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Gwendolyn Brooks Quotes

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Gwendolyn Brooks

1917 - 2000
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"Art hurts. Art urges voyages - and it is easier to stay at home"
"Exhaust the little moment. Soon it dies. And be it gash or gold it will not come Again in this identical guise."
"I am a writer perhaps because I am not a talker"
"I felt that I had to write. Even if I had never been published, I knew that I would go on writing, enjoying it and experiencing the challenge."
"Poetry is life distilled"
"When you love a man, he becomes more than a body. His physical limbs expand, and his outline recedes, vanishes. He is rich and sweet and right. He is part of the world, the atmosphere, the blue sky and the blue water"

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