Folks think a lifetime is a thing stretched out over years. It ain't. It can happen quick as a match in a dark room.

— Esi Edugyan

The most charming Esi Edugyan quotes that are guaranted to improve your brain

Ain't no glory made from being dependable.

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Ain't no man can outrun his fate.

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I guess mercy is a muscle like any other. You got to exercise it, or it just cramp right up.

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What is luck but something made to run out.

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It's early yet. It's always early, while you still alive.

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It's like that, I guess, when the past come to collect what you owe.

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To me, chocolate was the sole reason we on this earth.

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The kid come in at a strange angle, made the notes glitter like crystal.

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Of all the excellent copyedits I've received over the years, Marie-Lynn Hammond's was by far the best. Her work on Half Blood Blues was incredibly sensitive and astute.

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Canada kills any conversation quick, I learned long ago. It's a little trick of mine.

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