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A Lesson Before Dying

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, A Lesson Before Dying, A Gathering of Old Men, Of Love and Dust, A Long Day in November, Bloodline: these are just a couple of the books written by the prolific author, Mr. Ernest J. Gaines.

These are some of my favorite quotes.  You can lean more about            Mr. Gaines by clicking on this link. Watch the video below, and learn more about a true American treasure.

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

“How do people come up with a date and a time to take life from another man? Who made them God?

“Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands? ”

“I want you to show them the difference between what they think you are and what you can be.”

“I have no more to say except this: We must live with our own conscience.”

“Nietzsche said without music, life would be a mistake. To me, without books, life would be a mistake.”