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Power ~ a quote

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.
~Alice Walker

 

 

 

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Susan B. Anthony quote

“Someone struggled for your right to vote. Use it.” — Susan B. Anthony

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Quote- Poe

I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity. – Edgar Allen Poe

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“And haven’t I told you that what you mistake for madness is but over-acuteness of the senses.”― Edgar Allan Poe

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James Baldwin quote- and don’t miss the art at the bottom!

James Baldwin

The below quote is often reduced down to one sentence. “Artists are here to disturb the peace.” Which is great all on it’s own… but reading the whole quote is so much more.  Take a minute!

“Art has to be a kind of confession. I don’t mean a true confession in the sense of that dreary magazine. The effort it seems to me, is: if you can examine and face your life, you can discover the terms with which you are connected to other lives, and they can discover them, too — the terms with which they are connected to other people. This has happened to every one of us, I’m sure. You read something which you thought only happened to you, and you discovered it happened 100 years ago to Dostoyevsky. This is a very great liberation for the suffering, struggling person, who always thinks that they are alone. This is why art is important. Art would not be important if life were not important, and life is important. Most of us, no matter what we say, are walking in the dark, whistling in the dark. Nobody knows what is going to happen to them from one moment to the next, or how one will bear it. This is irreducible. And it’s true for everybody. Now, it is true that the nature of society is to create, among its citizens, an illusion of safety; but it is also absolutely true that the safety is always necessarily an illusion. Artists are here to disturb the peace. They have to disturb the peace. Otherwise, chaos.”

James Baldwin

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February 4, 2020 · 5:55 PM

Poetry

Alice Walker

 

 

“Poetry is the lifeblood of rebellion, revolution, and the raising of consciousness.” —Alice Walker

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Read in Bed

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“We read in bed because reading is halfway between life and dreaming, our own consciousness in someone else’s mind.”

Anna Quindlen

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