Popular Quotes By Bell Hooks

I began writing a   book on love because I felt that the United States is moving away from love.

The political core   of any movement for freedom in the society has to have the political   imperative to protect free speech.

Death is with you   all the time; you get deeper in it as you move towards it, but it's not   unfamiliar to you. It's always been there, so what becomes unfamiliar to you   when you pass away from the moment is really life.

The   institutionalization of Black Studies, Feminist Studies, all of these things,   led to a sense that the struggle was over for a lot of people and that one   did not have to continue the personal consciousness-raising and changing of   one's viewpoint.

I can be standing   in Barneys with my coat and purse and my selections, and some white woman   will say, 'Can you get this in my size?' What she sees is a black woman, and   her service button goes off.

The ethic of   liberal individualism has so deeply permeated the psyches of blacks... of all   classes that we have little support for a political ethic of communalism that   promotes the sharing of resources.

I think the   Women's movement has had a major impact on everybody's lives in our nation   and in the world as a whole.

What's really sad   is that so many young women between the ages of 16 and 25 are ignorant and   they already believe that women get the same pay as men. They don't even   really understand that equality hasn't happened with the pay force.

Some people act as   though art that is for a mass audience is not good art, and I think this has   been a very negative thing. I know that I have wanted very much to write   books that are accessible to the widest audience possible.