Kate Zambreno’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Kate Zambreno Quotes 

Love reading? Then it’s likely you will love a good quote from your favourite author. This article covers Kate Zambreno’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes that we at Australia Unwrapped have collected from some of his greatest works. Kate Zambreno quotes to remember and here you will find 10 of the best. A memorable quote can stay with you and can be used along your journey. Choosing Kate Zambreno’s top 10 quotes is not easy, but here they are:

Popular Quotes

“Ruth loved color so much she rarely wore any. Except on her face.”
― Kate Zambreno, Green Girl

 “The biographies of the great men see their excesses as signs of their greatness. But Jean Rhys, in her biography, is read as borderline; Anaïs Nin is borderline; Djuna is borderline; etc. etc. Borderline personality disorder being an overwhelmingly gendered diagnosis. I write in Heroines: “The charges of borderline personality disorder are the same charges against girls writing literature, I realize—too emotional, too impulsive, no boundaries.”
― Kate Zambreno

“The green girl necessarily pines for the past, because the present is too uncomfortable to be present in and the future, unimaginable. The need to long, to desire that which she cannot have, that which has eluded her, because she deceives herself that it was this person, this chance, where she would have found happiness.”
― Kate Zambreno, Green Girl

 “I am beginning to realize that taking the self out of our essays is a form of repression. Taking the self out feels like obeying a gag order–pretending an objectivity where there is nothing objective about the experience of confronting and engaging with and swooning over literature.”
― Kate Zambreno, Heroines

 “When I was writing Green Girl,I was reading Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex, and she’s very dismissive of the young girl. She writes about the girl as being from this space of bad faith and blankness. I’m more interested in a messy space.”
― Kate Zambreno

 “What does she want to be? A green girl doesn’t like to consider this question. She is waiting around to be discovered just for being herself.”
― Kate Zambreno, Green Girl

“Sometimes she is struck by how much she goes through life almost unconsciously. She is being swept along. She is a pale ghost.”
― Kate Zambreno, Green Girl

 “I think so often, especially if the work is perceived of as being drawn from life, the woman, not her book, is reviewed.”
― Kate Zambreno

“Sometimes she narrates her actions inside her head in third-person. Does that make her a writer or a woman?”
― Kate Zambreno, Green Girl

“We live in such fear of puncturing the moment, of forgetting our lines.”
― Kate Zambreno, Green Girl

10 Famous Quotes by Author Kate Zambreno

10 quotes by Kate Zambreno there you go! It’s never an easy task picking the best quotations from great writers, so please if you disagree or have more to add, please comment and share your opinions. My 10 greatest Kate Zambreno quotes will likely be different from yours; however, that’s the best thing about them, each quote can mean something different to each person. So don’t wait, comment and shares your best Kate Zambreno Quote. 

One Final Bonus – Kate Zambreno Quote 

“What is it with young women and exclamation points and smiley faces! So afraid of appearing somber, always wanting to appear light and happy and sparkling, even when they are dying inside. Not ever being able to escape the mask that smiles. She wants to write, really write someday. But she is not fully formed. So she does not write. Not really. Unless attempting to live is a form of attempting to write. The agony of becoming. This is what she experiences. The young girl. She would like to be someone, anyone else. She wants, vaguely, to be something more than she is. But she does not know what that is, or how one goes about doing such a thing.”

― Kate Zambreno, Green Girl

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