Happy Quotes By Bell Hooks

All over the   world, young males and females, schooled in the art of patriarchal thinking,   are building an identity on a foundation that sees the will to do violence as   the essential way to assert being.

Why is it that   many contemporary male thinkers, especially men of color, repudiate the   imperialist legacy of Columbus but affirm dimensions of that legacy by their   refusal to repudiate patriarchy?

I'm such a girl   for the living room. I really like to stay in my nest and not move. I travel   in my mind, and that that's a rigorous state of journeying for me. My body   isn't that interested in moving from place to place.

I don't think you   can hate anything that you know intimately. There is no fine line separating   love from hate because there's a deep chasm separating love from hate.

In this culture,   the phrase 'black woman' is not synonymous with 'tender,' or 'gentle.' It's   as if those words couldn't possibly speak to the reality of black females.

A major part of   love is commitment. If we are committed to someone, if I'm committed to   loving you, then it's not possible for me to 'fall out of love.'

It's in the act of   having to do things that you don't want to that you learn something about   moving past the self. Past the ego.

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