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A collection of quotes and thoughts by Gwendolyn Brooks on love, magnitude, bond, song, winnie, afraid, books, meaning, poetry, life, distilled, minority and education.

19 Famous Quotes By Gwendolyn Brooks For The Rhymesters

Quick Facts

Famous As: Poet

Born On: June 7, 1917

Died On: December 3, 2000

Born In: Topeka, Kansas

Died At Age: 83

Gwendolyn Brooks was a prolific American teacher, poet and author who won a ‘Pulitzer Prize for Poetry’ for ‘Annie Allen’ which also made her the first Afro-American to receive this honour. Her thoughts, writings, views, opinions and work primarily revolved around the struggles and celebrations of ordinary people from her own community. In 1968, Brooks was also appointed the ‘Poet Laureate’ of IIIinois. She held that position till her last breath. She is also the first Afro-American woman to have been inducted into the ‘American Academy of Arts and Letters’. Some of her notable works include, ‘A Street In Bronzeville’, ‘In The Mecca’, ‘Winnie’ and ‘Report From Part Two’ etc. Here is a collection of some famous quotable quotes and sayings by Gwendolyn Brooks which have been excerpted from her writings, thoughts, ballads, sonnets, poems, books, work and life. Read through the notable quotes and sayings by Gwendolyn Brooks.
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Live not for Battles Won. Live not for The-End-of-the-Song. Live in the along.

Gwendolyn Brooks

We are each other's harvest; we are each other's business; we are each other's magnitude and bond.

Gwendolyn Brooks

Writing is a delicious agony.

Gwendolyn Brooks

One reason that cats are happier than people is that they have no newspapers.

Gwendolyn Brooks

I am a writer perhaps because I am not a talker.

Gwendolyn Brooks

Exhaust the little moment. Soon it dies. And be it gash or gold it will not come Again in this identical disguise.

Gwendolyn Brooks

Poetry is life distilled.

Gwendolyn Brooks

She was learning to love moments. To love moments for themselves.

Gwendolyn Brooks

Reading is important - read between the lines. Don't swallow everything.

Gwendolyn Brooks

What, what am I to do with all of this life?

Gwendolyn Brooks

We real cool. We Left school. We Lurk late. We Strike straight. We Sing sin. We Thin gin. We Jazz June. We Die soon.

Gwendolyn Brooks

Books are meat and medicine and flame and flight and flower steel, stitch, cloud and clout, and drumbeats on the air.

Gwendolyn Brooks

When you use the term minority or minorities in reference to people, you're telling them that they're less than somebody else.

Gwendolyn Brooks

To be in love Is to touch things with a lighter hand. In yourself you stretch, you are well.

Gwendolyn Brooks

I shall create! If not a note, a hole./If not an overture, a desecration.

Gwendolyn Brooks

Art hurts. Art urges voyages - and it is easier to stay at home.

Gwendolyn Brooks

Each body has its art...

Gwendolyn Brooks

Very early in life I became fascinated with the wonders language can achieve. And I began playing with words.

Gwendolyn Brooks

What she wanted was to donate to the world a good Maud Martha. That was the offering, the bit of art, that could not come from any other. She would polish and hone that.

Gwendolyn Brooks