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Alison Bechdel

  • I'll watch a movie only if it meets the following criteria: 1. It has to have at least two women in it. 2. Who talk to each other. 3. About something besides a man.

    • Alison Bechdel,
    • who credits friend Liz Wallace for it, although it has become known as "The Bechdel Test" since it appeared in Dykes to Watch Out For ()
  • I grew to resent the way my father treated his furniture like children, and his children like furniture.

  • Our home was like an artists' colony. We ate together, but otherwise were absorbed in our separate pursuits. And in this isolation, our creativity took on an aspect of compulsion.

  • I suppose that a lifetime spent hiding one's erotic truth could have a cumulative renunciatory effect. Sexual shame is in itself a kind of death.

Alison Bechdel, U.S. cartoonist

(1960)