Silence kills the soul; it diminishes its possibilities to rise and fly and explore. Silence withers what makes you human. The soul shrinks, until it's nothing.

— Marlon Riggs

The most astonishing Marlon Riggs quotes that will transform you to a better person

My struggle has allowed me to transcend that sense of shame and stigma identified with my being a Black gay man. Having come through the fire, they can't touch me.

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It is necessary to constantly remind ourselves that we are not an abomination.

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So much of my life has been about self-effacement, pretense, masquerading, concealment, and indirection.

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Silence is my weapon, silence is my shield.

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When nobody speaks your name, or even knows it, you, knowing it, must be the first to speak it.

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Black men loving black men is THE revolutionary act.

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As long as I have work then I'm not going to die, cause work is a living spirit in me - that which wants to connect with other people and pass on something to them which they can use in their own lives and grow from.

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