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Creative Quotations from . . .
Chester Himes
(1909-1984) born on
Jul 19
US novelist, writer. He published a popular series of detective novels featuring Coffin Ed Smith and Gravedigger Jones.
Growth is the surviving influence in all our lives. The tree will send up its trunk in thick profusion from land burned black by atom bombs. Children will grow from poverty and filth and oppression and develop honor, integrity, contribute to all mankind.

There is an indomitable quality within the human spirit that cannot be destroyed; a face deep within the human personality that is im pregnable to all assaults.
Man cannot live without some knowledge of the purpose of life. If he can find no purpose in life he creates one in the inevitability of death.
Martyrs are needed to create incidents. Incidents are needed to create revolutions. Revolutions are needed to create progress.
But within his heart of hearts he could still feel the passionate longing for the bright lights for the limelight, for adulation.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
R: "Beyond the Angry Black," 1966.
A: "Beyond the Angry Black," 1966.
N: "The Crisis," 1943.
K: Prison Mass, May 1961.

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