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Abigail Lewis

  • Oh God, the black rage that comes over me sometimes, especially at night. The nerve of this creature, the impudence! Placidly leaching food from my body without even an invitation. Who invited it to this feast?

  • Those who claim the body is only a vehicle for the soul have obviously never been sick for a long time, or pregnant. One's vision of the world depends very much on the physical conditions through which one sees it.

  • ... a woman's sense of time must be quite different from a man's. Her sense of continuity is internal and natural ... She connects directly to the source of time, and the moon that pulls the tides around the world also pulls the hormone tide within her; her months are marked off without need of calendar. She carries her months, her years, her spring and winter within herself.

  • Death has never seemed so far away, because growth, which is life, is so obviously occurring.

  • I feel like a man building a boat in his basement which he may not be able to get out through the door. Trapped, frantic and trapped ...

Abigail Lewis, U.S. ceramic sculptor, writer

(1923)

Real name: Otis Kidwell Burger.