Words matter. These are the best Kathy Acker Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
We’ve been very bad at understanding why the right-wing does things.
I think the best thing in cases of censorship or things like this is to get as much media as possible.
There’s a backlash against womyn that’s really bad right now.
I mean, once work’s out there it’s meant to be used.
I understand that when people read my books that there’s something there – but I don’t identify with it.
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.
First of all, writing at best – certainly fiction writing – more and more I think is magic.
But I still don’t have a clear idea of what my voice is.
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.
Traveling around I don’t think people are that horrible, I think they just don’t know.
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.
I found my voice was a reaction to all that voice stuff.
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.
I think it’s really important to find out why people hurt you or try to oppose you or whatever.
You can do whatever you want with my work.
I write it to get it out of me. I don’t write it to remember it.
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.
One of the reasons I think the ultra right-wing has such power in this country is that no one talks out.
But guys such as Allen and William are more supportive than most men.
Well, fear and homophobia are both pervasive.
And I’m working at trying to find a kind of language where I won’t be so easily modulated by expectation.
I wasn’t really into body piercings until I found that about half my female students had them.
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.
I question: do we really understand the differences between modernist and postmodernist?
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.