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Terry McMillan

"Desire is prayer."

Terry McMillan, Mama (1987)

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"Can't nothin' make your life work if you ain't the architect."

Terry McMillan, Disappearing Acts (1989)

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"... I'd crack up without my music. It's the best company you can have, really. It don't say 'no' or 'maybe,' or ask no questions."

Terry McMillan, Disappearing Acts (1989)

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"Why is it that if you happen to be black and over six feet tall, everybody thinks you supposed to play basketball or football?"

Terry McMillan, Disappearing Acts (1989)

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"Too many of us are hung up on what we don't have, can't have, or won't ever have. We spend too much energy being down, when we could use that same energy -- if not less of it -- doing, or at least trying to do, some of the things we really want to do."

Terry McMillan, Disappearing Acts (1989)

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"They say love is a two-way street. But I don't believe it, because the one I've been on for the last two years was a dirt road."

Terry McMillan, Waiting to Exhale (1992)

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"It's not that marriage itself is bad; it's the people we marry who give it a bad name."

Terry McMillan, Waiting to Exhale (1992)

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"I would be content being a housewife if I could find the kind of man who wouldn't treat me like one."

Terry McMillan, Waiting to Exhale (1992)

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"They don't refer to books written by men as men's literature."

Terry McMillan

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Terry McMillan, U.S. writer
(1951 - )