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Alice Childress
(1920-1994) born on
Oct 12
US playwright, actress, director. She was a successful actress and director before becoming a playwright; her plays include "Florence," 1950 and "Trouble in Mind," 1955.
         
   
F
Life is just a short walk from the cradle to the grave -- and it sure behooves us to be kind to one another along the way.

R
Like snowflakes, the human pattern is never cast twice. We are uncommonly and marvelously intricate in thought and action, our problems are most complex and, too often, silently borne.
A
I continue to create because writing is a labor of love and also an act of defiance, a way to light a candle in a gale wind: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was God, and the Word was God."
N
Some feminists feel that a woman should never be wrong. We have a right to be wrong.
K
Writers are encouraged to "keep 'em laughing" and complain "with good humor" in order to "win" allies. The joke is always on ourselves.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "A Short Walk," 1979.
R: "A Candle in a Gale Wind," in "Black Women Writers," ed. Mari Evans, 1984.
A: "A Candle in a Gale Wind," in "Black Women Writers," ed. Mari Evans, 1984.
N: In "The Black Woman's Gumbo Ya-Ya," by Terri L. Jewell, 1993.
K: "A Candle in a Gale Wind," in "Black Women Writers," ed. Mari Evans, 1984.
   


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