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Nicole Brossard

  • ... women's reality has been perceived as fiction. Let us name some of those realities here: maternity, rape, prostitution, chronic fatigue, verbal, physical, and mental violence. Newspapers present these as stories, not fact.

    • Nicole Brossard,
    • in Marlene Wildeman, trans., The Aerial Letter ()
  • Writing is a consciousness formally at work in the territory of the imaginary.

    • Nicole Brossard,
    • in Marlene Wildeman, trans., The Aerial Letter ()
  • ... if patriarchy can take what exists and make it not, surely we can take what exists and make it be.

    • Nicole Brossard,
    • in Marlene Wildeman, trans., The Aerial Letter ()
  • The lesbian is a mental energy which gives breath and meaning to the most positive of images a woman can have of herself.

    • Nicole Brossard,
    • in Marlene Wildeman, trans., The Aerial Letter ()
  • Lesbians are the poets of the humanity of women ...

    • Nicole Brossard,
    • in Marlene Wildeman, trans., The Aerial Letter ()
  • The lesbian is a threatening reality for reality.

    • Nicole Brossard,
    • in Marlene Wildeman, trans., The Aerial Letter ()
  • A lesbian is a radical or she is not a lesbian.

    • Nicole Brossard,
    • in Marlene Wildeman, trans., The Aerial Letter ()
  • A lesbian who does not reinvent the world is a lesbian in the process of disappearing.

    • Nicole Brossard,
    • in Marlene Wildeman, trans., The Aerial Letter ()
  • To write, you must first belong to yourself.

    • Nicole Brossard,
    • in Marlene Wildeman, trans., The Aerial Letter ()
  • Language is magic — it makes things appear and disappear.

    • Nicole Brossard

Nicole Brossard, Canadian writer, poet

(1943)