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Letter "A" » Adrienne Rich Quotes
«A year, ten years from now, I'll remember this; not why, only that we were here like this, together.»
Author: Adrienne Rich
, like this
, take ten
«Lying is done with words and also with silence.»
«The connections between and among women are the most feared, the most problematic, and the most potentially transforming force on the planet.»
«When a woman tells the truth she is creating the possibility for more truth around her»
«Every journey into the past is complicated by delusions, false memories, false namings of real events.»
«False history gets made all day, any day, the truth of the new is never on the news»
«I keep coming back to you in my head, but you couldn't know that, and I have no carbons.»
«The ocean, whose tides respond, like women's menses, to the pull of the moon, the ocean which corresponds to the amniotic fluid in which human life begins, the ocean on whose surface vessels (personified as female) can ride but in whose depth sailors meet their death and monsters conceal themselves... it is unstable and threatening as the earth is not; it spawns new life daily, yet swallows up lives; it is changeable like the moon, unregulated, yet indestructible and eternal.»
Author: Adrienne Rich
, amniotic fluid
, The New Moon
«It's exhilarating to be alive in a time of awakening consciousness; it can also be confusing, disorienting, and painful.»
«In order to live a fully human life we require not only control of our bodies (though control is a prerequisite); we must touch the unity and resonance of our physicality, our bond with the natural order, the corporeal grounds of our intelligence.»