Art, whose honesty must work through artifice, cannot avoid cheating truth.
1975 Selected Poems: In Five Sets, preface.
To become a token woman—whether you win the Nobel Prize or merely get tenure at the cost of denying your sisters—is to become something less than a man ... since men are loyal at least to their own world-view, their laws of brotherhood and self-interest.Adrienne Rich
No woman is really an insider in the institutions fathered by masculine consciousness.Adrienne Rich
False history gets made all day, any day,the truth of the new is never on the newsFalse history gets written every day...The lesbian archaeologist watches herselfsifting her own life out from the shards she's piecing,asking the clay all questions but her own.Adrienne Rich