We don't get offered crises, they arrive.
I have a problem about being nearly sixty I keep waking up in the morning and thinking I'm thirty-one.
Power is the ability not to have to please.
Like their personal lives, women's history is fragmented, interrupted; a shadow history of human beings whose existence has been shaped by the efforts and the demands of others.
If one is going to change things, one has to make a fuss and catch the eye of the world
It seems to me highly improbable that women are going to realize their human potential without alienating men - some men, anyway
Growing up human is uniquely a matter of social relations rather than biology. What we learn from connections within the family takes the place of instincts that program the behavior of animals; which raises the question, how good are these connections?
The Goddamn human race deserves itself, and as far as I'm concerned it can have it.
In this nadir of poetic repute, when the only verse that most people read from one year's end to the next is what appears on greetings cards, it is well for us to stop and consider our poets. . . . Poets are the leaven in the lump of civilization.
Such simplicity cannot be taught. But it can be denied and lost.
As long as mixed grills and combination salads are popular, anthologies will undoubtedly continue in favor.