Adrienne Rich Quotes

False history gets made all day, any day,the truth of the new is never on the news.

Adrienne Rich

Lying is done with words and also with silence.

Adrienne Rich

Until we can understand the assumptions in which we are drenched we cannot know ourselves.

Adrienne Rich

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

Heterosexuality has been forcibly and subliminally imposed on women. Yet everywhere women have resisted it, often at the cost of physical torture, imprisonment, psychosurgery, social ostracism, and extreme poverty.

Adrienne Rich

The serious revolutionary, like the serious artist, can't afford to lead a sentimental or self-deceiving life.

Adrienne Rich

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