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“The world of public discourse — political, social, diplomatic, commercial — has so corrupted language that we are rightly more suspicious of the meaning of words than we are convinced of their veracity. Language has been turned on its head.”
“Creating art and creating ourselves are the same act; art, world, ourselves — these are continuous with one another.”
“The gods come to us in the forms we recognize.”
“There are mythic patterns under all of our lives. Each one of us, often unbeknownst to ourselves, is engaged in a drama of soul that is not reserved only for gods, heroes, and saints. Story is one bridge between the human realm and the divine.”
“One cannot really know an other without intimacy. Detached, objective observations alone leave a surface upon which it is too easy to project one's own image or fantasies. In intimacy, one respectfully interacts with the other, invites the penetration of the other, enters into a common effort, and then the strange and distinct contours of self and other become more apparent.”
“Eighty percent of language lies to us.”
Deena Metzger, U.S. writer, poet, playwright, counselor