“There is no sunrise so beautiful that it is worth waking me up to see it.”
“What was once necessary appears inessential; what was taken for granted, unappreciated and abused now reveals itself to be central to our existence. Strange inversions proliferate. People find themselves applauding a national health service that their own government criminally underfunded and neglected these past ten years. People thank God for ‘essential’ workers they once considered lowly, who not so long ago they despised for wanting fifteen bucks an hour.”
“We are, as a culture, moving to a future with more people and more voices and more possibilities. Some people are being left behind, not because the future is intolerant of them but because they are intolerant of this future.”
“When black fury meets white denial, you have the combustible and fundamentally changed race relations we live in today.”
Best Books of 2019: four incredible memoirs I've read this year
"When I was a baby, I urinated in my own mouth. [...] The reason I'm telling you this is so that, straight out the gate, you know who I am and where I came from. This is how my life began and more or less how it continued for many, many years. This book is essentially the tale of a man repeatedly urinating into his own mouth. Pleased to meet you."