When someone tells me a piece of the truth which has been withheld from me, and which I needed in order to see my life more clearly, it may bring acute pain, but it can flood me with a cold, sea-sharp wash of relief.

Adrienne Rich

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Original Citation

Rich, Adrienne. "Women and Honor: Some Notes on Lying." Women's Writing Workshop. June 1975. Hartwick College, Oneonta, New York, USA. Speech.

Current Citation

Rich, Adrienne. Women and Honor: Some Notes on Lying. Motherroot Publications, 1977.