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Toni Cade Bambara Quotes





And what is religion, you might ask. It's a technology of living.
 

I'll be damned if I want most folks out there to do unto me what they do unto themselves.
 

I've never been convinced that experience is linear, circular, or even random. It just is. I try to put it in some kind of order to extract meaning from it, to bring meaning to it.
 

It's a dismally lonely business, writing.
 

Our lives preserved. How it was; and how it will be. Passing it along in the relay. That is what I work to do: to produce stories that save our lives.
[Positive]
 

Reappraise the past, reevaluate where we've been, clarify where we are, and predict or anticipate where we are headed.
[The Present]
 

Revolution begins with the self, in the self.
 

The dream is real, my friends. The failure to realize it is the only reality.
 

The dream is real, my friends. The failure to realize it is the only unreality.
 

The job of the writer is to make revolution irresistible.
 

The most effective way to do it, is to do it.
 

When you dream, you dialogue with aspects of yourself that normally are not with you in the daytime and you discover that you know a great deal more than you thought you did.