Quotes from “A Brief History of Seven Killings” by Marlon James

Tina
Tinahas quoted9 months ago
And I see the zinc on the roof rust itself brown, and then the rain batter hole into it like foreign cheese, and I see seven people in one room and one pregnant and people fucking anyway because people so poor that they can’t even afford shame and I wait.
Tina
Tinahas quoted9 months ago
Dead people never stop talking. Maybe because death is not death at all, just a detention after school
lupashko
lupashkohas quoted2 months ago
pitiful fool get mug with two bitch-slaps, the tax for being a sucker.
lupashko
lupashkohas quoted2 months ago
Don’t lie with man as with woman, sure I can run with that reasoning. But don’t eat crab?
lupashko
lupashkohas quoted2 months ago
Bad times is good times for somebody
lupashko
lupashkohas quoted2 months ago
nobody gets old in the ghetto
lupashko
lupashkohas quoted2 months ago
you pass the first house, no, not a house, somebody’s home maybe, but definitely not a house
lupashko
lupashkohas quoted3 months ago
Making things right is hard work. Harder than crime
lupashko
lupashkohas quoted3 months ago
Jail is the ghetto man university.
lupashko
lupashkohas quoted4 months ago
Little things can fill up a long hour
lupashko
lupashkohas quoted4 months ago
another white man who has the presumption to think he can school black people on their roots.
lupashko
lupashkohas quoted4 months ago
Your problem is that you believe the bullshit from your own government
lupashko
lupashkohas quoted4 months ago
Some tool make for repeated use. And some tool, you use once then destroy.
lupashko
lupashkohas quoted4 months ago
I’m sick and tired of explaining it to her like I’m on some fucking TV show that has to bring the audience up to speed every week
lupashko
lupashkohas quoted4 months ago
you grow to like the few things that never change
lupashko
lupashkohas quoted4 months ago
Jamaican police tend to use their siren all the time, just to get people to clear the street so they can reach Kentucky Fried Chicken quicker
lupashko
lupashkohas quoted4 months ago
I really need to get better at this sarcasm business.
lupashko
lupashkohas quoted4 months ago
all you need is the wrong spark and a group turns into a mob.
lupashko
lupashkohas quoted4 months ago
That’s what happens when you personify hopes and dreams in one person. He becomes nothing more than a literary device
lupashko
lupashkohas quoted4 months ago
Dead people never stop talking and sometimes the living hear
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