Quotes by Ernest Gaines

Ernest James Gaines was an American author whose works have been taught in college classrooms and translated into many languages, including French, Spanish, German, Russian and Chinese. Four of his works were made into television movies. His 1993 novel, A Lesson Before Dying, won the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction.

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Words mean nothing. Action is the only thing. Doing. That's the only thing.

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Question everything. Every stripe, every star, every word spoken. Everything.

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A myth is an old lie that people believe in. White people believe that they're better than anyone else on earth - and that's a myth.

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Grace under pressure isn't just about bullfighters and men at war. It's about getting up every day to face a job or a white boss you don't like but have to face to feed your children so they'll grow up to be a better generation.

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I knew I wanted to be a writer and I knew if I had a wife and family, I would neglect something, and I was afraid it wouldn't be the writing.

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