Kathy Acker Quotes

35 Kathy Acker quotes:

"But I still don't have a clear idea of what my voice is."
"First of all, writing at best - certainly fiction writing - more and more I think is magic."
"I don't think what happens in this country is censorship, I should say that. It's something else. It's not banning. It's something else."
"I think the best thing in cases of censorship or things like this is to get as much media as possible."
"I think what we have in this country is a little more dangerous in a way because it can't be seen fully. It's sorta internal censorship. We censor each other."
"I understand that postmodern literature probably means people like DeLillo, The Fiction Collective, but I don't get it that those writers are really influenced by postmodern theorists."
"I understand that when people read my books that there's something there - but I don't identify with it."
"I wasn't really into body piercings until I found that about half my female students had them."
"I write it to get it out of me. I don't write it to remember it."
"I'm really fascinated and you know I've been wondering about that usage of language, various breathing techniques and why in these practices language is being used in another way."
"I'm very staid compared to my students, actually."
"On the surface we all act like we all love each other and we're free and easy, and actually we're far more moralistic than any other society I've ever lived in."
"One of the reasons I think the ultra right-wing has such power in this country is that no one talks out."
"Some of the stuff about Yogi energy is really fascinating."
"Yeah, I mean, I put work out there for people to use and I'm grateful when you use it."
"You can do whatever you want with my work."
"You know I think many writers are dangerous to the establishment. I mean, they go against all the rules that you're told writing."
"And I'm working at trying to find a kind of language where I won't be so easily modulated by expectation."
"But guys such as Allen and William are more supportive than most men."
"I found my voice was a reaction to all that voice stuff."

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