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Audre Lorde Quotes

Audre Lorde Quote: “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.”
Audre Lorde Quote: “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”
Audre Lorde Quote: “I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.”
Audre Lorde Quote: “It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.”
Audre Lorde Quote: “Your silence will not protect you.”
Audre Lorde Quote: “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.”
Audre Lorde Quote: “I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self-indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival.”
Audre Lorde Quote: “I am deliberate and afraid of nothing.”
Audre Lorde Quote: “The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house. They may allow us temporarily to beat him at his own game, but they will never allow us to bring about genuine change.”
Audre Lorde Quote: “Self-care is not about self-indulgence, it is about self-preservati on.”
Audre Lorde Quote: “Life is very short and what we have to do must be done in the now.”
Audre Lorde Quote: “There is no thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives.”
Audre Lorde Quote: “If you can’t change reality, change your perceptions of it.”
Audre Lorde Quote: “If I didn’t define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive.”
Audre Lorde Quote: “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.”
Audre Lorde Quote: “Without community, there is no liberation.”
Audre Lorde Quote: “The true focus of revolutionary change is never merely the oppressive situations that we seek to escape, but that piece of the oppressor which is planted deep within each of us.”
Audre Lorde Quote: “Nothing I accept about myself can be used against me to diminish me. I am who I am, doing what I came to do, acting upon you like a drug or a chisel to remind you of your me-ness, as I discover you in myself.”
Audre Lorde Quote: “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 Quote: “Poetry is not a luxury.”
Audre Lorde Quote: “Women are powerful and dangerous.”
Audre Lorde Quote: “My anger has meant pain to me but it has also meant survival, and before I give it up I’m going to be sure that there is something at least as powerful to replace it on the road to clarity.”
Audre Lorde Quote: “Tomorrow belongs to those of us who conceive of it as belonging to everyone; who lend the best of ourselves to it, and with joy.”
Audre Lorde Quote: “Divide and conquer must become define and empower.”
Audre Lorde Quote: “You are the one that you are looking for.”
Audre Lorde Quote: “Anger is loaded with information and energy.”
Audre Lorde Quote: “I started writing because I had a need inside of me to create something that was not there.”
Audre Lorde Quote: “The transformation of silence into language and action is an act of self-revelation .”
Audre Lorde Quote: “Our feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge.”
Audre Lorde Quote: “The erotic is a measure between the beginnings of our sense of self and the chaos of our strongest feelings.”
Audre Lorde Quote: “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 Quote: “Even the smallest victory is never to be taken for granted. Each victory must be applauded...”
Audre Lorde Quote: “It is axiomatic that if we do not define ourselves for ourselves, we will be defined by others-for their use and to our detriment.”
Audre Lorde Quote: “Revolution is not a one time event.”
Audre Lorde Quote: “Nothing I accept about myself can be used against me to diminish me.”
Audre Lorde Quote: “Pain is important: how we evade it, how we succumb to it, how we deal with it, how we transcend it.”
Audre Lorde Quote: “Next time, ask: What’s the worst that will happen? Then push yourself a little further than you dare.”
Audre Lorde Quote: “I am on the cusp of change and the curve is shifting fast.”
Audre Lorde Quote: “We tend to think of the erotic as an easy, tantalizing sexual arousal. I speak of the erotic as the deepest life force, a force which moves us toward living in a fundamental way.”
Audre Lorde Quote: “So it is better to speak, remembering we were never meant to survive.”
Audre Lorde Quote: “The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house.”
Audre Lorde Quote: “If I cannot air this pain and alter it, I will surely die of it. That’s the beginning of social protest.”
Audre Lorde Quote: “I am a Black Lesbian Feminist Warrior Poet Mother, stronger for all my identities, and I am indivisible.”
Audre Lorde Quote: “I want to live the rest of my life, however long or short, with as much sweetness as I can decently manage, loving all the people I love, and doing as much as I can of the work I still have to do.”
Audre Lorde Quote: “I am a reflection of my mother’s secret poetry as well as of her hidden angers.”
Audre Lorde Quote: “I am still learning – how to take joy in all the people I am, how to use all my selves in the service of what I believe, how to accept when I fail and rejoice when I succeed.”
Audre Lorde Quote: “I am my best work – a series of road maps, reports, recipes, doodles, and prayers from the front lines.”
Audre Lorde Quote: “We are all in the process of becoming.”
Audre Lorde Quote: “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 Quote: “When we define ourselves, when I define myself, the place in which I am like you and the place in which I am not like you, I’m not excluding you from the joining – I’m broadening the joining.”
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