Quotation by Gerald Early

I could be, I discovered, by turns stern, loving, wise, silly, youthful, aged, racial, universal, indulgent, strict, with a remarkably easy and often cunning detachment ... various ways that an adult, spurred by guilt, by annoyance, by condescension, by loneliness, deals with the prerogatives of power and love.
Gerald Early (20th century), U.S. writer, specialist in African-American Studies. Daughters, part 1 (1994).
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