Toni Cade Bambara

1939 - 1995

A Quote by Toni Cade Bambara

The most effective way to do it, is to do it.

Toni Cade Bambara (1939 - 1995)

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A Quote by Toni Cade Bambara on motherhood and religion

My mother, religious-negro, proud of having waded through a storm, is, very obviously a sturdy bridge that I have crossed over on.

Toni Cade Bambara (1939 - 1995)

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A Quote by Toni Cade Bambara on stupidity

We have not been scuffling in this waste-howling wildness for the right to be stupid.

Toni Cade Bambara (1939 - 1995)

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A Quote by Toni Cade Bambara on beginning and revolution

Revolution begins with the self, in the self.

Toni Cade Bambara (1939 - 1995)

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A Quote by Toni Cade Bambara on life and work

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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.

Toni Cade Bambara (1939 - 1995)

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A Quote by Toni Cade Bambara on life and reason

Take away the miseries and you take away some folks' reason for living.

Toni Cade Bambara (1939 - 1995)

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A Quote by Toni Cade Bambara on dreams and thought

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.

Toni Cade Bambara (1939 - 1995)

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A Quote by Toni Cade Bambara on community, empowerment, names, and writing

Writing is a legitimate way, an important way, to participate in the empowerment of the community that names me.

Toni Cade Bambara (1939 - 1995)

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A Quote by Toni Cade Bambara on dreams, failure, friendship, and reality

The dream is real, my friends. The failure to realize it is the only reality.

Toni Cade Bambara (1939 - 1995)

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A Quote by Toni Cade Bambara on jobs and revolution

The job of the writer is to make revolution irresistible.

Toni Cade Bambara (1939 - 1995)

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