„Because we are denied knowledge of our history, we are deprived of standing upon each other's shoulders and building upon each other's hard earned accomplishments. Instead we are condemned to repeat what others have done before us and thus we continually reinvent the wheel. The goal of The Dinner Party is to break this cycle.“
— Judy Chicago
Reported in Louise Bernikow, The American Women's Almanac: An Inspiring and Irreverent Women's History (1997), p. 185.