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  • Zadie Smith Works and Books
  • Zadie Smith Novels
  • White Teeth (2000)
  • The Autograph Man (2002)
  • On Beauty (2005)

 

  • Zadie Smith Compilations
  • Piece of Flesh (2001)
  • The Book of Other People (2007)

 

  • Best Zadie Smith’s Quotes
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  • Quotes about future, grammar, language and past
  • “The past is always tense, the future perfect.” 
  • Zadie Smith

 

  • Quotes about stronger and despair
  • “You are never stronger…than when you land on the other side of despair.” 
  • Zadie Smith, White Teeth

 

  • Quotes about history
  • “Every moment happens twice: inside and outside, and they are two different histories.” 
  • Zadie Smith, White Teeth

 

  • Quotes about self assurance, sex appeal and women
  • “She wore her sexuality with an older woman’s ease, and not like an awkward purse, never knowing how to hold it, where to hang it, or when to just put it down.” 
  • Zadie Smith

 

  • Quotes about love, modern world, deserve, women and deserve
  • “It’s a funny thing about the modern world. You hear girls in the toilets of clubs saying, “Yeah, he fucked off and left me. He didn’t love me. He just couldn’t deal with love. He was too fucked up to know how to love me.” Now, how did that happen? What was it about this unlovable century that convinced us we were, despite everything, eminently lovable as a people, as a species? What made us think that anyone who fails to love us is damaged, lacking, malfunctioning in some way? And particularly if they replace us with a god, or a weeping madonna, or the face of Christ in a ciabatta roll—then we call them crazy. Deluded. Regressive. We are so convinced of the goodness of ourselves, and the goodness of our love, we cannot bear to believe that there might be something more worthy of love than us, more worthy of worship. Greeting cards routinely tell us everybody deserves love. No. Everybody deserves clean water. Not everybody deserves love all the time.” 
  • Zadie Smith, White Teeth

 

  • Quotes about love and lie
  • “The greatest lie ever told about love is that it sets you free.” 
  • Zadie Smith, On Beauty

 

  • Quotes about beauty, body image, feminism and women
  • “Right. I look fine. Except I don’t,’ said Zora, tugging sadly at her man’s nightshirt. This was why Kiki had dreaded having girls: she knew she wouldn’t be able to protect them from self-disgust. To that end she had tried banning television in the early years, and never had a lipstick or a woman’s magazine crossed the threshold of the Belsey home to Kiki’s knowledge, but these and other precautionary measures had made no difference. It was in the air, or so it seemed to Kiki, this hatred of women and their bodies– it seeped in with every draught in the house; people brought it home on their shoes, they breathed it in off their newspapers. There was no way to control it.” 
  • Zadie Smith, On Beauty

 

 

 

 

 

  • Quotes about motherhood and child
  • “You don’t have favourites among your children, but you do have allies. ” 
  • Zadie Smith, On Beauty

 

  • Quotes about love
  • “Time is how you spend your love.” 
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  • Quotes about family, love and siblings
  • “People talk about the happy quiet that can exist between two loves, but this, too, was great; sitting between his sister and his brother, saying nothing, eating. Before the world existed, before it was populated, and before there were wars and jobs and colleges and movies and clothes and opinions and foreign travel — before all of these things there had been only one person, Zora, and only one place: a tent in the living room made from chairs and bed-sheets. After a few years, Levi arrived; space was made for him; it was as if he had always been. Looking at them both now, Jerome found himself in their finger joints and neat conch ears, in their long legs and wild curls. He heard himself in their partial lisps caused by puffy tongues vibrating against slightly noticeable buckteeth. He did not consider if or how or why he loved them. They were just love: they were the first evidence he ever had of love, and they would be the last confirmation of love when everything else fell away.”
  • Zadie Smith, On Beauty 

 

  • Quotes about beauty and women
  • “Boys are just boys after all, but sometimes girls really seem to be the turn of a pale wrist, or the sudden jut of a hip, or a clutch of very dark hair falling across a freckled forehead. I’m not saying that’s what they really are. I’m just saying sometimes it seems that way, and that those details (a thigh mole, a full face flush, a scar the precise shape and size of a cashew nut) are so many hooks waiting to land you.” 
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  • Quotes about life lessons
  • “You must live life with the full knowledge that your actions will remain. We are creatures of consequence.” 
  • Zadie Smith, White Teeth

 

  • Quotes about family and siblings
  • “In the end, your past is not my past and your truth is not my truth and your solution – is not my solution.” 
  • Zadie Smith, White Teeth

 

  • Quotes about self expression and writing
  • “When I write I am trying to express my way of being in the world. This is primarily a process of elimination: once you have removed all the dead language, the second-hand dogma, the truths that are not your own but other people’s, the mottos, the slogans, the out-and-out lies of your nation, the myths of your historical moment – once you have removed all that warps experience into a shape you do not recognise and do not believe in – what you are left with is something approximating the truth of your own conception.” 
  • Zadie Smith

 

  • Quotes about assimiliation, immigrants and white teeth
  • “But it makes an immigrant laugh to hear the fears of the nationalist, scared of infection, penetration, miscegenation, when this is small fry,peanuts, compared to what the immigrant fears – dissolution,disappearance.
  • Zadie Smith, White Teeth

 

  • Quotes about lie and future
  • “…the wicked lie, that the past is always tense and the future, perfect.” 
  • Zadie Smith, White Teeth

 

 

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