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Walter Mosley – 5 Quotes

 

5 Quotes by Walter Mosley

 

My father always taught by telling stories about his experiences. His lessons were about morality and art and what insects and birds and human beings had in common. He told me what it meant to be a man and to be a Black man. He taught me about love and responsibility, about beauty, and how to make gumbo.

– Walter Mosley


I think that people don’t know how to do anything anymore. My father was a janitor. He could take a car apart and put it back together. He could build a house in the back yard. Today, if you ask people what they know, they say, ‘I know how to hire someone.’

– Walter Mosley


When you deal with a person who’s experiencing dementia, you can see where they’re struggling with knowledge. You can see what they forget completely, what they forget but they know what they once knew. You can tell how they’re trying to remember.

– Walter Mosley


Poetry teaches us music, metaphor, condensation and specificity.

– Walter Mosley


I took up writing to escape the drudgery of that every day cubicle kind of war.

– Walter Mosley