"In the paintings where it's there—the tenderness—I work for it. I'm not afraid of it. If I could put my bleeding heart in there, I would."
"My first encounter with even thinking about politics, what it meant to be an American and thinking that it wasn’t secure, came as a real jolt when I became aware of the Second World War, maybe in my last year in high school. Being a Midwesterner from Chicago, I didn’t really think we were vulnerable until the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. We were literally oceans apart from the rest of the world until then, not just physically but mentally."
- Nancy Spero