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1. "Now it's just that dishwater blond," my mom continued as she snaps the last roller into place.I get up and kiss her on the cheek. "Thanks, Momma," I say, looking in the mirror over the mantel to check my pink plastic Afro head. Dishwater? Seriously? Way to build the self-esteem before the most important day of my life, I think; but what I say is, "I'm gonna go get ready for bed."
Author: Alecia Whitaker
2. "Since the age of 12, all my musical thinking has been influenced by Afro-American music."
Author: Alexis Korner
3. "This development signified also that jazz would someday have to contend with the idea of its being an art (since that was the white man's only way into it). The emergence of the white player meant that Afro-American culture had already become the expression of a particular kind of American experience, and what is most important, that this experience was available intellectually, that it could be learned."
Author: Amiri Baraka
4. "Of course I am bland, she thought. You too would be bland if you grew up with one gas pump in front of the house and nothing else except a view that stretched over half the world. Landscape made me bland, bears poking in the garbage can stunted my individuality, as did plagues of horseflies, permafrost, wild-fire, and the sun setting like a bomb. So much sky makes one bewildered - which is the proper way to be."
Author: Anne Enright
5. "I watch my loved ones weep with sorrow, death's silent torment of no tomorrow. I feel their hearts breaking, I sense their despair, United in misery, the grief that they share. How do I show that, I am not gone...but the essence of life's everlasting songWhy do they wee? Why do they cry?I'm alive in the wind and I am soaring high. I am sparkling light dancing on streams, a moment of warmth in the fays of sunbeams.The coolness of rain as it falls on your face, the whisper of leaves as wind rushes with haste. Eternal Song, a requiem by Avian of Celieriafrom Crown of Crystal Flame by C.L. Wilson"
Author: C.L. Wilson
6. "Pero todos debemos tener mucho cuidado con nuestro genio, teniendo en cuenta las dificultades que debemos afRontar."
Author: C.S. Lewis
7. "The Veretian palace, afroth with ornament, paid only lip service to defence. The parapets were purposeless curving decorative spires. The slippery domes that he skirted would be a nightmare in an attack, hiding one part of the roof from the other."
Author: C.S. Pacat
8. "Colored, Negro, Afro-American, African American. ... Every couple of years someone came up with something that got us an inch closer to the truth. Bit by bit we crept along. As if that thing we believed to be approaching actually existed."
Author: Colson Whitehead
9. "Snarling an oath from an Icelandic saga, I reclaimed my place at the head of the queue. "Oy!" yelled a punk rocker, with studs in his cranium. "There's a fackin' queue!"Never apologize, advises Lloyd George. Say it again, only this time, ruder. "I know there's a 'fackin' queue'! I already queued in it once and I am not going to queue in it again just because Nina Simone over there won't sell me a ruddy ticket!"A colored yeti in a clip-on uniform swooped. "Wassa bovver?""This old man here reckons his colostomy bag entitles him to jump the queue," said the skinhead, "and make racist slurs about the lady of Afro-Caribbean extraction in the advance-travel window."I couldn't believe I was hearing this."
Author: David Mitchell
10. "Prejudice is permafrost"
Author: David Mitchell
11. "My work sometimes can be abstract and appear not to have a direct relationship to Afro-American concerns, but, in fact, it is based on that."
Author: Donald Byrd
12. "Hodha syte perjashta nga varrezat e lagura prej shiut dhe pashe guret e varreve, qe ishin mbuluar me gjethe te venitura dhe te felliqura. Mjegulla, porsi nje kafshe e zberdhulet, ua kish thithur gjate nates lengun e gjelber gjetheve te pemeve; tani ato vareshin te mekura e te nemitura neper dege; cdo gulsh ere, sado i lehte, kepuste nga nje dhe e rrezonte ngadale ose e fluturonte tutje... Dhe une, ashtu papritur e pakujtuar, si nje te therur te mprehte e mizore, e ndjeva per here te pare qe po afrohej ndarja, qe ajo po behej e vertete, po aq e vertete sa vjeshta, e cila ish zvarritur fshehurazi neper ato dege pemesh atje perjashta dhe kish lene pas gjurmet e saj te verdha."
Author: Erich Maria Remarque
13. "Fremo fibrilações afrodisíacas."
Author: Filipe Russo
14. "Sob a frieza do permafrost eu ainda espero o verão voltar."
Author: Filipe Russo
15. "No conocerás el miedo. El miedo mata la mente. El miedo es la pequeña muerte que conduce a la destrucción total. Afrontaré mi miedo. Permitiré que pase sobre mí y a través de mí. Y cuando haya pasado girare mi ojo interior para escrutar su camino. Allá donde haya pasado el miedo ya no habrá nada. Solo estare yo."
Author: Frank Herbert
16. "I was the only black girl at my junior high school. I had an afro, a Jamaican accent, I looked really old."
Author: Grace Jones
17. "Se se adora o deus compósito dos processos históricos, está-se condenado a negar a Shakespeare sua palpável supremacia estética, a realmente gritante originalidade de suas peças. A originalidade torna-se um equivalente literário de termos como empreendimento individual, autossuficiência e competição, que não fazem a felicidade dos corações feministas, afrocentristas, marxistas, neo-historicistas foucaultianos ou desconstrutores - de todos que descrevi como membros da Escola do Ressentimento."
Author: Harold Bloom
18. "Scientists estimate that the Siberian permafrost holds the remains of 150 million mammoths—or about 8 million more than the 142 million Russians aboveground in Russia today."
Author: Ian Frazier
19. "Somebody must show that the Afro-American race is more sinned against than sinning, and it seems to have fallen upon me to do so."
Author: Ida B. Wells
20. "The mob spirit has grown with the increasing intelligence of the Afro-American."
Author: Ida B. Wells
21. "The only times an Afro-American who was assaulted got away has been when he had a gun and used it in self-defense."
Author: Ida B. Wells
22. "The Afro-American is thus the backbone of the South."
Author: Ida B. Wells
23. "The South resented giving the Afro-American his freedom, the ballot box and the Civil Rights Law."
Author: Ida B. Wells
24. "Para las mujeres Atenea (como señalaba el exsecretario de estado Henry Kisinger) "el poder es el mejor afrodisíaco"."
Author: Jean Shinoda Bolen
25. "Quel posto puzzava. Un odore bizzarro e composito, come può esserci soltanto nelle baracche sepolte nel ghiaccio di un accampamento antartico, un misto di fetido sudore umano, e dell'afrore ammorbante d'olio di pesce ricavato dal grasso di foca sciolto. Un vago sentore di linimento combatteva l'odore muffito delle pellicce infradiciate dal sudore e dalla neve. Il sentore acre del grasso alimentare bruciato, e l'odore animale e non del tutto sgradevole dei cani, diluito dal tempo, aleggiavano nell'aria.Gli odori residui dell'olio da macchina contrastavano nettamente con quelli dei rivestimenti e del cuoio. Eppure, in mezzo a tutto quel puzzo di esseri umani, di cani, di macchine e di cucina, c'era un altro tanfo. Era qualcosa di strano, che faceva rizzare i capelli sulla nuca, un debolissimo sentore alieno tra gli odori della attività e della vita. Ed era un odore di vita."
Author: John W. Campbell Jr.
26. "I might be a Cuban American, but I'm also an Afro-Cuban American."
Author: Jon Secada
27. "And if ever you wanted to quit your impatient girl truly, and our little story had to be stored away in a room that's only sometimes remembered, that's still a room I'd want, and I'd go there now and again, like some room in an old hotel on a seafront someplace where two sinners did something they shouldn't. Do you mind what I am telling you? It is the God's honest truth. Even if I never saw you or heard from you again, you'd already have been the miracle of my life."
Author: Joseph O'Connor
28. "Cuando éramos PDI (personas desplazadas internamente) había pensado en dedicarme a la política, pero ahora sabía que era la decisión correcta. Nuestro país ha pasado por tantas crisis y no tiene verdaderos líderes para afrontarlas."
Author: Malala Yousafzai
29. "I've had every haircut you could possibly imagine: mullet, tail, dreadlocks, afro, crew cut. It's always been an expression of who I am."
Author: Marc Forgione
30. "A guy like Franz could talk smack all day about my Afro, my lack of brains, my mother, her alleged lack of virtue."
Author: Marcus Samuelsson
31. "An afro is a poor man's haircut."
Author: Mokokoma Mokhonoana
32. "No se me importa un pito que las mujerestengan los senos como magnolias o como pasas de higo;un cutis de durazno o de papel de lija.Le doy una importancia igual a cero,al hecho de que amanezcan con un aliento afrodisíacoo con un aliento insecticida.Soy perfectamente capaz de sorportarlesuna nariz que sacaría el primer premioen una exposición de zanahorias;¡pero eso sí! -y en esto soy irreductible- no les perdono,bajo ningún pretexto, que no sepan volar.Si no saben volar ¡pierden el tiempo las que pretendan seducirme!"
Author: Oliverio Girondo
33. "Brighton gives me the heebie-jeebies. When I'm near the seafront I can't sleep, I can't eat."
Author: Paul McGann
34. "Nadie esta solo en sus atribulaciones, siempre hay alguien mas pensando, alegrandose, o sufriendo de la misma manera, y eso nos da fuerza para afrontar mejor el desafio que tenemos ante nosotros..."
Author: Paulo Coelho
35. "I am not snotty!" I nearly yelped.He leaned back on his elbows, a wicked smile on his face. "Please.The first day I met you,you practically had a layer of permafrost covering you."
Author: Rachel Hawkins
36. "Even his hair was bigger—a massive globe of blue-black frizz so thick that hislobster-claw horns appeared to be drowning as they tried to swim their way to the surface."Is that why they named you Aphros?" Leo asked as they glided down the path from the cave. "Because of the Afro?"Aphros scowled. "What do you mean?""Nothing," Leo said quickly."
Author: Rick Riordan
37. "To understand our world, we must use a revolving globe and look at the earth from various vantage points. If we do so, we will see that the Atlantic is but a bridge linking the colorful, tropical Afro-Latin American world, whose strong ethnic and cultural bonds have been preserved to this day. For a Cuban who arrives in Angola, neither the climate, nor the landscape, nor the food are strange. For a Brazilian, even the language is the same."
Author: Ryszard Kapuściński
38. "En la agenda escribí que era como estar muerta, pero ¿esto? Esto es peor. Tengo la sensación de morir cada día. Necesito sentir que estoy progresando. No puedo imaginarme continuando así mucho más tiempo. Sé que esta noche me dormiré y mañana me despertaré de nuevo sin saber nada, y pasado mañana, y al otro, todos los días de mi vida. No me lo puedo imaginar. No puedo afrontarlo. Esto no es vida, es solo una existencia, saltar de un momento al siguiente ignorando el pasado y sin planes para el futuro. Lo peor de todo es que ni siquiera sé qué no sé. Puede que haya muchas cosas esperando a hacerme daño. Cosas que ni siquiera soy capaz de imaginar."
Author: S.J. Watson
39. "Äiti rakas en jaksa kutoaolen nääntynyt ikävästäkiitos ihanan Afrotiden"
Author: Sappho
40. "As a child, I certainly wanted to have hair that I could grow long and flip around. I no longer want that. My own hair that I have day to day is a fuzzy afro. And that's who I am."
Author: Sophie Okonedo
41. "Whenever a new scholar came to out school, I used to confront him at recess with the following words: 'My name's Tom Bailey: what's your name?' If the name struck me favorably, I shook hands with the new pupil cordially; but if it didn't I would turn on my heel, for I was particular in this point. Such names as Higgins, Wiggins, and Spriggins were deadly afronts to my ear; while Lapgdon, Wallace, Blake, and the like, were passing words to my confidence and esteem."
Author: Thomas Bailey Aldrich
42. "I had the afro when I was in high school. I had the flattop during a short period in the early '90s. And I've had different variations of dreadlocks. I'll admit to those!"
Author: Tim Meadows
43. "Küçük mucizeleri kabul ettigimiz zaman kendimizi büyük mucizeleri hayal edebilecek yeterlilikte hissederiz. bir istiridyenin içinden parlak, canli, lezzetli bir canlinin çikabilecegini kabul ettigimiz anda ayni kabuktan afrodit'in gelecegini de kbul etmisiz demektir. bununla da yetinmeyerek afrodit'in kabugundan büsbütün uzaklasacagini, kendine bir stüdyo daire edinecegini, tipki istiridye gibi onu istegi biçimde donatacagini da düsünebiliriz; ama hayal gücü, pek zengin degilse bu noktadan önce bir yerde durmaka zorundadir."
Author: Tom Robbins

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