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 Audre Lorde - “Your silence will not protect you.”
 Audre Lorde - “There are lesbians, God knows... if you came up through lesbian circles in the forties and fifties in New York... who were not feminist and would not call themselves feminists.”
 Audre Lorde - “Part of the lesbian consciousness is an absolute recognition of the erotic within our lives and, taking that a step further, dealing with the erotic not only in sexual terms.”
 Audre Lorde - “I'm very excited about Kitchen Table. I think it's an important manifestation of what has to happen. We need to build our own institutions.”
 Audre Lorde - “I can't really define it in sexual terms alone although our sexuality is so energizing why not enjoy it too”
 Audre Lorde - “But the question is a matter of the survival and the teaching. That's what our work comes down to. No matter where we key into it, it's the same work, just different pieces of ourselves doing it.”
 Audre Lorde - “Attend me, hold me in your muscular flowering arms, protect me from throwing any part of myself away.”
 Audre Lorde - “Art is not living. It is the use of living.”
 Audre Lorde - “I am very, very happy for Alice Walker.”
 Audre Lorde - “There are no new ideas. There are only new ways of making them felt.”
 Audre Lorde - “It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.”
 Audre Lorde - “I have come to believe over and over again that what is most important to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared, even at the risk of having it bruised or misunderstood.”
 Audre Lorde - “If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.”
 Audre Lorde - “Each time you love, love as deeply as if it were forever.”
 Audre Lorde - “The master's tools will never dismantle the master's house.”
 Audre Lorde - “The master's tools will never dismantle the master's house”
 Audre Lorde - “Even the smallest victory is never to be taken for granted. Each victory must be applauded...”
 Audre Lorde - “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 to respect fear more than ourselves. We've been taught that silence would save us, but it won't.”
 Audre Lorde - “But the true feminist deals out of a lesbian consciousness whether or not she ever sleeps with women.”
 Audre Lorde - “Silence has never brought us anything of worth”
 Audre Lorde - “In other words, I would be giving in to a myth of sameness which I think can destroy us.”
 Audre Lorde - “It's possible to take that as a personal metaphor and then multiply it to a people, a race, a sex, a time. If we can keep this thing going long enough, if we can survive and teach what we know, we'll make it.”
 Audre Lorde - “You know how fighting fish do it They blow bubbles and in each one of those bubbles is an egg and they float the egg up to the surface. They keep this whole heavy nest of eggs floating, and they're constantly repairing it. It's as if they live in both elements.”
 Audre Lorde - “Only by learning to live in harmony with your contradictions can you keep it all afloat.”
 Audre Lorde - “The quality of light by which we scrutinize our lives has direct bearing upon the product which we live, and upon the changes which we hope to bring about through those lives.”

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