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    Jun 27, 2018

    12 Quotes That Will Give You Some Hope

    "I am angry. We should all be angry. Anger has a long history of bringing about positive change." —Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    In You Had Better Make Some Noise, Phaidon editors present some of the most inspirational quotes from history's greatest thinkers and changers. Below, some of our favorites.


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    "Our original guiding stars are struggle and hope." —Pablo Neruda

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    "It's a resilient place, the world, and its beauty is still breathtaking, its potential still astonishing, and as for the mess we’ve made, you can change it, and I believe you’re going to." —Salman Rushdie

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    "Let not the defeatists tell us that it is too late. It will never be earlier. Tomorrow will be later than today." —Franklin D. Roosevelt

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    "We are here not because we are law-breakers. We are here in our efforts to become law-makers." —Emmeline Pankhurst

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    "Your silence will not protect you." —Audre Lorde

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    "There is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind." —Virginia Woolf

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    "I am angry. We should all be angry. Anger has a long history of bringing about positive change." —Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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    "It’s a wonder I haven’t abandoned all my ideals, they seem so absurd and impractical. Yet I cling to them because I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart." —Anne Frank

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    "The need for protesting will never end." —Chinua Achebe

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    "Do get all on fire and be as cross as you please." —Susan B. Anthony

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    "Reach for the book. It is a weapon." —Bertolt Brecht


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    "There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal." —Toni Morrison


    You Had Better Make Some Noise is available now.

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