Kim Hyesoon Famous Quotes & Sayings

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44 Kim Hyesoon Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Kim Hyesoon Sayings: The rhythm of my body is the same as my mother tongue. It is in The rhythm of my body is the same as my mother tongue. It is in this rhythm where I find sanctity, that I can return to my mother who is everywhere in the universe.
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Kim Hyesoon Sayings: My tough and grotesque images were thrown on the roads and were stepped on by My tough and grotesque images were thrown on the roads and were stepped on by my critics, and I was talked about with scorn. I felt regret that readers only seemed to like something they were accustomed to.
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Kim Hyesoon Sayings: Poems are a dance of language that comes out when my body taps into the Poems are a dance of language that comes out when my body taps into the rhythm of language. Rhythm gets us naked and exposes our selves completely.
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Kim Hyesoon Sayings: Alienation between the content and form happens frequently in my poems because I obstinately carry Alienation between the content and form happens frequently in my poems because I obstinately carry on dismantling my body, an act you can also call "dismantling delusion." I think that after I dismantle my female body, I can finally dismantle established lyric poems.
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Kim Hyesoon Sayings: Mother is a synonym for abandonment and death. Comparing this synonym to water, it is Mother is a synonym for abandonment and death. Comparing this synonym to water, it is like poured-out water. I call it mother, the identity that I cannot identify.
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Kim Hyesoon Sayings: My body is full of graves. A sepulcher is dug up, and a young girl My body is full of graves. A sepulcher is dug up, and a young girl comes out of it with her dusty hands in tears. A lady who is a young girl and an old girl at the same time feels the presence of the young girl. I feel that the 15-year-old me and the 50-year-old me come out of the sepulcher through an illegal excavation.
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Kim Hyesoon Sayings: It is difficult to disturb the common usage of Korean that is bent to the It is difficult to disturb the common usage of Korean that is bent to the perspective of a male-oriented society. Korean society is based on both a politics and history that have been disguised as a solid society of solid male poems, a solid written language, fixed rules of how to write literature, and a narrative language.
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Kim Hyesoon Sayings: As a sick kid, I always looked out the window. The objects of my observation As a sick kid, I always looked out the window. The objects of my observation were the sun, the seasons, the wind, crazy people, and my grandfather's death. During my long period of observation, I felt that something like poems were filling up my body.
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Kim Hyesoon Sayings: If you propose there is a feminism problem in Korea, somebody would point out that If you propose there is a feminism problem in Korea, somebody would point out that you are bringing up antiquated issues. No one acknowledges that discrimination against women is still widespread.
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Kim Hyesoon Sayings: The body of poetry is nothing but energy, waves, rhythm. The body of poetry is nothing but energy, waves, rhythm.
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Kim Hyesoon Sayings: As a university student, I tried hard to write poems in Korean. It was at As a university student, I tried hard to write poems in Korean. It was at that time that I foresaw my death and the world's death. I think my poems started at that time.
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Kim Hyesoon Sayings: I did not have any role model. I could not learn anything from the female I did not have any role model. I could not learn anything from the female voice that male poets used, a voice which is more "feminine" than female. Nor could I learn anything from ancient female poetry that only sang about love, the feeling of farewell and longing for others.
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Kim Hyesoon Sayings: The language of poetry is not stuck in place. Nothing can own language. I think, The language of poetry is not stuck in place. Nothing can own language. I think, however, the genre of poetry itself is very feminine and motherly.
Kim Hyesoon Sayings: If you happen to live in Korea, you might always suffer from anger towards people If you happen to live in Korea, you might always suffer from anger towards people in power, because of political and social problems. I felt gloomy under this social dictatorship. Looking back, I feel like I never saw a sunrise in Seoul.
Kim Hyesoon Sayings: When I was at university, the policemen used to measure how short the women's mini-skirts When I was at university, the policemen used to measure how short the women's mini-skirts were and how long guys' hair was. We were living under a government that considers people to be soldiers.
Kim Hyesoon Sayings: We carve on our body what society teaches us and continue this task, not knowing We carve on our body what society teaches us and continue this task, not knowing the identity they force us to have. This identity is carved on our faces and our skins. Not knowing our bodies have become "the paper made of human meat," we stuff our bodies and make them a theater where cultural symbols or suppressed symbols play.
Kim Hyesoon Sayings: Women in Korean myths disappear after giving birth. The reason they were born is to Women in Korean myths disappear after giving birth. The reason they were born is to produce sons.
Kim Hyesoon Sayings: South Korea is one of the worst countries when it comes to opportunity for women South Korea is one of the worst countries when it comes to opportunity for women in social activities and employment. To my disgust, in certain communities in Korea, you cannot even imagine how severe sex discrimination is.
Kim Hyesoon Sayings: Korean feminism is on the brink of death. Korea has a less clear boundary between Korean feminism is on the brink of death. Korea has a less clear boundary between popular literature and serious literature than in other countries. I feel that feminism is abandoned like a product that was a craze in the past.
Kim Hyesoon Sayings: Women who have been disappeared by violence are howling. The voices of disappeared women are Women who have been disappeared by violence are howling. The voices of disappeared women are echoing. I sing with these voices.
Kim Hyesoon Sayings: I have to reach "the poetry condition" to write. Then it is as if the I have to reach "the poetry condition" to write. Then it is as if the border around me is thinned or blurred or erased or disappeared or dead.
Kim Hyesoon Sayings: There is a specific kind of day when I feel like writing poems. My senses There is a specific kind of day when I feel like writing poems. My senses become really sharp. This day is when I feel as if I am drowning into the abandonment of death.
Kim Hyesoon Sayings: I came to grotesque language in the patriarchal culture under the dictatorship. The body that I came to grotesque language in the patriarchal culture under the dictatorship. The body that was broken into pieces is a sick body. I put the disease of this world and my sick body together.
Kim Hyesoon Sayings: I am a tomb robber who is robbing my own tomb. Things from my tomb I am a tomb robber who is robbing my own tomb. Things from my tomb are exhibited under the radiant sun. Every time it happens I feel crude.
Kim Hyesoon Sayings: In poetry, rhythm is a priority above everything else. In poetry, rhythm is a priority above everything else.
Kim Hyesoon Sayings: In my opinion, poets talk through the symptoms of disease. These symptoms of disease are In my opinion, poets talk through the symptoms of disease. These symptoms of disease are predictions, screams, and songs.
Kim Hyesoon Sayings: Living in South Korea as a girl meant living under a lot of discrimination and Living in South Korea as a girl meant living under a lot of discrimination and limitation. It was the same in my university and in the Korean literary world I am involved in.
Kim Hyesoon Sayings: My mom does not exist anymore, and I cannot see my mother in myself. To My mom does not exist anymore, and I cannot see my mother in myself. To me, the word "mother" is the synonym for the words "parting" or "separation" or "farewell."
Kim Hyesoon Sayings: It seems Korean women are enjoying a passive and fragile status, intoxicated by appearance. Not It seems Korean women are enjoying a passive and fragile status, intoxicated by appearance. Not only feminism, but any serious discourse ends up being swept away by popular culture in Korea.
Kim Hyesoon Sayings: The grotesque in my poems is the motion I use to put myself and the The grotesque in my poems is the motion I use to put myself and the grotesque world together. So the miserable images I use in my poems are the same as the letters I send into the miserable world.
Kim Hyesoon Sayings: Poems are ways of saying you clearly remember the day of your death and your Poems are ways of saying you clearly remember the day of your death and your tomb. When I am writing poetry, I relive my days when a woman inside me dies many times.
Kim Hyesoon Sayings: You cannot call a poem female just because it is written by a woman. Nevertheless, You cannot call a poem female just because it is written by a woman. Nevertheless, I think attempts to find femininity in female bodies, life, and thinking, attempts to find a way for women to speak, will improve widely in Korea.
Kim Hyesoon Sayings: Since the boundary of the world of poetry is fluid, the language in it is Since the boundary of the world of poetry is fluid, the language in it is also fluid. Hence, the language that is outside of the poetry world, namely the language that is not the language of poetry, cannot go into the poetry world.
Kim Hyesoon Sayings: Our mothers who have gone are buried in our bodies. It can be said that Our mothers who have gone are buried in our bodies. It can be said that we were born with dead mothers in our body.
Kim Hyesoon Sayings: When I first started to write poetry, I used to feel as if my tongue When I first started to write poetry, I used to feel as if my tongue would go numb.
Kim Hyesoon Sayings: Speaking as an outsider is the most authentic voice for a poet. Poets who have Speaking as an outsider is the most authentic voice for a poet. Poets who have one hundred thousand or one million readers [as many South Korean poets do] might not be a real, authentic poet.
Kim Hyesoon Sayings: Mother does not exist, like water that has given life to a flower and then Mother does not exist, like water that has given life to a flower and then disappeared. Mothers live somewhere after giving birth to us.
Kim Hyesoon Sayings: When anger and sorrow overflow, sometimes it becomes poetry. When anger and sorrow overflow, sometimes it becomes poetry.
Kim Hyesoon Sayings: Once, I compared poetry to mothers in my book called To Write as a Woman, Once, I compared poetry to mothers in my book called To Write as a Woman, because my mother is someone who captures me in her body and gave birth to me out of her desire but washed her hands of me after giving birth to me as a poet.
Kim Hyesoon Sayings: Women are foils to men in South Korea. It is hard for women to take Women are foils to men in South Korea. It is hard for women to take a lead role even in NGOs for political resistance. Men think women should do trivial things on the margins. They think women should be merely a seasoning for a dish. I feel anger and sorrow seeing this.
Kim Hyesoon Sayings: When I became a poet, the Korean literary world expected women poets to sing passively When I became a poet, the Korean literary world expected women poets to sing passively of love. Naturally, this was not written anywhere, but this rule existed nonetheless. Consequently, I received plenty of serious criticism.
Kim Hyesoon Sayings: We have certain rules for traditional lyric poetry in Korea. I twist my body, confused We have certain rules for traditional lyric poetry in Korea. I twist my body, confused by what to say and how to act, facing these rules. Confronting traditional lyricism, I speak with a bare body without the tattoos of culture on it.
Kim Hyesoon Sayings: Korean feminism has been swept away by popular culture. It became a sort of old-fashioned Korean feminism has been swept away by popular culture. It became a sort of old-fashioned trend or a joke.
Kim Hyesoon Sayings: Poetry is something that disturbs the mainstream with minor things and it is something that Poetry is something that disturbs the mainstream with minor things and it is something that breaks down active discrimination with passive things, and it can break down something that polishes the filthy things with filthy things.