“Love is like the rain. It comes in a drizzle sometimes. Then it starts pouring and if you're not careful it will drown you.”
“If a woman is worth remembering,' said my grandmother, 'there is no need to have her name carved in letters.”
“She told me about a group of people in Guinea who carry the sky on their heads. They are the people of Creation. Strong, tall, and mighty people who can bear anything. Their Maker, she said, gives them the sky to carry because they are strong. These people do not know who they are, but if you see a lot of trouble in your life, it is because you were chosen to carry part of the sky on your head.”
“...women, brave as stars at dawn”
“There is always a place where, if you listen closely in the night, you will hear a mother telling a story and at the end of the tale, she will ask you this question: 'Ou libéré?' Are you free, my daughter?"
My grandmother quickly pressed her fingers over my lips.
Now," she said, "you will know how to answer.”
“The girl she said, I didn’t tell you this because it was a small thing, but little girls, they leave their hearts at home when they walk outside. Hearts are so precious. They don’t want to lose them.”
“It is the calm and silent waters that drown you.”
“They are the people of creation. Their maker…gives them the sky to carry because they are so strong. These people do not know who they are, but if you see a lot of trouble in your life, it is because you were chosen to carry part of the sky on your head.”
“Here, though, there is nothing. Nothing at all. The sky seems empty even when I am looking at the moon and stars.”
“Tante Atie once said that love is like rain. It comes in a drizzle sometimes. Then it starts pouring and if you’re not careful it will drown you.”
“That night, I slept hugging my secret.”
“Then what do you want with me?'...
'The pursuit of happiness.”
“She cannot stay out of duty. The things one does, one should do out of love.”
“There is nothing left when you reach the center of everything, just the pit of bones inside the innermost circle.”
“Volevo creare qualcosa di bello, anche se era fugace come il dolore. Non sarò mai un artista con i mezzi tradizionali, ma con una corda tra le mani e un’immagine nella testa, posso diventarlo anch’io”
“It's wonderful how, the moment you talk about God and love, your voice becomes hard, and your eyes fill with hatred. No, Margret, you certainly haven't the true faith.”
“I was happy, and nothing in the world can make you oblivious to your surroundings like happiness.”
“A few minutes later, my eyes began to feel a bit droopy, but I vaguely noticed that Anissa was whispering something.”
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