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Audre Lorde

Top 10 Audre Lorde Quotes,  American
Total Quotes : 43
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

Inspirational I Am Afraid

I am deliberate and afraid of nothing.

- 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

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

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

She Sleeps Ever

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

- 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

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

Men Other Ties

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

- Audre Lorde

Women Voice Been

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.

- Audre Lorde

Desires Visions Our

Our visions begin with our desires.

- 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

Art Living Use

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

- Audre Lorde

Hiring Charge Frequently

In discussions around the hiring and firing of Black faculty at universities, the charge is frequently heard that Black women are more easily hired than are Black men.

- Audre Lorde

Tools Will Never

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

- Audre Lorde

Process Like Incite

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

- Audre Lorde

Brainy New Making

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

- 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

Life Now Very

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

- Audre Lorde