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Ernest J. Gaines
(1933-____) born on
Jan 15
US author. He wrote the novel, "The autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman," 1971; won Book Critics
         
   
F
I have learned as much about writing about my people by listening to blues and jazz and spirituals as I have by reading novels.

R
Question everything. Every stripe, every star, every word spoken. Everything.
A
Words mean nothing. Action is the only thing. Doing. That's the only thing.
N
Sometimes you got to hurt something to help something. Sometimes you have to plow under one thing in order for something else to grow.
K
We wait till now? Now, when we're old men, we get to be brave?
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "African-American Writers," by Smith.
R: "The Sky is Gray."
A: "The Sky is Gray."
N: "A Gathering of Old Men," 1983.
K: "A Gathering of Old Men," 1983.
   


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