About Toni Cade Bambara:
Toni Cade Bambara was an African American author, documentary film-maker, social activist and college professor.
I'll be damned if I want most folks out there to do unto me what they do unto themselves.
Revolution begins with the self, in the self.
The job of the writer is to make revolution irresistible.
Writing is one of the ways I participate in transformation.
Write a lot and hit the streets. A writer who doesn't keep up with what's out there ain't gonna be out there.
I've never been convinced that experience is linear, circular, or even random. It just is. I try to put it in some kind of order to extract meaning from it, to bring meaning to it.
The dream is real, my friends. The failure to realize it is the only unreality.
It's a dismally lonely business, writing.
When you dream, you dialogue with aspects of yourself that normally are not with you in the daytime and you discover that you know a great deal more than you thought you did.
And what is religion, you might ask. It's a technology of living.