Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Joyce Carol Oates
(1938-____) born on
Jun 16
US "novelist, poet, educator". "She is a prolific novelist who wrote the award-winning "Them," 1969 and Bellefleur, 1980."

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F
"Where we come from in America no longer signifies. It's where we go, and what we do when we get there, that tells us who we are."

R
She ransacked her mind but there was nothing in it.
A
"We inhabit ourselves without valuing ourselves, unable to see that here, now, this very moment is sacred; but once it's gone -- its value is incontestable."
N
"Our enemy is by tradition our savior, in preventing us from superficiality."
K
Our house is made of glass . . . and our lives are made of glass; and there is nothing we can do to protect ourselves.

 



Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  ""American Gothic.""
R: ""Them," pt. 1 ch. 15, 1969."
A: "In "Words of Women Quotations for Success," by Power Dynamics Publishing, 1997."
N: ""Master Race," In "Partisan Review 50th Anniversary Edition," 1985."
K: ""American Appetites," 1988."


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