"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."
"If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 MPG."June Jordan on Bill Gates
"There was a time in my life when I thought I had everything - millions of dollars, mansions, cars, nice clothes, beautiful women, and every other materialistic thing you can imagine. Now I struggle for peace."June Jordan on Richard Pryor
"Car designers are just going to have to come up with an automobile that outlasts the payments."June Jordan on Erma Bombeck
"I hooked up my accelerator pedal in my car to my brake lights. I hit the gas, people behind me stop, and I'm gone."June Jordan on Steven Wright
"I replaced the headlights in my car with strobe lights, so it looks like I'm the only one moving."June Jordan on Steven Wright
"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."
"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."