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Quotations From SIMONE SCHWARZ-BART

 

  • 1.
    Men are strong, women are smart, but no matter how smart, their bellies are always there to betray women and that's their downfall.
    Simone Schwarz-Bart (b. 1938), Gaudeloupean author. Élie in The Bridge of Beyond, p. 71, Éditions du Seuil (1972).

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  • 2.
    The sun never gets tired of rising but sometimes a person gets tired of being under the sun.
    Simone Schwarz-Bart (b. 1938), Gaudeloupean author. The Bridge of Beyond, p. 166, Éditions du Seuil (1972).

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  • 3.
    Be a brave little Negress, a real drum with two sides, let life hit, bang at you, but always keep the underside intact.
    Simone Schwarz-Bart (b. 1938). Man Cia in The Bridge of Beyond, p. 62, Éditions du Seuil (1972).

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  • 4.
    I just wanted to tell youeven in hell the devil has his friends.
    Simone Schwarz-Bart (b. 1938), Gaudeloupean author. The Bridge of Beyond, p. 185, Éditions du Seuil (1972).
  • 5.
    A country depends on the heart of men: it is minuscule if the heart is small, and immense if the heart is great.
    Simone Schwarz-Bart (b. 1938), Gaudeloupean author. The Bridge of Beyond, p. 11, Éditions du Seuil (1972).

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  • 6.
    All rivers, even the most dazzling, those that catch the sun in their course, all rivers go down to the ocean and drown. And life awaits man as the sea awaits the river.
    Simone Schwarz-Bart (b. 1938), Gaudeloupean author. The Bridge of Beyond, p. 81, Éditions du Seuil.

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  • 7.
    Sun up, sun down, the days slip by and the sand lifted by the breeze will swallow my ship; but I will die here, as I am, standing in my little garden. What joy!
    Simone Schwarz-Bart (b. 1938), Gaudeloupean author. The Bridge of Beyond, p. 249, Éditions du Seuil (1972).

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  • 8.
    The woman who has laughed is the same one who will cry, and that is why you can tell, from the way a woman is when she is happy how she will be in the face of adversity.
    Simone Schwarz-Bart (b. 1938), Gaudeloupean author. The Bridge of Beyond, p. 153, Éditions du Seuil (1972).

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  • 9.
    No matter how heavy a woman's breasts are, her chest is always strong enough to carry them.
    Simone Schwarz-Bart (b. 1938), Gaudeloupean author. The Bridge of Beyond, p. 25, Éditions du Seuil (1972).

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  • 10.
    The sun goes away at night and leaves you your sorrows, and it does not rise any quicker when you are joyful.
    Simone Schwarz-Bart (b. 1938), Gaudeloupean author. The Bridge of Beyond, p. 114, Éditions du Seuil (1972).

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