Jamaica Kincaid Quotes & Sayings

44 most famous Jamaica Kincaid quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for her. She's a 68 year old American novelist born on May 25, 1949.

“I think life is difficult and that's that. I am not at all - absolutely not at all - interested in the pursuit of happiness. I am not interested in the pursuit of positivity. I am interested in pursuing a truth, and the truth often seems to be not happiness but its opposite.”
“I come from a little island with the Caribbean Sea on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other. I come from, really, nowhere, and for me, the fiction and the nonfiction, creative or otherwise, all come from the same place.”
Jamaica Kincaid Quotes
“I like melancholy. I like to pretend that I'm alone in the world and I'm just sort of abandoned.”
“Race is not particularly interesting to me. Power is. Who has power and who doesn't. Slavery interests me because it's an incredible violation that has not stopped. It's necessary to talk about that. Race is a diversion.”
Jamaica Kincaid Quotes
“I'm so used to being misunderstood.”
Jamaica Kincaid Quotes
“One of the things reading does, it makes your loneliness manageable if you are an essentially lonely person.”
Jamaica Kincaid Quotes
“I've never gotten used to winter and never will.”
Jamaica Kincaid Quotes
“People only say I'm angry because I'm black and I'm a woman. But all sorts of people write with strong feeling, the way I do.”
Jamaica Kincaid Quotes
“I write a lot in my head. The revision goes on internally. It's not spontaneous and it doesn't have a schedule.”
Jamaica Kincaid Quotes
“Tomorrow exists even though I may not exist in it.”

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