rad poets society

lucille-cliftonWe cannot create what we can’t imagine.  — Lucille Clifton

lorcaThere is no straight road, no straight road in this world, only a giant labyrinth of intersecting crossroads.  — Federico Garcia Lorca

anne-sextonPut your ear down close to your soul and listen hard. — Anne Sexton

shel-silversteinListen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts…then listen close to me. Anything can happen, child. Anything can be. — Shel Silverstein

langston-hughesI will not take “but” for an answer. — Langston Hughes

aa-milne-colorThe third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking. –A.A. Milne

audre-lorde-yelloIt is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences. — Audre Lorde

arthur-rimbaud Genius is the recovery of childhood at will. — Arthur Rimbaud

brendan-behanAt the innermost core of all loneliness is the deep and powerful yearning for union with one’s lost self. — Brendan Behan

biggie-colorWe can’t change the world until we change ourselves. — Biggie Smalls

emerson For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

mos-def-cleanI don’t hate nobody. I hate certain conditions that are inflicted upon the people — and they’re helpless with it. –Mos Def (aka Yasmin Bey)

borges Don’t talk unless you can improve the silence. — Jorge Luis Borges

cohen-color Act the way you’d like to be and soon you’ll be the way you act.  — Leonard Cohen

cohen-yesterday-color How can I begin anything new with all of yesterday in me? — Leonard Cohen

 dylan-blue We have never arrived. We are in a constant state of becoming.  — Bob Dylan

dylan-thomas Life always offers a second chance. It’s called tomorrow. — Dylan Thomas

gertrude-stein-color Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense. — Gertrude Stein

leonard-cohen There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in. — Leonard Cohen

leonard-love Love is the only engine of survival. — Leonard Cohen

nin-blueWe don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are. –Anais Nin

anais-nin-new-yearI made no resolutions for the new year. The habit of making plans, of criticizing, sanctioning and molding my life, is too much of a daily event for me. — Anais Nin

patti-smith-clean If I’ve learned one thing in life, it’s  not to be so judgmental of other people. — Patti Smith

poeYears of love have been forgot in the hatred of a minute.  — Edgar Allen Poe

bell-hooksWhen we are committed to doing the work of love, we listen even when it hurts. — bell hooks

rilke A person isn’t who they are during the last conversation you had with them. They’re who they’ve been throughout your whole relationship. — Rainer Maria Rilke

rza It’s harder to make the glass than break the glass.  — RZA

whitman-color Be curious, not judgmental. — Walt Whitman

woody-yelloGonna get through this world the best I can.  — Woody Guthrie

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