Quotes by Audre Lorde

Audre Lorde

I love the word survival, it always sounds to me like a promise. It makes me wonder sometimes though, how do I define the shape of my impact upon this earth?
Once you start to speak, people will yell at you. They will interrupt you, put you down and suggest itís personal. And the world wonít end. And the speaking will get easier and easier. And you will find you have fallen in love with your own vision, which you may never have realized you had. And you will lose some friends and lovers, and realize you donít miss them. And new ones will find you and cherish you. And you will still flirt and paint your nails, dress up and party, because, as I think Emma Goldman said, ďIf I canít dance, I donít want to be part of your revolution.Ē And at last youíll know with surpassing certainty that only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth. And that is not speaking.






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