Perhaps it is wrong to speak of oneself while writing of another, but I truly wonder if I would have become as I am without her. Would I have carried myself with the same swagger, or faced adversity with such feminine resolve, without Albertine as my guide? Would my young poems have possessed such a biting tongue without Astragal as my guidebook?
Patti Smith on Albertine Sarrazin’s Astragal. - Slate Magazine
Finally, finally! The Lustig postcards are in. They are gorgeous.
The essays I wrote were generally lucid, and I also had the voice of a crane, which was why I’d often been chosen to speak at sports festivals or receptions for official visitors. Besides, I probably gave the impression of being difficult to seduce.
— The Naked Eye, Yoko Tawada