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Quotations by Audre Lorde

Even the smallest victory is never to be taken for granted. Each victory must be applauded…

Hatred is a death wish for the hated, not a life wish for anything else.

I am deliberate and afraid of nothing.

I became more courageous by doing the very things I needed to be courageous for — first, a little, and badly. Then, bit by bit, more and better. Being avidly — sometimes annoyingly — curious and persistent about discovering how others were doing what I wanted to do.

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.

I realize that if I wait until I am no longer afraid to act, write, speak, be, I’ll be sending messages on a Ouija board, cryptic complaints from the other side.

Our visions begin with our desires.

While we wait in silence for that final luxury of fearlessness, the weight of that silence will choke us.