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Kathy Acker Quotes and Sayings

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I think it's really important to find out why people
hurt you or try to oppose you or whatever.
- Kathy Acker

First of all, writing at best - certainly fiction writing -
more and more I think is magic.
- Kathy Acker

I'm really fascinated and you know I've been wondering
about that usage of language,
various breathing techniques and why in these practices
language is being used in another way.
- Kathy Acker

That's what the right-wing is good at:
figuring out the left wing.
- Kathy Acker

 

There's a backlash against womyn that's really bad right now.
- Kathy Acker

The literary culture, if you examine it,
the high literary culture is that which preserves the
government and you know it's really the talk for those who have.
- Kathy Acker

I found my voice was a reaction to all that voice stuff.
- Kathy Acker

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I'm very staid compared to my students,
actually.
- Kathy Acker

I think the best thing in cases of censorship or things
like this is to get as much media as possible.
- Kathy Acker

On the surface we all act like we all love each other and we're free and easy,
and actually we're far more moralistic than any other
society I've ever lived in.
- Kathy Acker

And I'm working at trying to find a kind of language
where I won't be so easily modulated by expectation.
- Kathy Acker

And internalization is used in this country as a very
effective political tool.
- Kathy Acker

I think what we have in this country is a little more
dangerous in a way because it can't be seen fully.
It's sorta internal censorship.
We censor each other.
- Kathy Acker

I mean, they censor your work when they're scared of it.
- Kathy Acker

We've been very bad at understanding why the right-wing does things.
- Kathy Acker

One of the reasons I think the ultra right-wing has
such power in this country is that no one talks out.
- Kathy Acker

I mean, once work's out there it's meant to be used.
- Kathy Acker

Well, fear and homophobia are both pervasive.
- Kathy Acker

You know I've had work banned.
- Kathy Acker

But I still don't have a clear idea of what my voice is.
- Kathy Acker

Some of the stuff about Yogi energy is really fascinating.
- Kathy Acker

I understand that when people read my books that there's something there -
but I don't identify with it.
- Kathy Acker

Well, I think writing is basically about time and rhythm.
Like with jazz.
You have your basic melody and then you just riff off of it.
And the riffs are about timing.
- Kathy Acker

Yeah, I mean, I put work out there for people to use
and I'm grateful when you use it.
- Kathy Acker

You can do whatever you want with my work.
- Kathy Acker

I write it to get it out of me.
I don't write it to remember it.
- Kathy Acker

Traveling around I don't think people are that horrible,
I think they just don't know.
- Kathy Acker

But guys such as Allen and William are more supportive than most men.
- Kathy Acker

I wasn't really into body piercings until I found that
about half my female students had them.
- Kathy Acker

I understand that postmodern literature probably means people like DeLillo,
The Fiction Collective, but I don't get it that those
writers are really influenced by postmodern theorists.
- Kathy Acker

I question: do we really understand the differences
between modernist and postmodernist?
- Kathy Acker

We get on the bandwagon in all sorts of ways -
you know minor ways and major ways -
like what you've just encountered which isn't censorship exactly,
it was something sort of uglier in a way.
- Kathy Acker

I might be writing what people expect me to write,
writing from that place where I might be ruled by economic considerations.
To overcome that, I started working with my dreams,
because I'm not so censored when I use dream material.
- Kathy Acker

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha PHOTO

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
- Publilius Syrus

Excellence is the result of
caring more than others think wise,
risking more than other's think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical,
and expecting more than others think possible.
- Anonymous

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.
- Terry Goodkind

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

The most incomprehensible thing about the world
is that it is comprehensible.
- Albert Einstein

You are braver than you believe,
stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

The world is more malleable than you think
and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.
- Bono

What you think of me is none of my business.
- Terry Cole-Whittaker

The main purpose of life is to live rightly, think rightly, act rightly.
The soul must languish when we give all our thought to the body.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

You must do the thing that you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The biggest mistake we could ever make in our lives
is to think we work for anybody but ourselves.
- Brian Tracy

Every thought you think
and every word you speak
is affirming something.
- Louise L. Hay

If you think you can,
or you think you can't,
you're probably right.
- Henry Ford

What we think, we become.
- The Buddha

If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed;
if in terms of ten years, plant trees;
if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
- Confucius


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