Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Toni Cade Bambara
(1939-1995) born on
Mar 25
US writer. "She wrote "Gorilla, My Love," 1972."

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F
[W]e have not been scuffling in this waste-howling wildness for the right to be stupid.

R
"When you dream, you dialogue with aspects of yourself that normally are not with you in the daytime and you discover that you know a great deal more than you thought you did."
A
"The dream is real, my friends. The failure to realize it is the only reality."
N
"[W]riting is a legitimate way, an important way, to participate in the empowerment of the community that names me."
K
Our lives preserved. How it was; and how it be. Passing it along in the relay. That is what I work to do: to produce stories that save our lives.

 



Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  ""The Salt Eaters," 1980."
R: "In "Sturdy Black Bridges," 1979."
A: ""The Salt Eaters," 1980."
N: ""Salvation is the Issue," in "Black Women Writers," ed. Evans, 1984."
K: ""Salvation is the Issue," in "Black Women Writers," ed. Evans, 1984."


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