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Creative Quotations from . . .
Audre Lorde
(1934-1992) born on
Feb 18
US poet, feminist. She won a 1989 American Book Award for "A Burst of Light;" poet laureate, NY, 1991.
         
   
F
The learning process is something you can incite, literally incite, like a riot.

R
Our visions begin with our desires.
A
There are no new ideas still waiting in the wings to save us as women, as human. There are only old and forgotten ones, new combinations, extrapolations and recognitions from within ourselves -- along with the renewed courage to try them out.
N
Art is not living. It is a use of living. The artist has the ability to take that living and use it in a certain way, and produce art.
K
If I waited to be right before I spoke, I would be sending little cryptic messages on the Ouija board, complaints from the other side.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "African-American Writers," by Valerie Smith, et al., 1991.
R: In "Black Women Writers at Work," 1983.
A: "Poetry Is Not a Luxury," "Chrysalsis," 1977.
N: "My Words Will Be There," in "Black Women Writers," ed. Evans, 1984.
K: "My Words Will Be There," in "Black Women Writers," ed. Evans, 1984.
   


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