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Top 75 Famous Inspirational Quotes of Alex Haley

Top 75 Famous Inspirational Quotes of Alex Haley

Alexander Murray Palmer Haley was an American writer and the author of the 1976 book Roots: The Saga of an American Family. ABC adapted the book as a television miniseries of the same name and aired it in 1977 to a record-breaking audience of 130 million viewers. Wikipedia
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Inspirational Quotes of Alex Haley :

  • In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future. – Alex Haley

  • Racism is taught in our society, it is not automatic. It is learned behavior toward persons with dissimilar physical characteristics. – Alex Haley

  • Either you deal with what is the reality, or you can be sure that the reality is going to deal with you. – Alex Haley

  • When you start about family, about lineage and ancestry, you are talking about every person on earth. – Alex Haley

  • Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children. – Alex Haley

  • Anytime you see a turtle up on top of a fence post, you know he had some help. – Alex Haley

  • In my writing, as much as I could, I tried to find the good, and praise it. – Alex Haley

  • Roots is not just a saga of my family. It is the symbolic saga of a people. – Alex Haley

  • I look at my books the way parents look at their children. The fact that one becomes more successful than the others doesn’t make me love the less successful one any less. – Alex Haley

  • My fondest hope is that ‘Roots’ may start black, white, brown, red, yellow people digging back for their own roots. Man, that would make me feel 90 feet tall. – Alex Haley

  • Many of us do this to develop this muscle of mindfulness, which tends to be atrophied. – Alex Haley

  • It’s always intrigued me that amidst the group called slaves there were individuals who were extremely able, who were extremely colorful, who were powerful personalities, who by no means fit the usual images of slaves. They were people who, through their personalities and abilities, were very respected in the community where they lived by both black and white. – Alex Haley

  • There was a great deal of inbreeding between the Indians and the slaves. Genetically speaking, black people are some part black, some part European. – Alex Haley

  • Indeed optimists rather than defeatists have produced the results for which serious genealogical research is best known. – Alex Haley

  • Your attitude is everything. Believe in yourself and trust your material. To be a successful writer, write every single day where you feel like it or not. Never, never give up, and the world will reward you beyond your wildest dreams. – Alex Haley

  • It’s an hour during the week where you can just slow down. – Alex Haley

  • Unless we learn from history, we are destined to repeat it. This is no longer merely an academic exercise, but may contain our worlds fate and our destiny. – Alex Haley

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  • You can never enslave somebody who knows who he is. – Alex Haley

  • You don’t spend twenty years of your life in the service and not have a warm, nostalgic feeling left in you. It’s a small service, and there’s a lot of esprit de corps. – Alex Haley

  • History is written by winners. – Alex Haley

  • If you need to know history, the real story of those before you, then you should go to the library and read newspaper clippings of someone like Muhammad Ali every day, then it might giver you some understanding of the man. – Alex Haley

  • In the bush, trust no one you don’t know. – Alex Haley

  • Many a young person tells me he wants to be a writer. I always encourage such people, but I also explain that there’s a big difference between being a writer and writing. In most cases these individuals are dreaming of wealth and fame, not the long hours alone at the typewriter. You’ve got to want to write, I say to them, not want to be a writer. The reality is that writing is a lonely, private and poor-paying affair. For every writer kissed by fortune, there are thousands more whose longing is never requited. Even those who succeed often know long periods of neglect and poverty. I did. – Alex Haley

  • I acknowledge immense debt to the griots [tribal poets] of Africa – where today it is rightly said that when a griot dies, it is as if a library has burned to the ground. – Alex Haley

  • That’s what happens with writing. Ingredients bubble and cook. Material becomes substance. – Alex Haley

  • Early in the spring of 1750, in the village of Juffure, four days upriver from the coast of The Gambia, West Africa, a manchild was born to Omoro and Binta Kinte. – Alex Haley

  • Find the Good and Praise it– Alex Haley

  • Is this how you repay my goodness–with badness?” cried the boy. “Of course,” said the crocodile out of the corner of his mouth. “That is the way of the world. – Alex Haley

  • The way to succeed is never quit. That’s it. But really be humble about it. … You start out lowly and humble and you carefully try to learn an accretion of little things that help you get there. – Alex Haley

  • We all suffer. If a man’s wise, he learns from it. – Alex Haley

  • I get interviewed a lot, and I found myself listening to what the interviewer is asking me, I’m analyzing what I’m being asked more than my response. – Alex Haley

  • I think most people when you say slavery tend to see a group of anonymous people pulling cotton sacks in great plantation fields, and that is largely true. – Alex Haley

  • Every death is like the burning of a library. – Alex Haley

  • I am really quite proud of most of the people I ” know who have “made it,” who do things to help people. – Alex Haley

  • Raw, naked truth exchanged between the black man and the white man is what a whole lot more of is needed in this country – to clear the air of the racial mirages, cliches, and lies that this country’s very atmosphere has been filled with for four hundred years. – Alex Haley

  • Tying the little folks with the older folks is a great and powerful tool to preserve and to protect the family and the individual. – Alex Haley

  • Most of us prefer to be as quiet as possible about giving, because every time it’s publicized that we do something, if it’s something of the nature of giving, we’ll be doubly besieged, and you really get sick of being always criticized no matter what you do. – Alex Haley

  • I think one of the most fascinating things you can do after you learn about your own people is to study something about the history and culture of other people. – Alex Haley

More Inspirational Quotes of Alex Haley :

  • I tell younger writers that indeed it is devastating to be rejected. You feel like the bottom dropped out of your world. – Alex Haley

  • You’re always being judged. No matter what you do, it’s not the right thing. If you didn’t become successful, then you’d be pointed at as one of those creatures down their who didn’t take advantage of this or that, who didn’t climb and rise and so forth. – Alex Haley

  • The main thing you got to remember is that everything in the world is a hustle. – Alex Haley

  • My parents were teachers and they went out of their way to see to it that I had books. We grew up in a home that was full of books. And so I learned to read. I loved to read. – Alex Haley

  • Never completely encircle your enemy. Leave him some escape, for he will fight even more desperately if trapped. – Alex Haley

  • The way to succeed is never quit. Thats it. But really be humble about it. – Alex Haley

  • I travel a lot. It used to be, when I would go to any country, I could guarantee that the first question would establish my name, and the fact that I’ve written Roots, and the third question, at least no later than the fourth question would not be a question, so much as a statement, something like, “We understand that in America white people do such and such bad things to black people.” – Alex Haley

  • When you clench your fist, no one can put anything in your hand. – Alex Haley

  • Beginning writers must appreciate the prerequisites if they hope to become writers. You pay your dues – which takes years. – Alex Haley

  • The anti-blackness has generated new forms of youth involvement in anti-whiteness, which in some cases is appalling. – Alex Haley

  • I wasn’t going to be one of those people who died wondering what if? I would keep putting my dreams to the test – even though it meant living with uncertainty and fear of failure. This is the shadowland of hope, and anyone with a dream must learn to live there. – Alex Haley

  • I don’t know anywhere in the world where there is not racism against somebody. – Alex Haley

  • I know that statistically, it has been proven that there is a tremendous amount of black on black crime within the inner cities. – Alex Haley

  • I can’t feel Irish to save my soul, but it’s a fact. – Alex Haley

  • But then, as far as I know, as far as I’ve studied or heard or picked up, it seems that this type of thing is a curse against mankind. – Alex Haley

  • In all of us there is a hunger, marrow-deep, to know our heritage- to know who we are and where we have come from. Without this enriching knowledge, there is a hollow yearning. No matter what our attainments in life, there is still a vacuum, an emptiness, and the most disquieting loneliness. – Alex Haley

  • If you go back to before mankind came out of the cave, there was hatred. – Alex Haley

  • Every time an old person dies, it’s like a library burning down. – Alex Haley

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