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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
I have learned as much about writing about my people by listening to blues and jazz and spirituals as I have by reading novels.

Question everything. Every stripe, every star, every word spoken. Everything.
Words mean nothing. Action is the only thing. Doing. That's the only thing.
Sometimes you got to hurt something to help something. Sometimes you have to plow under one thing in order for something else to grow.
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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