bell hooks Quotes & Sayings

67 most famous bell hooks quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for her. She's a 65 year old American critic born on Sep 9, 1952.

“There is no life to be found in violence. Every act of violence brings us closer to death. Whether it's the mundane violence we do to our bodies by overeating toxic food or drink or the extreme violence of child abuse, domestic warfare, life-threatening poverty, addiction, or state terrorism.”
bell hooks Quotes
“For me, forgiveness and compassion are always linked: how do we hold people accountable for wrongdoing and yet at the same time remain in touch with their humanity enough to believe in their capacity to be transformed?”
bell hooks Quotes
“I have always been a flirt. My mother says whe I was a child, I used to stand outside the house and just smile at everyone who walked by. Like, 'Please take me with you!'”
bell hooks Quotes
“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.”
bell hooks Quotes
“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.”
bell hooks Quotes
“If we give our children sound self-love, they will be able to deal with whatever life puts before them.”
bell hooks Quotes
“Class is more than money. Class is also about knowledge.”
bell hooks Quotes
“An often-repeated assertion in the body of film criticism I have written is the assertion that movies do not just mirror the culture of any given time; they also create it.”
“No other group in America has so had their identity socialized out of existence as have black women... When black people are talked about the focus tends to be on black men; and when women are talked about the focus tends to be on white women.”
bell hooks Quotes
“Since loving is about knowing, we have more meaningful love relationships when we know each other and it takes time to know each other.”

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