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Bell Hooks Quotes: "The moment we choose to love we begin to move against domination, against oppression. The moment we choose to love we begin to move towards freedom, to act in ways that liberate ourselves and others."

The moment we choose to love we begin to move against domination, against oppression. The moment we choose to love we begin to move towards freedom, to act in ways that liberate ourselves and others.




Bell Hooks Quotes: "[O]ne of the most vital ways we sustain ourselves is by building communities of resistance, places where we know we are not alone."

[O]ne of the most vital ways we sustain ourselves is by building communities of resistance, places where we know we are not alone.




Bell Hooks Quotes: "The practice of love is the most powerful antidote to the politics of domination."

The practice of love is the most powerful antidote to the politics of domination.



Bell Hooks Quotes: "As long as women are using class or race power to dominate other women, feminist sisterhood cannot be fully realized."

As long as women are using class or race power to dominate other women, feminist sisterhood cannot be fully realized.




Bell Hooks Quotes: "To be truly visionary we have to root our imagination in our concrete reality while simultaneously imagining possibilities beyond that reality."

To be truly visionary we have to root our imagination in our concrete reality while simultaneously imagining possibilities beyond that reality.



Bell Hooks Quotes: "What we do is more important than what we say or what we say we believe."

What we do is more important than what we say or what we say we believe.



Bell Hooks Quotes: "The rage of the oppressed is never the same as the rage of the privileged."

The rage of the oppressed is never the same as the rage of the privileged.




Bell Hooks Quotes: "Sometimes people try to destroy you, precisely because they recognize your power - not because they don't see it, but because they see it and they don't want it to exist."

Sometimes people try to destroy you, precisely because they recognize your power - not because they don't see it, but because they see it and they don't want it to exist.



Bell Hooks Quotes: "Shaming is one of the deepest tools of imperialist, white supremacist, capitalist patriarchy because shame produces trauma and trauma often produces paralysis."

Shaming is one of the deepest tools of imperialist, white supremacist, capitalist patriarchy because shame produces trauma and trauma often produces paralysis.



Bell Hooks Quotes: "True resistance begins with people confronting pain... and wanting to do something to change it."

True resistance begins with people confronting pain... and wanting to do something to change it.



Bell Hooks Quotes: "Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape."

Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape.



Bell Hooks Quotes: "To build community requires vigilant awareness of the work we must continually do to undermine all the socialization that leads us to behave in ways that perpetuate domination."

To build community requires vigilant awareness of the work we must continually do to undermine all the socialization that leads us to behave in ways that perpetuate domination.




Bell Hooks Quotes: "Hope is essential to any political struggle for radical change when the overall social climate promotes disillusionment and despair."

Hope is essential to any political struggle for radical change when the overall social climate promotes disillusionment and despair.



Bell Hooks Quotes: "If we want a beloved community, we must stand for justice, have recognition for difference without attaching difference to privilege."

If we want a beloved community, we must stand for justice, have recognition for difference without attaching difference to privilege.



Bell Hooks Quotes: "You are not going to destroy this imperialist white supremacist capitalist patriarchy by creating your own version of it."

You are not going to destroy this imperialist white supremacist capitalist patriarchy by creating your own version of it.



Bell Hooks Quotes: "Because we have learned to believe negativity is more realistic, it appears more real than any positive voice."

Because we have learned to believe negativity is more realistic, it appears more real than any positive voice.



Bell Hooks Quotes: "Love is a combination of care, commitment, knowledge, responsibility, respect and trust."

Love is a combination of care, commitment, knowledge, responsibility, respect and trust.



Bell Hooks Quotes: "Feminist politics aims to end domination, to free us to be who we are - to live lives where we love justice, where we can live in peace. Feminism is for everybody."

Feminist politics aims to end domination, to free us to be who we are - to live lives where we love justice, where we can live in peace. Feminism is for everybody.



Bell Hooks Quotes: "If we want a beloved community, we must stand for justice."

If we want a beloved community, we must stand for justice.



Bell Hooks Quotes: "I began writing a book on love because I felt that the United States is moving away from love."

I began writing a book on love because I felt that the United States is moving away from love.



Bell Hooks Quotes: "To counter the fixation on a rhetoric of victimhood, black folks must engage in a discourse of self-determination."

To counter the fixation on a rhetoric of victimhood, black folks must engage in a discourse of self-determination.



Bell Hooks Quotes: "The moment we choose to love we begin to move towards freedom."

The moment we choose to love we begin to move towards freedom.



Bell Hooks Quotes: "If any female feels she need anything beyond herself to legitimate and validate her existence, she is already giving away her power to be self-defining, her agency."

If any female feels she need anything beyond herself to legitimate and validate her existence, she is already giving away her power to be self-defining, her agency.



Bell Hooks Quotes: "To begin by always thinking of love as an action rather than a feeling is one way in which anyone using the word in this manner automatically assumes accountability and responsibility."

To begin by always thinking of love as an action rather than a feeling is one way in which anyone using the word in this manner automatically assumes accountability and responsibility.



Bell Hooks Quotes: "Honesty and openness is always the foundation of insightful dialogue."

Honesty and openness is always the foundation of insightful dialogue.



Bell Hooks Quotes: "Whether we're talking about race or gender or class, popular culture is where the pedagogy is, it's where the learning is."

Whether we're talking about race or gender or class, popular culture is where the pedagogy is, it's where the learning is.



Bell Hooks Quotes: "When men and women punish each other for truth telling, we reinforce the notion that lies are better."

When men and women punish each other for truth telling, we reinforce the notion that lies are better.



Bell Hooks Quotes: "Without justice there can be no love."

Without justice there can be no love.



Bell Hooks Quotes: "The true teacher is within us. A good teacher is someone who can help you to go back and touch the true teacher within, because you already have the insight within you."

The true teacher is within us. A good teacher is someone who can help you to go back and touch the true teacher within, because you already have the insight within you.



Bell Hooks Quotes: "Only grown-ups think that the things children say come out of nowhere. We know they come from the deepest parts of ourselves."

Only grown-ups think that the things children say come out of nowhere. We know they come from the deepest parts of ourselves.



Bell Hooks Quotes: "What we cannot imagine cannot come into being."

What we cannot imagine cannot come into being.



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 greatest movement for social justice our country has ever known is the civil rights movement and it was totally rooted in a love ethic.



Bell Hooks Quotes: "I think our culture doesn't recognize passion, because real passion has the power to disrupt boundaries."

I think our culture doesn't recognize passion, because real passion has the power to disrupt boundaries.



Bell Hooks Quotes: "..Critically intervene in a way that challenges and changes."

..Critically intervene in a way that challenges and changes.



Bell Hooks Quotes: "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."

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.



Bell Hooks Quotes: "Feminism is a struggle to end sexist oppression. Therefore, it is necessarily a struggle to eradicate the ideology of domination that permeates Western culture on various levels."

Feminism is a struggle to end sexist oppression. Therefore, it is necessarily a struggle to eradicate the ideology of domination that permeates Western culture on various levels.



Bell Hooks Quotes: "America is a country that would rather talk about race than class."

America is a country that would rather talk about race than class.



Bell Hooks Quotes: "I celebrate teaching that enables transgressions - a movement against and beyond boundaries. It is that movement which makes education the practice of freedom."

I celebrate teaching that enables transgressions - a movement against and beyond boundaries. It is that movement which makes education the practice of freedom.



Bell Hooks Quotes: "All our silences in the face of racist assault are acts of complicity."

All our silences in the face of racist assault are acts of complicity.



Bell Hooks Quotes: "I will not have my life narrowed down. I will not bow down to somebody else's whim or to someone else's ignorance."

I will not have my life narrowed down. I will not bow down to somebody else's whim or to someone else's ignorance.



Bell Hooks Quotes: "The world demands that you work for it, make families, provide, take no time to listen to your own heart beating."

The world demands that you work for it, make families, provide, take no time to listen to your own heart beating.



Bell Hooks Quotes: "Most of us did not learn when we were young that our capacity to be self-loving would be shaped by the work we do and whether that work enhances our well-being."

Most of us did not learn when we were young that our capacity to be self-loving would be shaped by the work we do and whether that work enhances our well-being.



Bell Hooks Quotes: "Being oppressed means the absence of choices"

Being oppressed means the absence of choices



Bell Hooks Quotes: "What had begun as a movement to free all black people from racist oppression became a movement with its primary goal the establishment of black male patriarchy."

What had begun as a movement to free all black people from racist oppression became a movement with its primary goal the establishment of black male patriarchy.



Bell Hooks Quotes: "The practice of love offers no place of safety. We risk loss, hurt, pain. We risk being acted upon by forces outside our control."

The practice of love offers no place of safety. We risk loss, hurt, pain. We risk being acted upon by forces outside our control.



Bell Hooks Quotes: "The soul of our politics is the commitment to ending domination."

The soul of our politics is the commitment to ending domination.



Bell Hooks Quotes: "Sexism has never rendered women powerless. It has either suppressed their strength or exploited it."

Sexism has never rendered women powerless. It has either suppressed their strength or exploited it.



Bell Hooks Quotes: "The transformative power of love is not fully embraced in our society because we often wrongly believe that torment and anguish are our ‘natural’ condition."

The transformative power of love is not fully embraced in our society because we often wrongly believe that torment and anguish are our ‘natural’ condition.



Bell Hooks Quotes: "Love does have the power to redeem but only if we are ready for redemption. Love saves us only if we want to be saved."

Love does have the power to redeem but only if we are ready for redemption. Love saves us only if we want to be saved.