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  • #1
    John R.W. Stott
    “Every Christian should be both conservative and radical; conservative in preserving the faith and radical in applying it.”
    John Stott

  • #2
    Anaïs Nin
    “We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations.”
    Anais Nin

  • #3
    Maya Angelou
    “I am convinced that most people do not grow up...We marry and dare to have children and call that growing up. I think what we do is mostly grow old. We carry accumulation of years in our bodies, and on our faces, but generally our real selves, the children inside, are innocent and shy as magnolias.”
    Maya Angelou, Letter to My Daughter

  • #4
    Toni Morrison
    “Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another.”
    Toni Morrison, Beloved

  • #5
    David Levithan
    “Things that matter are not easy. Feelings of happiness are easy. Happiness is not. Flirting is easy. Love is not. Saying you’re friends is easy. Being friends is not.”
    David Levithan, Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List

  • #6
    Audre Lorde
    “The erotic has often been misnamed by men and used against women. It has been made into the confused, the trivial, the psychotic, the plasticized sensation. For this reason, we have often turned away from the exploration and consideration of the erotic as a source of power and information, confusing it with its opposite, the pornographic. But pornography is a direct denial of the power of the erotic, for it represents the suppression of true feeling. Pornography emphasizes sensation without feeling.

    The erotic is a measure between the beginnings of our sense of self and the chaos of our strongest feelings. It is an internal sense of satisfaction to which, once we have experienced it, we know we can aspire.”
    Audre Lorde, Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power

  • #7
    Mahatma Gandhi
    “Manliness consists not in bluff, bravado or loneliness. It consists in daring to do the right thing and facing consequences whether it is in matters social, political or other. It consists in deeds not words.”
    Mahatma Gandhi

  • #8
    “Vulnerability is the ultimate key to tapping into and unleashing your true sensual potential.”
    Lebo Grand

  • #9
    “Your highest potential lies in your highest love.”
    Matshona Dhliwayo



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