Renée Watson’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite  Renée Watson Quotes 

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

Popular Quotes

“Makes me feel like no matter how dressed up we are, no matter how respectful we are, some people will only see what they want to see.”
― Renée Watson, Piecing Me Together

 “I know something happens between the time our mothers and fathers and teachers and mentors send us out into the world telling us, “The world is yours,” and “You are beautiful,” and “You can be anything,” and the time we return to them.

Something happens when people tell me I have a pretty face, ignoring me from the neck down. When I watch the news and see unarmed black men and women shot dead over and over, it’s kind of hard to believe this world is mine.

Sometimes it feels like I leave home a whole person, sent off with kisses from Mom, who is hanging her every hope on my future. By the time I get home I feel like my soul has been shattered into a million pieces.

Mom’s love repairs me.”
― Renée Watson, Piecing Me Together

“But when I leave? It happens again. The shattering.
And this makes me wonder if a black girl’s life is only about being stitched together and coming undone, being stitched together and coming undone.
I wonder if there’s ever a way for a girl like me to feel whole.
Wonder if any of these women can answer that.”
― Renee Watson

“Sometimes I just want to be comfortable in this skin, this body. Want to cock my head back and laugh loud and free, all my teeth showing, and not be told I’m too rowdy, too ghetto. … Sometimes I just want to let my tongue speak the way it pleases, let it be untamed and not bound by rules.”
― Renée Watson, Piecing Me Together

 “When I learned the Spanish word for succeed, I thought it was kind of ironic that the word exit is embedded in it. Like the universe was telling me that in order for me to make something of this life, I’d have to leave home, my neighbourhood, my friends.”
― Renée Watson, Piecing Me Together

 “I write my resolution in black Sharpie marker on top of a background made out of cut-up scriptures, words from newspaper headlines, and numbers from last year’s calendar.
Be bold.
Be brave.
Be beautiful.
Be brilliant.
Be (your) best.”
― Renée Watson, Piecing Me Together

“And this makes me wonder if a black girl’s life is only about being stitched together and coming undone, being stitched together and coming undone. I wonder if there’s ever a way for a girl like me to feel whole. Wonder”
― Renée Watson, Piecing Me Together

 “Am I a hypocrite?” I ask. “You’re a black girl who fell in love with a white boy.” “And a black girl who cares about race and class issues.” Nikki leans back in the chair. “You can be both.”
― Renée Watson, This Side of Home

“Those girls are not the opposite of me. We are perpendicular. We may be on different paths, yes. But there’s a place where we touch, where we connect and are just the same.”
― Renée Watson, Piecing Me Together

“I don’t know what’s worse. Being mistreated because of the color of your skin, your size, or having to prove that it really happened.”
― Renée Watson, Piecing Me Together

10 Famous Quotes by Author  Renée Watson

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

One Final Bonus – Renée Watson Quote 

“I wonder if any of these boys ever sit in a room for boys’ talk night and discuss how to treat women. Who teaches them how to call out to a girl when she’s walking by, minding her own business? Who teaches them that girls are parts—butts, breasts, legs—not whole beings?

I was going to eat at Dairy Queen, but I don’t want to sit through the discussion of if I’m a five or not. I eat a few fries before I walk out.

Hey, hold up. My boy wants to talk to you,’ Green Hat says. He follows me, yelling into the dark night.

I keep walking. Don’t look back.

Aw, so it’s like that? Forget you then. Don’t nobody want your fat ass anyway. Don’t know why you up in a Dairy Queen. Needs to be on a diet.’ He calls me every derogatory name a girl could ever be called.

I keep walking. Don’t look back.”― Renée Watson, Piecing Me Together

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Dave Peterson Passion for adventure and sharing his life long journey with as many others as possible. "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." HENRY S. HASKINS

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