Favorite Quotes

For effective social change to take place there must be a supportive system with values, institutions and propaganda that can stand up to and take the place of the prevailing culture. In other words, a counter culture.” 

Emma Goldman

“There was a time when you were not a slave, remember that you walked alone, full of laughter, you bathed bare-bellied. You may have lost all recollection of it, remember… You say there are not words to describe it, you say it does not exist. but remember, make an effort to remember, or, failing that, invent.”

Monique Wittig

“..Till a married woman can be in possession of her own property there can be no love or justice.”

Florence Nightingale

“If we know, then we must fight for your life as though it were our own. For if they take you in the morning, they will be coming for us that night.”

James Baldwin

“Class consciousness is knowing which side of the fence you are on. Class analysis is knowing who is there with you.”

Anonymous

“I must fight with all my strength so that the little positive things that my health allows me to do might be pointed toward helping the revolution. The only real reason for living.”

Frida Kahlo

“Use your art to fight”

Arundhati Roy

“Es mejor morir de pie que vivir de rodillas.”
(It’s better to die on your feet than live on your knees.”

Emiliano Zapata

“My silences have not protected me. Your silence will not protect you.”

Audre Lorde

 

Emma Rosenthal, March on Washington, October 1969
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Photo by Alfred Loeb

 

“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.” 

George Orwell

“To speak a true word is to transform the world”

Paolo Friere

“What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life?
The world would split open.”

Muriel Rukeyser

“Al riesco de parecer ridículo el revolucionario está animado por gran sentimientos de amor. ” (At the risk of seeming ridiculous, the revolutionary is motivated by great sentiments of love!”)

Ché Guevara

“Love is the active concern for the life and growth of that which we love”

Erich Fromme

“….love and domination do not go together…if one is present, the other will be absent.”

Bell Hooks

“In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.”

Anne Frank

“If I can’t dance I don’t want to be part of your revolution”

Emma Goldman