Disempowerment Quotes

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Steve Maraboli
“Free yourself from the inauthenticity and disempowerment of your story.”
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Hank Green
“You're radically collaborative, profoundly empathetic, and deeply communal. Everyone who tells you anything different is selling the fear that is the only thing that can break that nature.”
Hank Green, A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor

Sarah Rees Brennan
“I don't like wizard stories all that much. Stories about witches are better, because witches are morally ambiguous and traditionally disempowered.”
Sarah Rees Brennan, In Other Lands

“In this image (watching sensual murder through a peephole) Lorrain embodies the criminal delight of decadent art. The watcher who records the crimes (both the artist and consumer of art) is constructed as marginal, powerless to act, and so exculpated from action, passive subject of a complex pleasure, condemning and yet enjoying suffering imposed on others, and condemning himself for his own enjoyment. In this masochistic celebration of disempowerment, the sharpest pleasure recorded is that of the death of some important part of humanity. The dignity of human life is the ultimate victim of Lorrain's art, thrown away on a welter of delighted self-disgust.”
Jennifer Birkett

Widad Akreyi
“No matter what you are dealing with in life, be it resentment or regret, bitterness or sadness, anger or apathy, hatred or hesitation, depression or disempowerment, disappointment or other destructive anxieties, painful envy or emotional turmoil, fear of isolation or thoughts of failure, keep in mind that if you are positive, positivity will find you and embrace you!”
Widad Akrawi

Johann Hari
“Disempowerment," Michael [Marmot] told me, "is at the heart of poor health"—physical, mental, and emotional.”
Johann Hari, Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression - and the Unexpected Solutions

Angela Carter
“Fevvers felt that shivering sensation which always visited her when mages, wizards, impresarios came to take away her singularity as though it were their own invention, as though they believed she depended on their imaginations n order to be a woman. She felt herself turning, willy-nilly, from a woman into an idea.”
Angela Carter, Nights at the Circus

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“True women empowerment will occur only as a result, not of the disempowerment of men, but of the stopping of our caring about the kind of genitals a person has, except when it comes to things such as reproduction and the use of public toilets.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Ray A. Davis
“A world immersed in fear is the people disempowered. A world embraced by love is the empowerment of the people.”
Ray A. Davis