“I am a wind-swayed bridge, a crossroads inhabited by whirlwinds … You say my name is ambivalence? Think of me as Shiva, a many-armed and legged body with one foot on brown soil, one on white, one in straight society, one in the gay world, the man’s world, the women’s, one limb in the literary world, another in the working class, the socialist, and the occult worlds. A sort of spider woman hanging by one thin strand of web.
Who, me confused? Ambivalent? Not so. Only your labels split me.”
– Gloria Anzaldúa, from ‘La Prieta’
“The imagination’s cry is a sexual cry.”
“The moment of change is the only poem.”
“I keep coming back to you in my head, but you couldn’t know that, and I have no carbons.”
“Every journey into the past is complicated by delusions, false memories, false namings of real events.”
“The connections between and among women are the most feared, the most problematic, and the most potentially transforming force on the planet.”