The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey by Walter Mosley

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Here are a few of my favorite quotes fromThe Last Days of Ptolemy Grey” by Walter Mosley

 

“The great man say that life is pain,” Coydog had said over eighty-five years before.  That mean if you love life, then you love the hurt that come along wit’ it. Now, if that ain’t the blues, I don’t know what is.” p.76

 

“Ptolemy and Peter Brock worked on a truck, driving up and down city streets delivering ice to the customers of Brock’s father, Minister Brock. “What church your daddy preach at?” “He ain’t no preacher,” Peter said. “My grandfather named him that so if you used his first name you had to respect him anyway.” p.79

 

“The older you get the more you live in the past.” p.166

 

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3 responses »

  1. I like those quotes. Thank you for sharing. Is there a quote that you particularly like that have remained with you after reading the book? I’d love to know what other quotes are inspirational or meaningful to you.

    • Hi Jonathan! Yes I have an especially favorite quote from the book “Great Expectations” by Charles Dickens. I will attempt to paraphrase it; “Love is blind devotion, self-humiliation, Trust and belief against yourself and against the whole world, giving up your whole heart and soul to the smiter.” Gets me every time I quote it. Do you have a favorite quote?

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