Top 10 Famous Quotes by Author Danzy Senna
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Ten of My Favourite Danzy Senna Quotes 

Danzy Senna, a writer whom I am guessing you love? Here are our 10 best Danzy Senna 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 Danzy Senna’s top 10 popular and famous quotes. Like every good writer Danzy Senna made a number of memorable quotes, here are some of our favourites: 

Popular Quotes

“much privilege leads to bad manners,”
― Danzy Senna, Caucasia

 “It’s funny. When you leave your home and wander really far, you always think, ‘I want to go home.’ But then you come home, and of course it’s not the same. You can’t live with it, you can’t live away from it. And it seems like from then on there’s always this yearning for some place that doesn’t exist. I felt that. Still do. I’m never completely at home anywhere. But it’s a good place to be, I think. It’s like floating. From up above, you can see everything at once. It’s the only way how.”
― Danzy Senna, Caucasia

“We were lying on our backs in the foothills, watching the sky and making a list called “Never.” All the things we would never do. Let’s never get married. Let’s never get fat. Let’s never sleep with a married man. Let’s never stop being students, even after we graduate. Let’s never get dull-eyed and ironic. Let’s never get stuck in a rut– or trapped in a life we didn’t choose. Let’s never grow bitter.”
― Danzy Senna, Symptomatic

 “It’s funny. When you leave your home and wander really far, you always think, ‘I want to go home.’ But then you come home, and of course it’s not the same. You can’t live with it, you can’t live away from it. And it seems like from then on there’s always this yearning for some place that doesn’t exist. I felt that. Still do. I’m never completely at home anywhere.”
― Danzy Senna

 “He began to talk about the fact that race was not only a construct but a scientific error along the magnitude of the error that the world was flat. . . ‘And when they discover their mistake, I mean, truly discover it, it’ll be as big as when they learned the world was, in fact, round. It’ll open up a whole new world. And nothing will ever be the same.”
― Danzy Senna, Caucasia

 “I wondered if whiteness were contagious. If it were, then surely I had caught it. I imagined this “condition” affected the way I walked, talked, dressed, danced, and at its most advanced stage, the way I looked at the world and at other people.”
― Danzy Senna, Caucasia

“You know, I tried not to think of this place. I tried to let it go. To leave it behind. But it always came back to me, in my dreams. I’d dream about these details, these objects and people and places I’d left behind, and I’d wake up crying.”
― Danzy Senna

 “She has decided all university campuses are alike- the sense of possibility and stasis. She thinks this too: all graduate students, if you look closely enough, exude the same aura of privilege and poverty.”
― Danzy Senna, New People

“My father tells me that the further you get away from an experience, the deeper it roots itself inside of you. Don’t fool yourself, baby, he said. Time does not heal and history is not progressive.”
― Danzy Senna, Symptomatic

“When there is a gap—between your face and your race, between the baby and the mother, between your body and yourself—you are expected, everywhere you go, to explain the gap.”
― Danzy Senna, New People

10 Famous Quotes by Author Danzy Senna

Quotes for all, here you found our selection of 10 Danzy Senna quotes. Make sure you help by commenting your best Danzy Senna 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 Danzy Senna. However, feel free to comment below if you disagree or would like to include some other great and memorable Danzy Senna quotes in our list. 

One Final Bonus – Danzy Senna Quote 

“Looking at those photographs, I remembered how my parents had never said “I love you” to each other. How they had said only “I miss you.” At the time, I hadn’t been able to figure out what this meant. But now it seemed clear: this was how they defined their love—by how deeply they missed each other when they were together. They felt the loss before it happened, and their love was defined by that loss. They hungered even as they ate, thirsted even as they drank. My mother once told me to live my life as if I were already dead. “Live each day as if you know it’s gonna be gone tomorrow,” she had said. That was how my parents loved each other, with a desperate, melancholy love, a fierce nostalgia for the present.”
― Danzy Senna, Caucasia

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