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Kristin Hunter

  • ... you'd have done fine at track meets. Especially if they'd had an event called Jumping to Conclusions.

  • I hate, loathe, and despise Christmas. It's a time when single people have to take cover or get out of town.

  • ... when you get up in the morning, you merely put on your clothes. When a colored man gets up in the morning, he puts on his armor.

  • You see, society decides which of its segments are going to be outside its borders. Society says, 'These are the legitimate channels to my rewards. They are closed to you forever.' So then the outlawed segments must seek rewards through illegitimate channels. In other words, once my Great White Father declared me illegitimate, I had to be a bastard.

  • ... it is true that no one can harm the person who wears armor. But no one can help him, either.

  • ... it is amazing how all our paths of rebellion tend to lead us straight back home.

  • ... like all Americans they had a rich fund of dreams. Lacking real capital they had drawn heavily on their fantasy accounts.

  • Writing is harder than anything else; at least starting to write is.

    • Kristin Hunter,
    • in Claudia Tate, ed., Black Women Writers at Work ()
  • I marvel at the many ways we, as black people, bend but do not break.

    • Kristin Hunter,
    • in Claudia Tate, ed., Black Women Writers at Work ()
  • I sometimes think humor and satire are more effective techniques for expressing social statements than direct comment.

    • Kristin Hunter,
    • in Claudia Tate, ed., Black Women Writers at Work ()

Kristin Hunter, U.S. writer

(1931 - 2008)

Full name: Kristin Hunter Lattany.