Quotation by Adrienne Rich

One line typed twenty years ago
can be blazed on a wall in spraypaint
to glorify art as detachment
or torture of those we
did not love but also
did not want to kill.
Adrienne Rich (b. 1929), U.S. poet and essayist. "North American Time," part 2, lines 8-13 (1983).
Surprise me with a
The Columbia World of Quotations © 1996, Columbia University Press.
Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. Except as otherwise permitted by written agreement, the following are prohibited: copying substantial portions or the entirety of the work in machine readable form, making multiple printouts thereof, and other uses of the work inconsistent with U.S. and applicable foreign copyright and related laws.
Copyright ©  2015 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
About PRIVACY POLICY Terms Careers Contact Us Help