Quotation by Adrienne Rich

We might hypothetically possess ourselves of every technological resource on the North American continent, but as long as our language is inadequate, our vision remains formless, our thinking and feeling are still running in the old cycles, our process may be "revolutionary" but not transformative.
Adrienne Rich (b. 1929), U.S. poet. repr. In On Lies, Secrets, and Silence (1980). "Power and Danger: Works of a Common Woman," introduction, The Work of a Common Woman: The Collected Poetry of Judy Grahn, 1964-1977 (1977).
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