• Why am I compelled to write?... Because the world I create in the writing compensates for what the real world does not give me. By writing I put order in the world, give it a handle so I can grasp it. I write because life does not appease my appetites and anger... To become more intimate with myself and you. To discover myself, to preserve myself, to make myself, to achieve self-autonomy. To dispell the myths that I am a mad prophet or a poor suffering soul. To convince myself that I am worthy and that what I have to say is not a pile of shit... Finally I write because I'm scared of writing, but I'm more scared of not writing

    Gloria E. Anzaldúa
  • Though we tremble before uncertain futuresmay we meet illness, death and adversity with strengthmay we dance in the face of our fears

    Gloria E. Anzaldúa
  • Caminante, no hay puentes, se hace puentes al andar. (Voyager, there are no bridges, one builds them as one walks.)

    Gloria E. Anzaldúa
  • A woman who writes has power, and a woman with power is feared

    Gloria E. Anzaldúa
  • Who is to say that robbing a people of its language is less violent than war?

    Gloria E. Anzaldúa
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