"The political core of any movement for freedom in the society has to have the political imperative to protect free speech."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Bell Hooks on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Bell Hooks on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Bell Hooks on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Bell Hooks on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Bell Hooks on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."