The best Quotes by N. K. Jemisin

The best Book Quotes

I write for myself - but it is nice when other people like it, too!

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If you can imagine something, it will be.

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How can we prepare for the future if we won't acknowledge the past?

N. K. Jemisin in The Broken Earth - The Stone Sky
 
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In a child's eyes, a mother is a goddess. She can be glorious or terrible, benevolent or filled with wrath, but she commands love either way. I am convinced that this is the greatest power in the universe.

N. K. Jemisin in Inheritance - The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
 
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For all those that have to fight for the respect that everyone else is given without question.

N. K. Jemisin in The Broken Earth - The Fifth Season
 
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Home is what you take with you, not what you leave behind.

N. K. Jemisin in The Broken Earth - The Fifth Season
 
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But for a society build on exploitation, there is no greater threat than having no one left to oppress.

N. K. Jemisin in The Broken Earth - The Stone Sky
 
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Being useful to others is not the same thing as being equal.

N. K. Jemisin in The Broken Earth - The Obelisk Gate
 
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True peace required the presence of justice, not just the absence of conflict.

N. K. Jemisin in Dreamblood - The Killing Moon
 
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"I think," Hoa says slowly, "that if you love someone, you don't get to choose how they love you back."

N. K. Jemisin in The Broken Earth - The Stone Sky
 
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We can never be gods, after all - but we can become something less than human with frightening ease.

N. K. Jemisin in Inheritance - The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
 
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There's truth even in tainted knowledge, if one reads carefully.

N. K. Jemisin in Inheritance - The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
 
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It's all right to need help. All of us have things we can't do alone.

N. K. Jemisin in Inheritance - The Broken Kingdoms
 
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Well. Adolescence is all about making mistakes.

N. K. Jemisin in Inheritance - The Kingdom of Gods
 
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But love like that doesn't just disappear, does it? No matter how powerful the hate, there is always a little love left, underneath. Yes. Horrible, isn't it?

N. K. Jemisin in Inheritance - The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
 
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Mother always said that if one must do something unpleasant, one should do it wholeheartedly and not waste effort on regret.

N. K. Jemisin in Inheritance - The Kingdom of Gods
 
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After all, a person is herself, and others. Relationships chisel the final shape of one's being. I am me, and you.

N. K. Jemisin in The Broken Earth - The Fifth Season
 
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But there are none so frightened, or so strange in their fear, as conquerors. They conjure phantoms endlessly, terrified that their victims will someday do back what was done to them - even if, in truth, their victims couldn't care less about such pettiness and have moved on. Conquerors live in dread of the day when they are shown to be, not superior, but simply lucky.

N. K. Jemisin in The Broken Earth - The Stone Sky
 
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