Ernest J. Gaines Quotes.

1. "Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands?"
- Quote by Ernest J. Gaines

2. "Nietzsche said without music, life would be a mistake. To me, without books, life would be a mistake."
- Quote by Ernest J. Gaines

3. "There will always be men struggling to change, and there will always be those who are controlled by the past."
- Quote by Ernest J. Gaines

4. "Go and be fish again."
- Quote by Ernest J. Gaines

5. "You've got to bend with the wind or you're broken."
- Ernest J. Gaines, Conversations with Ernest Gaines

6. "Everything's been said, but it needs saying again."
- Ernest J. Gaines, Conversations with Ernest Gaines

7. "...my heart may have been in it but my soul was not."
- Ernest J. Gaines, Conversations with Ernest Gaines

8. "The artist must be like a heart surgeon. He must approach something with sympathy, but with a sort of coldness and work and work until he finds some kind of perfection in his work. You can't have blood splashing all over the place. Things must be done very cleanly."
- Ernest J. Gaines, Conversations with Ernest Gaines

9. "We've only been living in these ghettos for seventy-five years or so, but the other three hundred years -- I think this is worth writing about. I think we've made tremendous sacrifices, we've shown tremendous strength. In the ghetto you see a lot of frustration; you see very little strength."
- Ernest J. Gaines, Conversations with Ernest Gaines

10. "I like the sound of people's voices, and I think what a man says can very well tell what he's thinking, whether he's lying or not."
- Ernest J. Gaines, Conversations with Ernest Gaines

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