Quotation Explorer - 'Bell Hooks'

When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as an escape. - bell hooks
Feminist movement is pro-family. - bell hooks
The principle of equality, which is at the core of democratic values, has very little meaning in a world in which global oligarchy is taking over. - bell hooks
Living simply makes loving simple. - bell hooks
Our cultural obsession with death consumes energy that could be given to the art of loving. - bell hooks
The power of patriarchy has been to make maleness feared and to make men feel that it is better to be feared that to be loved. Whether they can confess this or not, men know that just is not true. - bell hooks
The moment we choose to love we begin to move towards freedom... - Bell Hooks
Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape. - bell hooks
feminism is for everybody - bell hooks
Since men are not equals in white supremacist, capitalist, patriarchal class structure, which men do women want to be equal to? - bell hooks
How different things might be if, rather than saying "I think I'm in love," we were saying "I've connected with someone in a way that makes me think I'm on the way to knowing love.." Or if instead of saying "I am in love" we said "I am loving" or "I will love. - bell hooks
Commitment to truth telling lays the groundwork for the openness and honesty that is the heartbeat of love. When we see ourselves as we truly are and accept ourselves, we build the necessary foundation for self-love. - bell hooks
When anyone thinks a woman who serves "gives 'cause that's what mothers or real women do," they deny her full humanity and thus fail to see the generosity inherent in her acts. - bell hooks
The message received from the mass media is that knowledge makes love less compelling; that it is ignorance that gives love its erotic and transgressive edge. - bell hooks
I will not have my life narrowed down. I will not bow down to somebody else's whim or to someone else's ignorance". - bell hooks
Life-transforming ideas have always come to me through books. - Bell Hooks
When we are taught that safety lies always with sameness, then difference, of any kind, will appear as a threat - bell hooks
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