Posts tagged ‘quotes’

July 30th, 2010

"My life, which seems so simple and monotonous, is really a complicated affair of cafés where they…"

“My life, which seems so simple and monotonous, is really a complicated affair of cafés where they like me and cafés where they don’t, streets that are friendly, streets that aren’t, rooms where I might be happy, rooms where I never shall be, looking-glasses I look nice in, looking-glasses I don’t, dresses that will be lucky, dresses that won’t, and so on.”

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Jean Rhys, good morning, midnight (1939), p.40. (via modernistwomen)

Add in a complicated relationship with my pharmacist and the lady at the gym who watches Fox News and this is me.

July 26th, 2010

Fuck Equality, I Want Liberation

            bell hooks

“Within patriarchy woman has no legitimate voice. Her voice is either constructed in complicity or resistance. If the choice is not radical then we speak only what the patriarchal culture would have us say. If we do not speak as liberators we collapse under the weight of this effort to speak within patriarchal confines or lose ourselves without dying.”

bell hooks, from Remembered Rapture: The Writer At Work (via sarahgraham7, revolutionnow)