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Famous quotes containing the word brooks:

    To be in love
    Is to touch things with a lighter hand.
    In yourself you stretch, you are well.
    —Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917)

    Since [Rousseau’s] time, and largely thanks to him, the Ego has steadily tended to efface itself, and, for purposes of model, to become a manikin on which the toilet of education is to be draped in order to show the fit or misfit of the clothes. The object of study is the garment, not the figure.
    —Henry Brooks Adams (1838–1918)

    For there can be no whiter whiteness than this one:
    An insurance man’s shirt on its morning run.
    —Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917)