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13+ quotes from Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat

Quotes from Breath, Eyes, Memory

Edwidge Danticat ·  234 pages

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“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.”
― Edwidge Danticat, quote from Breath, Eyes, Memory


“If a woman is worth remembering,' said my grandmother, 'there is no need to have her name carved in letters.”
― Edwidge Danticat, quote from Breath, Eyes, Memory


“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.”
― Edwidge Danticat, quote from Breath, Eyes, Memory


“...women, brave as stars at dawn”
― Edwidge Danticat, quote from Breath, Eyes, Memory


“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.”
― Edwidge Danticat, quote from Breath, Eyes, Memory


“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.”
― Edwidge Danticat, quote from Breath, Eyes, Memory


“It is the calm and silent waters that drown you.”
― Edwidge Danticat, quote from Breath, Eyes, Memory


“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.”
― Edwidge Danticat, quote from Breath, Eyes, Memory


“Here, though, there is nothing. Nothing at all. The sky seems empty even when I am looking at the moon and stars.”
― Edwidge Danticat, quote from Breath, Eyes, Memory


“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.”
― Edwidge Danticat, quote from Breath, Eyes, Memory


“That night, I slept hugging my secret.”
― Edwidge Danticat, quote from Breath, Eyes, Memory


“Then what do you want with me?'...
'The pursuit of happiness.”
― Edwidge Danticat, quote from Breath, Eyes, Memory


“She cannot stay out of duty. The things one does, one should do out of love.”
― Edwidge Danticat, quote from Breath, Eyes, Memory


About the author

Edwidge Danticat
Born place: in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Born date January 19, 1969
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