Top 10 Zadie Smith Quotes

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 1. “Gratitude was just another kind of servitude. Better to make your own arrangements.” The Embassy of Cambodia

2. “The greatest lie ever told about love is that it sets you free.” On Beauty

3. “Where I come from,” said Archie, “a bloke likes to get to know a girl before he marries her.” White Teeth

4. “Where you come from it is customary to boil vegetables until they fall apart. This does not mean,” said Samad tersely, “that it is a good idea.” White Teeth

5. “Life’s not a video game, Felix- there aren’t a certain number of points that send you to the next level. There isn’t actually any next level. The bad news is that everybody dies at the end. Game Over.” NW On Beauty, Zadie Smith

6. “People don’t settle for people. They resolve to be with them. It takes faith. You draw a circle in the sand and agree to stand in it and believe in it.” The Autograph Man

7. “Any woman who counts on her face is a fool.” On Beauty

8. “Sometimes, one wants to have the illusion that one is making ones own life, out of ones own resources.” NW

9. “It’s very logical, when you break it down. The Jews cry for the Jews. The Russians cry for the Russians. We cry for Africa, because we are African…” The Embassy of Cambodia

10. “You are never stronger…than when you land on the other side of despair.” White Teeth

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