Only by learning to live in harmony with your contradictions can you keep it all afloat.
Quote by Audre Lorde
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When we create out of our experiences, as feminists of color, women of color, we have to develop those structures that will present and circulate our culture.
I am deliberate and afraid of nothing.
Art is not living. It is the use of living.
The failure of academic feminists to recognize difference as a crucial strength is a failure to reach beyond the first patriarchal lesson. In our world, divide and conquer must become define and empower.
I write for those women who do not speak, for those who do not have a voice because they were so terrified, because we are taught to respect fear more than ourselves. We've been taught that silence would save us, but it won't.
Poetry is not only dream and vision it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundations for a future of change, a bridge across our fears of what has never been before.
I remember how being young and black and gay and lonely felt. A lot of it was fine, feeling I had the truth and the light and the key, but a lot of it was purely hell.
When I dare to be powerful - to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.
We have to consciously study how to be tender with each other until it becomes a habit because what was native has been stolen from us, the love of Black women for each other.
When I use my strength in the service of my vision it makes no difference whether or not I am afraid.
My relationship to power and authority is that I'm all for it. People need somebody to watch over them. Ninety-five percent of the people in the world need to be told what to do and how to behave.
I grew up on Bette Davis movies, and Marlene Dietrich, Marilyn Monroe.
What I cannot love, I overlook. Is that real friendship?
I don't think that a same-sex marriage is the way God intended it to be.
Success is a consequence and must not be a goal.
We seldom find any person of good sense, except those who share our opinions.
If you tell God no because He won't explain the reason He wants you to do something, you are actually hindering His blessing. But when you say yes to Him, all of heaven opens to pour out His goodness and reward your obedience. What matters more than material blessings are the things He is teaching us in our spirit.
Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.
Marilyn Monroe wasn't even her real name, Charles Manson isn't his real name, and now, I'm taking that to be my real name. But what's real? You can't find the truth, you just pick the lie you like the best.
Humility is truth.