"But, based on my friendship with Evie as young mothers, I started going on freedom rides in 1966."
"A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same."June Jordan on Elbert Hubbard
"Don't walk behind me I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend."June Jordan on Albert Camus
"An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind."June Jordan on Buddha
"Friendship... is not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything."June Jordan on Muhammad Ali
"Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down."June Jordan on Oprah Winfrey
"That attitude that fighting is probably not fair, but you have to defend yourself anyway and damage the enemy, has been profoundly consequential as far as my political activism goes."
"There are two ways to worry words. One is hoping for the greatest possible beauty in what is created. The other is to tell the truth."
"The courts cannot garnish a father's salary, nor freeze his account, nor seize his property on behalf of his children, in our society. Apparently this is because a kid is not a car or a couch or a boat."
"Poetry is a political act because it involves telling the truth."
"The first function of poetry is to tell the truth, to learn how to do that, to find out what you really feel and what you really think."