Sarah Patton Boyle Poems

Sarah Patton Boyle Quotes

If we love-and-serve an ideal we reach backward in time to its inception and forward to its consummation. To grow is sometimes to hurt; but who would return to smallness?
Sarah Patton Boyle, U.S. civil rights activist and author. The Desegregated Heart, part 3, ch. 3 (1962).
A mechanism of some kind stands between us and almost every act of our lives.
Sarah Patton Boyle, U.S. civil rights activist and author. The Desegregated Heart, part 3, ch. 2 (1962).
I have known no experience more distressing than the discovery that Negroes didn't love me. Unutterable loneliness claimed me. I felt without roots, like a man without a country ...
Sarah Patton Boyle, U.S. civil rights activist and author. The Desegregated Heart, part 1, ch. 10 (1962). An affluent white Virginian who was cared for in her childhood by African American servants, Boyle was reflecting her eventual realization that many African Americans actually resented her.

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