Margarita Engle Quotes.

1. "The Little War? How can there be a little war? Are some deaths smaller than others, leaving mothers who weep a little less?"
- Quote by Margarita Engle

2. "Books are door-shaped portals carrying me across oceans and centuries, helping me feel less along."
- Quote by Margarita Engle

3. "How long will it be until the two countries I love forgive each other and move on . . . I'm not even sure what there is to forgive. Something about Cuba seizing ownership of oil refineries. It's all so confusing. Why should something as ugly as oil affect friendships between nations?"
- Quote by Margarita Engle

4. "Books are enchanted. Books help me travel. Books help me breathe."
- Quote by Margarita Engle

5. "If we knew how to find the lost, we would know how to rediscover the parts of our minds left behind in battle."
- Margarita Engle, The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom

6. "The old life is gone, my days are new, but time is still a mystery of wishes, and this sad, confusing fragrance. " —Rosa"
- Margarita Engle, The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom

7. "I can't understand why dark northern soldiers and light ones are seperated into different brigades. The dead are all buried together in hasty mass graves, bones touching."
- Margarita Engle, The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom

8. "Can it be true that freedom only exists when it is a treasure, shared by all?"
- Margarita Engle, The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom

9. "The child tells me her grandmother showed her how to cure sadness by sucking the juice of an orange, while standing on a beach. Toss the peels onto a wave. Watch the sadness float away."
- Margarita Engle, The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom

10. "Slavery all day, and then, suddenly, by nightfall- freedom!"
- Margarita Engle, The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom

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