Marlon James Quotes.

1. "...Love isn’t saying, I love you but calling to say, did you eat"
- Quote by Marlon James

2. "I think that’s what Toni Morrison and Alice Walker understand, the secret language of women. That it’s not a secret at all; men just don’t know how to listen."
- Quote by Marlon James

3. "Those who think he had lucky breaks are not only unaware of the real story but also fall prey to that sin of the mediocre: bitchiness about others’ success"
- Quote by Marlon James

4. "The problem with a book is that you never know what it's planning to do to you until you're too far in it."
- Quote by Marlon James

5. "It's not just the lawlessness. It's the grabbing of a myth and making it theirs, like a reggae singer dropping new lyrics 'pon di old version. And if a western needs an O.K. Corral, an O.K. Corral needs a Dodge City. Kingston, where bodies sometimes drop like flies, fits the description a little too well."
- Quote by Marlon James

6. "Or just claim it come from Leviticus since nobody ever read Leviticus. This is how you know. Nobody who get to the end of Leviticus can still take that book seriously. Even in a book full of it, that book is mad as shit. Don't lie with man as with woman, sure I can run with that reasoning. But don't eat crab? Not even with the nice, soft, sweet roast yam? And why kill a man for that? And trust me, the last thing any man who rape my daughter going to get to do is marry her. How, when I slice him up piece by piece, keeping him alive for all of it and have him watch me feed him foot to stray dog?"
- Quote by Marlon James

7. "Write about only three things: what you love, what you hate, and what you’re deeply conflicted about."
- Quote by Marlon James

8. "Me love that man to the max. Me would take a bullet for the Singer. But gentlemens, me can only take one."
- Quote by Marlon James

9. "Seem that if baby get left in manger he would scratch up, bite up and dead by the third day. But white people think this be the greatest thing. The baby grow up and they kill him, and white people think this be even greater. It make plenty sense that white people would get so much mirth and joy out of this 'cause nobody kill for fun like backra."
- Quote by Marlon James

10. "I laugh because me been dancing with shadow in the dawn and in the night. Even in broad, bright daylight we searching for the dark."
- Quote by Marlon James

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