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#1. There must be a secret hidden in this book or else you wouldn't bother to read it - Author: Kathy Acker
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#2. I found out and lost the only place I ever sort of regarded as home. Oh well. Best to stay in one's garden but Voltaire was a boring writer and sex is one of the greatest things there is. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#3. But guys such as Allen and William are more supportive than most men. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#4. 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. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#5. If we keep on fucking, I'm not gonna die. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#6. My nutritionist read my pathology report and said, "There's only one way you can beat your cancer.""What's that?""You have to find out what caused it. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#7. LESBIANS are women who prefer their own ways to male ways.
LESBIANS prefer the convoluting halls of sensuality to direct goal-pursuing mores.
LESBIANS have made a small world deep within and separated from the world.
What has usually been called the world is the male world. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#8. Love goes away when your mind goes away and then you're someone else. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#9. You create identity, you're not given identity per se. What became more and more interesting to me wasn't the I, it was text because it's text that create identity. That's how I got interested in plagiarism. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#10. What I tend to tell my students is, "When you look in the mirror and see a smart, angry girl who wants to be free, you're seeing a paradigm that Kathy [Acker] helped bring into the recognizable." - Author: Sarah Schulman
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#11. But : We're still human. Human because we keep on battling against all these horrors, the horrors caused and not caused by us. We battle not in order to stay alive, that would be too materalistic, for we are body and spirit, but in order to love each other. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#12. I'm still blowing alright, and I still enjoy it which is the main thing. - Author: Acker Bilk
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#13. There is no master narrative nor realist perspective to provide a background of social and historical facts. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#14. Whereas the slums in Hamburg are the slums of its sailors, Berlin is a big slum. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#15. And I'm working at trying to find a kind of language where I won't be so easily modulated by expectation. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#16. IF THERE IS A GOD, GOD IS DISJUNCTION AND MADNESS. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#17. I think it's really important to find out why people hurt you or try to oppose you or whatever. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#18. You are what you are when the devil whistles. - Author: Rick Acker
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#19. That's what the right-wing is good at: figuring out the left wing. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#20. Writing must be a machine for breaking down, that is, allowing the now uncontrolled and uncontrollable reconstitutions of thoughts and expressions. All other kinds of writing simply express. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#21. I write it to get it out of me. I don't write it to remember it. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#22. She wore red lipstick the next time that I saw her, though her hair was more voluminous with dirt than before. Owing, like everything else about these girls, to the fertility of rats. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#23. Dreams are manifestations of identities. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#24. I've never been adamant about joining Twitter; I have nothing against it; I'm not one of those people who hates Twitter. I think it's great for what it is, but right now - I don't know. I just like to keep the mystery. - Author: Drew Van Acker
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#25. Women need to become literary criminals, break the literary laws and reinvent their own, because the established laws prevent women from presenting the reality of their lives. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#26. As long as you're still alive, you always have the chance to start again. - Author: Emily Acker
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#27. Ever since I was a kid, I always wanted to be an astronaut. - Author: Drew Van Acker
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#28. You know I've had work banned. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#29. We've been very bad at understanding why the right-wing does things. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#30. Meanwhile the temperature is getting hotter and hotter so no one can think clearly. No one perceives. No one cares. Insane madness come out like life is a terrific party. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#31. Those who are driven by poverty, those who're free from material worries hunger exhausting labor a joyless existence ask the same question, the question of meaning. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#32. The more rapidly the water moves, the lighter it seems. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#33. Because I've done so many hour dramas, people tend to think of you as more of a dramatic actor and don't see you as doing comedy. - Author: Amy Acker
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#34. All memory can do is scream for touch. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#35. I find waiting unbearable because it makes me passive and negates me. I hate being nothing. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#36. As if l was pitch black and everyone else, pastel - Author: Kathy Acker
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#37. I'm very staid compared to my students, actually. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#38. I've always been obsessed with Audrey Hepburn. - Author: Amy Acker
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#39. What she really wanted [ ... ] was [ ... ] "to experience every emotion to the limit" so she could go beyond every limit. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#40. 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. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#41. People say, 'You look like the girl who used to be on that show 'Angel' - they don't actually think I'm her. - Author: Amy Acker
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#42. It's never too late to right a wrong. - Author: Emily Acker
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#43. I think the best thing in cases of censorship or things like this is to get as much media as possible. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#44. One of the reasons I think the ultra right-wing has such power in this country is that no one talks out. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#45. Since Pussy never had thought, nor would she think, that women shouldn't have abortions, she had to come to terms with the realization that to be human, and woman, includes the possibility and even the act of murder. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#46. Once you get hooked on the airline business, it's worse than dope. - Author: Ed Acker
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#47. You can't change old people. Unlike middle-aged people, they do what they want. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#48. I'm looking for what might be called a body language. One thing I do is stick a vibrator up my cunt and start writing
writing from the point of orgasm and losing control of the language and seeing what that's like. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#49. There's a backlash against womyn that's really bad right now. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#50. Everytime you read, you are walking among the dead, and, if you are listening, you just might hear prophecies. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#51. [ ... ] A society that drives its members to desperate solutions is a non-viable society, a society to be replaced. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#52. Traveling around I don't think people are that horrible, I think they just don't know. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#53. I like the idea of shows where I don't know where I'll be at the end of the season. - Author: Amy Acker
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#54. Murder is a dream because lack is the center of both. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#55. It was only when we were in that bed, high above the world - then I thought the birds could have been circling around our bodies circled around each other - that we made our world totally separated from everything else. It was the only way we could be together. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#56. 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. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#57. A language is the appearances of connections therefore language as in writing doesn't express anything: it creates. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#58. It's all up to you, girls. You have to be strong. These are the days of post-women's liberation. You have grown up by now and you have to take care of yourself. No one's going to help you. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#59. Education,' one of R's teachers taught, 'teaches you not to be yourself.' But who is yourself? R decided if it or he wasn't blood, it wasn't anything. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#60. pod. You mean nothing to me. And NOTHING you do now can hurt me! I hate you. - Author: Elizabeth Acker
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#61. GET RID OF MEANING. YOUR MIND IS A NIGHTMARE THAT HAS BEEN EATING YOU: NOW EAT YOUR MIND. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#62. Culture is that which falsifies. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#63. Even a woman who has the soul of a pirate, at least pirate morals, even a woman who ... has constraints to heterosexual marriage, even a woman who is a freak in our society needs a home. The only characteristic freaks share is our knowledge that we don't fit in. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#64. But I still don't have a clear idea of what my voice is. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#65. I am a limitless series of natural disasters and all of these disasters have been unnaturally repressed. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#66. The personal interiorization of the practice of humiliation is called humility. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#67. I look at my clarinet sometimes and I think, I wonder what's going to come out of there tonight? You never know. - Author: Acker Bilk
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#68. My Cousin, My Gastroenterologist will blow away your expectation of what late-model literature has to be. Unified by obsessions too eerie not to be real, this gorgeous rearrangement of our century's mental furniture is testimony to a new talent of Burroughs/Coover/Acker scale. - Author: David Foster Wallace
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#69. It had been fun to ride the fairy tale of Baz Acker actually giving a shit about him, but he knew firsthand fairy tales were a lot more Grimm brothers and much less Walt Disney. - Author: Heidi Cullinan
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#70. I have about a hundred cats living in me and all of them are curious - Author: Kathy Acker
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#71. Well, fear and homophobia are both pervasive. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#72. In such a society as ours the only possible chance for change, for mobility, for political, economic, and moral flow lies in the tactics of guerrilla warfare, in the use of fictions, of language. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#73. If you read every poem in every anthology of Greek poetry, you wouldn't read one poem in which a character of the woman who's loved is described or matters. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#74. Yeah, I mean, I put work out there for people to use and I'm grateful when you use it. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#75. I'm what happens after death, which is writing. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#76. Every day a sharp tool, a powerful destroyer, is necessary to cut away dullness, lobotomy, buzzing, belief in human beings, stagnancy, images, and accumulation. As soon as we stop believing in human beings, rather know we are dogs and trees, we'll start to be happy. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#77. The only reaction against an unbearable society is equally unbearable nonsense. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#78. For the poet, the world is word. Words. Not that precisely. Precisely: the world and words fuck each other. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#79. For reason, on the one hand, signifies the idea of a free, human social life. On the other hand, reason is the court of judgment of calculation, the instrument of domination, and the means for the greatest exploitation of nature. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#80. Some of the stuff about Yogi energy is really fascinating. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#81. I understand that when people read my books that there's something there - but I don't identify with it. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#82. I mean, they censor your work when they're scared of it. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#83. But now that she had achieved knighthood, and thought and acted as she wanted and decided, for one has to act in this way in order to save this world, she neither noticed nor cared that all the people around her thought she was insane. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#84. There's a point at which when I start to know a man well
this isn't true of women
I wonder whether there's something in him that's evil. Something that's pure and can't be touched. This quality of evil may be related to the quality of artistry, for an artist has the same characteristics. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#85. And internalization is used in this country as a very effective political tool. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#86. Genre stuff is the most exciting stuff for an actor to play. I get to try new things, do things I would have never got the chance to do. - Author: Amy Acker
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#87. Doing Much Ado was such a special thing because I knew everybody involved. With people you hadn't worked with before, you would watch them on shows and want to work with them. - Author: Amy Acker
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#88. 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. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#89. Every one-night-stand or man in a one-night-stand is like every other one-night-stand or man in a one-night-stand because the sex in a one-night-stand is without time and only time allows value. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#90. Pain is the world. I don't have anywhere to run. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#91. I question: do we really understand the differences between modernist and postmodernist? - Author: Kathy Acker
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#92. A novel is a book with a lot of pages. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#93. 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. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#94. After Hatuey, a fifteenth-century Indian insurrectionist, had been fixed to the stake, his Spanish captors extended him the choice of converting to Christianity and ascending to Heaven of going unrepentantly to Hell. Gathering that his executioners expected to go to heaven, Hatuey chose the other - Author: Kathy Acker
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#95. I found my voice was a reaction to all that voice stuff. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#96. Life doesn't exist inside language: too bad for me. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#97. Come alive, dead heart, and sing. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#98. There are times when the law jeopardizes those who obey it. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#99. I wasn't really into body piercings until I found that about half my female students had them. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#100. Usually when people see me, they see me as more of the soft-spoken one rather than being the witty, smart-tongued character. - Author: Amy Acker
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