Quotation Explorer - 'Zadie Smith'

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
I want to stay still and to keep moving. I want this life and another. - Zadie Smith
You don’t come to live here [New York City] unless the delusion of a reality shaped around your own desires isn’t a strong aspect of your personality. 'A reality shaped around your own desires' there is something sociopathic in that ambition. - Zadie Smith
You don’t come to live here unless the delusion of a reality shaped around your own desires isn’t a strong aspect of your personality. 'A reality shaped around your own desires' there is something sociopathic in that ambition. - Zadie Smith
All tastes are expressions of belief. - Zadie Smith
And it's time people told the truth about beautiful women. They do not shimmer down staircases. They do not descend, as was once supposed, from on high, attached to nothing other than wings. - Zadie Smith
And I'm not going to get any thinner or any younger, my ass is going to hit the ground, if it hasn't already--and I want to be with somebody who can still see me in here. I'm still in here. And I don't want to be resented or despised for changing...I'd rather be alone. - Zadie Smith
Tell the truth through whichever veil comes to hand, but tell it. - Zadie Smith
My mind does not easily accept stately historical processions. - Zadie Smith
Time is how you spend your love. - Zadie Smith
The past is always tense, the future perfect. - Zadie Smith
Tell the truth through whichever veil comes to hand but tell it. Resign yourself to the lifelong sadness that comes from never ­being satisfied. - Zadie Smith
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