Frank Yerby Quotes

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To dreamers, Truth is an unlovely thing.

dreams

There's no pain equal to that of being forced to think.

pain

Greatness has nothing to do with goodness—or very little.

greatness Goodness

An American Negro isn't a man — he's a walking defense mechanism.
— Frank Yerby

civil rights

Life commences not with birth, but with the onslaught of awareness.

awareness

Maturity is reached the day we don't need to be lied to about anything.
— Frank Yerby

maturity

Life puts no greater burdens upon a man than the necessity of making decisions.

decision-making

It is my contention that a really great novel is made with a knife and not a pen.

editors

Writing a novel is like building a wall brick by brick: only amateurs believe in inspiration.

novels

For I suspect that maturity's reached the day we don't need to be lied to about anything, when we can accept, or at least endure, truth's atrociously appalling ugliness!

maturity