Every day of your lives is practice in becoming the person you want to be. No instantaneous miracle is suddenly going to occur and make you brave and courageous and true.
— Audre Lorde delivering the Commencement Address at Oberlin College, 1989
The key is to keep asking yourself the same question, again and again and again: this is your life - what do you want to pay attention to?
∆ Catherine Price, from How to Break Up with Your Phone
"what I know for sure is this: there are always other words and other definitions, always other worlds and other locations. To know this is to see this, too: we can grow the spines we need to stand up for our lives."
"if you honestly and truthfully confront the limitations of your life, you'll discover the truth of the implicit order, and that will redeem you. "