Books are meat and medicine
and flame and flight and flower
steel, stitch, cloud and clout,
and drumbeats on the air.
What I'm fighting for now in my work... for an expression relevant to all manner of blacks, poems I could take into a tavern, into the street, into the halls of a housing project.
I would like my life to be a statement of love and compassion-and where it isn't, that's w...- Ram Dass
If you watch a game, it's fun. If you play it, it's recreation. If you work at it, it's go- Bob Hope
The artist need not know very much; best of all let him work instinctively and paint as na...- Emil Nolde
I have always had a certain rhythmic approach to my work.- Paul Hirsch
You have to stay faithful to what you're working on.- Stephen King
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|Birth:||7th June, 1917|
|Death:||3rd December, 2000|
Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks was born on June 7, 1917, in Topeka, Kansas, the first child of David Anderson Brooks and Keziah Wims. Her mother was a former school teacher who had chosen that field because she could not afford to attend medical school. When Brooks was six weeks old, her family moved to Chicago, Illinois during the Great Migration; from then on, Chicago was her hometown. She went by the nickname "Gwendie" among her close friends.
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