Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Barbara Deming
(1917-1984) born on
Jul 23
US "political activist, author, pacifist". "She wrote and spoke about the connections between feminism and nonviolence; wrote "Prisons That Could Not Hold," 1995."

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F
"We learn best to listen to our own voices if we are listening at the same time to other women -- whose stories, for all our differences, turn out, if we listen well, to be our stories also."

R
"The longer we listen to one another - with real attention - the more commonality we will find in all our lives. That is, if we are careful to exchange with one another life stories and not simply opinions."
A
"Think first of the action that is right to take, think later about coping with one's fears."
N
I think the only choice that will enable us to hold to our vision. . . is one that abandons the concept of naming enemies and adopts a concept familiar to the nonviolent tradition: naming behavior that is oppressive . . .
K
Make it impossible for [the authority] to operate within the system as usual . . . making it impossible for him simply to strike back without thought and with all his strength.

 



Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  "In "Words of Women Quotations for Success," by Power Dynamics Publishing, 1997."
R: ""Barbara Deming Memorial Peace Walk," at www.rpi.edu/~mccabd/bdwords.html."
A: ""Barbara Deming Memorial Peace Walk," at www.rpi.edu/~mccabd/bdwords.html."
N: ""Barbara Deming Memorial Peace Walk," at www.rpi.edu/~mccabd/bdwords.html."
K: ""Barbara Deming Memorial Peace Walk," at www.rpi.edu/~mccabd/bdwords.html."


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