Imagination bound us stronger than love. Within its limitless borders we launched ships and love affairs, discovered lost worlds, made buildings and babies, found husbands, wrote letters and Broadway plays. We made ourselves up everyday.

— Marita Golden

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Surviving and believing in tomorrow is just a habit I can't break.

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I am a stranger to half measures. With life I am on the attack, restlessly ferreting out each pleasure, foraging for answers, wringing from it even the pain. I ransack life, hunt it down. I am the hungry peasants storming the palace gates. I will have my share. No matter how it tastes.

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Racism is a virus. And since nobody's really looking too hard for a cure it reproduces itself over and over again.

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My mother used to do all the things that were important to her after midnight.

... Sometimes I'd sneak downstairs and see her knitting, or reading, or writing letters. I'd think of her as a thief, stealing the tail end of the day, the hours nobody else wanted or used.

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To my father, who told me the stories that matter. To my mother, who taught me to remember them.

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Ironically, white America will catapult books about race to the top of the best-seller list, even as racism remains a national open wound. Obsession ain't solution, however, because reading even at its most intense and verisimilitudinous is vicarious, and once you close the book you're off the hook.

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The symbiotic relationship between reading and writing is a cornerstone of our individual intellectual journey and our educational system. We write as an act of self-expression. We read because language renders unto us the vitality of real and imagined experience.

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Love is going to replace life and from then on it's all smooth sailing. Love will replace life.

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I quickly learned that motherhood was a high wire act sometimes performed without a net.

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I am a stranger to half measures.

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It was important, I know, for my father as a product of his times not to be vulnerable, so he chose, and I can't say that I blame him, to live his life rather than create it.

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Novelists have to love humanity to write anything worthwhile. Poets have to love themselves.

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About Marita Golden

Quotes 13 sayings
Profession Novelist
Birthday April 28, 1950