"Genuine love is rarely an emotional space where needs are instantly gratified. To know love we have to invest time and commitment… dreaming that love will save us, solve all our problems or provide a steady state of bliss or security only keeps us stuck in wishful fantasy, undermining the real power of love — which is to transform us." - bell hooks

"Genuine love is rarely an emotional space where needs are instantly gratified. To know love we have to invest time and commitment… dreaming that love will save us, solve all our problems or provide a steady state of bliss or security only keeps us stuck in wishful fantasy, undermining the real power of love — which is to transform us." - bell hooks

When Narcissists Claim to be Victims of Narcissists – Who is the Narcissist?

When Narcissists Claim to be Victims of Narcissists – Who is the Narcissist?

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"I am passionate about everything in my life-first and foremost, passionate about ideas. And that's a dangerous person to be in this society, not just because I'm a woman, but because it's such a fundamentally anti-intellectual, anti-critical thinking society." #BellHooks

"I am passionate about everything in my life-first and foremost, passionate about ideas. And that's a dangerous person to be in this society, not just because I'm a woman, but because it's such a fundamentally anti-intellectual, anti-critical thinking society." #BellHooks

Toxic families - bell hooks I cling to bell hooks like her words are the cure to the black plague in my soul.

Toxic families - bell hooks I cling to bell hooks like her words are the cure to the black plague in my soul.

I love this.....so many people struggle with being alone.......the only person you are guaranteed to be with for the rest of your life is you!  Better learn to enjoy yourself!

I love this.....so many people struggle with being alone.......the only person you are guaranteed to be with for the rest of your life is you! Better learn to enjoy yourself!

Bell Hooks - "Love is a combination of care, commitment, knowledge, responsibility, respect and...". humanism, self-knowledge, love

Bell Hooks - "Love is a combination of care, commitment, knowledge, responsibility, respect and...". humanism, self-knowledge, love

Often in my lectures when I use the phrase "imperialist white-supremacist capitalist patriarchy" to describe our nation's political system, audiences laugh. No one has ever explained why accurately naming this system is funny. The laughter is itself a weapon of the patriarchy. - Bell Hooks #quotes

Often in my lectures when I use the phrase "imperialist white-supremacist capitalist patriarchy" to describe our nation's political system, audiences laugh. No one has ever explained why accurately naming this system is funny. The laughter is itself a weapon of the patriarchy. - Bell Hooks #quotes

Gloria Jean Watkins aka by her pen name bell hooks is an author, feminist and social activist. Watkins derived the name "bell hooks" from that of her maternal great-grandmother, Bell Blair Hooks. Notable works: Ain't I a Woman?: Black Women and Feminism, All About Love: New Visions, We Real Cool: Black Men and  Masculinity, and Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center

10 Nonconformists On How They Changed The World

Gloria Jean Watkins aka by her pen name bell hooks is an author, feminist and social activist. Watkins derived the name "bell hooks" from that of her maternal great-grandmother, Bell Blair Hooks. Notable works: Ain't I a Woman?: Black Women and Feminism, All About Love: New Visions, We Real Cool: Black Men and Masculinity, and Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center

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