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  • #1
    Oscar Wilde
    “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”
    Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan

  • #2
    Oscar Wilde
    “Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #3
    Oscar Wilde
    “You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.”
    Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
    tags: sin

  • #4
    Virginia Woolf
    “Different though the sexes are, they inter-mix. In every human being a vacillation from one sex to the other takes place, and often it is only the clothes that keep the male or female likeness, while underneath the sex is the very opposite of what it is above. ”
    Virginia Woolf

  • #5
    Virginia Woolf
    “I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.”
    Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own

  • #6
    Virginia Woolf
    “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”
    Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own

  • #7
    Virginia Woolf
    “The history of men's opposition to women's emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself.”
    Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own

  • #8
    Virginia Woolf
    “The truth is, I often like women. I like their unconventionality. I like their completeness. I like their anonymity. ”
    Virginia Woolf

  • #9
    Virginia Woolf
    “Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size.”
    Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own

  • #10
    James Baldwin
    “Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor.”
    James Baldwin

  • #11
    James Baldwin
    “Everybody's journey is individual. If you fall in love with a boy, you fall in love with a boy. The fact that many Americans consider it a disease says more about them than it does about homosexuality. ”
    James Baldwin

  • #12
    James Baldwin
    “Hatred, which could destroy so much, never failed to destroy the man who hated, and this was an immutable law.”
    James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time

  • #13
    James Baldwin
    “I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.”
    James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time

  • #14
    James Baldwin
    “I love America more than any other country in the world and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.”
    James Baldwin

  • #15
    James Baldwin
    “Life is tragic simply because the earth turns and the sun inexorably rises and sets, and one day, for each of us, the sun will go down for the last, last time. ”
    James Baldwin

  • #16
    James Baldwin
    “Nothing is more desirable than to be released from an affliction, but nothing is more frightening than to be divested of a crutch. ”
    James Baldwin

  • #17
    James Baldwin
    “Most of us are about as eager to be changed as we were to be born, and go through our changes in a similar state of shock. ”
    James Baldwin

  • #18
    James Baldwin
    “The paradox of education is precisely this - that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated. ”
    James Baldwin

  • #19
    James Baldwin
    “To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time. ”
    James Baldwin

  • #20
    Luce Irigaray
    “Sexual difference is probably the issue in our time which could be our 'salvation' if we thought it through.”
    Luce Irigaray

  • #21
    Donna J. Haraway
    “I am making an argument for the cyborg as a fiction mapping our social and bodily reality and as an imaginative resource suggesting some very fruitful couplings. Michael Foucault's biopolitics is a flaccid premonition of cyborg politics, a very open field.”
    Donna Haraway

  • #22
    Donna J. Haraway
    “By the late twentieth century, our time, a mythic time, we are all chimeras, theorized and fabricated hybrids of machine and organism; in short, we are cyborgs.”
    Donna Haraway

  • #23
    Donna J. Haraway
    “The cyborg is a creature in a post-gender world; it has no truck with bisexuality, pre-oedipal symbiosis, unalienated labour, or other seductions to organic wholeness through a final appropriation of all the powers of the parts into a higher unity.”
    Donna J. Haraway

  • #24
    Donna J. Haraway
    “Cyborgs are not reverent; they do not re-member the cosmos. They are wary of holism, but needy for connection- they seem to have a natural feel for united front politics, but without the vanguard party. The main trouble with cyborgs, of course, is that they are the illegitimate offspring of militarism and patriarchal capitalism, not to mention state socialism. But illegitimate offspring are often exceedingly unfaithful to their origins.”
    Donna J. Haraway

  • #25
    Donna J. Haraway
    “Late twentieth-century machines have made thoroughly ambiguous the difference between natural and artificial, mind and body, self-developing and externally designed, and many other distinctions that used to apply to organisms and machines. Our machines are disturbingly lively, and we ourselves frighteningly inert.”
    Donna J. Haraway

  • #26
    Donna J. Haraway
    “Consciousness of exclusion through naming is acute. Identities seem contradictory, partial, and strategic.”
    Donna Haraway

  • #27
    Donna J. Haraway
    “The cyborg is a kind of disassembled and reassembled, postmodern collective and personal self. This is the self feminists must code.”
    Donna Haraway, Simians, Cyborgs And Women The Reinvention Of Nature

  • #28
    Donna J. Haraway
    “Cyborg writing must not be about the Fall, the imagination of a once-upon-a-time wholeness before language, before writing, before Man. Cyborg writing is about the power to survive, not on the basis of original innocence, but on the basis of seizing the tools to mark the world that marked them as other.”
    Donna Haraway

  • #29
    “Good things happen to those who hustle.”
    Chuck Noll

  • #30
    Nawal El Saadawi
    “My work is not worthy of respect. Why then do you join in it with me?”
    Nawal El Saadawi, Woman at Point Zero



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