Adrienne Rich Quotes

Adrienne Rich Quotes: In the middle-class United States, a veneer of
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Adrienne Rich Quote: When someone with the authority of a teacher describes the world and you're not in it, there's a moment of psychic disequilibrium, as if you looked into a mirror and saw nothing.
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Quotes about Adrienne Rich: in the nineteenth year and the eleventh month speak your tattered Kaddish for all suicides: Praise to life though it crumbled in like a tunnel on ones we knew and loved Praise to life though its windows blew shut on the breathing-room of ones we knew and loved Praise to life though ones we knew and loved loved it badly, too well, and not enough Praise to life though it tightened like a knot on the hearts of ones we thought we knew loved us Praise to life giving room and reason to ones we knew and loved who felt unpraisable. Praise to them, how they loved it, when they could.
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Quote about Adrienne Rich: The danger lies in forgetting what we had. The flow between generations becomes a trickle, grandchildren tape-recording grandparents' memories on special occasions perhaps-no casual storytelling jogged by daily life, there being no shared daily life what with migrations, exiles, diasporas, rendings, the search for work. Or there is a shared daily life riddled with holes of silence.
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Adrienne Rich Sayings: There is no simple formula for the relationship of art to justice...In the end, I don't think we can separate art from overall human dignity and hope. My concern for my country is inextricable from my concerns as an artist.
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Adrienne Rich Saying: If the imagination is to transcend and transform experience it has to question, to challenge, to conceive of alternatives, perhaps to the very life you are living at the moment.
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Sayings about Adrienne Rich: When someone with the authority of a teacher, say, describes the world and you are not in it, there is a moment of psychic disequilibrium, as if you looked into a mirror and saw nothing. Yet you know you exist and others like you, that this is a game with mirrors. It takes some strength of soul--and not just individual strength, but collective understanding--to resist this void, this nonbeing, into which are thrust, and to stand up, demanding to be seen and heard.
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Saying about Adrienne Rich: When the landscape buckles and jerks around, when a dust column of debris rises from the collapse of a block of buildings on bodies that could have been your own, when the staves of history fall awry and the barrel of time bursts apart, some turn to prayer, some to poetry: words in the memory, a stained book carried close to the body, the notebook scribbled by hand--a center of gravity.
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Adrienne Rich Quotes: The impulse to create begins - often terribly and fearfully - in a tunnel of silence. Every real poem is the breaking of an existing silence, and the first question we might ask any poem is, What kind of voice is breaking silence, and what kind of silence is being broken?
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Adrienne Rich Quote: The belief that established science and scholarship--which have so relentlessly excluded women from their making--are
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Quotes about Adrienne Rich: ... this world gives no roomto be what we dreamt of being
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Quote about Adrienne Rich: Love, our subject: we've trained it like ivy to our walls.
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Adrienne Rich Sayings: It is important to possess a short-term pessimism and a long-term optimism ...
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Adrienne Rich Saying: What I search for continuously in my art is adequate language, language I hope can stand beyond any particular occasion. What I'm finding is that in our increasingly dysfunctional U.S. society, marvelous poetry is being written - out of and amid the dysfunction.
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Sayings about Adrienne Rich: The decision to feed the worldis the real decision. No revolutionhas chosen it. For that choice requiresthat women shall be free.
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Saying about Adrienne Rich: Every journey into the past is complicated by delusions, false memories, false namings of real events.
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Adrienne Rich Quotes: In the interstices of language lie powerful secrets of the     culture.
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Adrienne Rich Quote: The necessity of poetry has to be stated over and over, but only to those who have reason to fear its power, or those who still believe that language is 'only words' and that an old language is good enough for our descriptions of the world we are trying to transform.
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