Has it really been three years since the last time I did a fave quotations post? Ah, well, here we go.
1. A Raisin in the Sunby Lorraine Hansberry
ASAGAI: For a woman it should be enough.
BENEATHA: I know—because that’s what it says in all the novels that men write.
2. Fame, Glory, and Other Things on My To Do Listby Janette Rallison
It’s been a week and a half since Brendan broke up with me, but I try not to think about him. He only crosses my mind when I see Lauren and him walking around the hallways holding hands, or when they eat lunch in the cafeteria sitting so close together you’d think they were Siamese twins, or when I cry myself to sleep every night. But besides all of that, I’m doing really well.
So, one of my classes meets right next to the machine shop. Throughout the entire class, there’s a lot of banging and clanging. Oh, and we can frequently hear the machine shop teacher yelling. When my students asked why she was so loud, I explained that part of it is they’re all wearing earplugs. So, we’re used to a certain level of noise and interruption because of it is what I’m saying.
But today. Oh, today.
First, as I was walking around checking my students’ work, I noticed a pair of huge black tennis shoes sitting on one of the tables (desks? whatever they are, they seat two students). Just right there on the table.