Enuf Is Enuf Quotes

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one thing I don’t need is any more apologies i got sorry greetin me at my front door you can keep yrs i don’t know what to do wit em they don’t open doors or bring the sun back they don’t make me happy or get a mornin paper didn’t nobody stop usin my tears to wash cars cuz a sorry.
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Ntozake Shange (For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf)
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my spirit is too ancient to understand the separation of soul & gender
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Ntozake Shange (For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf)
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Ever since I realized there waz someone callt/ a colored girl an evil woman a bitch or a nag/ i been tryin not to be that & leave bitterness/ in somebody else's cup...
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Ntozake Shange (For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf)
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And this is for Colored girls who have considered suicide, but are moving to the ends of their own rainbows.
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Ntozake Shange (For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf)
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i usedta live in the world really be in the world free & sweet talkin good mornin & thank-you & nice day uh huh i cant now i cant be nice to nobody nice is such a rip-off regular beauty & a smile in the street is just a set-up
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Ntozake Shange (For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf)
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somebody/ anybody sing a black girl's song bring her out to know herself to know you but sing her rhythms carin/ struggle/ hard times sing her song of life she's been dead so long closed in silence so long she doesn't know the sound of her own voice her infinite beauty she's half-notes scattered without rhythm/ no tune sing her sighs sing the song of her possibilities sing a righteous gospel let her be born let her be born & handled warmly.
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Ntozake Shange (For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf)
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without any assistance or guidance from you i have loved you assiduously for 8 months 2 wks & a day i have been stood up four times i've left 7 packages on yr doorstep forty poems 2 plants & 3 handmade notecards i left town so i cd send to you have been no help to me on my job you call at 3:00 in the mornin on weekdays so i cd drive 27 1/2 miles cross the bay before i go to work charmin charmin but you are of no assistance i want you to know this waz an experiment to see how selifsh i cd be if i wd really carry on to snare a possible lover if i waz capable of debasin my self for the love of another if i cd stand not being wanted when i wanted to be wanted & i cannot so with no further assistance & no guidance from you i am endin this affair this note is attached to a plant i've been waterin since the day i met you you may water it yr damn self
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Ntozake Shange (For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf)
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i loved you on purpose i was open on purpose i still crave vulnerability & close talk & i'm not even sorry bout you bein sorry you can carry all the guilt & grime ya wanna just dont give it to me i cant use another sorry next time you should admit you're mean/ low-down/ triflin/ & no count straight out steada bein sorry alla the time enjoy bein yrself
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Ntozake Shange (For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf)
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i'm only human, & inadequacy is what makes us human, & if we was perfect we wdnt have nothin to strive for, so you might as well go on & forgive me pretty baby, cause i'm sorry
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Ntozake Shange (For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf)
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i am really colored & really sad sometimes & you hurt me more than i ever danced outta/ i am ready to die like a lily in the desert/ & i cdnt let you in on it cuz i didnt know/ here is what i have/ poems/ big thighs/ lil tits/ & so much love/ will you take it from me this one time/ please this is for you
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Ntozake Shange (For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf)
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but bein alive & bein a woman & bein colored is a metaphysical dilemma/ i havent conquered yet/ do you see the point my spirit is too ancient to understand the separation of soul & gender/ my love is too delicate to have thrown back on my face my love is too delicate to have thrown back on my face my love is too beautiful to have thrown back on my face my love is too sanctified to have thrown back on my face my love is too magic to have thrown back on my face my love is too saturday nite to have thrown back on my face my love is too complicated to have thrown back on my face my love is too music to have thrown back on my face
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Ntozake Shange (For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf)
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i done forgot all abt words aint got no definitions
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Ntozake Shange (For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf)
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What I want and I wanted to be unforgettable.
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Ntozake Shange (For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf)
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i survive on intimacy & tomorrow/
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Ntozake Shange (for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf)
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let her be born / let her be born / & handled warmly.
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Ntozake Shange (For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf)
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for she is my love, and other women are but big bodies of flame. who in the world would have thot of her like that? when most people looked they only saw a certain collection of bones, a selection of forms filling space. but he saw past the mouth and the eyes. the archetecture of the body, her fleshy masquerade. other boys were happy enuf to enjoy the show, they just wanted to be entertained by the bodys shadow theater but he had to come backstage. he went down into the mines. into the dark, brot up the gold. your new self, a better self. but wat good was it if he was jus gonna leave her behind. his poets lady, his silver lilly. he was a boy who knew things, things that looked one way but proved to be another.
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Janet Fitch (Paint it Black)
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Being alive and being a woman is all I got but being colored is a metaphysical dilemma I haven't conquered yet
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Ntozake Shange (For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf)
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i want you to know this waz an experiment to see how selfish i cd be if i wd really carry on to snare a possible lover if i waz capable of debasin my self for the love of another if i cd stand not being wanted when i wanted to be wanted & i cannot so with no further assistance & no guidance from you i am endin this affair this note is attached to a plant i've been waterin since the day i met you you may water it yr damn self
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Ntozake Shange (For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf)
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lady in blue one thing i dont need is any more apologies i got sorry greetin me at my front door you can keep yrs i dont know what to do wit em they dont open doors or bring the sun back they dont make me happy or get a mornin paper didnt nobody stop usin my tears to wash cars cuz a sorry i am simply tired of collectin β€˜i didnt know i was so important to you’ i’m gonna haveta throw some away i cant get to the clothes in my closet for alla the sorries i’m gonna tack a sign to my door leave a message by the phone β€˜if you called to say yr sorry call somebody else i dont use em anymore’ i
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Ntozake Shange (for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf)
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The poems introduce the girls to other kinds of people of color, other worlds. To adventure, and kindness, and cruelty. Cruelty that we usually think we face alone, but we don’t. We discover that by sharing with each other we find strength to go on. The poems are the play’s first hint of the global misogyny that we women face.
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Ntozake Shange (for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf)
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McConnell writes, "In ten years the pendulum has swung from 'design everything' to 'design nothing.' But the alternative to BDUF [Big Design Up Front] isn't no design up front, it's a Little Design Up Front (LDUF) or Enough Design Up Front (ENUF)." This is a strawman argument. The alternative to designing before implementing is designing after implementing.
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Kent Beck (Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change (The XP Series))
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Being alive and being a woman is all I got but being colored is a metaphysical dilemma I haven't conquered yet.
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Ntozake Shange (For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf)
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lady in red but if you’ve been seen in public wit him danced one dance kissed him good-bye lightly lady in purple wit closed mouth lady in blue pressin charges will be as hard as keepin yr legs closed while five fools try to run a train on you lady in red these men friends of ours who smile nice stay employed and take us out to dinner lady in purple lock the door behind you lady in blue wit fist in face to fuck lady in red who make elaborate mediterranean dinners & let the art ensemble carry all ethical burdens while they invite a coupla friends over to have you are sufferin from latent rapist bravado & we are left wit the scars lady
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Ntozake Shange (for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf)
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The reaction from black men to for colored girls was in a way very much like the white reaction to black power. The body traditionally used to power and authority interpreting, through their own fear, my work celebrating the self-determination and centrality of women as a hostile act. For men to walk out feeling that the work was about them spoke to their own patriarchal delusions more than to the actuality of the work itself. It was as if merely placing the story outside themselves was an attack. for colored girls was and is for colored girls.
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Ntozake Shange (for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf)
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If you ever reed this Miss Kinnian dont be sorry for me. Im glad I got a second chanse in life like you said to be smart because I lerned alot of things that I never even new were in this werld and Im grateful I saw it all even for a littel bit. And Im glad I found out all about my family and me. It was like I never had a family til I remembird about them and saw them and now I know I had a family and I was a person just like evryone. I dont no why Im dumb agen or what I did rong. Mabye its because I dint try hard enuf or just some body put the evel eye on me. But if I try and practis very hard mabye Ill get a littel smarter and no what all the words are. I remembir a littel bit how nice I had a feeling with the blue book that I red with the toren cover. And when I close my eyes I think about the man who tored the book and he looks like me only he looks different and he talks different but I dont think its me because its like I see him from the window. Anyway thats why Im gone to keep trying to get smart so I can have that feeling agen. Its good to no things and be smart and I wish I new evrything in the hole world. I wish I could be smart agen rite now. If I could I would sit down and reed all the time. Anyway I bet Im the frist dumb persen in the world who found out some thing inportent for sience. I did somthing but I dont remembir what. So i gess its like I did it for all the dumb pepul like me in Warren and all over the world. Goodby Miss Kinnian and dr Strauss and evrybody... P.S. please tel prof Nemur not to be such a grouch when pepul laff at him and he would have more frends. Its easy to have frends if you let pepul laff at you. Im going to have lots of frends where I go. P.S. please if you get a chanse put some flowrs on Algernons grave in the bak yard.
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Daniel Keyes (Flowers for Algernon)
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Knowing a woman's mind and spirit had been allowed me, with dance I discovered my body more intimately than I had imagined possible. With the acceptance of the ethnicity of my thighs and backside, came a clearer understanding of my voice as a woman and poet. The freedom to move in space, to demand of my own sweat perfection that could continually be approached, though never known, waz poem to me, my body and mind ellipsing, probably for the first time in my life. Dance as explicated by Raymond Sawyer and Ed Mock insisted that everything African, everything halfway colloquial, a grimace, a strut, an arched back over a yawn, waz mine. I moved what waz my unconscious knowledge of being a colored woman's body to my known everydayness.
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Ntozake Shange (For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf)
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I write about the social and personal drama in the lives of familiar people who struggle for survival of self in hostile environments. My books expresses a special concern with exploring the oppression's, the insanity, the loyalties and the triumphs of black women is necessary to remind everyone to be fearless in their struggle for survival of self! To Dance With Ugly People IS the next blockbuster in the genre of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf, Precious, and The Color Purple with a splash of Waiting to Exhale!
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Lorene Stunson Hill (To Dance with Ugly People)
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other worlds. To adventure, and kindness, and cruelty. Cruelty that we usually think we face alone, but we don’t. We discover that by sharing with each other we find strength to go on. The poems are the play’s first hint of the global misogyny that we women face.
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Ntozake Shange (for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf)
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let her be born let her be born & handled warmly.
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Ntozake Shange (for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf)
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i usedta live in the world then i moved to HARLEM & my universe is now six blocks
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Ntozake Shange (For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf)
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one thing i dont need is any more apologies i got sorry greetin me at my front door you can keep yrs i dont know what to do wit em they dont open doors or bring the sun back they dont make me happy
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Ntozake Shange (for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf)
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i’m a poet who writes in english come to share the worlds witchu
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Ntozake Shange (for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf)