Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Gloria

"Why am I compelled to write?… Because the world I create in the writing compensates for what the real world does not give me. By writing I put order in the world, give it a handle so I can grasp it. I write because life does not appease my appetites and anger… To become more intimate with myself and you. To discover myself, to preserve myself, to make myself, to achieve self-autonomy. To dispel the myths that I am a mad prophet or a poor suffering soul. To convince myself that I am worthy and that what I have to say is not a pile of shit… Finally I write because I’m scared of writing, but I’m more scared of not writing."
 
— Gloria Anzaldúa

4 comments:

  1. Wow! I can relate to that quote so much, especially the part about compensating for what the world doesn't give me.

    It's also to compensate for what a lot of books don't give me -- smart, strong, complicated and nontraditional female characters. :)

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  2. Agreed, Sarah. It's my intention to write characters like that, but the school stuff keeps getting in the way. time to change this.

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