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Drown

Junot Díaz

Top 10 Best Quotes

“Sometimes you just have to try, even if you know it won’t work.”

“Tell her that you love her hair, that you love her skin, her lips, because, in truth, you love them more than you love your own.”

“I never wanted to be away from the family. Intuitively, I knew how easily distances could harden and become permanent.”

“Run a hand through your hair, like the white boys do, even though the only thing that runs easily through your hair is Africa.”

“She had reason to doubt him; he was real good at planning but real bad at doing.”

“Crying all the time had made her more beautiful. Grief will do that sometimes. Not for me. Loretta had left months ago and I still looked like hell.”

“You know how it is when you get back with somebody you’ve loved. It felt better than it ever was, better than it ever could be again”

“Once someone gets a little escape velocity going, ain't no play in the world that will keep them from leaving.”

“We’re all under the streetlamps, everyone’s the color of day-old piss. When I’m fifty, this is how I’ll remember my friends: tired and yellow and drunk.”

“She smelled like herself, like the wind through a tree.”

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Book Keywords:

race, action, distance, doubt, trust, white-girl, humor-relationships, latino, dating, family, relationships, dominican, dark-humor, doing, separation, planning

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