nnq : day twelve

by C5Damani (old head of the movement)

“How refreshing to consume words that have meaning and depth. In the great and honored tradition of wisdom literature and if there is anything that could be called instant wisdom, ‘nigga notes & quotes’ fills that void. This book may be the finest book of quotes, anecdotes, sayings and sage bromides any people struggling for human dignity and liberation will ever read.”

Tanomar Akili Muumba
Black Poet Activist (Rest in Power)
when describing “nigga notes & quotes”*

– day twelve –

Today I give you short quotes critical to the revolutionary and resistor. These quotes are as critical today in this moment of resistance against the resurgence of fascism as they were in the throes of the civil rights movement against Jim Crow, segregation and repressive racism. While these quotes’ relevance is timeless, I also like that they are deeply emotional and inspirational (they sound good) as well.

“…the revolutionary does nothing that will serve only to unite the enemy against us.”

“…although baredhanded, the masses can subdue the enemy.”

“…either fight to live or live to die; fuck it, freedom or death.”

“…an ideology of revolution needs to deal with our options and our obstacles.”

“…it is hard in a revolutionary age to identify the real revolutionaries.”

“…no revolutionary can claim his life for him or herself. The life of a revolutionary belongs to the struggle.”

*Since most of these quotes were collected prior to 1985 it means some of the authors of these quotes, I have simply forgotten… blame old age! (Ha) When the author is known, I will indicate it. When an author is not indicated, please forgive me and understand. Furthermore, this collection of quotes was first started as a personal endeavor never meant to be shared publicly thus the reason why some authors may not be indicated.

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