"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."
"Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you're going to live your life."June Jordan on Joel Osteen
"My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength."June Jordan on Michael Jordan
"Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character."June Jordan on Albert Einstein
"Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude."June Jordan on Thomas Jefferson
"Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference."June Jordan on Winston Churchill
"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."
"But, based on my friendship with Evie as young mothers, I started going on freedom rides in 1966."
"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."