Adrienne Rich Quotes

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Born: 1929-05-16, Baltimore, Maryland
Birth Country: USA
Died: Santa Cruz, California, 2012-03-27
Occupation: Poet, non-fiction writer, essayist

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

Poetry is above all a concentration of the power of language, which is the power of our ultimate relationship to everything in the universe.
- Adrienne Rich

The connections between and among women are the most feared, the most problematic, and the most potentially transforming force on the planet.
- Adrienne Rich

The moment of change is the only poem.
- Adrienne Rich

The mother's battle for her child with sickness, with poverty, with war, with all the forces of exploitation and callousness that cheapen human life needs to become a common human battle, waged in love and in the passion for survival.
- Adrienne Rich

The repossession by women of our bodies will bring far more essential change to human society than the seizing of the means of production by workers.
- Adrienne Rich

They can rule the world while they can persuade us our pain belongs in some order is death by famine worse than death by suicide, than a life of famine and suicide...?
- Adrienne Rich

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