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Quotes by Cornel West - (12 quotes)

Cornel West - From the Commerce category:

We have a market-driven society so obsessed with buying and selling and obsessed with power and pleasure and property. (Cornel West)

Cornel West - From the Distraction category:

Clever gimmicks of mass distraction yield a cheap soulcraft of addicted and self-medicated narcissists. (Cornel West)

Cornel West - From the Emotion category:

- Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud, A Memoir...
I'm a bluesman moving through a blues-soaked America, a blues-soaked world, a planet where catastrophe and celebration - joy and pain - sit side by side. (Cornel West)

Cornel West - From the Fire category:

I must feel the fire of my soul so my intellectual blues can set others on fire. (Cornel West)

Cornel West - From the Growth category:

You can't move forward until you look back. (Cornel West)

Cornel West - From the Hope category:

I cannot be an optimist but I am a prisoner of hope. (Cornel West)

Cornel West - From the Language category:

Profound music leads us - beyond language - to the dark roots of our scream and the celestial heights of our silence. (Cornel West)

Cornel West - From the Leadership category:

You've got to be a thermostat rather than a thermometer. A thermostat shapes the climate of opinion; a thermometer just reflects it. (Cornel West)

Cornel West - From the Love category:

When I talk about love, I'm talking about something that's great... something that will sustain you. (Cornel West)

Cornel West - From the Music category:

-The Cornel West Reader...
Music at its best... is the grand archaeology into and transfiguration of our guttural cry, the great human effort to grasp in time our deepest passions and yearnings as prisoners of time. (Cornel West)

Cornel West - From the Suffering category:

You must let suffering speak, if you want to hear the truth. (Cornel West)

Cornel West - From the Tyranny category:

Of course, the aim of a constitutional democracy is to safeguard the rights of the minority and avoid the tyranny of the majority. (Cornel West)