Smart Quotes From Bell Hooks

Many spiritual   teachers - in Buddhism, in Islam - have talked about first-hand experience of   the world as an important part of the path to wisdom, to enlightenment.

My idea of a   delicious time is to read a book that is wonderful. But the ruling passion of   my life is being a seeker after truth and the divine.

To live fixated on   the future is to engage in psychological denial. It is a form of psychic   violence that prepares us to accept the violence needed to ensure the   maintenance of imperialist, future-oriented society.

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.

I will not have my   life narrowed down. I will not bow down to somebody else's whim or to someone   else's ignorance.

The greatest   movement for social justice our country has ever known is the civil rights   movement and it was totally rooted in a love ethic.