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Ernest Gaines – 4 Quotes

 

4 Quotes by Ernest Gaines

 

The mark of fear is not easily removed.

– Ernest Gaines


I was raised by a lady that was crippled all her life but she did everything for me and she raised me. She washed our clothes, cooked our food, she did everything for us. I don’t think I ever heard her complain a day in her life. She taught me responsibility towards my brother and sisters and the community.

– Ernest Gaines


Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands?

– Ernest Gaines


What I miss today more than anything else – I don’t go to church as much anymore – but that old-time religion, that old singing, that old praying which I love so much. That is the great strength of my being, of my writing.

– Ernest Gaines