Maurice Carlos Ruffin’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Maurice Carlos Ruffin Quotes 

Quotes, who doesn’t love a good quote? This series of articles we look at Top 10 Famous Quotes by Author Maurice Carlos Ruffin, author quotes are always a challenge and fun to pick, with Maurice Carlos Ruffin you will find my Ten favourites of Maurice Carlos Ruffin’s quotes. 

Popular Quotes

“We fear endings most. The end is where we visit a loved one’s bedside for the last time. After an ending, we accept a dimmer reality.”
― Maurice Carlos Ruffin

 “Yes, the Founders had meant that all men were created equal, but they failed to include an index of defined terms. Ever since they drafted that screed, no one wanted to admit that Washington, Jefferson, and the rest of those guys meant only to protect the rights of white, landowning men. Through sloppy copyediting, our illustrious forefathers set off the human rights skirmishes that would beset the nation all the way to the present. If any of the seventy-plus delegates at the Constitutional Convention could have bothered to bring along a gray-wigged man of letters or even a lowly print shop owner, the document would have been clearer, so generations of people wouldn’t have spent their lives dreaming of rights they were never meant to have, wrongheadedly attending protests, getting beaten or killed.”
― Maurice Carlos Ruffin, We Cast a Shadow

“The plaintiffs in my case had sued after their house was atomized by space junk. My client’s entire defense of the claim was based on the argument that a falling satellite was an Act of the Big Fella Upstairs. Sometimes while puttering around His workbench, He dropped things: screws, satellites, asteroids. No mortal creature could be liable for an accident set in motion by a celestial butterfingers. Just ask the dinosaurs.”
― Maurice Carlos Ruffin, We Cast a Shadow

 “I was astonished. My son was brilliant and wily, of course, but only a child. I never imagined him using his intelligence against me, even if only for a second. It was an inversion of our relationship. It was I who was supposed to clobber him at chess or embarrass him with feats of manly strength. It was my job to show him how cruel and uncaring the world could be, so that he would toughen up. Not vice versa.”
― Maurice Carlos Ruffin, We Cast a Shadow

 “We sit at the table, faking consumption. I pour syrup onto my squares. I cut my squares into cubes. I dissect my cubes into abstract shapes. What is food even for? And whose idea was it anyway? I pour syrup over the mess until my plate is a sluice of yellow and brown, like a spring-thaw mudslide. Nigel has sipped his juice two or three times. But his glass is still nearly overflowing.”
― Maurice Carlos Ruffin, We Cast a Shadow

 “You gave our son skin bleach?” Penny said. “Tell me you didn’t give our son this shit.” Penny, like most people, had different levels of anger. Cursing in front of our son meant that she was near the max level. The only higher level was the one where she separated my head from my body before driving a stake through my heart with her bare hands. “What’s wrong with you?”
― Maurice Carlos Ruffin, We Cast a Shadow

“I hated going to court. Why? If you watched enough award-winning films or read a bunch of crime thrillers, as I did as a boy, you would get the distinct impression that courts of law, indeed, the entire system of codified expectations, was fueled by the search for truth. This was not so. Our courts were powered by two things and two things alone: fear and fear itself.”
― Maurice Carlos Ruffin, We Cast a Shadow

 “I sometimes questioned the plausibility of two people so deeply in love ending up as mortal enemies. Maybe love was just the larval stage of hate, the comely caterpillar in advance of the hideous butterfly.”
― Maurice Carlos Ruffin, We Cast a Shadow

“In times like these,” Mrs. Beardsley said, “it’s important to remember the school’s philosophy of nonconfrontational optimism. We’ll sort this out.”
― Maurice Carlos Ruffin, We Cast a Shadow

“I felt ready. Every strip of fabric, every accessory, every button and aglet projected an image and reflection. The suit as armor, talisman, lure.”
― Maurice Carlos Ruffin, We Cast a Shadow

10 Famous Quotes by Author Maurice Carlos Ruffin

So there you have it my Ten favourite quotes by Maurice Carlos Ruffin, please comment below and share your favourite quotes by the fantastic author Maurice Carlos Ruffin.  Furthermore, if you find any Authors not covered for there, top 10 quotes let me know and I will review their works and find some of their best quotes as has been done here for Maurice Carlos Ruffin. 

One Final Bonus – Maurice Carlos Ruffin Quote 

“What had he told me? I would have been lost in that moment to condense it to a cohesive theory of the case. But it went something like this: You are an angel. Fate, in the guise of ordinary people, conspires to pull the wings from your body. To break your grasshopper limbs. To leave you crippled in loam. To maniacally adjust the shape of your skull. To bleed your life’s blood onto concrete. To destroy you, destroy your future, to destroy your children’s future. Other peoples could rely on our nation’s fundamental fairness as a starting point for any hopes or dreams they might have. But you, Black Boy, were born weak but breathing and tossed into an open grave. Three quarters of Fate’s work was done in our reaction to the world. In attempting to back away from hissing fauna, a rattler, or a jaguar, we find ourselves stepping off a mountaintop and falling to the jagged rocks below. Never bow to anyone, Sir would say, but don’t let fools bring you down. Respecting yourself means respecting even those who don’t deserve it.”

― Maurice Carlos Ruffin, We Cast a Shadow

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