Monday, February 1, 2016

Happy BHM w/quotations from the Belle of all Others: bell hooks

"No black woman writer in this culture can write "too much."  Indeed, no woman writer can write "too much".  No woman has ever written enough." 

 "Masses of people think that feminism is always and only about women seeking to be equal to men." 

 “I want there to be a place in the world where people can engage in one another’s differences in a way that is redemptive, full of hope and possibility. Not this “In order to love you, I must make you something else”. That’s what domination is all about, that in order to be close to you, I must possess you, remake and recast you.” 

" Contrary to what we may have been taught to think, unnecessary and unchosen suffering wound us, but need not scar us for life.  It does mark us. What we allow the mark of our suffering to become is in our hands." 

Wise words from an erudite Oracle, bell hooks

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

~*~ Happy Throwback Thursday With A Few Fallback Funnies ~*~

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Thursday, January 7, 2016

The First Thought-Filled Thursday of MMXVI: Quotations

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 “Age was respected among his people, but achievement was revered. As the elders said, if a child washed his hands he could eat with kings.” - Things Fall Apart (1958) Chinua ACHEBE

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 “There is no story that is not true, [...] The world has no end, and what is good among one people is an abomination with others.”-Things Fall Apart (1958) Chinua ACHEBE

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 “If I hold her hand she says, ‘Don’t touch!’
If I hold her foot she says ‘Don’t touch!’
But when I hold her waist-beads she pretends not to know.” 

 -Things Fall Apart (1958)  Chinua ACHEBE

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 "They offered them as much of the Evil Forest as they cared to take. And to their great amazement the missionaries thanked them and burst into song. "
 -Things Fall Apart (1958)  Chinua ACHEBE

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 “If you had been poor in your last life I would have asked you to be rich when you come again. But you were rich. If you had been a coward, I would have asked you to bring courage. But you were a fearless warrior. If you had died young, I would have asked you to get life. But you lived long. So I shall ask you to come again the way you came before.”
Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart  


~In Reverence To One of My Favorite ThinkersAlbert Chinualumogu Achebe (1930-2013)~

Toujours Aimer,

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