Rion Amilcar Scott’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite  Rion Amilcar Scott Quotes 

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

Popular Quotes

“Peacefulness, she realized, was synonymous with vulnerability.”
― Rion Amilcar Scott, Insurrections: Stories

 “I’m not sure—You young people. There are going to be rocks in your way and rocks on your backs. You’re a man, you can’t approach this like a baby would. It won’t get any easier, Rashid. Not a lick easier. It’s gonna be like this forever. Shit, it’s going to get harder. Forever, huh? I was going to name Luce forever, or rather, Samad, one of the ninety-nine names of Allah—Al-Samad, the eternal. But then I started to think about eternity, what a curse if you’re not God, right? My man God doesn’t have holy rent and holy bills to pay. Eternity means someone always digging into your pocket, forever being distracted from your deepest desires, spending all your time doing something you don’t want to do in order to pay a petty light bill. So in that hospital room while Ricca was screaming and pushing Luce out, I changed my mind about wanting my son to be eternal. His little head looked sort of like a beam of light so I dropped my college Arabic for my high school Spanish. La Luz, the light. But light, it’s beautiful and all, but it generates heat: heat burns. That’s what this family shit does, it burns you. Sets you on fire. Burns you to a fucking crisp. All my sense is burned from me. Everything. I’m gutted like a burnt-out building. I’m burned. I can’t stand. One day I’m gonna topple over, a pile of fucking burnt ash that’ll burn forever.”
― Rion Amilcar Scott, Insurrections: Stories

“When I started at Freedman’s, during orientation, a speaker who was an alumna and board member talked of sitting in economics class next to a shy young man with a thick West African accent. They struck up a friendship, she said, pausing to wink and nod, which I took as an insinuation of a more intimate relationship. The woman ended the story with his name, and I recognized it as the name of the warlord-turned-dictator-for-life of a small African republic. We were supposed to be impressed by the prominence of our alums, and at the same time we were encouraged to wonder what sort of world-shaker sat beside us. One day the dictator will be overthrown and executed or tried in The Hague for crimes against humanity.”
― Rion Amilcar Scott, Insurrections: Stories

“The Hottentot Venus was well known in her time and even after. In the 1939 cinematic version of The Wizard of Oz, Bert Lahr as the Cowardly Lion asks in song, “What makes the Hottentot so hot?” He answers his own question with the word courage. The correct answer, though it is not said in the film, would most logically be: her derrière. Or perhaps Wizard of Oz songwriters Yip Harburg and Harold Arlen meant that it took a certain measure of courage to live through such degradation.”
― Rion Amilcar Scott, Insurrections: Stories

 “Have you even fucked her yet? Been with her how long and you ain’t even hit that? You must be gay, man. You the only one that ain’t hit it. He a virgin, that’s why he be throwing rocks at people. Man, that don’t even make no sense, Casey said. It’s from the Bible, Kwayku replied. He who is without sin can cast the first stone.”
― Rion Amilcar Scott, Insurrections: Stories

 “Each week, I volunteered at K.I.D.S. Community Center in the McCoy neighborhood on the Southside. I forget what the letters stood for, but it could have been Khaotic, Ineffective, and Detrimental Supervision.”
― Rion Amilcar Scott, Insurrections: Stories

“My only need: to stand as I did, not in perfection, nor in mastery, nor even in competence, but in constant work and growth.”
― Rion Amilcar Scott, The World Doesn’t Require You

 “Some shit I got to say to you, I won’t even try to say ’cause there ain’t no words for it.”
― Rion Amilcar Scott, Insurrections: Stories

“I tried to imagine what Jesus had said to woo that young slut, the first nun.”
― Rion Amilcar Scott, Insurrections: Stories

“They both wore flat, creased faces that looked like abused rubbery masks.”
― Rion Amilcar Scott, Insurrections: Stories

10 Famous Quotes by Author  Rion Amilcar Scott

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

One Final Bonus – Rion Amilcar Scott Quote 

“God, Rashid, that’s quite something, he said. I’m not sure—You young people. There are going to be rocks in your way and rocks on your backs. You’re a man, you can’t approach this like a baby would. It won’t get any easier, Rashid. Not a lick easier. It’s gonna be like this forever. Shit, it’s going to get harder. Forever, huh? I was going to name Luce forever, or rather, Samad, one of the ninety-nine names of Allah—Al-Samad, the eternal. But then I started to think about eternity, what a curse if you’re not God, right? My man God doesn’t have holy rent and holy bills to pay. Eternity means someone always digging into your pocket, forever being distracted from your deepest desires, spending all your time doing something you don’t want to do in order to pay a petty light bill. So in that hospital room while Ricca was screaming and pushing Luce out, I changed my mind about wanting my son to be eternal. His little head looked sort of like a beam of light so I dropped my college Arabic for my high school Spanish. La Luz, the light. But light, it’s beautiful and all, but it generates heat: heat burns. That’s what this family shit does, it burns you. Sets you on fire. Burns you to a fucking crisp. All my sense is burned from me. Everything. I’m gutted like a burnt-out building. I’m burned. I can’t stand. One day I’m gonna topple over, a pile of fucking burnt ash that’ll burn forever. And that, Rashid, is the good news. The sun burns and burns and burns and one day it’ll burn out. Massive explosion, taking everything with it, kid. But while it burns, look how much flourishes. Go back to your family, Rashid. Make the day special for Luce. Let Ricca scream at you. You deserve it. And then tomorrow, continue to burn, it’s all you can do.”― Rion Amilcar Scott, Insurrections: Stories

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