James McBride

A Quote by James McBride

My own humanity was awakened, rising up to greet me with a handshake as I watched the first glimmers of sunlight peek over the horizon. There's such a big difference between being dead and alive, I told myself, and the greatest gift that anyone can five to anyone is life. And the greatest sin a person can do to another is to take away that life. Next to that, all the rules and religions in the world are secondary; mere words and beliefs that people choose to believe and kill and hate by. My life won't be lived that way, and neither, I hope, will my children's.

James McBride

Source: The Color of Water

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A Quote by James McBride on god, religion, the color of water, james mcbride, color, and water

God is the color of water. Water doesn't have a color.

James McBride

Source: The Color of Water, Pages: 51

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A Quote by James McBride on the color of water, james, mcbride, black, and friends

My black friends never asked me how much money I made, or what school my children went to, or anything like that. They just said, "Come as you are."

James McBride

Source: The Color of Water, Pages: 109..110

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A Quote by James McBride on race and color of water

The question of race was like the power of the moon…It’s what made the river flow, the ocean swell, and the tide rise, but it was a silent power, intractable, indomitable, indisputable, and thus completely ignorable.

James McBride

Source: The Color of Water, Pages: 94

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