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Alonzo Hickman Quotes

Seven of the best book quotes from Alonzo Hickman
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“He’s holding on even though Death is around somewhere close by- as he always is. I’ll just have to try once more to outwait him, to outface him, even though I’ve seen enough even for an old preacher like me...”
Ralph Ellison
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Juneteenth
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Alonzo Hickman
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“Nothing ever stops; it divides and multiplies, and I guess sometimes it gets ground down superfine, but it doesn’t just blow away.”
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“It’s the little things that find us out, the little things we refuse to do in order to avoid doing the big things that can save us.”
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“So let us pray, not for him but for overselves and for all those whose job it is to wear those great big shoes he left this nation to fill...”
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“Not back to that me, not to that six-seven year old ventriloquist’s dummy dressed in a white evening suit. Not to that charlatan born-must I have no charity for me?
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“You know that we were born of sacrifice, and that we have had to live by a different truth and that that truth is good and the vision of manhood it stands for is more human, more desirable, more real.”
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″... on this great day of deliverance, on this day of emancipation, let’s us tell ourselves our story...”

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