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By Anonym 15 Sep

Alice Childress

Where did we get the idea of insultin' folks by pointin' out their age? ... It seems that we think youth is some special accomplishment brought about by the individual himself!

By Anonym 15 Sep

Alice Childress

Who wants to live with one foot in hell just for the sake of nostalgia Our time is forever now.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Alice Childress

"The good old days." The only good days are ahead.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Alice Childress

That's how women are, always studyin' each other and wonderin' how they look up 'gainst the next.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alice Childress

It becomes almost second nature to be on guard against the creative pattern of our own thought.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Alice Childress

I was so mad you could have boiled a pot of water on my head.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alice Childress

A gift - be it a present, a kind word or a job done with care and love - explains itself!... and if receivin' it embarrasses you, it's because your 'thanks box' is warped.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alice Childress

I believe racism has killed more people than speed, heroin, or cancer, and will continue to kill until it is no more.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Alice Childress

It's a poor kind of man that won't fight for his own freedom.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Alice Childress

Zis and zat' when uttered by the French is considered charming, but 'dis and dat' as an Africanism is ridiculed as gross and ugly.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Alice Childress

I think women need kindness more than love. When one human being is kind to another, it's a very deep matter.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Alice Childress

Writers are encouraged to "keep 'em laughing" and complain "with good humor" in order to "win" allies. The joke is always on ourselves.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Alice Childress

dear little baby of the folks I work for, I got a present for you .. my whole damn life! I'm handin' it over to you & your ma & pa. if you got no money to pay, I wanna stay anyhow, my pleasure is to wait on you forever. to hell with my children & hooray for you!.. you stayin' up all night fixin' up Character Parts for me! givin' 'em what you call dignity! dignity! you know what your dignity is? a black straw hat with a flower stickin' up in front, hands folded cross my stomach, sayin' the same damn fool things .. only nice & easy & proper!" --trouble in mind (1955)

By Anonym 14 Sep

Alice Childress

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alice Childress

I'm independent as a hog on ice and a hog on ice is dead, cold, well-preserved and don't need a mother'grabbin, thing.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Alice Childress

Some feminists feel that a woman should never be wrong. We have a right to be wrong.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Alice Childress

Thoughts can hurt like real pain.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Alice Childress

Truth is simply whatever you can bring yourself to believe.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alice Childress

I am lonesome so regular it's like a job I gotta report to every day.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Alice Childress

The twisted circumstances under which we live is grist for the writing mill, the loving, hating and discovering, finding new handles for old pitchers . . .

By Anonym 15 Sep

Alice Childress

your soul is an inner something that is another you and hardly anybody knows what it's really thinkin' except you.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Alice Childress

We think of poverty as a condition simply meaning a lack of funds, no money, but when one sees fifth, sixth, and seventh generation poor, it is clear that poverty is as complicated as high finance.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Alice Childress

Like snowflakes, the human pattern is never cast twice.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Alice Childress

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Alice Childress

writing is a labor of love and also an act of defiance, a way to light a candle in a gale wind.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alice Childress

Everybody's got some sin, but if it troubles your heart you're a gentle sinner, just a good soul gone wrong.