bell hooks Quotes.
The greatest movement for social justice our country has ever known is the civil rights movement and it was totally rooted in a love ethic.
The ethic of liberal individualism has so deeply permeated the psyches of blacks… of all classes that we have little support for a political ethic of communalism that promotes the sharing of resources.
Since loving is about knowing, we have more meaningful love relationships when we know each other and it takes time to know each other.
Death is with you all the time; you get deeper in it as you move towards it, but it’s not unfamiliar to you. It’s always been there, so what becomes unfamiliar to you when you pass away from the moment is really life.
I feel like there is always something trying to pull us back into sleep, that there is this sort of seductive quality in all the hedonistic pleasures that pull on us.
Class is more than money. Class is also about knowledge.
An often-repeated assertion in the body of film criticism I have written is the assertion that movies do not just mirror the culture of any given time; they also create it.
To live fixated on the future is to engage in psychological denial. It is a form of psychic violence that prepares us to accept the violence needed to ensure the maintenance of imperialist, future-oriented society.
My idea of a delicious time is to read a book that is wonderful. But the ruling passion of my life is being a seeker after truth and the divine.
I feel that my environment reflects my belief in the grace and art and elegance of living simply.
The political core of any movement for freedom in the society has to have the political imperative to protect free speech.
The working-class black Southern Christian culture I come from still nurtures me, and I mean directly, daily.
When we drop fear, we can draw nearer to people, we can draw nearer to the earth, we can draw nearer to all the heavenly creatures that surround us.
Certainly we can end racism with love. We can demand that the federal government change its emphasis on racial distinction.
Using pseudonyms was such a part of the early feminist movement. We didn’t want to have this star system. We wanted attention on the ideas, not the persona of the writer.
Every terrorist regime in the world uses isolation to break people’s spirits.
What’s really sad is that so many young women between the ages of 16 and 25 are ignorant and they already believe that women get the same pay as men. They don’t even really understand that equality hasn’t happened with the pay force.