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Sethe Quotes

10 of the best book quotes from Sethe
  1. #1
    “To Sethe, the future was a matter of keeping the past at bay. The ‘better life’ she believed she and Denver were living was simply not that other one.”
  2. #2
    “You your best thing, Sethe. You are.”
  3. #3
    “Working dough. Working, working dough. Nothing better than that to start that day’s serious work of beating back the past.”
  4. #4
    “Bit by bit, at 124 and in the Clearing, along with others, she had claimed herself. Freeing yourself was one thing; claiming ownership of that freed self was another.”
  5. #5
    “124 was spiteful. Full of a baby’s venom.”
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    Toni Morrison
    book
    Beloved
    character
    Sethe
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  6. #6
    “This and much more Denver heard her say from her corner chair, trying to persuade Beloved, the one and only person she felt she had to convince, that what she had done was right because it came from true love.”
  7. #7
    “I don’t care what she is. Grown don’t mean nothing to a mother. A child is a child. They get bigger, older, but grown? What’s that supposed to mean? In my heart it don’t mean a thing.”
  8. #8
    “Nothing ever dies.”
  9. #9
    “I don’t have to remember nothing. I don’t even have to explain. She understands it all...”
  10. #10
    “You are my face; I am you. Why did you leave me who am you?
    I will never leave you again
    Don’t ever leave me again
    You will never leave me again
    You went in the water
    I drank your blood
    I brought your milk
    You forgot to smile
    I loved you
    You hurt me
    You came back to me
    You left me
    I waited for you
    You are mine
    You are mine
    You are mine”

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