17 Total Quotes

Gloria Naylor Quotes

Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it's all over.
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#American Writer #Art

Lord keep her safe since you can't keep her sane.
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#American Novelist

One should be able to return to the first sentence of a novel and find the resonances of the entire work.
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#American Novelist

Old as she was, she still missed her daddy sometimes.
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#American Novelist

Not only is your story worth telling, but it can be told in words so painstakingly eloquent that it becomes a song.
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#American Novelist #Storytelling

I don't believe that life is supposed to make you feel good, or make you feel miserable either. Life is just supposed to make you feel.
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#Life

Life is accepting what is and working from that.
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#American Novelist #Life

Spoiled. That's all it's about - can't live without this, can't live without that. You can live without anything you weren't born with, and you can make it through on even half of that.
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#American Novelist #Life

It's as if I've arrived in a place where it's all spirit and no body - an overwhelming sense of calm...I actually began to feel blessed.
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#Body

His entire life was becoming a race against the natural -- and he was winning.
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#Life

Time's passage through the memory is like molten glass that can be opaque or crystallize at any given moment at will: a thousand days are melted into one conversation, one glance, one hurt, and one hurt can be shattered and sprinkled over a thousand.
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#Memory

I don't believe that life is supposed to make you feel good, or make you feel miserable either. Life is just supposed to make you feel.
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#American Novelist

It's as if I've arrived in a place where it's all spirit and no body - an overwhelming sense of calm... I actually began to feel blessed.
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#American Novelist