Joanna Russ Quotes

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Joanna Russ
“Leaning her silly, beautiful, drunken head on my shoulder, she said, "Oh, Esther, I don't want to be a feminist. I don't enjoy it. It's no fun."

"I know," I said. "I don't either." People think you decide to be a "radical," for God's sake, like deciding to be a librarian or a ship's chandler. You "make up your mind," you "commit yourself" (sounds like a mental hospital, doesn't it?).

I said Don't worry, we could be buried together and have engraved on our tombstone the awful truth, which some day somebody will understand:

WE WUZ PUSHED.”
Joanna Russ, On Strike Against God

Joanna Russ
“Minority art, vernacular art, is marginal art. Only on the margins does growth occur.”
Joanna Russ

Joanna Russ
“I think," said my neighbour, her chin very high in the air (and still spiffed, I am glad to say) "that women who've never married and never had children have missed out on the central experiences of life. They are emotionally crippled."

Now what am I supposed to say to that? I ask you. That women who've never won the Nobel Peace Prize have also experienced a serious deprivation? It's like taking candy from a baby; the poor thing isn't allowed to get angry, only catty. I said, "That's rude, and silly," and helped her to mashed potatoes.

...."You can't catch a man."

"That's why I'll never be abandoned," said I. Fortunately she did not hear me. Did I say taking candy from babies? Rather, eating babies, killing babies, abandoning babies. So sad, so easy.”
Joanna Russ, On Strike Against God

Joanna Russ
“The demon got up. The demon said Fool. To think you can eat their food and not talk to them. To think you can take their money and not be afraid of them. To think you can depend on their company and not suffer from them.”
Joanna Russ, On Strike Against God

Joanna Russ
“(Only God can make a tree and She seldom tries, nowadays.)”
Joanna Russ, On Strike Against God

Joanna Russ
“WE WUZ PUSHED.”
Joanna Russ, On Strike Against God