Black Boy Quotes

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Quote 1

“Hunger had always been more or less at my elbow when I played, but now I began to wake up at night to find hunger standing at my bedside staring at me gauntly.”

Quote 2

“A man will seek to express his relation to the stars; but when a man’s consciousness has been riveted upon obtaining a loaf of bread that loaf of bread is as important as the stars.”

Quote 3

“This was the culture from which I sprang. This was the terror from which I fled.”

Quote 4

“My cynicism, which had been my protection against an America that had cast me out slid from me, and timidly, I began to wonder if a solution of unity was possible.”

Quote 5

I had fled men who did not like the color of my skin, and now I was among men who did not like the tone of my thoughts...

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