Liberation Quotes

Liberation Quotes by Mary Daly, Mao Zedong, Amilcar Cabral, S. N. Goenka, Rabindranath Tagore, Marianne Williamson and many others.

The liberation of language is rooted in the liberation

The liberation of language is rooted in the liberation of ourselves.
Mary Daly
If we did ten things, nine were bad and got disclosed by the newspapers, we will be over. Then I will go, to the countryside, lead the peasant and revolt. If the Liberation Army do not follow me, I will get the Red Army.
Mao Zedong
National liberation is necessarily an act of culture
Amilcar Cabral
I am against conversion (to Buddhism). In my speech at UN, the first thing I said was that I am for conversion, but not from one organised religion to another, but from misery to happiness, from bondage to liberation.
S. N. Goenka
The human soul is on its journey from the law to love, from discipline to liberation, from the moral plane to the spiritual.
Rabindranath Tagore
The only conversion involved in Vipassana is from misery to happiness, from bondage to liberation.
S. N. Goenka
To me, liberation doesn’t mean that I can think just like a man. Real liberation means that I can think, act, and be like a woman and receive equal respect, honor, and compensation.
Marianne Williamson
I think Pope Francis is a guy who comes from a certain place in the world, and that shapes how he processes things. He’s like a liberation theology guy, but I think that what he’s done is focused the Catholic Church where it should be – on the poor.
Bill O’Reilly
The concept of ‘obscenity’ is tested when one dares to look at something that he has an unbearable desire to see but has forbidden himself to look at. When one feels that everything that one had wanted to see has been revealed, ‘obscenity’ disappears, the taboo disappears as well, and there is a certain liberation.
Nagisa Oshima
Every breath you take, you are getting closer to the grave. But every breath you take, you can also get closer to your liberation.
Jaggi Vasudev
The basic postulate from which I start is that the goal of the social sciences is the liberation of man.
Jon Elster
Since everything is God and everything contains God, you see God in everything, everything is a step towards liberation.
Frederick Lenz
Even people who are aware that the traditional family farm has been taken over by big business interests, and that some questionable experiments go on in laboratories, cling to a vague belief that conditions cannot be too bad, or else the government or the animal welfare societies would have done something about it.
Peter Singer
I do think that fist-waving conversations around liberation ideologies are sort of dated – I’m not creating Barbara Kruger moments of self-actualization – what I’m trying to do is create more moments of chaos where we don’t really know where we are: to destabilize; where all the rules are suspended temporarily.
Kehinde Wiley
After a dark, violent age, the Piscean, we are entering a millennium of love and light in the words of the popular song the ‘Age of Aquarius,’ the time of the mind’s true liberation.
Marilyn Ferguson
Sexual freedom and liberation has to be of your own making. I’m stunned when I hear about friends’ children, ten or twelve years old giving blow jobs. I just don’t like the girls being used or exploited in that way. It’s just indiscriminate sexual relating. It’s just the isolated things.
Lily Tomlin
My wife’s income allowed me to do what I really loved. I realized that women’s liberation is men’s liberation, too.
Warren Farrell
Each spilt drop of blood, in any country under whose flag one has not been born, is an experience passed on to those who survive, to be added later to the liberation struggle of his own country. And each nation liberated is a phase won in the battle for the liberation of one’s own country.
Che Guevara
I think the fallacy is to think that Women’s Liberation meant that men and women would become interchangeable. That has not happened, and most men and women would not want it to happen.
Christina Hoff Sommers
In this time when a citizenry applauds the liberation of a country as it lives in fear of its own freedom, when people all over the country fear reprisal if they use their right to free speech, it is time to get angry. It is time to get fierce.
Tim Robbins
My attitude is govern as if you’ve run your last race. That’s not to say I’ve run my last race, but govern with a liberation and a freedom; change your mind frame to operate that way.
Rahm Emanuel
People feel much more comfortable with the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ version of women’s liberation: possibly feeling life would be much simpler if the suffragettes hadn’t wanted the vote and just really enjoyed chaining themselves to railings.
Frankie Boyle
Rather than converting people from one organised religion to another organised religion, we should try to convert people from misery to happiness, from bondage to liberation and from cruelty to compassion.
S. N. Goenka
Perhaps we can bring the day when children will learn from their earliest days that being fully man and fully woman means to give one’s life to the liberation of the brother [and sister] who suffers. It is up to each one of us. It won’t happen unless we decide to use our lives to show the way.
Cesar Chavez
It is the prayer of my innermost being to realize my supreme identity in the liberated play of consciousness, the Vast Expanse. Now is the moment, Here is the place of Liberation.
Alex Grey
People have to liberate themselves, because liberation is not a single act. It’s a question of eternal vigilance. Otherwise, you’ll just become enslaved by someone else.
Norman Finkelstein
This is what sexual liberation chiefly accomplishes-it liberates young women to pursue married men.
George Gilder
Patience is one of those feminine qualities which have their origin in our oppression but should be preserved after our liberation.
Simone de Beauvoir
My father was in Ataturk’s closest group. They lived together during the War of Liberation in Turkey.
Ahmet Ertegun
For any culture which is primarily concerned with meaning, the study of death – the only certainty that life holds for us – must be central, for an understanding of death is the key to liberation in life.
Stanislav Grof
Attaining consciousness is connected with the gradual liberation from mechanicalness, for man is fully and completely under mechanical laws.
P.D. Ouspensky
The key to liberation from the power of materialism is not an exodus from culture – abandoning Wall Street or leaving the wealth of the nation to others – but the grace of giving… Givers for God disarm the power of money. They invite God’s grace to flow through them.
R. Kent Hughes
The liberation movement which I led in Algeria, the organization that I created to fight the French army, was at first a small movement of nothing at all. We were but some tens of people throughout Algeria, a territory that is five times the size of France.
Ahmed Ben Bella
Huwaei receives significant funding from the Chinese government and is run by a former director of the telecoms research unit of the People’s Liberation Army. The components are feared to have given China the ability to disrupt or shut down key parts of the U.K.’s critical national infrastructure.
Crispin Blunt
You have to go back to the Children’s Crusade in 1212 AD to find as unfortunate and fatuous an attempt at manipulated hysteria as the Women’s Liberation Movement.
Helen Lawrenson
There is no excuse for human rights abuse, whether in the name of security or in the name of liberation.
Irene Khan
I don’t think I’ve had a very interesting life, and I feel that is a great liberation. That gives me great freedom as a fiction writer. Nothing that happened holds any special tyranny over me.
John Irving
Glorification of the ‘natural’ is part of the ideology which protects an unnatural society in its struggle against liberation.
Herbert Marcuse
The reason I love the sea I cannot explain – it’s physical. When you dive you begin to feel like an angel. It’s a liberation of your weight.
Jacques Yves Cousteau
If you know how to keep yourself pleasant within, irrespective of what is happening around you, Ultimate Liberation cannot be denied to you.
Jaggi Vasudev
In a sense the quest for the emancipation of black people in the U.S. has always been a quest for economic liberation which means to a certain extent that the rise of black middle class would be inevitable.
Angela Davis
Women have always struggled with their men-folk for the abolition of slavery, the liberation of countries from colonialism, the dismantling of apartheid and the attainment of peace. It is now the turn of men to join women in their struggle for equality.
Gertrude Mongella
Some have a difficult time with feminism. ‘Why not a human liberation movement?’ they say. The answer is that the power differences between the sexes, races, and classes are still so extreme that invoking humanism, at this time, dangerously denies that fact.
Loraine Hutchins
It was we, the people; not we, the white male citizens; nor yet we, the male citizens; but we, the whole people, who formed the Union…. Men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less
Susan B. Anthony
Everything that touches YOUR life, must be an instrument of YOUR liberation or tossed into the trash cans of HISTORY
John Henrik Clarke
I wanted to take part in the liberation of even a small piece of enslaved Latin America.
Che Guevara
Dressing is a way of life. It brings you joy. It can give you freedom and liberation, help you to find yourself and to move without restraint. Isn’t elegance forgetting what one is wearing?
Yves Saint Laurent
Once freedom is equated with a certain material standard of living, confiscation becomes the path to liberation.
James Bovard
The victory of the working people over the exploiters and slave holders is at the same time the victorious struggle for liberation by the German people.
Walter Ulbricht
For years and years you enter into samadhi every day in order to attain liberation. Eternity fashions a new self which you find yourself with when you come out of samadhi. Each time you come out a little less, you might say, or your real self comes out a little more
Frederick Lenz
So many people think they need to have serious equipment. In the magazines and the media, they see all this stylish stuff, especially on TV, and they think, That’s what I need to make it work. You don’t. I’m attempting a little bit of liberation here.
Sally Schneider
Liberation movements – operating surreptitiously and conspiratorially – thrive on discipline and suspicion, and punish deviation or dissent.
Bill Keller
I think that Napster is the greatest invention since sliced bread. Napster, to me, is liberation and freedom for artists.
KRS-One
There are cases where the slave does not know his servitude and where it is necessary to bring the seed of his liberation to him from the outside: his submission is not enough to justify the tyranny which is imposed upon him.
Simone de Beauvoir
Art is the set of wings to carry you out of your own entanglement.
Joseph Campbell
First all men must be able to become men by the improvement of their conditions of existence, so that a universal morality can be created. If I begin by saying to them: “Thou
shalt not lie,” there is no longer any possibility of political action. What matters first is the liberation of man.
Jean-Paul Sartre
The titanic effort that has brought liberation to South Africa, and ensured the total liberation of Africa, constitutes an act of redemption for the black people of the world.
Nelson Mandela
Long live the liberation of the workers off all countries from the infernal chasm of war, exploitation and slavery!
Karl Liebknecht
Today [ Sun Tzu] ideas are not widely applied, at least among Islamic dissidents, whose profligate use of indiscriminate terrorism appears to limit the appeal of their ideas rather than to “win hearts and minds,” as the Vietminh and the National Liberation Front did in Vietnam so many decades ago.
William J. Duiker
And as paralyzing and upsetting as all the never agains were, the final leaving felt perfect. Pure. The most distilled possible form of liberation.
John Green
Bondage and Liberation are of the mind alone.
Ramakrishna
The liberation of Iraq is a crucial advance in the campaign against terror.
Carl Levin
That’s the other thing I learned that day, that the truth, however shocking or uncomfortable, in the end leads to liberation and dignity.
Ricky Gervais
Your existence is passing before you. Grains of sand in the hourglass. The Wicked Witch of the West has you in her castle and she’s turned the hourglass over and the sand is running through. Will you be liberated or will you die? The only way you can beat death is liberation.
Frederick Lenz
But heat can also be produced by the friction of liquids, in which there could be no question of changes in structure, or of the liberation of latent heat.
Hermann von Helmholtz
Slavery in the modern world implies the absolute deprivation of the individual’s liberty, while possession of weapons and mastery of their use are means to the individual’s liberation. We do not perceive how a man may be armed and at the same time bereft of his freedom.
John Keegan
These years after my liberation were years of reconstruction, and I think I made the right decisions… I mean, I lost everything: my life; my father died; I didn’t know anything about my children.
Ingrid Betancourt
If the image was sketched onto the canvas and spontaneously drawn, colour would often be restrained and unfree… The most important and the most difficult liberation process we went trough, the one that has distinguished our art, was the freeing of colour, the transition to a painterly spontaneity.
Asger Jorn
It is not recognized in the full amplitude of the word that all freedom is essentially self-liberation – that I can have only so much freedom as I procure for myself by my owness.
Max Stirner
Coming out of the closet doesn’t always mean liberation.
Jenny Zhang
In this culture, God is not the highest entity; mukti or liberation is the highest goal. We are willing to use God as a stepping stone, if needed.
Jaggi Vasudev
Only one who liberates himself from his psychological desires and fears indeed in truth qualify as liberation hero.
Velupillai Prabhakaran
The liberation of the earth, the liberation of women, the liberation of all humanity is the next step of freedom we need to work for, and it’s the next step of peace that we need to create.
Vandana Shiva
All our officers and fighters must always bear in mind that we are the great People’s Liberation Army, we are the troops led by the great Communist Party of China. Provided we constantly observe the directives of the Party, we are sure to win.
Mao Zedong
When I went to college in the 1970s, the Women’s Liberation movement was all the buzz.
Marianne Williamson
The prison life of the past looks in our own time like liberation itself.
Christopher Lasch
the world has changed: it did not change without your prayers without your faith without your determination to believe in liberation and kindness; without your dancing through the years that had no beat.
Alice Walker
What Thomas DiLorenzo misses is that the other abolitions were either very limited as in the liberation of the serfs by Alexander II or far away from the metropolitan center of those nations – the French and British abolitions were of slavery in the West Indies.
Allen C. Guelzo
Life never gives more than partial liberation. Achievement can never be more than fragmentary.
Janusz Korczak
I’m a walker. I enjoy walking, which I think psychologically expresses my feelings of wanting liberation without exerting myself too much.
Janeane Garofalo
The commanders and fighters of the entire Chinese People’s Liberation Army absolutely must not relax in the least their will to fight; any thinking that relaxes the will to fight and belittles the enemy is wrong.
Mao Zedong
As we officially make Juneteenth a federal holiday, we continue our fight for true liberation.
Cori Bush
The true value of a human being can be found in the degree to which he has attained liberation from the self.
Albert Einstein
There’s comfort to an awful old dressing-gown a pretty peignoir is powerless to provide, and aging bra elastic, is, I suspect, as near to liberation as most women ever get.
Katharine Whitehorn
The toppling of idols – even respectable, admired, best-practice, fastest-growing idols – is always the road to liberation.
John Ortberg
They will not criminalise us, rob us of our true identity, steal our individualism, depoliticise us, churn us out as systemised, institutionalised, decent law-abiding robots. Never will they label our liberation struggle as criminal.
Bobby Sands
The liberation of Kuwait has begun. In conjunction with the forces of our coalition partners, the United States has moved under the code name Operation Desert Storm to enforce the mandates of the United Nations Security Council.
George H. W. Bush
You are what you want to become. Why search anymore? You are a wonderful manifestation. The whole universe has come together to make your existence possible. There is nothing that is not you. The kingdom of God, the Pure Land, nirvana, happiness, and liberation are all you.
Nhat Hanh
Reagan was a pure liberation, free-and-fair election American.
Douglas Brinkley
As for those who condemn Hef, he’s done a great deal for women’s lib and sexual liberation as well.
Barbi Benton
The West sees liberation movements as terrorist movements, and that is why I am accused of supporting terrorism: because I support liberation movements.
Muammar al-Gaddafi
For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
Nelson Mandela
Completely trusting a way that you can’t do by yourself, that you do with all sentient beings, is immediate liberation.
Reb Anderson
…the transition from capitalism to Socialism and the liberation of the working class from the yoke of capitalism cannot be effected by slow changes, by reforms, but only by a qualitative change of the capitalist system, by revolution. Hence, in order not to err in policy, one must be a revolutionary, not a reformist.
J. Stalin
We are all gifted, but we have to discover the gift, uncover the gift, nurture and develop the gift and use it for the Glory of God and for the liberation struggle of our people.
Louis Farrakhan
Karl Marx made a great contribution to the liberation cause of mankind, and because of his immortal exploits his name is still enshrined in the hearts of the working class and peoples of all countries.
Kim Jong Il
Could women’s liberation ever be a revolutionary movement, not rhetorically but on the ground?
Andrea Dworkin
We will not stop resisting the occupation until liberation or martyrdom.
Muqtada al Sadr
When the mini skirt arrived on the scene in the 60s it was both hailed and hated. It represented female liberation, but also encouraged exploitation. It was the uniform for a new breed of feminist, even though most of them didn’t even know it.
Dawn O’Porter
The first generation of the young people of our revolution took up arms following Comrade Kim Il Sung and fought the bloody anti-Japanese struggle, thus achieving the historic cause of national liberation.
Kim Jong-un
I think we all think we sound really good in the shower, where there’s that nice reverb, and the water’s drowning you out, and there is some liberation in the freedom of being totally alone and really going for it.
Meryl Streep
It may be that we are puppets-puppets controlled by the strings of society. But at least we are puppets with perception, with awareness. And perhaps our awareness is the first step to our liberation. (1974)
Stanley Milgram
Every new form of liberation is destined to eventually become another form of enslavement for most of its adherents.
Peter J. Carroll
Observe your actions but be so busy that you never contemplate their possible effects. It is only this consciousness that leads to liberation. Everything else is illusion.
Frederick Lenz
I am one of those that always get accidentally guillotined when the Great Day of Liberation comes, because … I guess … I am full of parentheses. Revolutions can’t abide parentheses.
James Tiptree Jr.
I am increasingly convinced that technological culture is the entire root of women’s liberation.
Lois McMaster Bujold
I don’t see any kind of mirror of power, male power, that is, as a form of liberation. I don’t believe in an eye for an eye. I don’t believe this is truly freedom.
Sandra Cisneros
China has even conducted human testing on members of the People’s Liberation Army in hope of developing soldiers with biologically enhanced capabilities.
John Ratcliffe
The liberation of the human mind has never been furthered by dunderheads.
H. L. Mencken
The Buddha’s message was simple but profound. Neither a life of self-indulgence nor one of self-mortification can bring happiness. Only a middle path, avoiding these two extremes, leads to peace of mind, wisdom, & complete liberation from the dissatisfactions of life.
Henepola Gunaratana
It’s with them that we have constituted a liberation front and brought our logistic support to armies to help their countries come out of colonialism and establish a national internal regime.
Ahmed Ben Bella
You can kill a revolutionary but you can’t kill revolution…you can jail a liberator but you can’t jail liberation.
Fred Hampton
Just after the war, the liberation of 1945, [Albert] Camus was well known, well loved by [Jean-Paul ] Sartre and all the intellectuals of that generation.
Catherine Camus
Our recovery of hope – full colour, three-dimensional, hard working, clear thinking, wildly radical, living hope – is our key to liberation.
Anne Bishop
I would like to say that I’m a walking poster board for feminism and women’s liberation, but there are things that I do in my life that deeply, deeply fall short of being a statement for being a strong woman. I am flawed as much as anyone else.
Viola Davis
I’m passionate about two things: Jesus and liberation.
Michelle Shocked
Technology is a liberation. I think the information age probably is the best thing to happen to the human race in human evolution. Now you have the equal opportunity to equip yourself through information and knowledge and express yourself as an independent mind.
Ai Weiwei
Philosophy which does not help to illuminate the process of the liberation of the oppressed should be rejected.
Jean-Paul Sartre
Humor is one of the primary tools for liberation.
Frederick Lenz
Each individual Christian and every community is called to be an instrument of God for the liberation and promotion of the poor.
Pope Francis
It is not women’s liberation, it is women’s and men’s liberation.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
I don’t work with men who are antagonistic to the liberation of women. I do work with quite a number of men who are supportive of the enlightenment of women. Such men are rare.
Frederick Lenz
Not only is true love rare and true rebellion rare, real love is itself a radical form of rebellion – engagement, thinking, and being – and therefore happens in the context of a larger project of justice, liberation, and critical thinking.
Masha Tupitsyn
In one word, one should desire of God desirelessness. For desire alone is at the root of all suffering. It is the cause of repeated births and deaths. It is the obstacle in the way of liberation.
Sarada Devi
Forgiveness is unlocking the door to set someone free and realising you were the prisoner!
Max Lucado
Liberation, I guess, is everybody getting what they think they want, without knowing the whole truth. Or in other words, liberation finally amounts to being free from things we don’t like in order to be enslaved by things we approve of. Here’s to the eternal tandem.
Robert Fulghum
Sexuality is half poison and half liberation. What’s the line? I don’t have a line.
Lady Gaga
Moses was the greatest legislator and the commander in chief of perhaps the first liberation army.
Elie Wiesel
I never talked about homosexuality with my family. After I was 18, they know everything, but I never talk; it was like an information but in silence. I start to talk when I was 32, it was good for me – it was like a liberation. I’m talking about a love story. I’m not talking about sex because love is love.
Stefano Gabbana
Born of necessity, the little fellow literally freed us of immediate worry. He provided the means for expanding our organization to its present dimensions and for extending the medium of cartoon animation toward new entertainment levels. He spelled production liberation for us.
Walt Disney
Today America’s on the wrong side of the world revolution. What I mean by that is, the world revolution is the people’s revolution, the liberation movements in all the third world countries, which when everyone tries to get started the U.S. stops.
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
What is our freedom fight about? Is it about the liberation of children or just having sex with them?
Kate Millett
What kind of liberation would that be to forsake an absurdity which is logical and coherent and to embrace one which is illogical and incoherent?
James Joyce
The riveting moral power of the Arab Spring comes from its homegrown quality. This is about Arabs overcoming fear to become agents of their own transformation and liberation.
Roger Cohen
It is crucial for the future of the Black liberation struggle that we remain ever mindful that ours is a shared struggle, that we are each other’s fate.
Bell Hooks
The fact that the union of different nationalities and denominations resulted from the liberation, this is particularly symbolic and important for our multinational country, As long as we feel this unity inside us, Russia will be invincible.
Vladimir Putin
Freedom means the power to act by soul guidance, not by the compulsions of desires and habits. Obeying the ego leads to bondage; obeying the soul brings liberation.
Paramahansa Yogananda
In early 1970, Newsweek’s editors decided that the new women’s liberation movement deserved a cover story. There was one problem, however: there were no women to write the piece.
Lynn Povich
Resolve to serve no more, and you are at once freed. I do not ask that you place hands upon the tyrant to topple him over, but simply that you support him no longer; then you will behold him, like a great Colossus whose pedestal has been pulled away, fall of his own weight and break into pieces.
Etienne de La Boetie
For a devotee death opens door for liberation but for a non-devotee death is end of everything.
Radhanath Swami
A liberation movement that is nonviolent sets the oppressor free as well as the oppressed.
Barbara Deming
I know some stories about “liberation” and stuff that’s been liberated by people who turn around and get on their soapbox about how it’s unfair that the artists didn’t benefit while they’re sitting on stuff that they “liberated,” but that’s another story for another time.
Mike Royer
While writing ‘City Boy,’ I relied mainly on my own memories. In particular, I was able to describe the effect of gay liberation on an individual life (mine) as events paralleled my own growing self-acceptance; in this case, the political truly was the personal.
Edmund White
I don’t care how far we’ve come with “women’s liberation,” with all these things. In a man’s mind, he still needs to be the support of his family. He needs to hold up the world.
Suze Orman
The independence of Ghana is meaningless unless it is linked-up with the total liberation of the African Continent
Kwame Nkrumah
Every religion or every philosophy is an outcome of the human search for liberation.
Lobsang Tenzin
The highest happiness is when one reaches the stage of liberation, at which there is no more suffering.
Dalai Lama
The most noble
cause known to man
is the liberation
of the human mind
and spirit.
Maya Angelou
Liberation is an interesting word, because you can be liberated from external things, and also from your internal dialogue.
Goldie Hawn
There is nothing that you shouldn’t do. Everything can be used as a tool for liberation.
Frederick Lenz
Grouping and mutuality of countries and peoples in the Balkans is the only road that leads to economic, national and political liberation.
Dimitrije Tucovic
It is equally easy, initially, for either a man or a woman to attain enlightenment, what we would call liberation or self-realization.
Frederick Lenz
The dream is the liberation of the spirit from the pressure of external nature, a detachment of the soul from the fetters of matter.
Sigmund Freud
The rainbow flag is a symbol of freedom and liberation that we made for ourselves.
Gilbert Baker
We should go to the masses and learn from them, synthesize their experience into better, articulated principles and methods, then do propaganda among the masses, and call upon them to put these principles and methods into practice so as to solve their problems and help them achieve liberation and happiness.
Mao Zedong
There is no liberation without labor…and there is no freedom which is free.
Harbhajan Singh Yogi
What is there about the notion of a person, at law, that makes every living member of the species Homo sapiens a person, irrespective of their mental capacities, but excludes every nonhuman animal – again, irrespective of their mental capacities?
Peter Singer
I was trained within a black radical tradition that encouraged struggle within our own movements because it sharpens collective analysis – bringing us closer to the tools we need to achieve liberation.
Patrisse Cullors
It is only on the basis of undiluted Nationalism and of perfect justice and impartiality that the Indian Army of Liberation can be built up.
Subhas Chandra Bose
This is what sexual liberation chiefly accomplishes – it liberates young women to pursue married men.
George Gilder
Isn’t there such a thing as social liberation?” “Of course there is,” said the Master. “How would you describe it?” “Liberation from the need to belong to the herd.
Anthony de Mello
It seemed like this was one big Prozac nation, one big mess of malaise. Perhaps the next time half a million people gather for a protest march on the White House green it will not be for abortion rights or gay liberation, but because we’re all so bummed out.
Elizabeth Wurtzel
Any theology that is indifferent to the theme of liberation is not Christian theology.
James H. Cone
Where else but in America could the women’s liberation movement take off their bras, then go on TV to complain about their lack of support?
Bob Hope
I wanted to look at the mentality that can breed that sort of intensity, that kind of cutthroat, pressure-cooker feeling, especially a form of music like jazz, that should be – or you’d think should be – all about liberation and improvisation and everything.
Damien Chazelle
We have to free the Muslim mind from the obsession with limits and rules and forgetting the path and objective. This is truly a liberating process, and for me this is Islam: liberation from the ego, and in this case liberating ourselves from the wrong understanding of the religion.
Tariq Ramadan
Culture constitutes an essential element of social and political liberation. As people rise up across the Middle East and North Africa, the diversity of their cultures is not only the means but also the ultimate goal of their liberation and their freedom.
Tariq Ramadan
Women’s liberation, if it abolishes the patriarchal family, will abolish a necessary substructure of the authoritarian state, and once that withers away Marx will have come true willy-nilly, so let’s get on with it.
Germaine Greer
Because love is an act of courage, not of fear, love is a commitment to others. No matter where the oppressed are found, the act of love is commitment to their cause–the cause of liberation.
Paulo Freire
Should one break in and free the animals? That is illegal, but the obligation to obey the law is not absolute. It was justifiably broken by those who helped runaway slaves in the American South, to mention only one possible parallel.
Peter Singer
No words can describe the personal liberation that heading seaward bestows upon me. In this aquatic realm, no man or woman is subject to the petty decrees of social bureaucracy.
Paul Watson
The liberation of Iraq is a crucial advance in the campaign against terror
Carl Levin
The tantras are ancient sacred books of India and Tibet. The tantras detail specific means for attaining liberation.
Frederick Lenz
Don’t rely on your mind for liberation. It is the mind that brought you into bondage. Go beyond it altogether.
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
If female liberation is to happen, if the reservoir of real female love is to be tapped, this sterile self-deception must be counteracted. The only literary form which could outsell romantic trash on the female market is hard-core pornography.
Germaine Greer
There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires.
Nelson Mandela
It’s not that sexual liberation or feminist messages are dead.
Susie Bright
The awareness of liberation is not liberation. The awareness of time is not liberation.
Frederick Lenz
I have a small Thai boy who dresses me and every year I let him pick what campaign I am going to work on. It saves me having to worry about it and, bless him, it makes him feel involved in the struggle for global liberation.
Mark Thomas
The company Liberated People represents just not liberation of different nations around the world; it can be special liberation days. It can be what the company represents and helps highlight someone’s personal liberation date.
Gbenga Akinnagbe
I work toward the liberation of women, but I’m not feminist. I’m just a woman.
Buchi Emecheta
If it is an element of liberation for Latin America, I believe that it should have demonstrated that. Until now, I have not been aware of any such demonstration. The IMF performs an entirely different function: precisely that of ensuring that capital based outside of Latin America controls all of Latin America.
Che Guevara
Nothing is more essential in the treatment of serious disease than the liberation of the patient from panic and foreboding.
Norman Cousins
Understanding the often unconscious nature of genetic control is the first step toward understanding that—in many realms, not just sex—we’re all puppets, and our best hope for even partial liberation is to try to decipher the logic of the puppeteer.
Robert Wright
How do we work together? For if we want liberation for women, then we’re committed to building a society in which these distances–of class and economics–dissolve, and all our authentic differences–cultures, personalities, sexualities, talents, and aspirations–emerge and are equally nourished.
Irena Klepfisz
I have always striven to raise the voice of hope for a world where hate gives way to respect and oppression to liberation.
Theodore Bikel
There are those, I know, who will reply that the liberation of humanity, the freedom of man and mind, is nothing but a dream. They are right. It is. It is the American Dream.
Archibald MacLeish
Now that I’m out and I’m shouting in doorways Freed from a love more like murder I should be singing but in liberation Feel like a ship with no rudder.
Andy Partridge
Enlightenment is the liberation of man from his self-caused state of minority… Supere aude! Dare to use your own understanding!is thus the motto of the Enlightenment.
Immanuel Kant
When the Revolution triumphed in 1959, our island was a true Yankee colony. The United States had duped and disarmed our Liberation Army. One couldn’t speak of developed agriculture, but of immense plantations exploited on the base of manual and animal labour that in general used neither fertilizers nor machinery.
Fidel Castro
I like that people can just look at you and know that you are taken, that you are mine.” He closed his eyes and laughed. “And yes, I know that sentiment is at the top of the Women’s Liberation Movement’s list of things not to say to a modern woman
Patricia Briggs
Surrealism is not a school of poetry but a movement of liberation… A way of rediscovering the language of innocence, a renewal of the primordial pact, poetry is the basic text, the foundation of the human order. Surrealism is revolutionary because it is a return to the beginning of all beginnings.
Octavio Paz
Something happened to me when I wrote female characters in my early plays; it was a real liberation.
Peter Hedges
Discipline is liberation.
Martha Graham
The liberated woman is not that modern doll who wears make-up and tasteless clothes. ….The liberation woman is a person who believes that she is as human as a man. The liberated woman does not insist on her freedom so as to abuse it.
Ghada al-Samman
Then you will pick yourself up, no matter how tired you are, and go forward again and again and again, until you’ve reached liberation.
Frederick Lenz
Liberation and equality will never come from the top down but through organising from the ground up, and our Labour movement has a crucial role to play in fighting for it.
Clive Lewis
How can the oppressed, as divided, unauthentic beings, participate in developing the pedagogy of their liberation?
Paulo Freire
When you can use dirty words in every situation with everyone, that’s a real big liberation.
Lina Wertmuller
Like anything else, you can use the Internet for good or ill. You can get out of it what you want to. There’s no evil about it. The way I see it, it’s a liberation.
Willie Nelson
Zen is a way of liberation, concerned not with discovering what is good or bad or advantageous, but what is.
Alan Watts
But now with the living conditions deteriorating, and with the sure knowledge that we are slated for destruction, we have been transformed into an implacable army of liberation
George Jackson
Real liberation comes not from glossing over or repressing painful states of feeling, but only from experiencing them to the full.
Carl Jung
I believe that as women, we must commit ourselves to sustaining the progress made by our foremothers who fought so hard for women’s equality and liberation.
Carre Otis
As I am actually partly Cornish, I am frequently tempted to start some sort of Cornish liberation front in the Home Counties, where our language rights are badly neglected.
Peter Hitchens
Whatever happened after the liberation of Krajina, this was in no way a violation of human rights by Croatian authorities.
Franjo Tudjman
A society can never be free without women’s liberation
Abdullah Ocalan
There may be many benefits to working outside the home for wages, but it’s certainly not been done as an act of liberation. It’s an act of economic necessity and has been since the beginning of time.
Rebecca Traister
The people must have the opportunity to vote for the liberation from slavery and blackmail imposed by technocrats in Brussels to return sovereignty to the country.
Marine Le Pen
All social space is suffused with political meanings and agendas, the very stones and walls a kind of testament to the ongoing struggles for liberation and justices.
Mark Kingwell
The liberation of women has brought a lot of equality to the man, in the emancipation of the man as a bulldog; we can also be soft. It’s interesting, because sometimes I maybe push the men a little bit more than the women, because it’s a little bit less expected.
Mario Testino
When our mind works freely without any hindrance, and is at liberty to ‘come’ or to ‘go’, we attain Samadhi of Prajna, or liberation. Such a state is called the function of ‘thoughtlessness’. But to refrain from thinking of anything, so that all thoughts are suppressed, is to be Dharma-ridden, and this is an erroneous view.
Huineng
When the women’s liberation movement began, when people began protesting against the Vietnam War, civil rights movement, at the beginning of those movements, the majority of the country was not with them, did not believe in the basic principles of any of those philosophies.
Michael Moore
The problem in Syria, I think, is that when there is so much violence, there is not only very little chance to create spaces for liberation, but also all talk is quickly swallowed up by it. People are trying to keep their heads down because they are being bombarded all the time.
Nigel Gibson
I think honesty is the ultimate liberation in life. People want to shy away from the truth and keep sweeping it under the rug. But after a while, you pick up the rug and there’s just way too much dirt, so you might as well
just be up front about it.
Rihanna
You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.
Malcolm X
Better to die fighting for freedom then be a prisoner all the days of your life.
Bob Marley
Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less.
Susan B. Anthony
Sex and graduation night is a rather common thing in our culture, as a celebration of turning 18 and getting out of school, or just of liberation.
George Harrar
Humility is the key to liberation.
Ma Jaya
My objective is to fulfil the dream of Bangabandhu through building a hunger- and poverty-free Golden Bangladesh being imbued with the spirit of the War of Liberation.
Sheikh Hasina
Painting what I experience, translating what I feel, is a great liberation. But it is also work, self-examination, consciousness, criticism, struggle.
Balthus
The battle of Kursk… the forcing of the Dnieper… and the liberation of Kiev, left Hitlerite Germany facing catastrophe.
Vasily Chuikov
Art gives us the illusion of liberation from the sordid business of being.
Fernando Pessoa
The liberation of Iraq was part of a broader effort to seriously confront the greatest threat to world security: rogue states capable of obtaining long range weapons of mass destruction.
Armstrong Williams
To most of us, adulthood means being able to earn a living, possess a home, get married and rear children, and this implies having autonomy or control over one’s life. In the 19th century, becoming an adult was celebrated as a liberation from paternal authority. Today we regard it more as a time of regret and stagnation.
Jane Ridley
This is deathless: the liberation of the mind through lack of clinging.
Gautama Buddha
The first to grasp how sensitive Israeli public opinion was on the issue of hostages and M.I.A.’s – and therefore what a powerful weapon abduction could be – was Ahmed Jibril, the leader of a faction of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
Ronen Bergman
There’s something great about all your worst fears coming true and being said about you. There’s a tremendous liberation on some level.
Natasha Lyonne
Despair and frustration will not shake our belief that the resistance is the only way of liberation.
Emile Lahoud
I can’t identify a race of people in this country who are more committed to the health of this country, who believe more in the Constitution, who believe more in equality and liberation and fairness to everyone else than black people.
Bryan Stevenson
When I care about black liberation, it is because I care about white liberation.
Desmond Tutu
Music that boldly and aggressively laid out what the singer wanted, loved, hated — as good rock ’n’ roll did — challenged me to do the same, and so, even when the content was antiwoman, antisexual, in a sense anti­human, the form encouraged my struggle for liberation.
Ellen Willis
The Gospel is not reformation, decoration or renovation. It is liberation.
Reinhard Bonnke
The poetics of the oppressed is essentially the poetics of liberation: the spectator no longer delegates power to the characters either to think or to act in his place. The spectator frees himself; he thinks and acts for himself! Theatre is action!
Augusto Boal
The PLO and the Palestinian people adhere to the renouncement of violence and rejection and condemning of terrorism in all its forms, especially State terrorism, and adhere to all agreements signed between the Palestine Liberation Organization and Israel.
Mahmoud Abbas
A car crash harnesses elements of eroticism, aggression, desire, speed, drama, kinesthetic factors, the stylizing of motion, consumer goods, status – all these in one event. I myself see the car crash as a tremendous sexual event really: a liberation of human and machine libido (if there is such a thing).
J. G. Ballard
Belief in karma ought to make the life pure, strong, serene and glad. Only our own deeds can hinder us; only our own will can fetter us. Once let men recognize this truth, and the hour of their liberation has struck. Nature cannot enslave the soul that by wisdom has gained power and uses both in love.
Annie Besant
My flock is black, my flock is white. One has got to say to our people, “I love you. I care for you, enormously.” And when I care about black liberation, it is because I care about white liberation.
Desmond Tutu
A life that partakes even a little of friendship, love, irony, humor, parenthood, literature, and music, and the chance to take part in battles for the liberation of others cannot be called ‘meaningless’.
Christopher Hitchens
Mugabe’s become a disgrace to Africa. And I must say this because I am an African and a lot of us looked up to him back in the 1980s when he was the liberation hero. But he’s now turned himself into a murderous despot.
George Ayittey
I didn’t care about anything. And there’s a freedom in apathy, a wild, dizzying liberation on which you can almost get drunk. You can do anything. Ask Kevin.
Lionel Shriver
We are all victims of the violence that animals suffer… their liberation is also our liberation.
George Bernard Shaw
This aggression will not stand. With these words, George Bush committed the United States to the liberation of the oil-rich Kingdom of Kuwait, after it had been occupied by the Republic of Iraq in August of 1990.
George H. W. Bush
In Old Zen, the Zen Master would do literally anything to break down the concept of what the study was. He would present conflicting codes all the time, just to shake this fixation people had on how to attain liberation.
Frederick Lenz
Love is self-realization. Love is liberation. The only way beyond time, to unravel the knot of existence, is to love.
Frederick Lenz
When you say ‘the man of the house,’ the black woman has been the woman and the man of the house, because black men have so often had to spend all of their time and energy working and trying, at least, to give their families the basic needs. So black women, I find, are not really concerned about women’s liberation.
Yolanda King
The end of rebellion is liberation, while the end of revolution is the foundation of freedom.
Hannah Arendt
To be more precise, it’s ethics and liberation, and as a consequence there is an ethics of liberation.
Tariq Ramadan
The psychoanalytic liberation of memory explodes the rationality of the repressed individual. As cognition gives way to re-cognition, the forbidden images and impulses of childhood begin to tell the truth that reason denies.
Herbert Marcuse
We all are doing the best we can. I would like to say that I’m a walking poster board for feminism and women’s liberation, but there are things that I do in my life that deeply, deeply fall short of being a statement for being a strong woman. I am flawed as much as anyone else.
Denzel Washington
Indeed, some “revolutionaries” brand as “innocents,” “dreamers,” or even “reactionaries”; those who would challenge this educational practice. But one does not liberate people by alienating them. Authentic liberation – the process of humanization – is not another deposit to be made in men.
Paulo Freire
The chief helps in this liberation are Abhyasa and Vairagya. Vairagya is non – attachment to life, because it is the will to enjoy that brings all this bondage in its train; and Abhyasa is constant practice of any one of the Yogas.
Swami Vivekananda
Somebody once asked me how I define sobriety, and my response was ‘liberation from dependence.’
Leslie Jamison
We are now enjoying the liberation that comes with not having to be organization men and women, and that’s fabulous. But there are new social consequences here of which we need to be aware, and the sale of the self and what that entails for the rest of our lives is quite sobering.
Robert Reich
I think, with the gay liberation movement has had need for heroes and heroines, and it would be rather nice to have Abraham Lincoln as your poster boy, wouldn’t it?
David Herbert Donald
It strikes me as very strange that whereas Tennyson could support most of Mr. Buckley’s propositions about free trade, and the private sector, and private enterprise, Tennyson found no difficulty also in lending intellectual support to the idea of Women’s Liberation.
Germaine Greer
It would beВ a shame to lose the precious jewel of liberation in the mud of ignorant body building.
K. Pattabhi Jois
And ‘Queer Eye’ is fascinating. It has a pinch-me-I’m-dreaming quality. It’s very bourgeois, of course, and much more about the liberation of the consumer than the liberation of the democratic citizen.
Tony Kushner
A strong human spirit with control over appetites of the flesh is master over emotions and passions and not a slave to them. That kind of freedom is as vital to the spirit as oxygen is to the body! Freedom from self-slavery is true liberation!
Russell M. Nelson
National liberation, national renaissance, the restoration of nationhood to the people, commonwealth: whatever may be the headings used or the new formulas introduced, decolonization is always a violent phenomenon.
Frantz Fanon
Karla Jay’s intimate account of life in the early years of feminism and gay liberation is as irresistible as a novel, but as credible, humorous, and unexpected as real life.
Gloria Steinem
I trust Cuba as a principled country. Cuba’s strength is that it has been steadfast in its commitment to the principles of liberation, freedom, of resistance to the kind of institutionalized terrorism that the United States government does every day.
Assata Shakur
Women’s liberation as a movement makes some valid points. But in the final analysis, it doesn’t matter who wears the pants – as long as there’s money in the pockets.
Ava Gardner
The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females begins when the doctor says, ‘It’s a girl.’
Shirley Chisholm
The poor wish for wealth; animals for the faculty of speech; men wish for heaven; and godly persons for liberation.
Chanakya
Hope is the seed of liberation.
Jon Sobrino
Freeing oneself from words is liberation.
Bodhidharma
Women are enslaved by their own liberation.
Susan Faludi
My fellow revolutionaries, liberation is a noble cause. We must fight to obtain it.
George Weah
As a yoga practitioner with some understanding of how karma works, you have to ask the question, “If I am seeking liberation, will it serve my purpose to rob other beings of their freedom?”
Sharon Gannon
It is the hero alone, not the coward, who has liberation within his easy reach.
Swami Vivekananda
The Americans may think they have ‘liberated’ Baghdad but the tens of thousands of thieves – they came in families and cruised the city in trucks and cars searching for booty – seem to have a different idea what liberation means.
Robert Fisk
What is most important to the history of the world? The Taliban or the collapse of the Soviet empire? Some stirred-up Moslems or the liberation of Central Europe and the end of the Cold War?
Zbigniew Brzezinski
According to some liberation theologians atheism is not the cause of the conflict between Christianity and Marxism, but is rather the link between them.
Ernesto Cardenal
The music works by itself, but you can change the perception of it by the way you dress, the way you move, the things you say, the things you don’t say. And when you realize that everything is staged, then nothing is staged. There’s a kind of liberation to that.
Nils Frahm
Today it was win or lose. But my victory yesterday and the downhill globe boosted my confidence. My record in Cortina was also a liberation.
Lindsey Vonn
My dad saw himself as part of a historic struggle for human liberation: he met my mum canvassing for the Labour party in a snowstorm in Tooting, he helped lead strikes, and recruited miners to socialism.
Owen Jones
Attempting to liberate the oppressed without their reflective participation in the act of liberation is to treat them as objects that must be saved from a burning building.
Paulo Freire
It just takes the faith of a little seed to make a way through what might to be impossibility, and the ability will match the occasion. The outcome will defy explanation. The liberation will not be televised when it arrives like lightning in the skies.
Josh Garrels
Liberation from every form of exploitation, the possibility of a more human and dignified life, the creation of a new humankind – all pass through this struggle.
Gustavo GutiГ©rrez
You are not the one who experiences liberation; you are the clearing, the opening, the emptiness, in which any experience comes and goes, like reflections on the mirror. And you are the mirror, the mirror mind, and not any experienced reflection.
Ken Wilber
Hazrat Mahal, Begum of Oudh, during the national liberation uprising of 1857-59 in India headed the rebels.
Karl Marx
Rastafarianism and reggae music have always kind of resonated with me. Those ideas of redemption, liberation and overcoming oppression through music, weed and community. Fighting evil through love and music, I think it’s just a really powerful idea.
Conor Oberst
Language is power, life and the instrument of culture, the instrument of domination and liberation.
Angela Carter
Every practice at some point will become a hindrance. No practice can ever take you there, to freedom, to liberation. That’s important to realize.
Eckhart Tolle
The liberation of Iraq is a crucial advance in the campaign against terror. We’ve removed an ally of al Qaeda.
George W. Bush
A work of art can be called revolutionary if, by virtue of the aesthetic transformation, it represents, in the exemplary fate of individuals, the prevailing unfreedom and the rebelling forces, thus breaking through the mystified (and petrified) social reality, and opening the horizon of change (liberation).
Herbert Marcuse
There are those, I know, who will say that the liberation of humanity, the freedom of man and mind, is nothing but a dream. They are right. It is the American dream.
Archibald MacLeish
There is no liberation to compare with freeing oneself from the illusions and delusions of the age in which one lives.
Terence McKenna
Deleting 200 spams a day is a drag. And I was checking my email constantly, rather than getting on with my real work, which is reading and writing. Email was becoming a distraction, a burden rather than a liberation.
Tom Hodgkinson
Any attempt at liberation, no matter how great it might be, if it does not take into consideration the necessity of dissolving the ego, it is condemned to failure.
Samael Aun Weor
Is it strange, then, that in a literature so concerned with realism and with personal liberation this refusal and impoverishment of the life of the spirit have always nourished the screamers, the eccentrics, the pseudo-Whitmans, the calculating terrorists?
Alfred Kazin
These days, of course, the focus of talk about popular liberation through products is mostly associated with the Internet. I’ve been collecting computer ads and ads dealing with Internet industries.
Thomas Frank
Fortunately, in Bolivia, we have begun to liberate ourselves economically. If we do not accompany social and cultural liberation with economic liberalization, the country will continue to be subjugated.
Evo Morales
What message, years of conflagration, have you: madness or hope? On thin cheeks strained by war and liberation bloody reflections still remain.
Alexander Blok
I’m suspicious of any man or woman who approaches their own liberation with any kind of gender bias.
Andrew Cohen
As Iraqi forces continue the liberation of Mosul, I’m pleased that NATO will be meeting the commitment we made in Warsaw to begin training additional forces in Iraq.
Barack Obama
In the long run, Women’s Liberation will of course free men-but in the short run it’s going to COST men a lot of privilege, which no one gives up willingly or easily.
Robin Morgan
Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
The great liberation of imaginative writing is that you’re not held back by the facts.
Gerald Vizenor
If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is tied up with mine, then let us work together.
Lilla Watson
Qaddafi is hated because he is the leader of a small country that is rich, but he uses his money to finance liberation struggles.
Louis Farrakhan
The greatest force of personal liberation is the decision to widen our circle of compassion, moving from focus on self to focus on service.
Marianne Williamson
If you are angry or in pain, separate yourself from anger and pain and watch them. Externalization is the first step to liberation.
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
The act of writing is a kind of catharsis, a liberation, but I never really concerned myself with that. I write because it interests me.
Nathalie Sarraute
If there’s anybody who’s new to what I do, who maybe heard ‘Liberation’ or some of the songs off ‘Epicloud’ and thought, ‘This is really cool, I could get into this,’ you’re going to hate ‘Casualties.’
Devin Townsend
Liberation that raises a cry against others is no true liberation. Liberation that means revolutions of hate and violence and takes away lives of others or abases the dignity of others
cannot be true liberty.
Oscar Romero
The integral sage, the nondual sage, is here to show us otherwise. Known generally as “Tantric,” these sages insist on transcending life by living it. They insist on finding release by engagement, finding nirvana in the midst of samsara, finding total liberation by complete immersion.
Ken Wilber
As far as the underground liberation movement, it won’t have any impact at all because they don’t really care about those laws. Their activities – sabotaging, liberating animals – are already illegal so just adding one more law won’t make much difference.
Jerry Vlasak
One should refrain from contempt for the baser specimens of humanity, for whom liberation amounts to shaving the heads of women who have slept with Germans.
Coco Chanel
Critical and liberating dialogue, which presupposes action, must be carried on with the oppressed at whatever the stage of their struggle for liberation. The content of that dialogue can and should vary in accordance with historical conditions and the level at which the oppressed perceive reality.
Paulo Freire
Life is painful. It has thorns, like the stem of a rose. Culture and art are the roses that bloom on the stem. The flower is yourself, your humanity. Art is the liberation of the humanity inside yourself.
Daisaku Ikeda
There’s no path to liberation that doesn’t pass through the shadow.
Jay Michaelson
From a spiritual perspective, freedom from attachment to a particular outcome is the ultimate expression of liberation. We can choose the actions we take, but we cannot control the consequences of our choices.
David Simon
To become pure is not difficult. Make the choices that will lead you to freedom and liberation – not enslavement to the wills, actions and desires of others.
Frederick Lenz
It will be a war of national liberation. We believe the people reject totalitarianism.
Ahmed Chalabi
Certain members of the oppressor class join the oppressed in their struggle for liberation.
Paulo Freire
Let it be said that when given a chance to complete the liberation of black Americans, on June 23, 2003 five justices consigned them to another generation – or, perhaps, a term of indefinite duration – of virtual enslavement to the past.
Ward Connerly
We have lived through the epoch of suppression of the masses; we are living in an epoch of suppression of the individual in the name of the masses; tomorrow will bring the liberation of the individual – in the name of man.
Yevgeny Zamyatin
There are many paths that lead to enlightenment. There are lesser enlightenments along the way to a larger enlightenment, referred to sometimes as liberation.
Frederick Lenz
A text of Tibetan Buddhism describes the time of death as a unique opportunity for spiritual liberation from the cycles of death and rebirth and a period that determines our next incarnation.
Stanislav Grof
Anarchism stands for the liberation of the human mind from the dominion of religion and liberation of the human body from the coercion of property; liberation from the shackles and restraint of government. It stands for a social order based on the free grouping of individuals.
Emma Goldman
It is my experience that the world itself has a role to play in our liberation. Its very pressures, pains, and risks can wake us up -release us from the bonds of ego and guide us home to our vast true nature.
Joanna Macy
Cuba forces in Angola gave a real shot in the arm to the liberation movements, and it also was a lesson to the white South Africans that the end is coming. They can’t just hope to subdue the continent on racist grounds.
Noam Chomsky
It is much more likely that you will attain liberation if you want liberation for others, than just for yourself.
Frederick Lenz
Pain and suffering are in themselves bad and should be prevented or minimized, irrespective of the race, sex, or species of the being that suffers. How bad a pain is depends on how intense it is and how long it lasts, but pain of the same intensity and duration are equally bad, whether felt by humans or animals.
Peter Singer
By means of hearing one understands dharma, malignity vanishes, knowledge is acquired, and liberation from material bondage is gained.
Chanakya
There’s not really a whole lot you could say about liberation. The closest experience you can have of it is to come meditate with someone who is liberated.
Frederick Lenz
Abundant, cheap electricity has been the greatest source of human liberation in the 20th century.
Ross McKitrick
Fortunately, the leadership of black immigrant communities has always been present in all black liberation movements from leaders like Marcus Garvey to Shirley Chisholm to Malcolm X and Harry Belafonte. We know this is our legacy.
Opal Tometi
I’m for human lib, the liberation of all people, not just black people or female people or gay people.
Richard Pryor
If, by some miracle, women should not ever utter a single protest against their condition, there would still exist among men those who could not endure in peace until her liberation had been achieved.
Lorraine Hansberry
For some members of the radical Left, particularly in the West, people in developing countries are an ideological abstraction, on whom fantasies of liberation are projected from a comfortable distance.
Amitava Kumar
…but we also know that to be educated, the goal of it must be human liberation-liberation enabling each of us to fulfill our capacity so as to be free to create within and around ourselves.
Hillary Clinton
I heard a political message in rock music. A liberation message. A message of freedom. I heard it in Elvis’ voice.
Bruce Springsteen
Yoko [Ono] was well into liberation before I met her. She’d had to fight her way through a man’s world – the art world is completely dominated by men – so she was full of revolutionary zeal when we met.
John Lennon
The grateful outreaching of your mind in thankful praise to the Supreme is a liberation or expenditure of force; it cannot fail to reach that to which it is addressed, and the reaction is an instantaneous movement towards you.
Wallace D. Wattles
Freedom is not simply intended to mean freedom from enslavement. Freedom is an affirmative goal, it is one that promises liberation, safety, and peace of mind. It is the promise of a full, prosperous, and joyous life.
Cori Bush
The buddha called suffering a holy truth, because our suffering has the capacity of showing us the path to liberation. Embrace your suffering and let it reveal to you the way to peace.
Nhat Hanh
The God of Exodus is the God of history and of political liberation more than he is the God of nature.
Gustavo GutiГ©rrez
The movement for black lives isn’t just about black people. Black liberation has never just been about black people. It’s been about a fight for our humanity, for our dignity.
Patrisse Cullors
Women’s liberation could have not succeeded if science had not provided them with contraception and household technology.
Max Perutz
Transformation, liberation and celebration are the themes of all my novels.
Tom Robbins
You can lie to yourself and fool yourself and rationalize that the choice you’re making is what is right and what is true and what leads to liberation, when it’s actually only the fulfillment of desire.
Frederick Lenz
The fact that women have been moving forward, that a woman was running for president, that we had a black president – I think there was, without a doubt, a whitelash and a complete backlash against the liberation of women, against the power of people of color.
Eve Ensler
It is vain to think that we choose, that our own energy, our own intellect will create the possibility of us experiencing a higher order of existence. Liberation is to know you are that.
Frederick Lenz
We’re all puppets, and our best hope for even partial liberation is to try to decipher the logic of the puppeteer. Just because natural selection created us doesn’t mean we have to slavishly follow its peculiar agenda. (If anything, we might be tempted to spite it for all the ridiculous baggage it’s saddled us with.)
Robert Wright
Of all the nasty outcomes predicted for women’s liberation… none was more alarming, from a feminist point of view, than the suggestion that women would eventually become just like men.
Barbara Ehrenreich
This pedagogy makes oppression and its causes objects of reflection by the oppressed, and from that reflection will come their necessary engagement in the struggle for their liberation. And in the struggle this pedagogy will be made and remade
Paulo Freire
It’s a waste to chase the pipe dream of a magical tiny theory that allows us to make quick and detailed calculations about the future. We can’t predict and we can’t control. To accept this can be a source of liberation and inner peace. We’re part of the unfolding world, surfing the chaotic waves.
Rudy Rucker
What will happen to sex after liberation? Frankly, I don’t know. It is a great mystery to all of us.
Nora Ephron
Experience is the main reason why we’re here, I think, in the world to gain experience and from our experience we gain knowledge. Oh, I think so, anyway. Knowledge and if we get any knowledge then we gain liberation.
George Harrison
I think China’s view of freedom has to do with material wealth and modernity, and the Dalai’s Lama view of freedom is liberation in the Buddhist sense, which is freedom from ignorance and freedom from suffering.
Pico Iyer
The true self seeks release, not constraint. It doesn’t want to be corseted in a sonnet or made to learn a system of musical notations. It wants liberation, which is why very often it fastens on the novel, for the novel seems spacious, undefined, free.
Rachel Cusk
My stay in Munich was the scene of my complete liberation.
Marcel Duchamp
The liberation of women from exclusive domesticity did not originate in feminist books, or a war, or a big inflation, although they contributed to its progress. The rising enrollment of women in the paid labor force is a straightforward consequence of the industrial revolution of two hundred years ago.
Barbara Bergmann
After 40, women forget they are women. There’s a certain liberation and we get to know ourselves.
Suhasini Maniratnam
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
Maya Angelou
Real liberation for men means that they can explore and integrate their feminine aspects of consciousness.
Marianne Williamson
In self-giving you must be so careful of egotism. You must be so careful when you are aiding others in their liberation not to have a sense of self.
Frederick Lenz
Begin with bodhicitta, do the main practice without concepts,Conclude by dedicating the merit. These, together and complete,Are the three vital supports for progressing on the path to liberation.
Longchenpa
I love the idea of expanding the universe of games to some extent. At one point, they were kind of limited to boys, fanboys and whatever. I like the idea of liberation for games.
James Patterson
My teenage freinds when I was growing up, they have no idea that I attained liberation but I help them. They don’t need to know. I can send them energy and light and help them in their evolution.
Frederick Lenz
After the liberation of France, I went to the movies all ihe time.
Jean-Paul Belmondo
I did nothing but international liberation politics for ten years, and usually it was like, you gain an inch, you lose a half an inch. It’s slow going, man.
Steven Van Zandt
To me, spirituality is about two things: The liberation of consciousness from all illusion, so that the true nature can shine and an embodiment in life that is an alternative to the patterns of manipulation and greed that dominate our current culture.
John William Willis-Bund
The hardness of God is kinder than the softness of men, and His compulsion is our liberation.
C. S. Lewis
I was asked by a group to write a song on the theme of brotherhood. This was before women’s liberation, when brotherhood meant men and women both, so I wrote the song. Since I had always been very fond of the Passion Chorale, I wrote words to that great piece.
Tom Glazer
Of course at that time, especially here in America, we were dealing with women’s liberation. Things weren’t so easy then. MГ©ret Oppenheim wasn’t so directly involved in this – she was in her 60s at that point. She found her strength through competing with the great male artists of her time; Max Ernst and Marcel Duchamp.
Rebecca Horn
People who are advanced meditators don’t worry about liberation and self-realization; they instead are interested in the welfare of others and aiding others in their liberation.
Frederick Lenz
Little Richard opens his mouth, and out comes liberation.
Steven Van Zandt
Both renunciation of action and the performance of action lead to Nirvana (Liberation); but these performance of action is superior to renunciation of action. The action of today becomes the destiny of tomorrow.
Chinmayananda Saraswati
Nirvikalpa Samadhi means that you’ve gone off the board; you’ve gone off the map. There is no way to describe it. You have attained liberation and are no longer bound by the cycle of existence. You just are, and yet you’re not, at the same time.
Frederick Lenz
Our late Leader, Dr. Sun Yat-sen, with his universal sympathy for all oppressed and his profound understanding of Jesus’ revolutionary spirit of love and sacrifice, carried on his revolutionary work for forty years and brought about at last the liberation of the Chinese people.
Chiang Kai-shek
Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, ‘She doesn’t have what it takes’; They will say, ‘Women don’t have what it takes.’
Clare Boothe Luce
The smoke from the fire passes through the building and the soot affixes itself to the walls. The smoke passes through the air and keeps going – liberation.
Frederick Lenz
I have a vision of a world where we don’t continue down senseless paths, where we care for our fellow human as much as we care for ourselves. I believe the mere striving for such a world is in itself a part of the liberation, and a foundation for inner and global security.
Sam Branson
Liberation from meaning leaves us skeptical of truth itself, comfortable only to acknowledge ‘your truth’ and ‘my truth,’ confident only in the reality of subjective feeling rather than objective fact.
Michael J. Knowles
The awareness of place, space, or condition is not liberation. You can’t say what it is, but you can sure say what it isn’t.
Frederick Lenz
I will be the last person to condemn ALF [the Animal Liberation Front].
Ingrid Newkirk
I don’t know if the term ‘liberation theology,’ which can be interpreted in a very positive sense, will help us much. What’s important is the common rationality to which the church offers a fundamental contribution, and which must always help in the education of conscience, both for public and for private life.
Pope Benedict XVI
If you can get rid of your attachment to a single thing, you are on the way to liberation.
Swami Vivekananda
When one begins to reflect on philosophy—then philosophy seems to us to be everything, like God, and love. It is a mystical, highly potent, penetrating idea—which ceaselessly drives us inward in all directions. The decision to do philosophy—to seek philosophy is the act of self-liberation—the thrust toward ourselves.
Novalis
The most exciting thing about women’s liberation is that this century will be able to take advantage of talent and potential genius that have been wasted because of taboos.
Helen Reddy
I think that we are all deeply, deeply committed to the liberation of black people. And so, when you put people together who have and share that commitment, the sky is the limit.
Alicia Garza
Let us live so we do not regret years of inertia and ignorance, so when we die we can say all of our energy was dedicated to the noble liberation of the human mind and spirit, beginning with my own.
Maya Angelou
None of us, no matter how perfect, can claim that the building of a new society and the marshalling of a former liberation movement into a modern political party all happen in a straight line.
Jacob Zuma
The Buddha shared his teachings so that everyone, without exception, could reach the same supreme state of liberation that he had attained through practice and effort.
Shinjo Ito
Many journalists seem to desire ‘liberation’ from Christian roots.
Marvin Olasky
No practice can take you to liberation. That is important to know. It can be a little step that is useful until you realize you don’t need it anymore, because after a certain point it becomes a hindrance.
Eckhart Tolle
The paths to liberation are numerous, but the bank along the way is always the same, the Bank of Karma, where the liberation account of each of us is credited or debited depending on our actions.
Yann Martel
When great depths of unrelenting sorrow are punctuated by great peaks of joy and liberation, the result is delicious.
Georges St-Pierre
In September 1993, President Clinton presided over a handshake between Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman Yasser Arafat on the White House lawn – the climax of a ‘day of awe,’ as the press described it.
Noam Chomsky
Gay Liberation? I ain’t against it, it’s just that there’s nothing in it for me.
Bette Davis
Like it or not, liberation for women will be achieved only with the full co-operation of men.
Ita Buttrose
And perhaps our awareness is the first step to our liberation.
Stanley Milgram
In the Sixties, fashion was about liberation. It was about setting women free; it wasn’t about being unable to walk.
Veruschka von Lehndorff
You can Jail a Revolutionary but you can’t jail the Revolution. You can run a freedom fighter around the country, but you can’t run freedom fighting around the country. You can murder a liberator, but you can’t murder liberation.
Huey Newton
In 1998, I was trained by the SPLA [Sudanese People’s Liberation Army ] in London how to pretend to be a geologist.
Kola Boof
Let the dogs of the empire bark, that’s their job; ours is to battle to achieve the true liberation of our people.
Hugo Chavez
Philosophy means liberation from the – routine, soaring above the well known, seeing it in new perspectives, arousing wonder and the wish to fly.
Walter Kaufmann
If you do not for give you actually are tying yourself to the perpetrator, that you are going to live your life as a victim. And you won’t experience a liberation that comes from forgiving.
Desmond Tutu
We, in the late ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, are acting like we have just discovered freedom and liberation. But I’m sure that many women have worked for that for such a long time.
Angeles Mastretta
Self-realization is liberation. Liberation is self-realization.
Frederick Lenz
Black leadership has to recognize that principles more than speech, character more than a claim, is greater in advancing the cause of our liberation than what has transpired thus far.
Louis Farrakhan
Nelson Mandela, a better man, not a bitter man, made our world a better place in which to live. His life and leadership exemplify the highest courage, dignity, and dedication to human liberation.
Bernice King
We are awakened to the profound realization that the true path to liberation is to let go of everything.
Jack Kornfield
I wanted to write; I sought all possible paths of personal liberation, but I could never sacrifice a living instant of life for the sake of a line to be written, my balance for the sake of a manuscript, a storm within me for the sake of a poem. I loved life itself too much for this.
Nina Berberova
The reason why the romantic love relationship is such an intense and universally sought-after experience is that it seems to offer liberation from a deep-seated state of fear, need, lack, and incompleteness that is part of the human condition in its unredeemed and unenlightened state.
Eckhart Tolle
Karma is your survival and your bondage. And if you handle it right, it can also be your liberation.
Jaggi Vasudev
Whatever grounds there are for making merit productive of a future birth, all these do not equal a sixteenth part of the liberation of mind by loving-kindness. The liberation of mind by loving-kindness surpasses them and shines forth, bright and brilliant.
Gautama Buddha
Liberation means no rebirth. Now, does that mean you don’t reincarnate? Well, you never did reincarnate.
Frederick Lenz
This is part of the fundamental character of Buddhism that I find problematic – that it is not interested in anything. Hence the ‘Fascination’ in the title of the essay, the fascination of art and creativity, stands in opposition to what is called ‘Liberation’.
Quentin S. Crisp
In our desire to impose form on the world and our lives we have lost the capacity to see the form that is already there; and in that lies not liberation but alienation, the cutting off from things as they really are.
Colin Gunton
Because that day with Willem, I may have pretended to be someone named Lulu, but I had never been more honest in my life. Maybe that’s the thing with liberation. It comes at a price.
Gayle Forman
I’m not sure that Liberation Theology has ever satisfactorily resolved the tensions between Marxism’s ‘social naturalism’ (the claim that all beliefs have their origins in social practice) and religion’s supernaturalism (the claims that its beliefs are underwritten by divine will).
Mark Fisher
I am old school, I joined the gay liberation movement in 1972. If you had told me in 1972 that in the year 2009 I would be campaigning for the right to join the army or get married I think I would have started dating women at that time.
Cleve Jones
If you have the desire, if you establish the goal – which is harmony, which is happiness through liberation- then these stages of revolt, of war, of struggle, can be avoided – should be avoided. You are not going to wallow in the gutter if you can jump over it.
Jiddu Krishnamurti
Creativeness is liberation from slavery. Man is free when he finds himself in a state of creative activity. Creativeness leads to ecstasy of the moment. The products of creativeness are within time, but the creative act itself lies outside time.
Nikolai Berdyaev
It’s a kind of liberation to break free in language, if you can break free, but it’s also a confinement, because form confines you – whatever the form.
Gerald Stern
We cannot do everything, and there is a sense of liberation in realizing that.
Oscar Romero
Prepare, and be forewarned in time. If thou hast tried and failed, O dauntless fighter, yet lose not courage: fight on, and to the charge return again and yet again…
Remember, thou that fightest for man’s liberation, each failure is success, and each sincere attempt wins its rewards in time.
H. P. Blavatsky
Whenever a human being ceases to live for themselves and begins to care about that which is greater than themselves, the personality begins to experience ecstasy, joy and spontaneous liberation. And that’s found through doing, through action, through giving, through deeply embracing the human experience.
Andrew Cohen
There are those who will say that the liberation of humanity, the freedom of man and mind is nothing but a dream. They are right. It is the American Dream.
Archibald MacLeish
The cords of passion and desire weave a binding net around you. Worldly confrontation makes you stiff and inflexible. The trap of duality is tenacious. Bound, rigid, and trapped, you cannot experience liberation.
Laozi
Trickster stories are pleasurable, contradictory, annoying, abrasive. They’re powerful, transformational acts of liberation because they are not nailed down to the real, to the representation of something in the world.
Gerald Vizenor
Knowing a deep thing well, which is what science asks of its practitioners, is an empowerment that is very profound. It’s a liberation.
Ann Druyan
Some hours after eating this dish [liГЁvre Г  la royale, which contains 20 cloves of garlic and twice that quantity of shallots], there is a peculiar sensation of liberation in the head. and it is sensation of smell.
Patience Gray
The sign of an advanced spiritual person is that they don’t think they’re an advanced spiritual person until after liberation.
Frederick Lenz
I love the ability to transform because that, for me, is a liberation.
Andy Serkis
The ultra-right would have us believe that families are in trouble because of humanism, feminism, secular education, or sexual liberation, but the consensus of Americans is that what tears families apart is unemployment, inflation, and financial worries.
Letty Cottin Pogrebin
In my opinion, Marxism is a great creed of human liberation. It is the creed which says that when all other empires fade and vanish, our business is to enlarge the empire of the human mind.
Michael Foot
Although Cronkite had once crash landed in a Dutch potato field under enemy fire, he chose instead to focus on celebrating the liberation of the Netherlands at the hands of the Free Dutch.
Douglas Brinkley
The contemplation of this world beckoned as a liberation (…)The road to this paradise was not as comfortable and alluring as the road to the religious paradise; but it has shown itself reliable, and I have never regretted having chosen it.
Albert Einstein
According to the classic liberal-arts ideal, learning promises liberation, but it is not liberation from demanding moral ideals and social norms, or liberation to act on our desires-it is, rather, liberation from slavery to those desires, from slavery to self.
Robert P. George
The loss of objectivity in moral thought does not lead to liberation. It leads to oppression. Secular ideologies preach liberty, but they practice tyranny.
Nancy Pearcey
It’s all up to you, girls. You have to be strong. These are the days of post-women’s liberation. You have grown up by now and you have to take care of yourself. No one’s going to help you.
Kathy Acker
I am personally not advocating violence. I am simply saying that it is a morally acceptable tactic and it may be useful in the struggle for animal liberation. I don’t know.
Jerry Vlasak
There’s nothing automatic about political change, about liberation.
Gloria Steinem
A race or nation stands so much the higher, the more perfectly its members express the pure, ideal human type … The evolution of man through the incarnations in ever higher national and racial forms is thus a process of liberation [leading to] an ideal future.
Rudolf Steiner
The point of women’s liberation is not to stand at the door of the male world, beating our fists, and crying, ‘Let me in, damn you, let me in!’ The point is to walk away from the world and concentrate on creating a new woman.
Vivian Gornick
Resistance in Palestine will continue until the final liberation of all the Palestinian lands.
Ahmed Yassin
I know as an actor there is a certain liberation auditioning for a role that has no beauty requirements.
Mireille Enos
Your generous part in my liberation is taken by the world for the revelation of the fact, that the United States are resolved not to allow the despots of the world to trample on oppressed humanity.
Lajos Kossuth
Liberation is the path of transcendence. Manifestation is the path of immanence. Both lead to the same place: the divine.
Anodea Judith
When Black people seriously organize and take up arms to fight for our liberation, there will be a lot of white people who will drop dead from no other reason than their own guilt and fear.
Assata Shakur
What is the seal of liberation? Not to be ashamed in front of oneself.
Friedrich Nietzsche
After the liberation of Bangladesh in 1971, primary education was made free. We are now thinking to make education in the public sector free up to graduation level. We are also thinking of providing a light meal at primary and secondary schools in order to increase the student retention level.
Sheikh Hasina
Women’s liberation is just a lot of foolishness. It’s men who are discriminated against. They can’t bear children. And no one is likely to do anything about that.
Golda Meir
Women’s liberation is the liberation of the feminine in the man and the masculine in the woman.
Corita Kent
Women’s liberation will not be achieved until a woman can become paunchy and bald and still think she’s attractive to the opposite sex.
Earl Wilson
Not less of love, but expanding Of love beyond desire, and so liberation From the Future as well as the past.
T. S. Eliot
I may die, but the Republic of 1916 will never die. Onward to the Republic and liberation of our people.
Bobby Sands
We cannot do everything, and there is a sense of liberation in realizing that. This enables us to do something, and to do it very well. It may be incomplete, but it is a beginning, a step along the way, an opportunity for the Lord’s grace to enter and do the rest.
Oscar Romero
As with all forms of liberation, of which the liberation of women is only one example, it is easy to suppose in a time of freedom that the darker days of repression can never come again.
Jonathan Franzen
Not being tense but ready. Not thinking but not dreaming. Not being set but flexible. Liberation from the uneasy sense of confinement. It is being wholly and quietly alive, aware and alert, ready for whatever may come.
Bruce Lee
As soon as I’m on the road, I see, often palpably, that I know nothing at all, which is always a great liberation.
Pico Iyer
I find it hard even now not to look on your North African strategy with a jaundiced eye. Cross Channel operations for the liberation of France and advance on Germany, we should finish the war quicker. Yes, probably, but not the way we hope to finish it.
George C. Marshall
I’m not a big fan of Women’s Liberation, but maybe it will help women stand up for the respect they’re due.
Loretta Lynn
Only within our body, with its heart and mind, can bondage and suffering be found, and only here can we find true liberation.
Gautama Buddha
Peasants, who after the liberation of the country became the masters of their lands and their country under the benevolence of Comrade Kim Il Sung, launched the campaigns for increasing agricultural production and donating cereals out of patriotism, and thus faithfully supported the Party’s line of nation building.
Kim Jong-un
The message of women’s liberation is that women can love each other and ourselves against our degrading education.
Jane Rule
If the new government rejects our urgent appeal, we will, next year, in solidarity with our people, intensify our struggle for self-determination, our struggle for national liberation to establish self-government in our homeland.
Velupillai Prabhakaran
… within every form of oppression lies the seeds of liberation.
Susie Orbach
Woman–with a capital letter–should by now have ceased to be a specialty. There should be no more need of “movements” on her behalf, and agitations for her advancement and developmentthan for the abolition of negro slavery in the United States.
Mary Virginia Terhune
To work for libertarianism – to oppose the growth of government and aid the liberation of the individual – used to be an idealistic choice taken for purely idealistic reasons. Now it is an act of intelligent and almost desperate self-defense.
Robert Anton Wilson
Freedom cannot be achieved unless women have been emancipated from all forms of oppression… Our endeavors must be about the liberation of the woman, the emancipation of the man and the liberty of the child.
Nelson Mandela
When Jerusalem is destroyed, and Jesus’ people escape from the ruin just in time, that will be YHWH becoming king, bringing about the liberation of his true covenant people, the true return from exile, the beginning of the new world order
N. T. Wright
Advanced meditators are not even desirous of liberation anymore – that is just another attachment. There is no liberation. There is no bondage. These are just ideas of the mind.
Frederick Lenz
I have to thank the People, the Congress, and the Government of the United States for my liberation.
Lajos Kossuth
Without community, there is no liberation…but community must not mean a shedding of our differences, nor the pathetic pretense that these differences do not exist.
Audre Lorde
The war against hunger is truly mankind’s war of liberation.
John F. Kennedy
In L.A., I played with Joe Pass and Gabor Szabo. Mick Goodrick plays guitar in the Liberation Music Orchestra, and he’s a real special player. Then I did a duet concert with Jim Hall at the 1990 Montreal Festival.
Charlie Haden
A revolutionary woman can’t have no reactionary man. If he’s not about liberation, if he’s not about struggle, if he ain’t about building a strong Black family, if he ain’t about building a strong Black nation, then he ain’t about nothing.
Assata Shakur
Men must attempt to develop in themselves and their children liberation from the sense of self.
Men must be free from boundaries, patterns and
consistencies in order to be free to think, feel and create in new ways.
Luke Rhinehart
Zen is a liberation from time. For if we open our eyes and see clearly, it becomes obvious that there is no other time than this instant, and that the past and the future are abstractions without any concrete reality.
Alan Watts
If you live your life burning for the highest possibility, in that burning itself, there is liberation.
Jaggi Vasudev
But now with the living conditions deteriorating, and with the sure knowledge that we are slated for destruction, we have been transformed into an implacable army of liberation.
George Jackson
Nirvana manifests as ease, as love, as connectedness, as generosity, as clarity, as unshakable freedom. This isn’t watering down nirvana. This is the reality of liberation that we can experience, sometimes in a moment and sometimes in transformative ways that change our entire life
Jack Kornfield
In a seriously intended intellectual emancipation a person’s mute passions and cravings also hope to find their advantage.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Liberation also means that even though I’m a woman I have masculine parts of my temperament which I can safely explore and integrate into my experience.
Marianne Williamson
The oppressed, instead of striving for liberation, tend themselves to become oppressors.
Paulo Freire
And without a doubt it is more comfortable to endure blind bondage than to work for one’s liberation; the dead, too, are better suited to the earth than the living.
Simone de Beauvoir
It is those very things that we are most afraid to do that provide the greatest liberation and growth for us.
Jack Canfield
Liberation is a praxis: the action and reflection of men and women upon their world in order to transform it.
Paulo Freire
John Paul II made it clear that… liberation theology based on the teaching of Jesus Christ was necessary, but liberation theology that used a Marxist analysis was unacceptable.
Claudio Hummes
I was in awe of previous black liberation struggle leaders – Sojourner Truth, Ida B. Wells. I wanted to be part of something bigger than myself. Black Lives Matter has been that.
Opal Tometi
With one man, there was a freedom and liberation. That was with Michael Hutchence, my partner in life
Kylie Minogue
The Black family of the future will foster our liberation, enhance our self-esteem, and shape our ideas and goals.
Dorothy Height
The Jewish festival of freedom is the oldest continuously observed religious ritual in the world. Across the centuries, Passover has never lost its power to inspire the imagination of successive generations of Jews with its annually re-enacted drama of slavery and liberation.
Jonathan Sacks
The liberation movement which I led in Algeria, the organization that I created to fight the French army, was at first a small movement of nothing at all. We were but some tens of people throughout Algeria, a territory that is five times the size of France
Ahmed Ben Bella
She now knew her death was inevitable, and with that acceptance came liberation. The courage of the condemned.
Tess Gerritsen
What is most important to the history of the world? The Taliban or the collapse of the Soviet empire? Some stirred-up Moslems or the liberation of Central Europe and the end of the cold war?
Zbigniew Brzezinski
I was into David Bowie. I attracted long hair and earrings when it was quite a risque thing to do in Dublin. We didn’t have the liberation that America and Britain in the ’60s but I did always look to England and America, mainly because of the music that came from there.
Gavin Friday
The big difference between animal liberation activists and other so-called ‘terrorists’ is the targets; no innocent victims are ever targeted in animal lib campaigns. If you are not abusing and exploiting animals, there is no need to fear for one’s safety.
Jerry Vlasak
No major technological change has ever been instituted by mankind without an array of negative consequences. The motor car has meant liberation for millions, but it has also caused congestion, environmental damage, and a disturbing death toll on the roads.
Theo Paphitis
Liberation is an ever shifting horizon, a total ideology that can never fulfill its promises. It has the therapeutic quality of providing emotionally charged rituals of solidarity in hatred – it is the amphetamine of its believers.
Arianna Huffington
The People’s Liberation Army should play the role of shock troops, overcoming fatigue and sharpening vigilance to make new contributions.
Jiang Zemin
I wholeheartedly welcomed Charles de Gaulle eulogy of French valour, to which he attributed the liberation of Paris.
Coco Chanel
Feminists say no-fault divorce was a large hurdle on the path to female liberation. They apparently don’t consult the deepest hopes or greatest fears of young women.
Tom Cotton
Much of human history can, I think, be described as a gradual and sometimes painful liberation from provincialism, the emerging awareness that there is more to the world than was generally believed by our ancestors.
Carl Sagan
Assured of your salvation by the unique grace of our Lord Jesus Christ” is the heartbeat of the gospel, joyful liberation from fear of the Final Outcome, a summons to self-acceptance, and freedom for a life of compassion toward others.
Brennan Manning
But the whole point of liberation is that you get out. Restructure your life. Act by yourself.
Jane Fonda
Women’s Liberation calls it enslavement but the real truth about the sexual revolution is that it has made of sex an almost chaotically limitless and therefore unmanageable realm in the life of women.
Midge Decter
Not thinking about anything is zen. Once you know this, walking, standing, sitting, or lying down, everything you do is zen. To know that the mind is empty is to see the buddha…. Using the mind to reality is delusion. Not using the mind to look for reality is awareness. Freeing oneself from words is liberation.
Bodhidharma
The pill was the liberation of the spirit of women.
Sonia Rykiel
Our home, our special country, is for all of us the place where we find liberation; a very difficult word … that tries to describe something that can’t be described but is the only thing worth having.
Elizabeth Goudge
Never will they label our liberation struggle as criminal
Bobby Sands
I think that the power of a political vision is deeply engaged with the possibility of how you can live out the liberation that you seek and part of that vision is very much about desire, about the erotic.
Amber Hollibaugh
The God of the Bible is the God of liberation rather than oppression; a God of justice rather than injustice; a God of freedom and humanity rather than enslavement and subservience; a God of love, righteousness and community rather than hatred, self-interest and exploitation.
Allan Boesak
Let’s put one lie to rest for all time: the lie that men are oppressed, too, by sexism-the lie that there can be such a thing as men’s liberation groups.
Robin Morgan
I used to think of myself as a comedian. I’ve always admired comedians. Their minds, the way in which they se the world is so striking, the way they juxtapose things, the way they can see humor in people. There’s a liberation in that.
Al Pacino
The artist produces for the liberation of his soul.
W. Somerset Maugham
Every change is a form of liberation. My mother used to say a change is always good even if it’s for the worse.
Paula Rego
The main object of a revolution is the liberation of man… not the interpretation and application of some transcendental ideology.
Jean Genet
China not only fights for her own independence, but also for the liberation of every oppressed nation. For us, the Atlantic Charter and President Roosevelt’s proclamation of the Four Freedoms for all peoples are corner-stones of our fighting faith.
Chiang Kai-shek
The most fundamental strength of India is that we are a land of seekers. Seekers of truth and liberation. Not a land of believers. We are a godless nation.
Jaggi Vasudev
There is some liberation in the freedom of being totally alone and really going for it.
Meryl Streep
My life has been a bit special, this is true. I participated in the liberation of my country. I was one of the organisers of its struggle for liberation. I likewise actively participated in all the struggles for liberation.
Ahmed Ben Bella
The promise of the Internet has always been that it was gonna be this unprecedentedly potent instrument of liberation and democratization. It would let you explore things and meet people who you wouldn’t otherwise get to know, in completely free and unconstrained ways.
Glenn Greenwald
Only the liberation of the natural capacity for love in human beings can master their sadistic destructiveness.
Wilhelm Reich
Outing someone is like ripping a butterfly from its cocoon. You can damage them for life and rob them of THEIR life changing experience of liberation. For a successful emergence THEY have to struggle through the cocoon of fear and shame. THEN they can fly.
Anthony Venn-Brown
Any community seriously concerned with its own freedom has to be concerned about other people’s freedom as well. The victory of oppressed people anywhere in the world is a victory for Black people. Each time one of imperialism’s tentacles is cut off we are closer to liberation.
Assata Shakur
The wave of the future is not the conquest of the world by a single dogmatic creed but the liberation of the diverse energies of free nations and free men.
John F. Kennedy
Culture is a matrix of infinite possibilities and choices. From within the same culture matrix we can extract arguments and strategies for the degradation and ennoblement of our species, for its enslavement or liberation, for the suppression of its productive potential or its enhancement.
Wole Soyinka
Salvakalpa samadhi is a tremendous acceptance and liberation, but it is not complete absorption in nirvana, in that consciousness.
Frederick Lenz
Ignorance may be bliss, but it does not lead to liberation.
Henepola Gunaratana
The letting go is an energetic process that moves us in a different flow of reality beyond the illusion and into more of a free-flowing liberation space.
Christine McCormick Day
So travel for me is an act of discovery and of responsibility as well a grand adventure and a constant liberation.
Pico Iyer
I’m proud to be associated with the liberation of Assata Shakur.
Sekou Odinga
I do not share the crusading spirit of the professional atheist whose fervor is mostly due to a painful act of liberation from the fetters of religious indoctrination received in youth. I prefer an attitude of humility corresponding to the weakness of our intellectual understanding of nature and of our own being.
Albert Einstein