Best Quotes by Gwendolyn Brooks With Quotes Images, Bio, Questions about her.

Quotes By Gwendolyn Brooks About Racism, Truth, Love, Poetry, Civil Rights, and more...
Best Quotes by Gwendolyn Brooks With Quotes Images, Bio, Questions about her.
Gwendolyn Brooks Quotes

Biography of Gwendolyn Brooks in Brief:

Gwendolyn was born on  7 June 1917, in Topeka, Kansas.

She moved to the states with her family when she was just 6 weeks old.

During her childhood, Gwendie(that’s what her close friends and family used to call her) attended three high schools.

In 1936 Gwendolyn graduated from Wilson Junior College, by then she had already started her writing work and her work was also published in magazines.


She wrote her first poem at a very young age and her first poem was published in a children's magazine when she was 13 years old.

By the age of 16, her 75 poems were published.

She used to submit her work which mostly included Poems, Ballads, Sonnets, Free-verses, Drawings to CHICAGO DEFENDER(African American Newspaper).

To support herself she worked as a secretary while also pursuing her poet work.

She actively took part in poetry and developed good connections with other poets also.

Brooks got Married in 1939 to Henry Lowington Blakely Jr., the couple had two children.

In 1943 she was awarded from Midwestern Writers Conference.

Her first book ‘A street in Bronzeville’ was published in 1945, which was an instant hit and gained success.

In 1949, Brooks published her second book ‘Annie Allen’ and for that, she earned the PULITZER PRIZE in poetry.

She became the first African American Woman who won this prize.

Later she published many books and poems, about the black community and other social topics.

Her work had a great impact on the world is changing and understanding the black community.

On 3, December 2000, Gwendolyn Brooks died after being diagnosed with cancer.

She died in her home in CHICAGO, Illinois. 

So, here are some Quotes by Gwendolyn Brooks With Quotes images:

  • Quotes by Gwendolyn Brooks about Truth 

    • “Truth-tellers are not always palatable. There is a preference for candy bars.”
    • “I am interested in telling my particular truth as I have seen it.”

Best Quotes by Gwendolyn Brooks With Quotes Images, Bio, Questions about her.
Gwendolyn Brooks Quotes

  • Gwendolyn Brooks Quotes about Poetry

    • “Art hurts. Art urges voyages - and it is easier to stay at home.”
    • “A poem doesn't do everything for you.
          You are supposed to go on with your thinking.
          You are supposed to enrich
          the other person's poem with your extensions,
          your uniquely personal understandings,
          thus making the poem serve you.”
    • “Goodness begins simply with the fact of life itself.”
Best Quotes by Gwendolyn Brooks With Quotes Images, Bio, Questions about her.
Gwendolyn Brooks Quotes

  • Gwendolyn Brooks Love Quotes

    • “When you love a man, he becomes more than a body. His physical limbs expand, and his outline recedes, vanishes. He is rich and sweet and right. He is part of the world, the atmosphere, the blue sky, and the blue water.”
    • “She was learning to love moments. To love moments for themselves.”

  • Gwendolyn Brooks Quotes on Writing

    • “We don't ask a flower for any special reason for its existence. We just look at it and are able to accept it as being something different from ourselves.”
    • “Good health is a duty to yourself, to your contemporaries, to your inheritors, to the progress of the world.”
    • “I felt that I had to write. Even if I had never been published, I knew that I would go on writing, enjoying it, and experiencing the challenge.”
    • “Writing is a delicious agony.”
    • Best Quotes by Gwendolyn Brooks With Quotes Images, Bio, Questions about her.
      Gwendolyn Brooks Quotes
    • “I've always thought of myself as a reporter. When people ask why I don't stop writing, I say, `Look at what's happening in this world. Every day there's something exciting or disturbing to write about.’ With all that's going on, how could I stop?”

  • Gwendolyn Brooks Inspirational Quotes

    • “We are each other's harvest; we are each other's business; we are each other's magnitude and bond.”
    • “Even if you are not ready for a day
    • it cannot always be night.”
    • “Each body has its art.”
    • “Exhaust the little moment Soon it dies.”
    • Best Quotes by Gwendolyn Brooks With Quotes Images, Bio, Questions about her.
      Gwendolyn Brooks Quotes
    • “A writer should get as much education as possible, but just going to school is not enough; if it were, all owners of doctorates would be inspired, writers.”

  • Gwendolyn Brooks Quotes to Remember

    • “I think there are things for all of us to do as long as we're here and we're healthy.”
    • “It is brave to be involved. To be not fearful to be unresolved.”
    • “Be careful what you swallow. Chew!”

  • Gwendolyn Brooks Quotes Racism(BLACK LIVES MATTER)

    • “Don't let anyone call you a minority if you're black or Hispanic or belong to some other ethnic group. You're not less than anybody else.”
    • “Say to them, say to the down-keepers, the sun-slappers, the self-soilers, the harmony-hushers, "Even if you are not ready for the day it cannot always be night." You will be right. For that is the hard home-run. Live not for battles won. Live not for the-end-of-the-song. Live in the long.”
    • “When you use the term minority or minorities in reference to people, you're telling them that they're less than somebody else.”
    • “What I'm fighting for now in my work... for an expression relevant to all manner of blacks, poems I could take into a tavern, into the street, into the halls of a housing project.”
    • “I know that the Black emphasis must be not against white but FOR Black.”
    • “When white and black meet today, sometimes there is a ready understanding that there has been an encounter between two human beings. But often there is only, or chiefly, an awareness that Two Colors are in the room.”

  • Gwendolyn Brooks Poem Quotes
    • “Exhaust the little moment. Soon it dies. And be it gash or gold it will not come again in this identical guise.”
    • “This is the urgency: Live! and have your blooming in the noise of the whirlwind.”
    • “Poetry is life distilled.”
    • “Very early in life, I became fascinated with the wonders language can achieve. And I began playing with words.”

  • Gwendolyn Brooks Famous Quotes  

    • “Reading is important - read between the lines. Don't swallow everything.”
    • “I believe we should all know each other, we human carriers of so many pleasurable differences. To not know is to doubt, to shrink from, sidestep or destroy.”
    • “One reason cats are happier than people is that they have no newspapers.”
    • “Live not for Battles Won. Live not for The-End-of-the-Song. Live in the long.”
    • “Do not desire to fit in. Desire to oblige yourselves to lead.”
    • “We real cool. We Left school. We Lurk late. We Strike straight. We Sing sin. We Thin gin. We Jazz June. We Die soon.”
    • “The poetry is myself.”
    • “Be yourself. Don't imitate other poets. You are as important as they are.”

  • Gwendolyn Brooks Reading Quotes

    • “Books are meat and medicine and flame and flight and flower steel, stitch, cloud, and clout, and drum beats on the air.”

    • “Words can do wonderful things. They pound, purr. They can urge, they can wheedle, whip, whine. They can sing, sass, sing. They can churn, check, channelize. They can be a "Hup two three four." They can forge a fiery army of a hundred languid men.”

  • Gwendolyn Brooks Quotes about Civil Rights

    • “The civil rights situation is like a pregnancy. It will get worse, I believe, before it gets better. What the usual pregnancy comes to is a decent baby. That is what we all hope will be the end product of this stress. It is customary, at the end of a pregnancy, to have for your pains a decent baby.”

    • “My last defense Is the present tense.”

  • Gwendolyn Brooks Life Quotes

    • “What, what am I to do with all of this life?”

    • “I am an ordinary human being who is impelled to write poetry. ... I still do feel that a poet has a duty to words and that words can do wonderful things, and it's too bad to just let them lie there without doing anything with and for them.”

    • “What shall I give my children? who are poor, Who are adjudged the leastwise of the land…”

    • “As you get older, you find that often the wheat, disentangling itself from the chaff, comes out to meet you.”
Best Quotes by Gwendolyn Brooks With Quotes Images, Bio, Questions about her.
Gwendolyn Brooks Quotes

  • Gwendolyn Brooks Art Quotes

    • “Art is a refining and evocative translation of the materials of the world.”

    • “People like definite decisions,
                   Tidy answers, all the little ravelings
                   Snipped off, the lint removed, they 
                   Hop happily among their roughs 
                   Calling what they can't clutch insanity 
                   Or saintliness.”

    • “And if the sun comes 
                 How shall we greet him?
                 Shall we not dread him,
                 Shall we not fear him 
                 After so lengthy a 
                session with shade?”
      Best Quotes by Gwendolyn Brooks With Quotes Images, Bio, Questions about her.
      Gwendolyn Brooks Quotes
    • “I like the concentration, the crush; I like working with language, as others like working with clay, or notes.

Frequently Asked Questions About Gwendolyn Brooks:

  • When was Gwendolyn Brooks born?

Ans. Gwendolyn Brooks was born on 7 June 1917. 

  • How did Gwendolyn Brooks die?

Ans. Gwendolyn Brooks died because of cancer in 2000.

  • Who is Gwendolyn Brooks?

Ans. Gwendolyn Brooks is one of the most influential writers, poets, authors, and teachers in America.

  • Where did Gwendolyn Brooks live?

Ans. Gwendolyn Brooks lived In Topeka, Illinois, and the South Side.

  • How did Gwendolyn Brooks change the world?

Ans. Gwendolyn Brooks changed the world in many ways, she was the first African American Woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Literature Work. She used her poetry work to help others to understand the black culture in America.

  • How many siblings did Gwendolyn Brooks have?

Ans. Gwendolyn Brooks had a brother whose name is Raymond Brooks.

  • Is Gwendolyn Brooks still alive?

Ans.No, Gwendolyn Brooks Died in 2000.

  • How many books did Gwendolyn Brooks write?

Ans. Gwendolyn Brooks wrote more than 20 books and hundreds of poems.

  • Was Gwendolyn Brooks married?

Ans. Yes, Gwendolyn Brooks was married to Henry Blakely.

  • What are Gwendolyn Brooks’s most famous poems?

Ans. There are many famous poems by Gwendolyn Brooks, some of them are : The sonnet ballad, We Real Cool, The Bean Eaters, Beverly Hills, etc. 

  • What was Gwendolyn Brooks’s first poem?

Ans. Gwendolyn Brooks’s first poem “Eventide” was published in a children’s magazine when she was just 13 years old.

  • When did Gwendolyn Brooks win the Pulitzer prize?

Ans. Gwendolyn Brooks won the Pulitzer Prize in 1950 for her Book 'Annie Allen’.

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