Quotation Explorer - 'Darnell Lamont Walker'

I will help build your museumWhen you run out of space to hang your workYou can hang your work in mine - Darnell Lamont Walker
Children teach us how to chase without overrunning. - Darnell Lamont Walker
Too bad children don't know how profound their thoughts are. - Darnell Lamont Walker
When you look back at that relationship you didn't think you could live without and realize had you stayed in it, you'd be some comfortable loser, sitting on the couch with another comfortable loser, instead of being the dope motherfucker you are today. - Darnell Lamont Walker
What you don't think about when you're planning for children is when you're going to teach them how not to be killed - Darnell Lamont Walker
There’s a small window of opportunity to apologize sometimes after you’ve terribly wronged someone. It closes. Sometimes forever, but it never opens wide enough again for a good breeze. - Darnell Lamont Walker
Some men will take you to the movies. Some will take you to the mountaintop. - Darnell Lamont Walker
She left, never to return. I planted a tree and a seed each time I thought of her. I grew a small forest and a large garden and had no one to give the orchids to. - Darnell Lamont Walker
I hate being a writer. i tend to stick my emotions in things that cannot reciprocate. I've become a whore for my craft. - Darnell Lamont Walker
i've never believed in anything or anybody that needed constant praise. - Darnell Lamont Walker
Sanity and sense becomes a prison. - Darnell Lamont Walker
If you weren't built for this life, you'd be dead by now. i think the problem is people don't share enough of their pain with the world, so they never know who else is in pain, too, and what others are going through. we're never really alone in anything. - Darnell Lamont Walker
My attraction to heavy church-goers has more to do with me wanting to see who'd win the fight; me or god - Darnell Lamont Walker
My heart isn't big enough to care for the oppressors. - Darnell Lamont Walker
It's okay to not know who you are and what you want. Those with the answers are usually very happy in their own stuck-ness - Darnell Lamont Walker
Seemingly suicidal, it's not. I never wanted to live. I wanted to be happy. Living was always accidental. - Darnell Lamont Walker
If you had the option to pray for me or fight with me, you better choose the fight. - Darnell Lamont Walker
They've been practicing racism so long, it's perfect. - Darnell Lamont Walker
If they knew how much you kept inside to keep from hurting them, but hurting yourself instead, maybe they’d love you more. - Darnell Lamont Walker
They made you an Amendment and convinced you it meant 'American. - Darnell Lamont Walker
I wish I didn’t need words to speak to her. They sometimes hold very different meanings for us both. - Darnell Lamont Walker
You ball up your fist each time you hear about an unfound injustice in the world. That makes me your brother. - Darnell Lamont Walker
Everyone gets broken. Everyone. Some grow stronger in those breaks. Others never recover. - Darnell Lamont Walker
The hate people hold on to for so long is what keeps them from feeling the pain they're most afraid of. deal with it. grow. - Darnell Lamont Walker
Didn't know where I was going. Didn't care where I ended up. I knew I'd be okay though. - Darnell Lamont Walker
The meetings and marches and vigils are cool, but if the enemy isn't present, you're just talking slick to a can of oil. - Darnell Lamont Walker
The world is full of 'friends' of suicide victims thinking 'if I had only made that drive over there, I could have done something. - Darnell Lamont Walker
White supremacy is a black person telling the people of Baltimore to chill out and try peace, thinking they came up with that thought all on their own. - Darnell Lamont Walker
Because when the night gets here, I’ll be the youngest I’ll ever be again, so I will laugh and celebrate relative youth. - Darnell Lamont Walker
They ran to the museums for paintings. I ran to the roof for sunsets - Darnell Lamont Walker
One day you will be the only one in the room not living. - Darnell Lamont Walker
Sorrow is what I feel for people who aren’t doing what they love. I keep my distance from them as though they’re contagious. They are, I believe. - Darnell Lamont Walker
We are not sure what we will become, only what we want to and don’t want to. We often become what we never thought we could, then we become fine with that. - Darnell Lamont Walker
I have yet to go through a struggle I didn't smile at later. - Darnell Lamont Walker
Holocaust survivors and their descendants are supposed to hate those who oppressed and killed them and their people. Black people are not. This is how anti-blackness works. - Darnell Lamont Walker
She said she wanted to see beautiful things. I took her to where i planted my seeds. - Darnell Lamont Walker
Because you thought love was just gonna be there. You weren't taught that it had to be made, it had to be mixed, kneaded, recycled. Over and over, you have to keep creating it. Over and over with everyone you love. Over and over. - Darnell Lamont Walker
Racism in impenetrable. Staying in America means always fighting. For our own sanity and safety, we must go. - Darnell Lamont Walker
The problem is, there is no geographical cure. No matter where we (Black American Folk) go, we are still too plugged into this place. Our cousins, grandmothers, aunts, nieces will be in this place. And the second we start looking at it as a "them" problem, we become another problem. - Darnell Lamont Walker
It's crazy. My life has been full of fun and adventure. but i love meeting people who make me feel like I've done nothing. - Darnell Lamont Walker
Summer is leaving silently. Much like a traveler approaching the end of an amazing journey. - Darnell Lamont Walker
They sit there shouting "Don't do it." Someone told them revolution looked like the Cosby Show. A slight tug with a good lesson. Revolution is a tough struggle between what was and what needs to be. - Darnell Lamont Walker
I looked at you for two and a half yearsI didn't see you. - Darnell Lamont Walker
We have to care what someone thinks of us. We are incapable of seeing ourselves [sometimes]. - Darnell Lamont Walker
Sometimes, some of you speak about god, and I mistake him for an abusive lover you're trying to escape. - Darnell Lamont Walker
The saddest thing about death, whether it's our own or someone we care for, is when the world doesn't stop we do. - Darnell Lamont Walker
adulthood is depressing. for me at least. i cried at the death of every illusion harder than i cried at the death of friends. - Darnell Lamont Walker
I'm homeless. I've taken to the belief that home is not where we lay our heads comfortably some nights, or where we entertain visiting friends. It's not where love is unconditional. When I look up and realize I haven't run away in a long time, I'll know I'm home. - Darnell Lamont Walker
I am a descendent of a whole bunch of Black folk who couldn't be broken. - Darnell Lamont Walker
It was once necessary to go from somebody to nothing to become everything. - Darnell Lamont Walker
But you have to sacrifice yourself for YOURSELF, too. - Darnell Lamont Walker
as an artist, one of the toughest things to do is getting someone to understand why you think the way you think. And as much as i don't wanna care what they think about my thinking, it comes down to making them understand or watching them leave. - Darnell Lamont Walker
An HBCU that is not inherently revolutionary is irrelevant. - Darnell Lamont Walker
America. Where property damage is a greater offense than genocide. - Darnell Lamont Walker
Politicians and figureheads bank on the amnesia of the ignorant. - Darnell Lamont Walker
Even the Us's are Them's. - Darnell Lamont Walker
Artists, especially writers, great writers, are the most honest people I know. There are deep confessions in their words. And if we're strong enough to expose the spaces between them, we find truths there also. - Darnell Lamont Walker
I couldn’t love you for who you are because you showed me who you truly wanted to be, and I loved her more. - Darnell Lamont Walker
I've always looked at America like a foster mother doing it only for the check. At any minute, I just knew she'd be ready to give up on me. - Darnell Lamont Walker
You can't forgive your captor and simultaneously be upset at your place in society. - Darnell Lamont Walker
Who told these people with dreams, goals and ambitions they could take time off? - Darnell Lamont Walker
It is in racists' best interest to maintain white supremacy at all costs. They will defend it with their lives, but ONLY after they've defended it with ours. - Darnell Lamont Walker
Falling in love with a writer is a dangerous thing, isn't it? The only thing you get out of it sometimes is immortality. - Darnell Lamont Walker
Black people are either threats or entertainment. - Darnell Lamont Walker
Your dreams are so far outside of your comfort zone, you've convinced yourself you don't dream at all. - Darnell Lamont Walker
Black bodies have become ornamental, haven't they? - Darnell Lamont Walker
I remember reading article about the woman in that Oakland neighborhood who lost all her children to violence. I wondered why'd she keep living there after the first one was killed. Didn't she care about the others?Today, I zoomed out and wondered why I'm still in America. - Darnell Lamont Walker
Non Violence and Religion: Both designed to keep the oppressed from murdering their oppressors. - Darnell Lamont Walker
The saddest thing about death, whether it's our own or someone we care for, is when the world doesn't stop when we do. - Darnell Lamont Walker
Communities that can't read and translate what the powers are putting out will always be tricked. - Darnell Lamont Walker
Why not fall in love with an artist? Otherwise there are no letters, pictures, paintings and songs for you when you wake up. - Darnell Lamont Walker
Just like "All American" means "White," "All Lives" means "White. - Darnell Lamont Walker
Some writers may never create a work. Their purpose is to help others create their first word. - Darnell Lamont Walker
the price you pay for opening your eyes is the easy life you can no longer have. but it becomes worth it. - Darnell Lamont Walker
The masters and overseers were so good at employee development, in their absence, the employees still achieved the company's mission - Darnell Lamont Walker
What their scorned, over-fucked mothers never teach them is this: men can be hurt, too. - Darnell Lamont Walker
You asked me to be an open book. As I've already told you, I am. Anything you need to know about me can be found. Don't confuse me, a paperback, with a book on tape. - Darnell Lamont Walker
Can't be on the front lines fighting a war with the weapons given to you by the enemy. - Darnell Lamont Walker
An HBCU that is not inherently revolutionary in 2016 is irrelevant.An African American Studies class that is not inherently revolutionary in 2016 is irrelevant. - Darnell Lamont Walker
In her head is warAll the time just warI put her to bedI bring peace to the world - Darnell Lamont Walker
My brain has become my enemy. We fight over creation and his need for sleep. - Darnell Lamont Walker
And like that, I said goodbye to my grandmother like we were two people who met in a coffee shop, shared a lifetime of stories and left wanting more, but knowing we’d meet there again. - Darnell Lamont Walker
Home is where you were conditioned. - Darnell Lamont Walker
1. Feed off you. 2. Replenish you. 3. Repeat. - Darnell Lamont Walker
Beautiful breezes in ugly parts of town give hope to those who want to be free. - Darnell Lamont Walker
The light is supposed to enter through your breaks, wounds, and cracks. - Darnell Lamont Walker
I don't trust people without books or questions. - Darnell Lamont Walker
When you're marginalized, there are no "them people," if we're all on the outskirts of the same margin. - Darnell Lamont Walker
I have no clue if it's true and I don't much want to look, but I bet a war happens inside the cocoon. - Darnell Lamont Walker
I don't believe in sin. My relationships that failed have failed because I somehow attract devout christians. I don't believe in virtue either. I think people just do shit and it's life. - Darnell Lamont Walker
Undeniable chemistry and horrific timing. They love each other. - Darnell Lamont Walker
The right people make you realize fame and fortune is cool, but small moments of pure freedom is better. - Darnell Lamont Walker
Hater" and "hate" are used when no critical thought can be formed. We can definitely do better. - Darnell Lamont Walker
You will either profit by or pay for what your children become. raise them properly. - Darnell Lamont Walker
On that search for happiness we did nothing with all those other emotions that made us human. - Darnell Lamont Walker
You can't fight and claim you want to be free from the oppressor while still holding tight to things the oppressor gave you. - Darnell Lamont Walker
I wonder if she’s infatuated enough to let me lock her in a box with me on a cool fall day and make love like America depends on us. - Darnell Lamont Walker
With tact, exit from the world I’ve created, and we never have to speak of those good times again. - Darnell Lamont Walker
Dear Police:You can't protect me and be scared of me. - Darnell Lamont Walker
If you're calling for peace, I am not home. - Darnell Lamont Walker
The walls around the hood keep the people on the inside from the changes on the outside. - Darnell Lamont Walker
When you don't make it too far from the plantation, you might as well befriend your captors. - Darnell Lamont Walker
My ideas fuck like rabbits. - Darnell Lamont Walker
The heart will stretch a short love into long memories. - Darnell Lamont Walker
Intelligence is a burden not many are willing or able to carry. - Darnell Lamont Walker
i didn't call myself a writer until everyone else did. i knew it was real then. - Darnell Lamont Walker
I have to believe in reincarnation. believing that I'll be in one place forever is a hell in itself. - Darnell Lamont Walker
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