Joanna Russ Quotes

Joanna Russ Quotes: Real artists, it seems to me, are those who don't repeat themselves.
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Joanna Russ Quote: Anyway everyboy (sorry) knows that what women have done that is really important is not to constitute a great, cheap labor force that you can zip in when you're at war and zip out again afterwards but to Be Mothers, to form the coming generation, to give birth to them, to nurse them, to mop floors for them, to love them, cook for them, clean for them, change their diapers, pick up after them, and mainly sacrifice themselves for them. This is the most important job in the world. That's why they don't pay you for it.
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Quotes about Joanna Russ: When the memory of one's predecessors is buried, the assumption persists that there were none and each generation of women believes itself to be faced with the burden of doing everything for the first time. And if no one ever did it beforewhy do we think we can succeed now?
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Quote about Joanna Russ: And middle-class women, although taught to value established forms, are in the same position as the working class: neither can use established forms to express what the forms were never intended to express (and may very well operate to conceal).
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Joanna Russ Sayings: Art is collective. Always, it has a tradition behind it.
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Joanna Russ Saying: Leaning her silly, beautiful, drunken head on my shoulder, she said,
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Sayings about Joanna Russ: I didn't and don't want to be a 'feminine' version or a diluted version or a special version or a subsidiary version or an ancillary version, or an adapted version of the heroes I admire. I want to be the heroes themselves.
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Saying about Joanna Russ: To act in a way both sexist and racist, to maintain one's class privilege, it is only necessary to act in the customary, ordinary, usual, even polite manner.
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Joanna Russ Quotes: The techniques are all means of dealing with one simple idea: She wrote it. (That is, the
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Joanna Russ Quote: The trouble with men is that they have limited minds. That's the trouble with women, too.
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