Ana Castillo Quotes

 

I’m obviously an American citizen. My parents are American citizens. But I’m not looked at as an American.

— Ana Castillo

I’ve spent my whole life in Chicago being asked where am I from, so that I have a sense of displacement that also is very psychologically disorienting.

— Ana Castillo

Human sexuality has been regulated and shaped by men to serve men’s needs.

— Ana Castillo

Our goal should be to achieve joy.

— Ana Castillo

For things to have value in man’s world, they are given the role of commodities. Among man’s oldest and most constant commodity is woman.

— Ana Castillo

I’m concerned about a lot of serious border issues. This book is about the border reality and the struggles of the undocumented worker.

— Ana Castillo

There are things coming from me that I felt I wanted to talk about. My search for my own blend of spirituality, my acknowledgement of my sexuality, my being the single mother of a young man.

— Ana Castillo

I was just, like, not at all the office type; I was the artist type.

— Ana Castillo

I wanted everything. What could you not want when you are brown and Indian-looking in a society in which the white aesthetic is praised as acceptable?

— Ana Castillo

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