Marilyn Nelson quotes

  • I had a lot of hatred, but I realized that kind of hate didn't do much. I had to start fueling myself with pride. We owe the ancestors that. So many of the souls who died in bondage just want us to recognize their struggle.
    -- Marilyn Nelson

    #Hate #Struggle #Pride

  • Miracles happen all the time. We're here, aren't we?
    -- Marilyn Nelson

    #Miracle #Black

  • This filthy twentieth century. I hate its guts.

  • Observe the world around you everything you do, and especially everything you hate to do.

  • At the banquet table of nature, there are no reserved seats. You get what you can take, and you keep what you can hold. If you can't take anything, you won't get anything, and if you can't hold anything, you won't keep anything. And you can't take anything without organization.

  • A community is democratic only when the humblest and weakest person can enjoy the highest civil, economic, and social rights that the biggest and most powerful possess.

  • The struggle of today is not altogether for today - it is for a vast future also.

  • The real struggle for us is for the citizen to cease to be the property of the state.

  • Winning the war on terrorism will also require a level of moral clarity that can provide a vision for struggling people and nations everywhere.

  • I never lost my belief, in the midst of setbacks which were not spared me during my period of struggle. Providence has had the last word and brought me success.

  • There's a lot of pride that business owners have. It's actually really critical that pride and ownership extends to everyone in the organization. I think of everyone is in the same boat in driving the company forward.

  • Pride works frequently under a dense mask, and will often assume the garb of humility.