” Your white uniform as a black domestic was your ticket anywhere in town. “


” As children, we looked up to our maids and our nannies, who were playing in some ways the role of our mothers. They were paid to be nice to us, to look after us, teach us things and take time out of their day to be with us. As a child you think of these people as an extension of your mother. “


” Some readers tell me, ‘We always treated our maid like she was a member of the family.’ You know, that’s interesting, but I wonder what your maid’s perspective was on that. “


” When I grew older and awkward, when my parents divorced and life had gone all to hell, Demetrie stood me at the wardrobe mirror and told me over and over, ‘You are beautiful. You are smart. You are important.’ It was an incredible gift to give a child who thinks nothing of herself. “


” The first book you write because of the way it makes you feel. The second one you can’t help but wonder how it’s going to make the reader feel. “


” I’m really incredibly stubborn – you can ask my ex-husband. I think when you tell me ‘no’, if it’s something I really want, I’m just going to push harder. “


” It can be really powerful to write something when you’re sad. “


” I think if you’re president, color goes away completely: you’re president and it doesn’t matter if you’re white, green or purple. “



All 8 Kathryn Stockett Quotes about You in picture


Your white uniform as a black domestic was your ticket anywhere in town.
As children, we looked up to our maids and our nannies, who were playing in some ways the role of our mothers. They were paid to be nice to us, to look after us, teach us things and take time out of their day to be with us. As a child you think of these people as an extension of your mother.


Some readers tell me,
When I grew older and awkward, when my parents divorced and life had gone all to hell, Demetrie stood me at the wardrobe mirror and told me over and over,
The first book you write because of the way it makes you feel. The second one you can
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It can be really powerful to write something when you
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