“Women's liberation is being called by many names today. It is called 'the movement,' it is called 'the cause,' it is called 'the revolution.' The liberation of women is, in my view, at one and the same time, all of the things it is called, and none of those things.”
Originally published December 10, 1970
“My mother is an urban peasant and I am my mother’s daughter. The city is our natural element. We each have daily adventures with bus drivers, bag ladies, ticket takers, and street crazies. Walking brings out the best in us.”
Originally published March 17, 1987
Debating "Art vs. Politics" at the Village Vanguard with LeRoi Jones, Larry Rivers, Archie Shepp, and Jonas Mekas
February 7, 2020
"Kerouac was one of those men in whom the proportions are mixed just a bit differently than in the rest of us. In him that youthful lunging after sensation was wider, deeper, fuller than in most men"
February 4, 2020
"It is the texture, the atmosphere, the ideals, the notions of 'camp' which currently determines middle-class taste, directs its signs, and seems to nourish its simple-minded eagerness to grind the idea of 'alienation' into yet another hopelessly ironic cliche"
Originally published April 7, 1966
“There are times when the subway, like the city itself, seems so grotesque that, indeed, one wonders how this entire enterprise can continue to call itself human. Much less continue.”
Originally published December 21, 1972
Her telescoped responses and significant silences had been placed in her mouth and behind her eyes by a generation of literary references created by an experience of the author
Originally published May 31, 1973
“In Rosa Luxemburg, the line between emotion and intelligence remained strong and direct. All her life it was the task of her intellect to explain what her gut told her was true.”
March 1, 1987
"They are gathering fire and I do believe the next great moment in history is theirs. God knows, for my unborn daughter's sake, I hope so"
Originally published November 27, 1969