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A thinking woman sleeps with monsters. ...
by Adrienne Rich

A thinking woman sleeps with monsters.
- Adrienne Rich

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

I keep coming back to you in my head,
but you couldn't know that, and I have no carbons.
- 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

 

It's exhilarating to be alive in a time of awakening consciousness;
it can also be confusing,
disorienting, and painful.
- 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

Every journey into the past is complicated by delusions,
false memories, false namings of real events.
- Adrienne Rich

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Art, whose honesty must work through artifice,
cannot avoid cheating truth.
- Adrienne Rich

Lying is done with words and also with silence.
- Adrienne Rich

Life on the planet is born of woman.
- Adrienne Rich

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

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

When a woman tells the truth she is creating the possibility
for more truth around her.
- 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

The mind's passion is all for singling out.
Obscurity has another tale to tell.
- Adrienne Rich

A revolutionary poem will not tell you who or when to kill,
what and when to burn, or even how to theorize.
It reminds you...
where and when and how you are living and might live,
it is a wick of desire.
- Adrienne Rich

We might possess every technological resource...
but if our language is inadequate, our vision remains formless,
our thinking and feeling are still running in the old cycles,
our process may be "revolutionary" but not transformative.
- 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 worker can unionize, go out on strike;
mothers are divided from each other in homes,
tied to their children by compassionate bonds;
our wildcat strikes have most often taken the form
of physical or mental breakdown.
- Adrienne Rich

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

There is nothing either good or bad,
but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous
than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

No problem can be solved from the same level
of consciousness that created it.
- Albert Einstein

Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.
- W. Clement Stone

A man who as a physical being
is always turned toward the outside,
thinking that his happiness lies outside him,
finally turns inward and
discovers that the source is within him.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Thinking is necessary, but not sufficient, for living a great life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Hopeful thinking can get you out of your fear zone
and into your appreciation zone.
- Martha Beck

Often, we get stuck on a question
for which we can't find an acceptable answer.
That is a good time to consider asking a different question.
Every question is based on some assumptions -
usually invisible assumptions that we don't see, unless we go looking.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My only reason for not experiencing bliss at this very moment
is thinking about what I don't have.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When all else fails, try thinking.
- Anonymous

The only roadblock to success is limited thinking.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To keep your thinking young, stay curious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal
of plain living and high thinking
the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants.
Man's happiness really lies in contentment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves
and our own self-preservation,
we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness.
- Joseph Campbell

It's essential to tell the truth at all times.
This will reduce life's pain.
Lying distorts reality.
All forms of distorted thinking must be corrected.
- John Bradshaw

Don't be trapped by dogma -
which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of other's opinions
drown out your own inner voice.
- Steve Jobs

Positive thinking will let you do everything
better than negative thinking will.
- Zig Ziglar

Life does not consist mainly,
or even largely, of facts or happenings.
It consist mainly of the storm of thoughts
that is forever flowing through one's head.
- Mark Twain

The fact is, that to do anything in the world worth doing,
we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger,
but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.
- Robert Cushing

The most common way people give up their power
is by thinking they don't have any.
- Alice Walker

The only place where your dream becomes impossible
is in your own thinking.
- Robert H. Schuller

One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light,
but by making the darkness conscious.
- Carl Jung

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
Don't be trapped by dogma -
which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of others' opinions
drown out your own inner voice.
And most important, have the courage
to follow your heart and intuition.
They somehow already know what you truly want to become.
Everything else is secondary.
- Steve Jobs

What are you committed to?
Have you started, or are you still thinking about it -
and making excuses?
Do you work toward your goal each day?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Humility is not thinking less of yourself,
it's thinking of yourself less.
- Rick Warren (author of The Purpose Driven(R) Life)

Everyone is a mirror image of yourself -
your own thinking coming back at you.
- Byron Katie

We cannot solve our problems with the same
thinking we used when we created them.
- Albert Einstein

Success is a state of mind.
If you want success,
start thinking of yourself as a success.
- Joyce Brothers

Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict
between thinking and feeling.
- Carl Jung

Kindness in words creates confidence.
Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.
Kindness in giving creates love.
- Lao Tzu

That sense of sacredness,
that thinking in generations,
must begin with reverence for this earth.
- Paul Tsongas

When I am getting ready to reason with a man,
I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself
and what I am going to say
and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
- Abraham Lincoln

It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

Any man who reads too much
and uses his own brain too little
falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein

If an opinion contrary to your own makes you angry,
that is a sign that you are subconsciously aware
of having no good reason for thinking as you do.
- Bertrand Russell

Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning.
- Winston Churchill

This moment! - this here-now - is forgotten
when you start thinking in terms of achieving something.
When the achieving mind arises,
you lose contact with the paradise you are in.
- Osho

Thinking isn't agreeing or disagreeing. That's voting.
- Robert Frost

A state of expectancy is a great asset;
a state of uncertainty -
one moment thinking "perhaps"
and the next moment thinking "I don't know" -
will never get desired results.
- Ernest Holmes

Whenever God wakes in us, our thinking
becomes clear - nothing is missing.
- St. Thomas Aquinas

Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next.
- Jonas Salk

Between believing a thing and thinking you KNOW
is only a small step and quickly taken.
- Mark Twain

In dwelling, live close to the ground.
In thinking, keep to the simple.
In conflict, be fair and generous.
In governing, don't try to control.
In work, do what you enjoy.
In family life, be completely present.
- Lao Tzu

Choose your goal and keep your eye on it. Never give up.
Perhaps you will need to change your plan
and approach you goal from a different direction, but don't quit.
Keep thinking. Keep re-planning. Keep going.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking.
There is an almost universal quest
for easy answers and half-baked solutions.
Nothing pains some people more than having to think.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Life consists in what a man is thinking of all day.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A quotation is a handy thing to have about,
saving one the trouble of thinking for oneself.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

When all think alike, no one is thinking very much.
- Walter Lippmann


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