Lawrence Hill: Author Bio About and Best Quotes

Ten of My Favorite Lawrence Hill Quotes 

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

About Lawrence Hill

Hill has written ten books, both fiction and non-fiction. In 2005, he received his first literary award for “Is Africa’s Pain Black America’s Burden?” published in The Walrus. His first two novels were Some Great Thing and Any Known Blood, and he received national attention for his memoir Black Berry, Sweet Juice: On Being Black and White in Canada. The Book of Negroes (HarperCollins Canada, 2007) – published in some countries as Someone Knows My Name and in French as Aminata – was his third novel that attracted widespread attention in Canada.

Lawrence Hill’s non-fiction book Blood: The Stuff of Life was published by House of Anansi Press in September 2013. A personal examination of blood’s physical, social, cultural, and psychological aspects, and how it defines, unites, and divides. He used the book as the basis for delivering the 2013 Massey Lectures across Canada.

Born: January 24, 1957, Ontario, Canada
Genre: Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction, Biographies & Memoirs

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Popular Quotes

“beware the clever man that makes the wrong look right”
― Lawrence Hill

 “I remember wondering, within a year or two of taking my first my first steps, why only men sat to drink tea and converse, and why women were always busy. I reasoned that men were weak and needed rest.”
― Lawrence Hill, Someone Knows My Name

“You must learn to respect,” Papa said.

But I do not respect her,” I said.

Papa paused for a moment, and patted my leg. “Then you must learn to hide your disrespect.”
― Lawrence Hill, Someone Knows My Name

 “Some say that I was once uncommonly beautiful, but I wouldn’t wish beauty on any woman who has not her own freedom, and who chooses not the hands that claim her.”
― Lawrence Hill, Someone Knows My Name

 “Reading felt like a daytime dream in a secret land. Nobody but I knew how to get there, and nobody but I owned that place”
― Lawrence Hill, Someone Knows My Name

 “I had learned that there were times when fighting was impossible, when the best thing to do was to wait and to learn.”
― Lawrence Hill, Someone Knows My Name

“She asked why I was so black. I asked why she was so white. She said she was born that way. Same here, I replied.”
― Lawrence Hill, Someone Knows My Name

 “To gaze into another persons face is to do two things: to recognise their humanity and to assert your own.”
― Lawrence Hill, Someone Knows My Name

“When it comes to understanding others, we rarely tax our imaginations.”
― Lawrence Hill

“Sometimes a deal with the devil is better than no deal at all.”
― Lawrence Hill, Someone Knows My Name

10 Famous Quotes by Author Lawrence Hill

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

One Final Bonus – Lawrence Hill Quote 

“But I have long loved the written word, and come to see in it the power of the sleeping lion. This is my name. This is who I am. This is how I got here. In the absence of an audience, I will write down my story so that it waits like a restful beast with lungs breathing and heart beating.”
― Lawrence Hill, Someone Knows My Name

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