The unconscious wants truth. It ceases to speak to those who want something else more than truth.

Adrienne Rich

Adrienne Rich

Profession: Poet
Nationality: American

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The password is a flicker of an eyelash.

I don't trust them but I'm learning to use them.

Pride is a tricky, glorious, double-edged feeling.

There are ways of thinking that we don't know about. Nothing could be more important or precious than that knowledge, however unborn. The sense of urgency, the spiritual restlessness it engenders, cannot be appeased ... —Susan Son tag, Styles of Radical Will.

But can you imagine how some of them were envying you your freedom to work, to think, to travel, to enter a room as yourself, not as some child's mother or some man's wife?…we have no familiar, ready-made name for a woman who defines herself, by choice, neither in relation to children nor to men, who is self-identified, who has chosen herself.

But nothing less than the most radical imagination will carry us beyond this place, beyond the mere struggle for survival, to that lucid recognition of our possibilities which will keep us impatient, and unresigned to mere survival.

Most women have not even been able to touch this anger, except to drive it inward like a rusted nail.

Vous travaillez pour l'armee, madame?' (You are working for the army?), a Frenchwoman said to me early in the Vietnam war, on hearing I had three sons.

I know you are reading this poem which is not in your language guessing at some words while others keep you reading and I want to know which words they are.

I feel more helpless with you than without you.

We must use what we have to invent what we desire.

An honorable human relationship--that is, one in which two people have the right to use the word "love"--is a process, delicate, violent, often terrifying to both persons involved, a process of refining the truths they can tell each other.

I am an instrument in the shape/ of a woman trying to translate pulsations/ into images for the relief of the body/ and the reconstruction of the mind.

An education is not something that you get, but something that you claim.