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Kathryn Stockett Quote: “You’re gon’ have to say to your self, am I gon’ believe what them fools say about me today?”
Kathryn Stockett Quote: “It’s mighty strange, without a doubt Nobody knows you when you’re down and out.”
Kathryn Stockett Quote: “She’s like a Philistine on a Sunday, the way she won’t take but so many steps a day. Except every day’s Sunday around here.”
Kathryn Stockett Quote: “I started writing it the day after Sept. 11. I was living in New York City. We didnt have any phone service and we didnt have any mail. Like a lot of writers do, I started to write in a voice that I missed.”
Kathryn Stockett Quote: “I looked after that Dudley family for too long, over six years. His daddy would take him to the garage and whip him with a rubber hose-pipe trying to beat the girl out a that boy until I couldn’t stand it no more... I wish to God I’d told John Green Dudley he ain’t going to hell. That he ain’t no sideshow freak cause he like boys. I wish to God I’d filled his ears with good things like I’m trying to do with Mae Mobley. Instead, I just sat in the kitchen, waiting to put the salve on them hose-pipe welts.”
Kathryn Stockett Quote: “That’s all a grit is, a vehicle. For whatever it is you rather be eating.”
Kathryn Stockett Quote: “Grady’s Gift”: There is no trickier subject for a writer from the South than that of affection between a black person and a white one in the unequal world of segregation. For the dishonesty upon which a society is founded makes every emotion suspect, makes it impossible to know whether what flowed between two people was honest feeling or pity or pragmatism.”
Kathryn Stockett Quote: “Hilly raises her voice about three octaves higher when she talks to coloured people. Elizabeth smiles like she’s talking to a child, although certainly not her own. I am starting to notice things.”
Kathryn Stockett Quote: “I give in and light another cigarette even though last night the surgeon general came on the television set and shook his finger at everybody, trying to convince us that smoking will kill us. But Mother once told me tongue kissing would turn me blind and I’m starting to think it’s all just a big plot between the surgeon general and Mother to make sure no one ever has any fun.”
Kathryn Stockett Quote: “Because I long to feel nothing. I want to be frozen inside. I want the icy cold to blow directly on my heart.”
Kathryn Stockett Quote: “She smiling big now. She don’t have no teeth showing, just a lip smile, kind you got to watch.”
Kathryn Stockett Quote: “She got a confused, disgusted look on her face, like she done salted her coffee instead a sugared it.”
Kathryn Stockett Quote: “If any white lady reads my story, that’s what I want them to know. Saying thank you, when you really mean it, when you remember what some done for you” – she shakes her head, stares down at the scratched table – “it’s so good.”
Kathryn Stockett Quote: “Cokes at Phi Delta Theta parties and.”
Kathryn Stockett Quote: “We look at each other a second. ” I’m tired of the rules,” I say. Aibileen chuckles and looks out the window. I realise how thin this revelation must sound to her.”
Kathryn Stockett Quote: “Saying thank you, when you really mean it, when you remember what someone done for you-she shakes her head, stares down at the scratched table-it’s so good.”
Kathryn Stockett Quote: “Bosoms, are for bedrooms and breastfeeding. Not for occasions with dignity.”
Kathryn Stockett Quote: “But Miss Celia the way she stares at me with those big eyes like I’m the best thing since hairspray in a can, I almost rather she’d order me around like she supposed to.”
Kathryn Stockett Quote: “Oh, it was delicious to have someone to keep secrets with. If I’d had a sister or a brother closer in age, I guessed that’s what it would be like. But it wasn’t just smoking or skirting around Mother. It was having someone look at you after your mother has nearly fretted herself to death because you are freakishly tall and frizzy and odd. Someone whose eyes simply said, without words, You are fine with me.”
Kathryn Stockett Quote: “I tucked this away, afraid to admit how good it was to hear it.”
Kathryn Stockett Quote: “I’d of told Scarlett to stick those green draperies up her white little pooper. Make her own damn man-catching dress.”
Kathryn Stockett Quote: “It can be really powerful to write something when youre sad.”
Kathryn Stockett Quote: “The only way you’re going to keep sharp is to read and write every day.”
Kathryn Stockett Quote: “I am looking for a future for myself. I like to hear about the possibilities of others.”
Kathryn Stockett Quote: “Cat got on the porch this morning, bout give me a cadillac arrest.”
Kathryn Stockett Quote: “You is kind,” she say, “you is smart. You is important.”
Kathryn Stockett Quote: “The sound of the ice cream churning outside sounds like bones crunching.”
Kathryn Stockett Quote: “I choke then. The tears roll down. It’s all them white peoples that breaks me, standing around the colored neighborhood. White peoples with guns, pointed at colored peoples. Cause who gone protect our peoples? Ain’t no colored policemans.”
Kathryn Stockett Quote: “And she is remembering the words I put in her head... “You is kind,” she say, “you is smart. You is important.”
Kathryn Stockett Quote: “So instead of feeling sorry for myself every minute of the day, I work. I type. I sweat. Who knew heartbreak would be so goddamn hot.”
Kathryn Stockett Quote: “You don’t cook pumpkins in the summer, you don’t cook peaches in the fall.”
Kathryn Stockett Quote: “I’m starting to hate the whiny teenage songs about love and nothing.”
Kathryn Stockett Quote: “Remembering can be almost as good as what actually happens.”
Kathryn Stockett Quote: “It’s so hot, Mister Dunn’s rooster walks in my door and squats his red self right in front of my kitchen fan. I come in to find him looking at me like ‘I ain’t moving nowhere, lady.”
Kathryn Stockett Quote: “There’s no place left inside me for you.”
Kathryn Stockett Quote: “Chicken’s been soaking in the buttermilk,” I say. “Now mix up the dry.” I pour flour, salt, more salt, pepper, paprika, and a pinch of cayenne into a doubled paper sack.”
Kathryn Stockett Quote: “Dreams told the future.”
Kathryn Stockett Quote: “Babies love fat.”
Kathryn Stockett Quote: “I am not spending my final days in a hospital, nor will I turn my own house into one.” Doctor.”
Kathryn Stockett Quote: “Mississippi and the world is two different places,′ the Deacon say and we all nod cause ain’t it the truth.”
Kathryn Stockett Quote: “I look in their smiling faces, at their hope for me. It’s not like Mother’s meddling, but a clean hope, without strings or hurt.”
Kathryn Stockett Quote: “Ugly live up on the inside.”
Kathryn Stockett Quote: “Swore that death could not change this.”
Kathryn Stockett Quote: “I understand now why girls resist, just for that sweet look of regret.”
Kathryn Stockett Quote: “Go to New York, Miss Skeeter. Go find your life.”
Kathryn Stockett Quote: “Who knows, what I could become, if Leroy would stop goddamn hitting me.”
Kathryn Stockett Quote: “She cuts out biscuits with a shot glass that’s never shot a thing but short dough.”
Kathryn Stockett Quote: “I’m not making trouble, Stuart. The trouble is already here.”
Kathryn Stockett Quote: “That was the day my whole world went black. Air look black, sun look black. I laid up in bed and stared at the black walls a my house. Minny came ever day to make sure I was still breathing, feed me food to keep me living. Took three months fore I even look out the window, see if the world still there. I was surprise to see the world didn’t stop just cause my boy did.”
Kathryn Stockett Quote: “I am starting to notice things.”
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