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Language is power... Language can be used as a means of changing reality.


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The connections between and among women are the most feared, the most problematic, and the most potentially transforming force on the planet.



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Change is not a threat to your life, but an invitation to live.



There must be those among whom we can sit down and weep and still be counted as warriors.

There must be those among whom we can sit down and weep and still be counted as warriors.



My heart is moved by all I cannot save: so much has been destroyed I have to cast my lot with those who age after age, perversely, with no extraordinary power, reconstitute the world.

My heart is moved by all I cannot save: so much has been destroyed I have to cast my lot with those who age after age, perversely, with no extraordinary power, reconstitute the world.



We must use what we have to invent what we desire.

We must use what we have to invent what we desire.



Courage is not defined by those who fought and did not fall, but by those who fought, fell and rose again.

Courage is not defined by those who fought and did not fall, but by those who fought, fell and rose again.



The beauty of darkness is how it lets you see.

The beauty of darkness is how it lets you see.



If you are trying to transform a brutalized society into one where people can live in dignity and hope, you begin with the empowering of the most powerless. You build from the ground up.

If you are trying to transform a brutalized society into one where people can live in dignity and hope, you begin with the empowering of the most powerless. You build from the ground up.



Until we know the assumptions in which we are drenched, we cannot know ourselves.

Until we know the assumptions in which we are drenched, we cannot know ourselves.



Poetry is above all a concentration of the power of language, which is the power of our ultimate relationship to everything in the universe.

Poetry is above all a concentration of the power of language, which is the power of our ultimate relationship to everything in the universe.





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We admit that we will never reach our ideal in this life, a distinctive the church claims that most other human institutions try to deny.



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There were a lot of missteps in the early days, but because we got in early we got to make more mistakes than other people.



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Fear comes from uncertainty. When we are absolutely certain, whether of our worth or worthlessness, we are almost impervious to fear. Thus a feeling of utter unworthiness can be a source of courage.



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You should hope for courage and try for honor. And maybe even pray that the people telling you what to do have some, too.



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I read Eve Ensler and thought it was fabulous. Not only that, but it was really the only thing I could relate to about cancer.



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Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.



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A man doesn't need to be flawless to be a perfect father, but the commitment to his family is a precious responsibility.



The lion is most handsome when looking for food.

The lion is most handsome when looking for food.




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