Alex Haley Quotes


17 Alex Haley quotes:



"In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future."
"When you start about family, about lineage and ancestry, you are talking about every person on earth."
"Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children."
"Roots is not just a saga of my family. It is the symbolic saga of a people."
"I look at my books the way parents look at their children. The fact that one becomes more successful than the others doesn't make me love the less successful one any less."
"Anytime you see a turtle up on top of a fence post, you know he had some help."
"Either you deal with what is the reality, or you can be sure that the reality is going to deal with you."
"In my writing, as much as I could, I tried to find the good, and praise it."
"My fondest hope is that 'Roots' may start black, white, brown, red, yellow people digging back for their own roots. Man, that would make me feel 90 feet tall."
"Racism is taught in our society, it is not automatic. It is learned behavior toward persons with dissimilar physical characteristics."
"Beginning writers must appreciate the prerequisites if they hope to become writers. You pay your dues - which takes years."
Author: Haley Quotes Category: Beginning Quotes
"Racism is taught in our society... it is not automatic. It is learned behavior toward persons with dissimilar physical characteristics."
Author: Haley Quotes Category: Behavior Quotes
"I look at my books the way parents look at their children. The fact that one becomes more successful than the others doesn't make me love the less successful one any less."
"Anytime you see a turtle up on top of a fence post, you know he had some help"
Author: Haley Quotes Category: Animals Quotes
"if not for oral history, my uncle would not have pursued the history that became the 'Roots' project."
Author: Haley Quotes Category: History Quotes
"Either you deal with what is the reality, or you can be sure that the reality is going to deal with you"
Author: Haley Quotes Category: Reality Quotes
"In my writing, as much as I could, I tried to find the good, and praise it"
Author: Haley Quotes Category: Praise Quotes



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