bell hooks Quotes

Collected quotes from bell hooks with images

“There is no life to be found in violence. Every act of violence brings us closer to death. Whether it's the mundane violence we do to our bodies by overeating toxic food or drink or the extreme violence of child abuse, domestic warfare, life-threatening poverty, addiction, or state terrorism.”

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“I thought about how we need to make children feel that there are times in their lives when they need to be alone and quiet and to be able to accept their aloneness.”

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“You can only realize change if you live simply. Once people want enormous excess, you can hardly do social change.”

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“Death is with you all the time; you get deeper in it as you move towards it, but it's not unfamiliar to you. It's always been there, so what becomes unfamiliar to you when you pass away from the moment is really life.”

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“I have been thinking about the notion of perfect love as being without fear, and what that means for us in a world that's becoming increasingly xenophobic, tortured by fundamentalism and nationalism.”

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“Certainly we can end racism with love. We can demand that the federal government change its emphasis on racial distinction.”

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“I think the number one thing Black women and all Black people should be paying attention to is our health.”

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“These days I wonder more and more why people are pessimistic when American history actually supports optimism.”

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