Just some quotes I’ve come across. Please feel free to share any that I’ve missed.

“We cannot be sure of having something to live for unless we are willing to die for it.”- Ernesto Che Guevara

“A people who have suffered so much for so long at the hands of a racist society must draw the line somewhere.” Huey P. Newton
“Education and knowledge are the power of the minorities in this country”- Philip Vera Cruz

“Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.”- Malcolm X

“…the true revolutionary is guided by a great feeling of love.”- Ernesto Che Guevara

“(My husband needs to be) a man with the soul of an artist…and as a first test, the man must first write a good novel.”- Magdalena Jalandoni (Filipina writer)

“So keepin it real will make you casualty of abnormal normality”- Talib Kweli

“You’re not to be so blind with patriotism that you can’t face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.”- Malcolm X

“Me fail english, that’s umpossible?!” -Ralph Wiggum, Ph.D

“Pimp the system”- Dead Prez

“Because you can’t hate the roots of a tree and not hate the tree. You can’t hate your orgin and not end up hating yourself.”- Malcolm X

“Too many so-called leaders of the movement have been made into celebrities and their revolutionary fervor destroyed by mass media…The task is to transform society, only the people can do that-not heroes, not celebreities, not stars.”- Huey P. Newton

“I also believe that geeks of color should get extra points cuz we’re double oppressed. Ha!”- Bao Phi

“He wanted his children to accept themselves, face reality, to function under supervision, recieve an education and help oppressed people everywhere eliminate oppression .” -Betty Shabazz

“No religion will ever make me forget the condition of our people in this country…No God, no religion, no nothing will make me forget it until it stops, until it’s elimitnated. I want to make that point clear…” -Malcolm X

“They ask me what I’m writing for/ I’m writing to show you what we fightin for”- Talib Kweli

“If you stop struggling, then you stop life”- Huey Newton

“Our position was: ‘If you don’t attack us, there won’t be any violence; if you bring violence to us, we will defend ourselves.'”- Bobby Seale

“Culture is simultaneously the fruit of a people’s history and a determinant of history.”- Amilcar Cabral

“Let them call me a rebel and welcome, I feel no concern from it; but I shall suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul.”– Thomas Paine

“When I feed the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why they are poor, they call me a communist.”– Brazillian Bishop, Dom Helder Camara

“Everyday you have to fight so that love for humanity can be transformed into concrete deeds, into acts that set an example, that mobilize.”- Ernesto Che Guevara

“Hide nothing from the masses of our people. Tell no lies. Expose lies whenever they are told. Mask no difficulties, mistakes, failures. Claim no easy victories.”- Amílcar Cabral

“We are not going to eliminate imperialism by shouting insults at it.”- Amílcar Cabral

“It is not a matter of wishing success to the victims of aggression, but sharing his fate; one must accompany him to his death or to victory.”- Ernesto Che Guevara

“I do believe that where there is only a choice between cowardice and violence, I would advise violence.”- Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

“The liberation of women will not be a boon granted to them by their male liberators; women must seize their freedom, women must fight for it, must smash their prison walls themselves.”- Ma. Lorena Barros

“We chose to defy the law. We first broke the law in a way which avoided any recourse to violence; when this form was legislated against, and then the Government resorted to a show of force to crush opposition to its policies, only then did we decide to answer violence with violence.”- Nelson Mandela

“We are encouraged to develop our intellectual powers, but we are not allowed to use them for the benefit of the people.”- Alexander ‘Sasha’ Ulyanov (V.I. Lenin’s brother)

“Relationships between men and women within the movement have to be based on more than purely emotional attachment. We must be united not for purely selfish reasons but for something bigger than both of us.

The new woman, the new Filipina, is first and foremost a militant. The new Filipina is one who can stay whole nights with striking workers, learning from them the social realities which her bourgeois education has kept from her. She is a woman who has discovered the exalting realm of responsibility, a woman fully engaged in the making of history. No longer is she a woman-for-marriage, but more and more a woman-for-action.

The new masculinity is revolutionary militance. Not Caucasian good looks, not the number of women conquered or bought, but the contribution he is making to the national democratic revolution enables the Filipino male to reclaim the manhood which his centuries of oppression took away. This is what has gained for him the total respect of the Filipino woman and a pride in him that is not founded on his proximity to excellence by western standards but a pride built on his rediscovered identity and dignity.”

-Lorena Barros, student, poet, revolutionary, and founder of the militant women’s organization MAKIBAKA

“My queen earth/jeans/skirt, head wrapped up, pimpin them converse, and she’s down for the dirt, for better or for worst, got my gun in her purse in case a n*gga get searched, got a mind like Assata, a body like Trina, a heart like my mama n*gga tell me have you seen her?!”- Dead Prez

“A brown skin singer, with a knack for actin, and her whole attraction/ Just fractionally based on surface, I got into her mental on purpose/ And with alertness, as I flirt with her emotion/Walls we built up out of nervousness was broken”- Black Thought

“My brown lady, creates environments, for happy brown babies”- Talib Kweli

“Fuck the horse and carriage shit, her love was never for hire/Disciplined, intellectual beauty’s what I desire”- Immortal Technique

“Why do I fall in love with every woman that shows me the least bit of attention”- Eternal Sunshine for the Spotless Mind

“I’M SO AWKWARD!!!!”- Chris from Family Guy

“You don’t say too much, but when you do it’s profound”- Andre3000

“You know what I love? I love long-haired brunettes with horn-rimmed glasses. I have no idea why. They’re like kryptonite to me.”- Will Hayes (Definitely, Maybe)


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