Ernest Gaines – I was raised by a…

I was raised by a lady that was crippled all her life but she did…


“I was raised by a lady that was crippled all her life but she did everything for me and she raised me. She washed our clothes, cooked our food, she did everything for us. I don’t think I ever heard her complain a day in her life. She taught me responsibility towards my brother and sisters and the community.”
-Ernest Gaines

Ernest Gaines – What I miss today more…

What I miss today more than anything else – I don’t go to church as much…


“What I miss today more than anything else – I don’t go to church as much anymore – but that old-time religion, that old singing, that old praying which I love so much. That is the great strength of my being, of my writing.”
-Ernest Gaines