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Carolyn Forché

  • The heart is the toughest part of the body. Tenderness is in the hands.

  • We have, each of us, nothing. / We will give it to each other.

    • Carolyn Forché,
    • "For the Stranger," The Country Between Us ()
  • It is either the beginning or the end / of the world, and the choice is ourselves / or nothing.

    • Carolyn Forché,
    • "Ourselves or Nothing," The Country Between Us ()
  • If I just work when the spirit moves me, the spirit will ignore me.

    • Carolyn Forché

Carolyn Forché, U.S. poet, editor, translator, human rights activist