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Bell Hooks Quotes

Bell Hooks Quotes & Quotations
Name:
Bell Hooks
Type:
Critic
Nationality:
American
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  • 1
    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. Bell_HooksBell Hooks
  • 2
    For me, forgiveness and compassion are always linked: how do we hold people accountable for wrongdoing and yet at the same time remain in touch with their humanity enough to believe in their capacity to be transformed? Bell_HooksBell Hooks
  • 3
    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. Bell_HooksBell Hooks
  • 4
    I have been thinking about the notion of perfect love as being without fear, and what that means for us in a world that's becoming increasingly xenophobic, tortured by fundamentalism and nationalism. Bell_HooksBell Hooks
  • 5
    I thought about how we need to make children feel that there are times in their lives when they need to be alone and quiet and to be able to accept their aloneness. Bell_HooksBell Hooks
  • 6
    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_HooksBell Hooks
  • 7
    I'm so disturbed when my women students behave as though they can only read women, or black students behave as though they can only read blacks, or white students behave as though they can only identify with a white writer. Bell_HooksBell Hooks
  • 8
    I'm such a girl for the living room. I really like to stay in my nest and not move. I travel in my mind, and that that's a rigorous state of journeying for me. My body isn't that interested in moving from place to place. Bell_HooksBell Hooks
  • 9
    It's in the act of having to do things that you don't want to that you learn something about moving past the self. Past the ego. Bell_HooksBell Hooks
  • 10
    Life-transforming ideas have always come to me through books. Bell_HooksBell Hooks
  • 11
    Many spiritual teachers - in Buddhism, in Islam - have talked about first-hand experience of the world as an important part of the path to wisdom, to enlightenment. Bell_HooksBell Hooks
  • 12
    No other group in America has so had their identity socialized out of existence as have black women... When black people are talked about the focus tends to be on black men; and when women are talked about the focus tends to be on white women. Bell_HooksBell Hooks
  • 13
    Some people act as though art that is for a mass audience is not good art, and I think this has been a very negative thing. I know that I have wanted very much to write books that are accessible to the widest audience possible. Bell_HooksBell Hooks
  • 14
    We judge on the basis of what somebody looks like, skin color, whether we think they're beautiful or not. That space on the Internet allows you to converse with somebody with none of those things involved. Bell_HooksBell Hooks
  • 15
    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_HooksBell Hooks