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Audre Lorde Quotes & Sayings
46 entries tagged including 18 subtopics.
Last updated Jan 2021
Audre Lorde Topics
Taken For Granted
Once we recognize what it is we are feeling, once we recognize we can feel deeply, love deeply, can feel joy, then we will demand that all parts of our lives produce that kind of joy.
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Even the smallest victory is never to be taken for granted. Each victory must be applauded...
Taken For Granted quotes
Your silence will not protect you.
You know how fighting fish do it? They blow bubbles and in each one of those bubbles is an egg and they float the egg up to the surface. They keep this whole heavy nest of eggs floating, and they're constantly repairing it. It's as if they live in both elements.
When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak.
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.
When I use my strength in the service of my vision it makes no difference whether or not 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.
There's always someone asking you to underline one piece of yourself - whether it's Black, woman, mother, dyke, teacher, etc. - because that's the piece that they need to key in to. They want to dismiss everything else.
There are no new ideas. There are only new ways of making them felt.
There are lesbians, God knows... if you came up through lesbian circles in the forties and fifties in New York... who were not feminist and would not call themselves feminists.
The sixties were characterized by a heady belief in instantaneous solutions.
The quality of light by which we scrutinize our lives has direct bearing upon the product which we live, and upon the changes which we hope to bring about through those lives.
The master's tools will never dismantle the master's house.
The learning process is something you can incite, literally incite, like a riot.
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.
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.
Part of the lesbian consciousness is an absolute recognition of the erotic within our lives and, taking that a step further, dealing with the erotic not only in sexual terms.
Our visions begin with our desires.
Only by learning to live in harmony with your contradictions can you keep it all afloat.
Being Hurt By Someone You Love
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