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A collection of thoughts and quotes by Alex Haley on writing, family, racism, slavery, relationships, wealth, humor, education, reverence and privilege.

14 Thought-Provoking Alex Haley Quotes That Give A Different Perspective Of Things

Famous As: Writer
Born On: August 11, 1921
Died On: February 10, 1992
Born In: Ithaca
Died At Age: 70

Alex Haley was a renowned author known for portraying the lives of Afro-Americans through historical fiction. He served the US Army for two decades starting as a Coast Guard. He served at various petty positions but his writing skill was always acknowledged by his peers and he even earned by writing their love letters. After his retirement he pursued a career in literature and started as an interviewer for a famous magazine. This helped him gain instant fame which encouraged him to write his first book titled ‘The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley’. This book turned out to be a national bestseller and established his reputation as a writer. His next novel was titled ‘Roots: The Saga of an American Family’ which was believed to be inspired by his ancestral history of slavery. This book turned out to be his most notable work as it made the masses curious about genealogy. Alex’s works have been honored variously including the most reputed ‘Pulitzer Prize Award’. Here is a collection of his quotes which have been excerpted from his famous work, writings and thoughts. Presenting a compilation of Alex Haley’s quotations that are sure to inspire and motivate you.

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Either you deal with what is the reality, or you can be sure that the reality is going to deal with you.

Alex Haley

The main thing you got to remember is that everything in the world is a hustle.

Alex Haley

In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.

Alex Haley

Racism is taught in our society... it is not automatic. It is learned behavior toward persons with dissimilar physical characteristics.

Alex Haley

Find the Good and Praise it" by Alex Haley

Alex Haley

Is this how you repay my goodness--with badness?” cried the boy. “Of course,” said the crocodile out of the corner of his mouth. “That is the way of the world.

Alex Haley

He meant you no harm?" said Omoro. "He acted very friendly," said the old man, "but the cat always eats the mouse it plats with.

Alex Haley

Anytime you see a turtle up on top of a fence post, you know he had some help.

Alex Haley

Tying the little folks with the older folks is a great and powerful tool to preserve and to protect the family and the individual.

Alex Haley

Through this flesh, which is us, we are you, and you are us!

Alex Haley

Find the good, and praise it.

Alex Haley

In my writing, as much as I could, I tried to find the good, and praise it.

Alex Haley

Playboy: Why are you smiling? Thompson: Am I smiling? Yeah, I guess I am…well, it’s fun to lose it sometimes.

Alex Haley

It is the way of the world that goodness is often repaid by badness.

Alex Haley