Zadie Smith citáty
Datum narození: 25. říjen 1975
Další jména:ज़ैडी स्मिथ,زادی اسمیت,ஸேடி ஸ்மித்
Zadie Smith je britská spisovatelka, která doposud napsala čtyři romány. V roce 2003 byla zapsána na seznam literárního časopisu Granta mezi dvacet nejlepších mladých autorů.
Citáty Zadie Smith
— Zadie Smith, On Beauty
Unspecified edition, p. 424.
„Greeting cards routinely tell us everybody deserves love. No. Everybody deserves clean water. Not everybody deserves love all the time.“
— Zadie Smith, White Teeth
Context: You hear girls in the toilets of clubs saying, 'Yeah, he fucked off and left 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.