Quotations From AUDRE LORDE


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  • The sixties were characterized by a heady belief in instantaneous solutions.
    Audre Lorde (1934-1992), African American poet, autobiographer, and lesbian feminist. Sister Outsider, ch. 14 (1984). From a speech delivered during Malcolm X Weekend at Howard University, in February 1982. It was entitled "Learning from the Sixties."
  • 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 (1934-1992), African American poet, autobiographer, and lesbian feminist. Sister Outsider, ch. 3 (1984). From "Poetry is Not a Luxury," an essay first published in Chrysalis, number 3 (1977).

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  • The failure of academic feminists to recognize difference as a crucial strength is a failure to reach beyond the first patriarchal lesson. In our world, divide and conquer must become define and empower.
    Audre Lorde (1934-1992), African American poet, autobiographer, and lesbian feminist. Sister Outsider, ch. 11 (1984). From comments made on September 29, 1979, at the Second Sex Conference in New York City.

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  • 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 (1934-1992), African American lesbian author and feminist. Black Women Writers at Work, ch. 8, by Claudia Tate (1985). Lorde was an African American lesbian feminist poet and autobiographer.

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