Adrienne Rich Quotes

When my dreams showed signs of becoming politically correct no unruly images escaping beyond borders ... then I began to wonder
Adrienne Rich (b. 1929), U.S. poet and feminist. "North American Time," sect. 1, lines 1-5 and 10 (1983).
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Every journey into the past is complicated by delusions, false memories, false namings of real events.
Adrienne Rich (b. 1929), U.S. poet. Of Woman Born, foreword (1976).
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The ocean, whose tides respond, like women's menses, to the pull of the moon, the ocean which corresponds to the amniotic fluid in which human life begins, the ocean on whose surface vessels (personified as female) can ride but in whose depth sailors meet their death and monsters conceal themselves ... it is unstable and threatening as the earth is not; it spawns new life daily, yet swallows up lives; it is changeable like the moon, unregulated, yet indestructible and eternal.
Adrienne Rich (b. 1929), U.S. poet. Of Woman Born, ch. 4 (1976).
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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.
Adrienne Rich (b. 1929), U.S. poet. Of Woman Born, ch. 2 (1976).
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