leaving others behind Quotes

Seven of the best book quotes about leaving others behind
  1. #1
    “When a white man sees persons of his own race tending downward to a level of disgrace he does not rest until he works out some plan to lift such unfortunates to higher ground; but the Negro forgets the delinquents of his race and goes his way to feather his own nest, as he has done in leaving the masses in the popular churches.”
  2. #2
    “I descended the steps of this fire escape for a last time and followed, from then on, in my father’s footsteps, attempting to find in motion what was lost in space. . . . I would have stopped, but I was pursued by something. . . . I pass the lighted window of a shop where perfume is sold. The window is filled with pieces of colored glass, tiny transparent bottles in delicate colors, like bits of a shattered rainbow. Then all at once my sister touches my shoulder. I turn around and look into her eyes. Oh, Laura, Laura, I tried to leave you behind me, but I am more faithful than I intended to be!”
  3. #3
    “He’ll leave me if he has to; I know that.”
  4. #4
    “We left because some people choose to wait for news and others make their own.”
  5. #5
    “He hugs María Isabel and Aunt Rosa Amalia. Then he steps off.”
  6. #6
    “Jasmín waves with both hands and calls out, “Adiós, mami. Adiós, mami. Adiós, mami.”
  7. #7
    “You want to write me off? Try. Just realize when you’re cutting off the plank upon which you stand, which end of it is nailed to the ship.”