Bebe Moore Campbell Quotes
Bebe Moore Campbell Quotes
 

Biography

Author Profession: Author
Nationality: American
Born: February 18. 1950


African-Americans know about racism, but I don’t think we really know the causes. I decided it’s first of all a family problem.

Bebe Moore Campbell

Family, Racism, Know,


When we finally stop asking America to love us and begin to love ourselves, we will prosper as a people.

Bebe Moore Campbell

America, Love, Asking


Discipline is the servant of inspiration.

Bebe Moore Campbell

Inspiration, Discipline, Servant


Knowing who you are begins in the mind.

Bebe Moore Campbell

Knowing Who You Are, Knowing,


You live your life between your ears.

Bebe Moore Campbell

Math, Live Your Life, Ears


I have to entertain, because if I don’t entertain you, you’re not going to continue reading. But if I’m not out to enlighten, or change your mind about something, or change your behavior, then I really don’t want to take the journey.

Bebe Moore Campbell

Change, You, Journey, Mind,


To me, there’s no point in writing merely to entertain.

Bebe Moore Campbell

Writing, Entertain, Point,


Race, redemption and healing – that’s my thing.

Bebe Moore Campbell

Healing, Race, Redemption, Thing,


I had an agent who spent eight years – eight years! – trying to sell my stories. She sold other people’s work; she just didn’t sell mine.

Bebe Moore Campbell

Work, People, Who, Trying,


I would get up at 3 in the morning and write. Or sometimes I would write at midnight. Or I would write when my child napped. It wasn’t a burden. I was so enthused about what I was doing at the time that I really didn’t mind.

Bebe Moore Campbell

Morning, Time, Sometimes,


As I grow older part of my emotional survival plan must be to actively seek inspiration instead of passively waiting for it to find me.

Bebe Moore Campbell

Insperational, Find,


Once my loved one accepted the diagnosis, healing began for the entire family, but it took too long. It took years. Can’t we, as a nation, begin to speed up that process? We need a national campaign to destigmatize mental illness, especially one targeted toward African Americans. The message must go on billboards and in radio and TV public service announcements. It must be preached from pulpits and discussed in community forums. It’s not shameful to have a mental illness. Get treatment. Recovery is possible.

Bebe Moore Campbell

Healing, Recovery, Years


Forgiveness is the key to the recovery of the soul.

Bebe Moore Campbell

Recovery, Keys, Soul


People of color, particularly African Americans, feel the stigma more keenly. In a race-conscious society, some don’t want to be perceived as having yet another deficit.

Bebe Moore Campbell

Race, Color, People


My color is my joy and not my burden.

Bebe Moore Campbell

Color, Joy, Burden


The music was as much a gift as sunshine, as rain, as any blessing ever prayed for.

Bebe Moore Campbell

Music, Rain, Sunshine


African Americans know about racism, but I don’t think we really know the causes. I decided it’s first of all a family problem.

Bebe Moore Campbell

Thinking, Racism, American,


Race, redemption and healing – thats my thing.

Bebe Moore Campbell

Healing, Race, Redemption