Facts about Kathy Acker

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Kathy Acker was a famous Activist from USA, who lived between April 18, 1947 and November 30, 1997. He/she became 50 years old.

Our collection contains 33 quotes who is written / told by Kathy.

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Famous quotes by Kathy Acker (33)


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


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