Ernest J. Gaines

1933 -

A Quote by Ernest J. Gaines on jazz, learning, listening, people, reading, and writing

I have learned as much about writing about my people by listening to blues and jazz and spirituals as I have by reading novels.

Ernest J. Gaines (1933 -)

Source: African-American Writers, by Smith.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Ernest J. Gaines on bravery and men

We wait till now? Now, when we're old men, we get to be brave?

Ernest J. Gaines (1933 -)

Source: A Gathering of Old Men, 1983.

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A Quote by Ernest J. Gaines on questions

Question everything. Every stripe, every star, every word spoken. Everything.

Ernest J. Gaines (1933 -)

Source: The Sky is Gray.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Ernest J. Gaines on change, control, men, past, and struggle

There will always be men struggling to change, and there will always be those who are controlled by the past.

Ernest J. Gaines (1933 -)

Source: interview with John O'Brien in African American Writers, 1991

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Ernest J. Gaines on action and words

Words mean nothing. Action is the only thing. Doing. That's the only thing.

Ernest J. Gaines (1933 -)

Source: The Sky is Gray.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Ernest J. Gaines on order

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Sometimes you got to hurt something to help something. Sometimes you have to plow under one thing in order for something else to grow.

Ernest J. Gaines (1933 -)

Source: A Gathering of Old Men, 1983.

Contributed by: Zaady

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