"For me, forgiveness and compassion are always linked: how do we hold people accountable for wrongdoing and yet at the same time remain in touch with their humanity enough to believe in their capacity to be transformed?"
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate only love can do that."Bell Hooks on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong."Bell Hooks on Mahatma Gandhi
"Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names."Bell Hooks on John F. Kennedy
"Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them."Bell Hooks on Bruce Lee
"Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much."Bell Hooks on Oscar Wilde
"I thought about how we need to make children feel that there are times in their lives when they need to be alone and quiet and to be able to accept their aloneness."
"Death is with you all the time you get deeper in it as you move towards it, but it's not unfamiliar to you. It's always been there, so what becomes unfamiliar to you when you pass away from the moment is really life."
"What's really sad is that so many young women between the ages of 16 and 25 are ignorant and they already believe that women get the same pay as men. They don't even really understand that equality hasn't happened with the pay force."
"Many spiritual teachers - in Buddhism, in Islam - have talked about first-hand experience of the world as an important part of the path to wisdom, to enlightenment."
"When we drop fear, we can draw nearer to people, we can draw nearer to the earth, we can draw nearer to all the heavenly creatures that surround us."