Frank Yerby Quotes

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To dreamers, Truth is an unlovely thing.


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


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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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!