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  • #1
    Pablo Neruda
    “You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.”
    Pablo Neruda

  • #2
    Oscar Wilde
    “You don't love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.”
    oscar wilde

  • #3
    Oscar Wilde
    “No good deed goes unpunished.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #4
    Oscar Wilde
    “One should always play fairly when one has the winning cards.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #5
    James Baldwin
    “Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor.”
    James Baldwin

  • #6
    James Baldwin
    “You write in order to change the world ... if you alter, even by a millimeter, the way people look at reality, then you can change it.”
    James Baldwin

  • #7
    James Baldwin
    “Everybody's journey is individual. If you fall in love with a boy, you fall in love with a boy. The fact that many Americans consider it a disease says more about them than it does about homosexuality. ”
    James Baldwin

  • #8
    James Baldwin
    “It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.”
    James Baldwin

  • #9
    James Baldwin
    “If the concept of God has any validity or any use, it can only be to make us larger, freer, and more loving. If God cannot do this, then it is time we got rid of Him.”
    James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time

  • #10
    James Baldwin
    “Those who say it can't be done are usually interrupted by others doing it.”
    James Baldwin

  • #11
    James Baldwin
    “The impossible is the least that one can demand.”
    James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time

  • #12
    James Baldwin
    “I am what time, circumstance, history, have made of me, certainly, but I am also so much more than that. So are we all.”
    James Baldwin

  • #13
    James Baldwin
    “Artists are here to disturb the peace.”
    James Baldwin

  • #14
    June Jordan
    “We are the ones we have been waiting for.”
    June Jordan

  • #15
    June Jordan
    “the problem of gender identity is our evasion of the implications of power and our may-I-say-“feminine” inclinations to make nice. War is not nice.”
    June Jordan, Some of Us Did Not Die: New and Selected Essays

  • #16
    June Jordan
    “A man is not a tree'...If we remain where we start from we will neither grow nor flourish.”
    June Jordan

  • #17
    June Jordan
    “Something has to be done about the way in which this world is set up.”
    June Jordan, Some of Us Did Not Die: New and Selected Essays

  • #18
    Audre Lorde
    “There is no thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives.”
    Audre Lorde

  • #19
    Audre Lorde
    “Wherever the bird with no feet flew, she found trees with no limbs.”
    Audre Lorde

  • #20
    Lorraine Hansberry
    “I'm just tired of hearing about God all the time. What has He got to do with anything?... I'm not going to be immoral or commit crimes because I don't believe. I don't even think about that. I just get so tired of Him getting the credit for things the human race achieves through its own effort. Now, there simply is no God. There's only man. And it's he who makes miracles.”
    Lorraine Hansberry

  • #21
    Lorraine Hansberry
    “Child, when do you think is the time to love somebody the most? When he’s done good and made things easy for everybody? That ain’t the time at all. It’s when he’s at his lowest……and he can’t believe in himself because the world’s whipped him so!”
    Lorraine Hansberry, A Raisin in the Sun

  • #22
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “All that is gold does not glitter,
    Not all those who wander are lost.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

  • #23
    Winston S. Churchill
    “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
    Winston S. Churchill

  • #24
    Truman Capote
    “Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.”
    Truman Capote

  • #25
    John Lennon
    “You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one.”
    John Lennon

  • #26
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “There is some good in this world, and it's worth fighting for.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers



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