Periods of tranquillity are seldom prolific of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up.
To reform means to shatter one form and to create another; but the two sides of this act are not always equally intended nor equally successful.
It is a revenge the devil sometimes takes upon the virtuous, that he entraps them by the force of the very passion they have suppressed and think themselves superior to.
Black women as a group have never been fools. We couldn’t afford to be.
One of the greatest gifts of Black feminism to ourselves has been to make it a little easier simply to be Black and female.
To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
Fun is a good thing but only when it spoils nothing better.
The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
The dreamer can know no truth, not even about his dream, except by awaking out of it.
Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.