Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Adrienne Rich
(1929-____) born on
May 16
US "poet, educator". "Her works explore themes of relationships and sexuality, e.g., "Diving into the Wreck," 1972."

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F
"We might possess every technological resource . . . but if our language is inadequate, our vision remains formless, our thinking and feeling are still running in the old cycles, our process may be "revolutionary" but not transformative."

R
"There is the falsely mystical view of art that assumes a kind of supernatural inspiration, a possession by universal forces unrelated to questions of power and privilege or the artist's relation to bread and blood."
A
"It's exhilarating to be alive in a time of awakening consciousness; it can also be confusing, disorienting, and painful."
N
"Re-vision -- the act of looking back, of seeing with fresh eyes, of entering an old text from a new critical direction - is for women more than a chapter in cultural history: it is an act of survival."
K
"Pride is a tricky, glorious, double-edged feeling."

 



Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  "In "Correct Quotes for DOS," WordStar International, 1991."
R: ""Black Studies: Bringing Back The Person," in Evergreen Review, Oct 1969."
A: "In "The Beacon Book of Quotations by Women," by Rosalie Maggio, 1994."
N: "In "Shorter Bartlett's Familiar Quotations," by John Bartlett, 1937, 1980, 1992."
K: ""Blood, Bread and Poetry," title essay, 1986."


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