It's the people who feel that they belong very strongly who put the fear of God into me."––Zadie Smith

It's the people who feel that they belong very strongly who put the fear of God into me." ––Zadie Smith


"I think of myself as somebody not at home, I suppose. Not at home anywhere, not at home ever...not comfortable in themselves in their supposed lives, in their nation, in their bodies, in everything. There are lots of people who feel very certain about themselves, where they're born, what it means. I never felt that way... I don't think of that as a negative feeling. To me, it's creative. It's the people who feel that they belong very strongly who put the fear of God into me, to be honest."

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