Audre Lorde short quotes

It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences. ---->>>

Our visions begin with our desires.

Our visions begin with our desires.

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. ---->>>

Life is very short and what we have to do must be done in the now.

Life is very short and what we have to do must be done in the now.

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. ---->>>

In our work and in our living, we must recognize that difference is a reason for celebration and growth, rather than a reason for destruction. ---->>>

I am deliberate and afraid of nothing.

I am deliberate and afraid of nothing.

The master's tools will never dismantle the master's house. ---->>>

If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.

If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.

When I use my strength in the service of my vision it makes no difference whether or not I am afraid.

When I use my strength in the service of my vision it makes no difference whether or not I am afraid.

But the true feminist deals out of a lesbian consciousness whether or not she ever sleeps with women. ---->>>

The learning process is something you can incite, literally incite, like a riot.

The learning process is something you can incite, literally incite, like a riot.

There are no new ideas. There are only new ways of making them felt. ---->>>

Black women sharing close ties with each other, politically or emotionally, are not the enemies of Black men. ---->>>

Each time you love, love as deeply as if it were forever.

Each time you love, love as deeply as if it were forever.

Your silence will not protect you. ---->>>

Attend me, hold me in your muscular flowering arms, protect me from throwing any part of myself away. ---->>>

Only by learning to live in harmony with your contradictions can you keep it all afloat. ---->>>

Art is not living. It is the use of living. ---->>>

In other words, I would be giving in to a myth of sameness which I think can destroy us. ---->>>

The sixties were characterized by a heady belief in instantaneous solutions. ---->>>

It's a struggle but that's why we exist, so that another generation of Lesbians of color will not have to invent themselves, or their history, all over again. ---->>>

I can't really define it in sexual terms alone although our sexuality is so energizing why not enjoy it too?

I can't really define it in sexual terms alone although our sexuality is so energizing why not enjoy it too?

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. ---->>>

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