A Brief History of Seven Killings Quotes

Marlon James
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Living people wait and see because they fool themselves that they have time. Dead people see and wait.
-- Sir Arthur George Jennings (Sir Arthur George Jennings paragraph p. 3)

Importance: This quote is significant as the flip side of wait and see, see and wait is repeated several times by several different characters in the novel. Jennings indicates that dead people have no choices and only the option of seeing and waiting. However, some characters in the novel see themselves as having the ability to only see and wait, making it appear they have no control over their lives and are, for all intents and purposes, already dead.

This is a story of several killings, of boys who meant nothing to a world still spinning, but each of them as they pass me carry the sweet-stink scent of the man that killed me.
-- Sir Arthur George Jennings (Sir Arthur George Jennings paragraph p. 3)

Importance: This novel tells the story of the deaths of seven of the people associated with the attempted murder of...

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