Monday, May 24, 2010

Quote of the Day (and Visual Aid)

“Lying is done with words, and also with silence… The unconscious wants truth. It ceases to speak to those who want something else more than [they want] truth… There is no “the truth” or “a truth” – truth is not one thing, or even a system. It is an increasing complexity… The unconscious wants truth, as the body does. The complexity and fecundity of dreams come from the complexity and fecundity of the unconscious struggling to fulfill that desire. The complexity and fecundity of poetry come from that same struggle.” – Adrienne Rich, from her 1979 essay “Women and Honor; Notes on Lying

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