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"Listen, I'm going to be a doctor. I'm not worried about who I'm going to marry yet--if I ever get married."
"I waited in that train station six hours...That was all the extra money I had in the world...Man, Willy is gone."
"Look honey, we're going to the theatre--we're not going to be in it...so go change, huh?"
"Nigeria. Home. I will show you our mountains and our stars, and give you cool drinks from gourds..."
"What do you think you are going to gain by moving into a neighborhood where you just aren't wanted"
"Well, I always wanted me a garden like I used to see sometimes at the back of the houses down home. This plant is close as I ever got to having one."
"I'll work twenty hours a day in all the kitchens in Chicago...I'll strap my baby on my back if I have to and scrub all the floors in America and wash all the sheets in America if I have to--but we got to move...We got to get out of here..."
"One of these fellows was about seventy or upwards, and had a bald head and very gray whiskers"; older con man
Walter Lee Younger
"The future, Mama. Hanging over there at the edge of my days. Just waiting for me--a big, looming blank space--full of nothing."
an intellectual movement founded by Emerson--truth grasped through intuition, nature illuminates nature of human beings, Over-Soul
a central message revealed by a literary work and often expressed through the use of symbols, as well as characters' actions, descriptions, and imagery
wrote shorter poems that used dashes insted of standard punctuation; often referenced nature and sometimes death
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