Paul Beatty’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Paul Beatty Quotes 

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

Popular Quotes

“If all the world’s a stage, I want to operate the trap door.”
― Paul Beatty

 “That’s the problem with history, we like to think it’s a book—that we can turn the page and move the fuck on. But history isn’t the paper it’s printed on. It’s memory, and memory is time, emotions, and song. History is the things that stay with you.”
― Paul Beatty, The Sellout

“If Disneyland was indeed the Happiest Place on Earth, you’d either keep it a secret or the price of admission would be free and not equivalent to the yearly per capita income of a small sub-Saharan African nation like Detroit.”
― Paul Beatty, The Sellout

 “My father had a theory that poor people are the best drivers because they can’t afford to carry car insurance and have to drive like they live, defensively.”
― Paul Beatty, The Sellout

 “Unmitigated Blackness is coming to the realization that as fucked up and meaningless as it all is, sometimes it’s the nihilism that makes life worth living.”
― Paul Beatty, The Sellout

 “It’s illegal to yell ‘Fire!’ in a crowded theater, right?” “It is.” “Well, I’ve whispered ‘Racism’ in a post-racial world.”
― Paul Beatty, The Sellout

“If New York is the City That Never Sleeps, then Los Angeles is the City That’s Always Passed Out on the Couch.”
― Paul Beatty, The Sellout

 “…you have to ask yourself two questions: Who am I? And how may I become myself?”
― Paul Beatty, The Sellout

“Silence can be either protest or consent, but most times it’s fear.”
― Paul Beatty, The Sellout

“Foy was no Tree of Knowledge, at most he was a Bush of Opinion”
― Paul Beatty, The Sellout

10 Famous Quotes by Author Paul Beatty

So there you have it my Ten favourite quotes by Paul Beatty, please comment below and share your favourite quotes by the fantastic author Paul Beatty.  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 Paul Beatty. 

One Final Bonus – Paul Beatty Quote 

“I’m so fucking tired of black women always being described by their skin tones! Honey-colored this! Dark-chocolate that! My paternal grandmother was mocha-tinged, café-au-lait, graham-fucking-cracker brown! How come they never describe the white characters in relation to foodstuffs and hot liquids? Why aren’t there any yogurt-colored, egg-shell-toned, string-cheese-skinned, low-fat-milk white protagonists in these racist, no-third-act-having books? That’s why black literature sucks!”

― Paul Beatty, The Sellout

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