Quotation Explorer - 'Audre Lorde'

Sometimes we could not bear the face of each other's differences because of what we feared it might say about ourselves. - Audre Lorde
But the true feminist deals out of a lesbian consciousness whether or not she ever sleeps with women. - Audre Lorde
I feel, therefore I can be free. - Audre Lorde
Institutionalized rejection of difference is an absolute necessity in a profit economy which needs outsiders as surplus people. - Audre Lorde
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
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
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
I am deliberate and afraid of nothing. - Audre Lorde
I have a duty to speak the truth as I see it and share not just my triumphs, not just the things that felt good, but the pain, the intense, often unmitigated pain. It is important to share how I know survival is survival and not just a walk throught the rain. - Audre Lorde
Our feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge. - Audre Lorde
The learning process is something you can incite, literally incite, like a riot. - Audre Lorde
The master's tools will never dismantle the master's house - Audre Lorde
I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own. - Audre Lorde
I seek no favor untouched by blood. - Audre Lorde
...and that visibility which makes us most vulnerable is that which also is the source of our greatest strength. - Audre Lorde
There is no thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives. - Audre Lorde
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
Revolution is not a onetime event. - Audre Lorde
Unless one lives and loves in the trenches, it is difficult to remember that the war against dehumanization is ceaseless. - Audre Lorde
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
...oppression is as American as apple pie... - Audre Lorde
For we have been socialized to respect fear more than our own needs for language and definition, and while we wait in silence for that final luxury of fearlessness, the weight of that silence will choke us. - Audre Lorde
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