Danez Smith’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Danez Smith Quotes 

Danez Smith, a writer whom I am guessing you love? Here are our 10 best Danez Smith quotes for you to enjoy. At Australia Unwrapped we believe every book has at least one quotable line, and our mission is to find them all. Here you will find Danez Smith’s top 10 popular and famous quotes. Like every good writer Danez Smith made a number of memorable quotes, here are some of our favourites: 

Popular Quotes

“history is what it is. it knows what it did.”
― Danez Smith

 “i’ve left in search of a new God. i do not trust the God you have given us. my grandmother’s hallelujah is only outdone by the fear she nurses every time the blood-fat summer swallows another child who used to sing in the choir. take you God back. though his songs are beautiful, his miracles are inconsistent.”
― Danez Smith, Don’t Call Us Dead

“Do you know what it means to be that beautiful & still hunted & still alive?
Who knows this story but the elephants & the trees?

Who says the grace of a black man in motion is not perfect
as a tusk in the sun or a single leaf taking its sweet time to the ground?”
― Danez Smith, [insert] boy

 “some of us are killed in pieces, some of us all at once // do i think someone created AIDS? maybe. i don’t doubt that anything is possible in a place where you can burn a body with less outrage than a flag”
― Danez Smith, Don’t Call Us Dead: Poems

 “The dog upstairs won’t shut up, but I can’t hate him, he’s up there alone all day, making noise must be the only way he knows he’s not a ghost.”
― Danez Smith

 “who knew my haven
would be my coffin?

dead is the safest i’ve ever been.
i’ve never been so alive.”
― Danez Smith, Don’t Call Us Dead

“…paradise is a world where everything
is a sanctuary & nothing is a gun…”
― Danez Smith, Don’t Call Us Dead

 “prediction: the cop will walk free
prediction: the boy will still be dead”
― Danez Smith, Don’t Call Us Dead

“Dear badge number.


What did I do wrong? be born? be black? meet you?”
― Danez Smith, Don’t Call Us Dead

“i’ll plant a garden on top where your hurt stopped.”
― Danez Smith, Don’t Call Us Dead: Poems

10 Famous Quotes by Author Danez Smith

Quotes for all, here you found our selection of 10 Danez Smith quotes. Make sure you help by commenting your best Danez Smith quote below and sharing our favourite authors so we can look them up, read some of their works and give you the best quotes we can find. We hope you enjoyed our top 10 quotes by Danez Smith. However, feel free to comment below if you disagree or would like to include some other great and memorable Danez Smith quotes in our list. 

One Final Bonus – Danez Smith Quote 

“I invited him over and he stayed forever. I feed him all my bread, the old peppers turned to mush & fluorescent mold, the chicken thighs unthawed & boneless. He ask for more so I give him my left leg. He ask for more & I give him my lungs & lips. More still, and there goes my bladder. He eats it all, all of me, eats the whole damn house, & I live forever in him or maybe it’s the other way around. I swallowed. I swallowed him whole & didn’t even notice him thrashing inside me.”
― Danez Smith

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