Audre Lorde Quotes.
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 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.
The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house.
My fullest concentration of energy is available to me only when I integrate all the parts of who I am, openly, allowing power from particular sources of my living to flow back and forth freely through all my different selves, without the restriction of externally imposed definition.
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.
Divide and conquer must become define and empower.
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.
I can’t really define it in sexual terms alone although our sexuality is so energizing why not enjoy it too?
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.
вЂЋOnce 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.
Our visions begin with our desires.
Life is very short and what we have to do must be done in the now.
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.
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.