Adrienne Rich Quotes
Lesbian existence comprises both the breaking of a taboo and the rejection of a compulsory way of life. It is also a direct or indirect attack on the male right of access to women.
Adrienne Rich (b. 1929), U.S. poet. "Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence," Blood, Bread and Poetry (1986).
The connections between and among women are the most feared, the most problematic, and the most potentially transforming force on the planet.
Adrienne Rich (b. 1929), U.S. poet. originally published in Chrysalis, no. 7 (1979). Disloyal To Civilization: Feminism, Racism, Gynophobia, On Lies, Secrets, and Silence (1980).
It is the lesbian in us who is creative, for the dutiful daughter of the fathers in us is only a hack.
Adrienne Rich (b. 1929), U.S. poet, essayist, and lesbian feminist. "It Is the Lesbian In Us Who Is Creative," (1976).