Audre Lorde

Quotes: Audre Lorde

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    When you reach out and touch other human beings, it doesn't matter whether you call it therapy or teaching or poetry.
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    Wherever the bird with no feet flew, she found trees with no limbs.
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    Without community, there is no liberation.
    Source: Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches (2012) 112
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    Women are powerful and dangerous.
    Source: Need: A Chorale for Black Women Voices (1990)
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    You are the one that you are looking for.
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    You cannot use someone else's fire. You can only use your own. And in order to do that, you must first be willing to believe that you have it.
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    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.
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    You will never be able to defend your city while shouting.
    Source: The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde (2000) 63
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    You'd better name yourself, because, if you don't others will do it for you.
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    Your silence will not protect you.