„No black woman writer in this culture can write "too much". Indeed, no woman writer can write "too much"… No woman has ever written enough.“

—  bell hooks

Quelle: remembered rapture: the writer at work

Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
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bell hooks
afroamerikanische Literaturwissenschaftlerin und Feministin 1952

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„All a writer has to do to get a woman is to say he's a writer. It's an aphrodisiac.“

—  Saul Bellow Canadian-born American writer 1915 - 2005

As quoted in "Dailer's Choice" by Harriet Van Horne, in New York Magazine Vol. 10, No. 13 (28 March 1977), p. 80
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Jack London Foto

„Too much is written by the men who can't write about the men who do write.“

—  Jack London, Martin Eden

Quelle: Martin Eden (1909), Ch. XXXII

John Gay Foto

„A man is always afraid of a woman that loves him too much“

—  John Gay English poet and playwright 1685 - 1732

Quelle: The Beggar's Opera

Oscar Wilde Foto
Reinaldo Arenas Foto

„The writer has a fundamental responsibility to write well or to write the best he can, because if he doesn’t he’s not a writer. And when a writer writes, he’s always referring to a social and historical context…“

—  Reinaldo Arenas Cuban poet/novelist/playwright 1943 - 1990

Quelle: On a writer’s responsibility in “The Literature of Uprootedness: An Interview with Reinaldo Arenas” https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/the-literature-of-uprootedness-an-interview-with-reinaldo-arenas in The New Yorker (2013 Dec 5)

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„I'm a writer first & a woman after.“

—  Katherine Mansfield New Zealand author 1888 - 1923

Letter to John Middleton Murry (3 December 1920), from The Collected Letters of Katherine Mansfield, vol. IV

Walter Scott Foto

„Woman's faith and woman's trust,
Write the characters in dust.“

—  Walter Scott, buch The Betrothed

The Betrothed, Chap. xx.
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)

„You cannot write for children… They're much too complicated. You can only write books that are of interest to them.“

—  Maurice Sendak American illustrator and writer of children's books 1928 - 2012

As quoted in Boston Globe interview (4 January 1987)

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„When a man writes a romance, the woman dies. When a woman writes one, it ends all tidy and sweet.“

—  Julia Quinn American novelist 1970

Quelle: What Happens in London

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„Fortune have somewhat the nature of a woman; if she be too much wooed, she is the farther off.“

—  Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor Holy Roman Emperor 1500 - 1558

Quelle: As quoted in The Advancement of Learning (1605), Book II, by Francis Bacon

Czeslaw Milosz Foto

„I still think too much about the mothers
And ask what is man born of woman.“

—  Czeslaw Milosz Polish, poet, diplomat, prosaist, writer, and translator 1911 - 2004

"Preparation," trans. Czesław Miłosz and Robert Hass
Unattainable Earth (1986)
Kontext: I still think too much about the mothers
And ask what is man born of woman.
He curls himself up and protects his head
While he is kicked by heavy boots; on fire and running,
He burns with bright flame; a bulldozer sweeps him into a clay pit.
Her child. Embracing a teddy bear. Conceived in ecstasy.

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„Turn where you will, everywhere, the man and the woman ever confronting each other, the man who loves a hundred times, the woman who has the power to love so much and to forget so much.“

—  Henri Barbusse French novelist 1873 - 1935

The Inferno (1917), Ch. XVI
Kontext: Turn where you will, everywhere, the man and the woman ever confronting each other, the man who loves a hundred times, the woman who has the power to love so much and to forget so much. I went on my way again. I came and went in the midst of the naked truth. I am not a man of peculiar and exceptional traits. I recognise myself in everybody. I have the same desires, the same longings as the ordinary human being. Like everybody else I am a copy of the truth spelled out in the Room, which is, "I am alone and I want what I have not and what I shall never have." It is by this need that people live, and by this need that people die.

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