The Wretched of the Earth Quotes

Eight of the best book quotes from The Wretched of the Earth
  1. #1
    “morning, it touches the nerves quickly as if we were already in the hunter’s sights. the body yawns and stretches in the light. the pilgrimage is about to begin.”
  2. #2
    “Imperialism leaves behind germs of rot which we must clinically detect and remove from our land but from our minds as well.”
  3. #3
    “What matters today, the issue which blocks the horizon, is the need for a redistribution of wealth. Humanity will have to address this question, no matter how devastating the consequences may be.”
  4. #4
    “They realize at last that change does not mean reform, that change does not mean improvement.”
  5. #5
    “The basic confrontation which seemed to be colonialism versus anti-colonialism, indeed capitalism versus socialism, is already losing its importance.”
  6. #6
    “For a colonized people the most essential value, because the most concrete, is first and foremost the land: the land which will bring them bread and, above all, dignity.”
  7. #7
    “Each generation must discover its mission, fulfill it or betray it, in relative opacity.”
  8. #8
    “Two centuries ago, a former European colony decided to catch up with Europe. It succeeded so well that the United States of America became a monster, in which the taints, the sickness and the inhumanity of Europe have grown to appalling dimensions”