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"If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive." Audre Lorde
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"I am deliberate and afraid of nothing." Audre Lorde
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"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
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"It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences." Audre Lorde
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"Even the smallest victory is never to be taken for granted. Each victory must be applauded..." Audre Lorde
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"Black writers, of whatever quality, who step outside the pale of what black writers are supposed to write about, or who black writers are supposed to be, are condemned to silences in black literary circles that are as total and as destructive as any imposed by racism." Audre Lorde
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"Our feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge" Audre Lorde
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"We have to consciously study how to be tender with each other until it becomes a habit because what was native has been stolen from us, the love of Black women for each other." Audre Lorde
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"Our visions begin with our desires." Audre Lorde
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"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
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"When I use my strength in the service of may vision it makes no difference whether or not I am afraid." Audre Lorde
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"When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak." Audre Lorde
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"The master's tools will never dismantle the master's house" Audre Lorde
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"The sharing of joy, whether physical, emotional, psychic, or intellectual, forms a bridge between the sharers which can be the basis for understanding much of what is not shared between them, and lessens the threat of their difference." Audre Lorde
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"Silence has never brought us anything of worth" Audre Lorde
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"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" Audre Lorde
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"There are no new ideas. There are only new ways of making them felt." Audre Lorde
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"Life is very short and what we have to do must be done in the now." Audre Lorde
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"The quality of light by which we scrutinize our lives has direct bearing upon the product which we live, and upon the changes which we hope to bring about through those lives." Audre Lorde
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"I remember how being young and black and gay and lonely felt. A lot of it was fine, feeling I had the truth and the light and the key, but a lot of it was purely hell." Audre Lorde
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"The learning process is something you can incite, literally incite, like a riot." Audre Lorde
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