Quotes by: Kathy Acker

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Kathy Acker
Acker in 1984
Born Karen Lehmann
(1947-04-18)April 18, 1947
New York City, United States
Died November 30, 1997(1997-11-30) (aged 50)
Tijuana, Mexico
Occupation Novelist, playwright, essayist, poet
Notable works Blood and Guts in High School (novel)
Great Expectations
New York (short story)
Notable awards Pushcart Prize (1979)
Spouse Robert Acker (1966–????)
Peter Gordon (1976, annulled)

And I'm working at trying to find a kind of language where I won't be so easily modulated by expectation.
Kathy Acker
Yeah, I mean, I put work out there for people to use and I'm grateful when you use it.
Kathy Acker
And internalization is used in this country as a very effective political tool.
Kathy Acker
I question: do we really understand the differences between modernist and postmodernist?
Kathy Acker
Traveling around I don't think people are that horrible, I think they just don't know.
Kathy Acker
I think it's really important to find out why people hurt you or try to oppose you or whatever.
Kathy Acker
I'm really fascinated and you know I've been wondering about that usage of language, various breathing techniques and why in these practices language is being used in another way.
Kathy Acker
First of all, writing at best - certainly fiction writing - more and more I think is magic.
Kathy Acker
I understand that postmodern literature probably means people like DeLillo, The Fiction Collective, but I don't get it that those writers are really influenced by postmodern theorists.
Kathy Acker
One of the reasons I think the ultra right-wing has such power in this country is that no one talks out.
Kathy Acker
Well, I think writing is basically about time and rhythm. Like with jazz. You have your basic melody and then you just riff off of it. And the riffs are about timing.
Kathy Acker
I think the best thing in cases of censorship or things like this is to get as much media as possible.
Kathy Acker
I wasn't really into body piercings until I found that about half my female students had them.
Kathy Acker
The literary culture, if you examine it, the high literary culture is that which preserves the government and you know it's really the talk for those who have.
Kathy Acker
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