Toni Cade Bambara Quotes

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Toni Cade Bambara Quotes

What is happening to the daughters of the yam? Seem like they just dont know how to draw up the powers from the deep like before. Not full sunned and sweet anymore.
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Writing is one of the ways I participate in transformation.

— Toni Cade Bambara

(M)aybe we too busy being flowers or fairies or strawberries instead of something honest and worthy of respect ... you know ... like being people.

— Toni Cade Bambara

For people sometimes believed that it was safer to live with complaints,
was necessary to cooperate with grief, was all right to become an accomplice in self-ambush ...
Take heart to flat out decide to be well and stride into the future sane and whole.

— Toni Cade Bambara

Not all speed is movement.

— Toni Cade Bambara

...  got to give it all up, the pain, the hurt, the anger and make room for lovely things to rush in and fill you full.

— Toni Cade Bambara

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.

— Toni Cade Bambara

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

— Toni Cade Bambara

Old folks are the nation.

— Toni Cade Bambara

Reappraise the past, re-evaluate where we've been, clarify where we are, and predict or anticipate where we are headed ...

— Toni Cade Bambara

We have not been scuffling in this waste-howling wildness for the right to be stupid.

— Toni Cade Bambara

An artist represents an oppressed people and makes revolution irresistible.

— Toni Cade Bambara

People have to be given permission to write, and they have to be given space to breathe and stumble. They have to be given time to develop and to reveal what they can do.

— Toni Cade Bambara

There are times ... when any visitor - in person, by phone, by mail - is an intruder, a burglar, a space hogger, an oxygen taker, a chaos maker, a conflict inducer, a mood chaser, and a total drag.

— Toni Cade Bambara

Medication without explanation is obscene.

— Toni Cade Bambara

What can defeat greed, technological superiority, and legal lawlessness ... is discipline, consciousness, and unity.

— Toni Cade Bambara

Old folks is the nation.

— Toni Cade Bambara

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