The Best Gwendolyn Brooks quotes

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Gwendolyn Brooks is a phenomenal poet who was born in Chicago, Illinois on June 17th of 1917. She was the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and also won other awards such as the National Book Award and national council on arts and humanities award. Her poetry speaks about her life living during segregation and racism which makes it an inspirational read for those dealing with similar situations today.
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About Gwendolyn Brooks

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June 7, 1917

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December 3, 2000

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Notable Works:
A Street In Bronzeville, Annie Allen, Winnie

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Notable Awards:
Pulitzer Prize For Poetry


I think it must be lonely to be God. Nobody loves a master. No. โ€” Gwendolyn Brooks

Already I am no longer looked at with lechery or love. โ€” Gwendolyn Brooks

She was learning to love moments. To love moments for themselves. โ€” Gwendolyn Brooks

To be in love is To Touch with a lighter hand. in yourself you stretch, you are well. โ€” Gwendolyn Brooks

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I know that the Black emphasis must be not against white but FOR Black. โ€” Gwendolyn Brooks

I don’t like the idea of the black race being diluted out of existence. I like the idea of all of us being here. โ€” Gwendolyn Brooks

Don’t let anyone call you a minority if you’re black or Hispanic or belong to some other ethnic group. You’re not less than anybody else. โ€” Gwendolyn Brooks

What I’m fighting for now in my work… for an expression relevant to all manner of blacks, poems I could take into a tavern, into the street, into the halls of a housing project. โ€” Gwendolyn Brooks


Good health is a duty to yourself, to your contemporaries, to your inheritors, to the progress of the world. โ€” Gwendolyn Brooks

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When I start writing a poem, I don’t think about models or about what anybody else in the world has done. โ€” Gwendolyn Brooks

Look at what’s happening in this world. Every day there’s something exciting or disturbing to write about. With all that’s going on, how could I stop? โ€” Gwendolyn Brooks

Art is a refining and evocative translation of the materials of the world. โ€” Gwendolyn Brooks

Inspiring Phrases From Gwendolyn Brooks

I swear to keep the dead upon my mind, / Disdain for all time to be overglad. โ€” Gwendolyn Brooks

Nothing could stop Mississippi. โ€” Gwendolyn Brooks

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Do not be afraid of no, Who has so far, so very far to go. โ€” Gwendolyn Brooks

Goodness begins simply with the fact of life itself. โ€” Gwendolyn Brooks

We don’t ask a flower any special reason for its existence. We just look at it and are able to accept it as being something different from ourselves. โ€” Gwendolyn Brooks

What, what am I to do with all of this life? โ€” Gwendolyn Brooks

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In Gwendolyn Brooks Statements


There are no magics or elves / Or timely godmothers to guide us. We are lost, must / Wizard a track through our own screaming weed. โ€” Gwendolyn Brooks

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Various Statements From Gwendolyn Brooks

A writer should get as much education as possible, but just going to school is not enough; if it were, all owners of doctorates would be inspired writers. โ€” Gwendolyn Brooks

Life for my child is simple, and is good. โ€” Gwendolyn Brooks

Art hurts. Art urges voyagesโ€“and it is easier to stay at home. โ€” Gwendolyn Brooks

Be yourself. Don’t imitate other poets. You are as important as they are. โ€” Gwendolyn Brooks

One reason that cats are happier than people is that they have no newspapers. โ€” Gwendolyn Brooks

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The poetry is myself. โ€” Gwendolyn Brooks

Life must be aromatic. There must be scent, somehow there must be some. โ€” Gwendolyn Brooks

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