Quotes by Adrienne Rich

We have seen over and over that white male historians in general have tended to dismiss any history they didn't themselves write, on the gro ...

Adrienne Rich history

... no woman is really an insider in the institutions fathered by masculine consciousness. ...

Adrienne Rich institutions women's sphere exclusion

I came to explore the wreck.The words are purposes. The words are maps.I came to see the damage that was doneand the treasures that prevail. ...

Adrienne Rich accidents direction

behind dry lipsa loaded gun. ...

Adrienne Rich danger guns

Reading while waitingfor the iron to heat,writing, My Life had stood--a Loaded Gun-- ...

Adrienne Rich life danger waiting

I put onthe body-armor of black rubberthe absurd flippersthe grave and awkward mask. ...

Adrienne Rich water diving

the thing I came for:the wreck and not the story of the wreck the thing itself and not the myththe drowned face always staringtoward the sun ...

Adrienne Rich accidents

I long to create somethingthat can't be used to keep us passive: I want to writea script about plumbing, how every pipeis joinedto every oth ...

Adrienne Rich cooperation knowledge liberation of women

What would it mean to livein a city whose people were changing each other's despair into hope?--You yourself must change it. ...

Adrienne Rich social change despair hope

How people used to meet!starved, intense, the oldChristmas gifts saved up till spring,and the old plain words, ...

Adrienne Rich meetings Christmas gifts

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