Monthly Quotes: May 2020


But home isn’t where you land; home is where you launch

Tayari Jones, An American Marriage

One of the hurdles of adulthood is when holidays become measuring sticks against which you always fall short. For children, Thanksgiving is about turkey and Christmas is about presents. Grown up, you learn that all holidays are about family, and few can win there.

Tayari Jones, An American Marriage

But a man who is a father to a daughter is different from one who is a father to a son. One is the left shoe and the other is the right. They are the same but not interchangeable.

Tayari Jones, An American Marriage

You don’t know what you need until somebody gives it to you exactly the way you need it gave.

Tayari Jones, An American Marriage

Like they say, weeping endures for a night


Tayari Jones, An American Marriage

There should be a word for this, the way it feels to steal something that’s already yours

Tayari Jones, An American Marriage


Sometimes when you like where you end up, you don’t care how you got there.

Tayari Jones, An American Marriage

There are too many loose ends in the world in need of knots.

Tayari Jones, An American Marriage

Marriage is between two people. There is no studio audience.

Tayari Jones, An American Marriage

Break your own heart, or they will break it for you

Tayari Jones, An American Marriage

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