Audre Lorde quotes

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...I have a duty to speak the truth as I see it and to share not just my triumphs, not just the things that felt good, but the pai ...
Our visions begin with our desires.
Art is not living. It is the use of living.
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 ...
Some words live in my throat
breeding like adders. Others know sun
...
I am Black because I come from the earth's inside
now take my word for jewel in the open light.
Some words
bedevil me.
I am fourteen
and my skin has betrayed me
the boy I cannot live without
still sucks his thumb
in secret
I have nothing to wear tomorrow
will I live long enough
...
The difference between poetry and rhetoric
is being
ready to kill
yourself
instead of your children.
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