Sonia Sanchez Quotes

Art... reacts to or reflects the culture it springs from.

...I write to keep in contact with our ancestors and to spread truth to people.

So much of growing up is an unbearable waiting. A constant longing for another time. Another season.

The most fundamental truth to be told in any art form as far as Blacks are concerned is that America is killing us.

The black artist is dangerous. Black art controls the 'Negro's' reality negates negative influences and creates positive images.

You can't have relationships with other people until you give birth to yourself.

And I cried" for all of the women who stretched their bodies for civilizations only to find ruins.

Come windless invader I am a carnival of Stars a poem of blood.

I cannot tell the truth about anything unless I confess being a student growing and learning something new every day. The more I learn the clearer my view of the world becomes.

the first day i shot dope was on a sunday. i had just come home from church got mad at my mother cuz she got mad at me. u dig?

All poets all writers are political. They either maintain the status quo or they say 'Something's wrong let's change it for the better.'

The joy of poetry is that it will wait for you. Novels don't wait for you. Characters change. But poetry will wait. I think it's the greatest art.

I shall become I shall become a collector of me. And put meat on my soul.

I probably have not killed anyone in America because I write I've maintained good controls over myself by writing.

Poetry is subconscious conversation it is as much the work of those who understand it and those who make it.

No. Don't never go looking for love girl. Just wait. It'll come. Like the rain fallin' from the heaven it'll come. Just don't never give up on love.

... in order to be a true revolutionary you must understand love. Love sacrifice and death.

it is midnight no magical bewitching hour for me

what i need is traveling minds talktouch kisses spittouch you swimming upstream.

The words loved me and I loved them in return.