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Audre Lorde

Top 10 Audre Lorde Quotes,  American
Total Quotes : 43
Inspirational I Am Afraid

I am deliberate and afraid of nothing.

- Audre Lorde

Sexuality Why Energizing

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

- Audre Lorde

Love Valentine's Day Were

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

- Audre Lorde

Racism Literary Imposed

Black writers, of whatever quality, who step outside the pale of what black writers are supposed to write about, or who black writers are supposed to be, are condemned to silences in black literary circles that are as total and as destructive as any imposed by racism.

- Audre Lorde

Away Muscular Attend

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

- Audre Lorde

Racism Still Other

But, on the other hand, I get bored with racism too and recognize that there are still many things to be said about a Black person and a White person loving each other in a racist society.

- Audre Lorde

Celebrate Divide Inability

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

- Audre Lorde

Poetry Been Lives

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.

- Audre Lorde

Over Shared Having

I have come to believe over and over again that what is most important to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared, even at the risk of having it bruised or misunderstood.

- Audre Lorde

Desires Visions Our

Our visions begin with our desires.

- Audre Lorde

Move Other Compete

Black women are programmed to define ourselves within this male attention and to compete with each other for it rather than to recognize and move upon our common interests.

- Audre Lorde

Art Living Use

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

- Audre Lorde

Men Other Ties

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

- Audre Lorde

She Sleeps Ever

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

- Audre Lorde

Strength Alive Other

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

- Audre Lorde

Reason Living Celebration

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.

- Audre Lorde

Tools Will Never

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

- Audre Lorde

Life Now Very

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

- Audre Lorde

Love Study Tender

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.

- Audre Lorde

Young I Remember Purely

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.

- Audre Lorde