Quotations From Malcolm X

Below appear a few quotations from the writing and conversation of Malcolm X; probably the first one is my favorite among them, although number four runs a very close second. The quotations are from . . .


And Goodreads also has links to the source-material.

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“My alma mater was books, a good library…. I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.”


“People don’t realize how a man’s whole life can be changed by one book.”
Malcolm X (The Autobiography of Malcolm X)

“I for one believe that if you give people a thorough understanding of what confronts them and the basic causes that produce it, they’ll create their own program, and when the people create a program, you get action.”
Malcolm X


We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.”
Malcolm X

“The ability to read awoke inside of me some long dormant craving to be mentally alive.”
Malcolm X (The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley)

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