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Brief author info: Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000) American writer, poet and novelist known for her strong voice and social observation; much of work centers around the African American experience in America; as such, considered to have foreshadowed later African American writers' works (such as Imamu Amiri Baraka's); won Pulitzer Prize for Annie Allen, her second book of poems; well known for her novel Maud Martha.
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There can be no whiter whiteness than this one: An insurance man's shirt on its morning run.
Poetry is life distilled.
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A great man stands on God. A small man stands on a great man.
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I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.
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You cannot wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
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A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and leaves before she is left.
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Do not grow old, no matter how long you live. Never cease to stand like curious children before the Great Mystery into which we are born.
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