22 Total Quotes

Barbara Smith Quotes

Trust is to human relationships what faith is to gospel living. It is the beginning place, the foundation upon which more can be built. Where trust is, love can flourish.
Barbara Smith
#American Activist #Trust #Beginning

We've always been struggling with obesity in medicine. We've all recognized it will take a community effort to tackle the problem.
Barbara Smith
#Community

He's here for the Soldiers. He came in here running. He knew we had some problems, and he jumped on them so we could get a handle.
Barbara Smith
#Problems

This helps (the students) in getting over their shyness of talking to adults and (shows them) how they need to open up.
Barbara Smith
#Shyness

Black women as a group have never been fools. We couldn't afford to be.
Barbara Smith
#American Activist

You can only paint through your experience and sub-consciousness.
Barbara Smith
#American Activist

This invisibility, however, means that the opportunities for creative research are infinite.
Barbara Smith
#American Activist

Black women, whose experience is unique, are seldom recognized as a particular social-cultural entity and are seldom thought to be important enough for serious scholarly consideration.
Barbara Smith
#American Activist

One of the greatest gifts of Black feminism to ourselves has been to make it a little easier simply to be Black and female.
Barbara Smith
#American Activist

There is a lot of confusion right now, and this just makes it worse.
Barbara Smith
#Confusion

There have been so many donations from people who didn't want to see these valuable things just go to the landfill, and we get to support our projects and help cover overhead. It all ties together really well.
Barbara Smith
#Donations

I'd like to see the developers' response to the neighborhood's concerns.
Barbara Smith
#Neighborhood #Developers

The sooner Angola sets an election calendar, the easier it will be for all agencies - political parties and civil society actors - to begin planning properly.
Barbara Smith
#Political Parties

The chief advantage I see is it puts the responsibility and flexibility for managing time off in the hands of the employee.
Barbara Smith
#Flexibility

They will be doing interviews if they go directly into the job market and for summer jobs. And for those going to college, they might have to interview to get into a specific major or for a scholarship.
Barbara Smith
#Job #Scholars And Scholarship

We've never lost money. We always at least cover our expenses.
Barbara Smith
#Money

I think it's obvious that the person most in danger is Jeremy himself. He is a person who simply cannot drink or take drugs.
Barbara Smith
#Drugs

A major problem for Black women, and all people of color, when we are challenged to oppose anti-Semitism, is our profound scepticism that white people can actually be oppressed.
Barbara Smith
#American Activist