Paula Gunn Allen Quotes

Paula Gunn Allen Quotes: Some feminist critics debate whether we take our meaning and sense of self from language and in that process become phallocentric ourselves, or if there is a use of language that is, or can be, feminine. Some, like myself, think that language is itself neither male nor female; it is creatively expansive enough to be of use to those who have the wit and art to wrest from it their own significance. Even the dread patriarchs have not found a way to 'own' language any more than they have found a way to 'own' earth (though many seem to believe that both are possible).
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Paula Gunn Allen Quote: ... America has amnesia. ... Certainly, there is a passion for memory loss in American thought. ... Americans may be the world champion forgetters.
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Quotes about Paula Gunn Allen: The root of oppression is the loss of memory.
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Quote about Paula Gunn Allen: For the American Indian, the ability of all creatures to share in the process of ongoing creation makes all things sacred.
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Paula Gunn Allen Sayings: We are the women of daylight; of clocks and steel foundries, of drugstores and streetlights, of superhighways that slice our days in two. Our dreams are pale memories of themselves, and nagging doubt is the false measure of our days.
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Paula Gunn Allen Saying: It's a little-known linguistic curiosity that the name Jehovah or Jaweh is the same name as Eve; Havva, the counterpart name in Farsi, the language spoken by the Persians, means either Jaweh or Eve.
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