"To tell the truth is to become beautiful, to begin to love yourself, value yourself. And that's political, in its most profound way."
"Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth."June Jordan on Marcus Aurelius
"Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either."June Jordan on Albert Einstein
"Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth."June Jordan on Buddha
"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant."June Jordan on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."June Jordan on Winston Churchill
"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."
"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."