Kathryn Stockett Quotes & Sayings

25 most famous Kathryn Stockett quotes and sayings (novelist). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

“When I grew older and awkward, when my parents divorced and life had gone all to hell, Demetrie stood me at the wardrobe mirror and told me over and over, 'You are beautiful. You are smart. You are important.' It was an incredible gift to give a child who thinks nothing of herself.”
“As children, we looked up to our maids and our nannies, who were playing in some ways the role of our mothers. They were paid to be nice to us, to look after us, teach us things and take time out of their day to be with us. As a child you think of these people as an extension of your mother.”
Kathryn Stockett Quotes
“Demetrie came to wait on my grandmother in 1955 and stayed for 32 years. It was common, in Mississippi, to have a black domestic cleaning the kitchen, cooking the meals, looking after the white children.”
“I started writing it the day after Sept. 11. I was living in New York City. We didn't have any phone service and we didn't have any mail. Like a lot of writers do, I started to write in a voice that I missed.”
Kathryn Stockett Quotes
“I think if you're president, color goes away completely: you're president and it doesn't matter if you're white, green or purple.”
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“I'm a Southerner - I never take satisfaction in touching a nerve.”
Kathryn Stockett Quotes
“It can be really powerful to write something when you're sad.”
Kathryn Stockett Quotes
“As I wrote, I found that Aibileen had some things to say that really weren't in her character. She was older, soft-spoken, and she started showing some attitude.”
“I was born in Jackson, Mississippi, in 1969, in a time and place where no one was saying, 'Look how far we've come,' because we hadn't come very far, to say the least. Although Jackson's population was half white and half black, I didn't have a single black friend or a black neighbor or even a black person in my school.”
Kathryn Stockett Quotes
“I'm really incredibly stubborn - you can ask my ex-husband. I think when you tell me 'no', if it's something I really want, I'm just going to push harder.”

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