Good Quotes From Bell Hooks

I'm so disturbed   when my women students behave as though they can only read women, or black   students behave as though they can only read blacks, or white students behave   as though they can only identify with a white writer.

Once you do away   with the idea of people as fixed, static entities, then you see that people   can change, and there is hope.

When we drop fear,   we can draw nearer to people, we can draw nearer to the earth, we can draw   nearer to all the heavenly creatures that surround us.

Spotlight

An often-repeated   assertion in the body of film criticism I have written is the assertion that   movies do not just mirror the culture of any given time; they also create it.

I've written 18   books, mostly dealing with issues of social justice, ending racism, feminism,   and cultural criticism.

Yesterday I was   thinking about the whole idea of genius and creative people, and the notion   that if you create some magical art, somehow that exempts you from having to   pay attention to the small things.

If we give our   children sound self-love, they will be able to deal with whatever life puts   before them.

In general, the   mass media tell us that black people are not loving, that our lives are so   fraught with violence and aggression that we have no time to love.