Tayari Jones Quotes & Sayings

14 most famous Tayari Jones quotes and sayings (author). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

“I don't mind expressing my opinions and speaking out against injustice. I would be doing this even if I wasn't a writer. I grew up in a household that believed in social justice. I have always understood myself as having an obligation to stand on the side of the silenced, the oppressed, and the mistreated.”
Tayari Jones Quotes
“When it comes to memoir, we want to catch the author in a lie. When we read fiction, we want to catch the author telling the truth.”
Tayari Jones Quotes
“I like straightforward names for my characters. When I get too symbolic with names or places, I start feeling like the characters and the story are less read, and I lose interest.”
Tayari Jones Quotes
“I take mentoring very seriously and as a result I hardly get any work done during the school year.”
Tayari Jones Quotes
“I take mentoring very seriously and I am on the board of an organization called Girls Write Now, where we match teen girls and writing mentors because it changes their lives.”
Tayari Jones Quotes
“Adolescence is a modern construct and very American in so many ways.”
Tayari Jones Quotes
“I do have a sister - I have two sisters.”
Tayari Jones Quotes
“The adolescent protagonist is one of the hallmarks of American literature.”
Tayari Jones Quotes
“When I am writing a story it feels as real as the life I am experiencing off the page. It's an emotional illusion, I guess.”
“I think the NAACP isn't recognized enough for all of the work it does, especially in the field of law. They may have faded from view over the last couple of decades, but they are fighting the good fight.”

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