Adrienne Rich Quotes


22 Adrienne Rich quotes:



"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."
"My children cause me the most exquisite suffering of which I have any experience. It is the suffering of ambivalence: the murderous alternation between bitter resentment and raw-edged nerves, and blissful gratification and tenderness. Sometimes I seem to myself, in my feelings toward these tiny guiltless beings, a monster of selfishness and intolerance."
Author: Rich Quotes Category: Children Quotes
"Only to have a grief equal to all these tears!"
Author: Rich Quotes Category: Grief Quotes Cries And Crying Quotes
"Open Air Museum. Seen from a train, stopped / As by design, to bring us / Face to face with the flag of our true country: / Violet-yellow, black-violet, / Its heart sucked by slow fire / O my America / This then your desire?"
Author: Rich Quotes Category: Design Quotes
"The moment of change is the only poem."
Author: Rich Quotes Category: Poetry Quotes
"The worker can unionize, go out on strike; mothers are divided from each other in homes, tied to their children by compassionate bonds; our wildcat strikes have most often taken the form of physical or mental breakdown."
"We might hypothetically possess ourselves of every technological resource on the North American continent, but as long as 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."
Author: Rich Quotes Category: Language Quotes
"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."
Author: Rich Quotes Category: Language Quotes
"Heterosexuality has been forcibly and subliminally imposed on women.Yet everywhere women have resisted it, often at the cost of physical torture, imprisonment, psychosurgery, social ostracism, and extreme poverty."
Author: Rich Quotes Category: Women Quotes
"The mind's passion is all for singling out. Obscurity has another tale to tell."
"It's exhilarating to be alive in a time of awakening consciousness; it can also be confusing, disorienting, and painful."
"I am a feminist because I feel endangered, psychically and physically, by this society and because I believe that the women's movement is saying that we have come to an edge of history when men - insofar as they are embodiments of the patriarchical i"
Author: Rich Quotes Category: Society Quotes
"Life on the planet is born of woman."
"Pride is a tricky, glorious, double-edged feeling."
"Art, whose honesty must work through artifice, cannot avoid cheating truth."
"As her sons have seen her: the mother in patriarchy: controlling, erotic, castrating, heart-suffering, guilt-ridden, and guilt-provoking; a marble brow, a huge breast, an avid cave; between her legs snakes, swamp-grass, or teeth; on her lap a helpless infant or a martyred son. She exists for one purpose: to bear and nourish the son."
Author: Rich Quotes Category: Guilt Quotes Mothers Quotes
"We who were loved will never unlive that crippling fever."
"The connections between and among women are the most feared, the most problematic, and the most potentially transforming force on the planet."
"A thinking woman sleeps with monsters."
Author: Rich Quotes Category: American Poet Quotes
"Lying is done with words and also with silence."



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