If I didn’t define myself for myself I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive.
When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.
A professional who bats exactly like an amateur.- Sir Pelham Warner
The power of the sword, say the minority... is in the hands of Congress.- Tench Coxe
Beauty is power; a smile is its sword.- John Ray
Power in America today is control of the means of communication.- Theodore H. White
When a man of my name is in power, he must do great things.- Napoleon III
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|18th February, 1934
|17th November, 1992
|Activist, Essayist, Librarian, Novelist, Poet, Teacher
Audre Lorde was born in New York City. She was a Caribbean-American writer, radical feminist, womanist, lesbian, and civil rights activist. She wrote her first poem when she was in eighth grade. On her return to New York, she attended college, worked as a librarian, continued writing and became an active participant in the gay culture of Greenwich Village. She furthered her education at Columbia University, earning a master's degree in library science in 1961.
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