alexia Arthurs

Some things, some parts of ourselves, are tied to other, faraway places. – How to Love a Jamaican, Alexia Arthurs

If I’m going to date a white man, he has to be sexy, he has to have the swag of a black man, like Justin Timberlake. Otherwise, why bother? – How to Love a Jamaican, Alexia Arthurs

Isn’t it wonderful? This world, this life, even in the midst of its horror, delivers you such beautiful gifts. – Daughters of Nri, Reni K. Amayo

Your purpose, my dear, as is mine, as is all of ours, is to follow our path as truthfully as we can. – Daughters of Nri, Reni K. Amayo

How can you be living if you do not recognise your own power? You are hiding, all the time, reducing yourself and minimising your power. You have power, my dear; everyone, even the tiniest otomys, has power. The trouble is we are all too quick to give it away… The trick is incredibly simple. To know you have power is to have power.
Daughters of Nri, Reni K. Amayo

You cannot buy life, you cannot hide and wait to live it later; you must live and you must live now, because you have no other choice. – Daughters of Nri, Reni K. Amayo

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