Toni Cade Bambara


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  • ''I try to live [the Golden Rule] and I certainly expect it of some particular others. But I'll be damned if I want most folk out there to do unto me what they do unto themselves.''
    Toni Cade Bambara (b. 1939), U.S. fiction writer. Black Women Writers at Work, ch. 2, by Claudia Tate (1983).
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  • ''I've never been convinced that experience is linear, circular, or even random. It just is. I try to put it in some kind of order to extract meaning from it, to bring meaning to it.''
    Toni Cade Bambara (b. 1939), U.S. fiction writer. Black Women Writers at Work, ch. 2, by Claudia Tate (1983).
  • ''It's a dismally lonely business, writing.''
    Toni Cade Bambara (b. 1939), African American fiction writer. As quoted in Black Women Writers at Work, ch. 2, by Claudia Tate (1985).

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