famous quotes

Welcome to the web´s most comprehensive site of quotations by women. Over 40,000 quotations are searchable by topic, by author's name, or by keyword. Many of them appear in no other collection. And new ones are added continually.

See all TOPICS available:

See all AUTHORS available:

Search by topic:

Find quotations by TOPIC (coffee, love, dogs)
or search alphabetically below.


A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Search by last name:

Search by keyword:

Alexandra Fuller

"The rains are rhythmic, coming religiously in the afternoons (after lunch has been eaten but before tea, so that the nights are washed clean-black with bright pinpoints of silver starlight hanging over a restless, grateful earth)."

Alexandra Fuller, Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood (2001)

New Quoatation

" People who disagree with His Excellency, the President for Life and 'Chief of Chiefs,' are frequently found to be the victims of car crashes (their bodies mysteriously riddled with bullets); or dead in their beds of heart attacks (their bodies mysteriously riddled with bullets); or the recipients of some not-quite-fresh seafood (their bodies mysteriously riddled with bullets)."

Alexandra Fuller, Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood (2001)

New Quoatation

"Once, I discovered the skulls of two impala rams, their horns locked into an irreversible figure-of-eight; the two animals had been trapped in combat, latched to each other during the battle of the rut. The harder they had pulled to escape from each other, the more intractably stuck they were, until they had fallen exhausted, to their knees, in an embrace of hatred that had killed them both."

Alexandra Fuller, Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood (2001)

New Quoatation

"What is important is the story. Because when we are all dust and teeth and kicked-up bits of skin -- when we're dancing with our own skeletons -- our words might be all that's left of us."

Alexandra Fuller, Scribbling the Cat: Travels with an African Soldier (2004)

New Quoatation

"There aren't enough doctors in Africa. Those who choose to become doctors here don't do it for the money or because they want to do good. They do it because they have to heal, the way most people need to breathe or eat or love."

Alexandra Fuller, Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood (2001)

New Quoatation

"She is moving slowly, grief so heavy around her that it settles, like smoke, into her hair and clothes and stings her eyes."

Alexandra Fuller, Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood (2001)

New Quoatation

"I had the constitution of a missionary."

Alexandra Fuller, Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood (2001)

New Quoatation

"... when a government talks about 'fighting for Freedom' almost every Freedom you can imagine disappears for ordinary people and expands limitlessly for a handful of people in power."

Alexandra Fuller, Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness (2011)

New Quoatation

"As a result of Auntie's standard nonconformity .... it is sometimes a little difficult to tell when her natural eccentricity crosses into territory better understood by the professionals."

Alexandra Fuller, Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness (2011)

New Quoatation

"War is Africa's perpetual ripe fruit. There is so much injustice to resolve, such desire for revenge in the blood of the people, such crippling corruption of power, such unseemly scramble for the natural resources. The wind of power shifts and there go the fruit again, tumbling toward the ground, each war more inventively terrible than the last."

Alexandra Fuller, Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness (2011)

New Quoatation

Alexandra Fuller, English-born African writer living in the U.S.
(1969 - )