When great changes occur in history, when great principles are involved, as a rule the majority are wrong.
(Eugene V. Debs (1855-1926), U.S. trade unionist, Socialist leader. speech, Sept. 11, 1918, Cleveland, Ohio. Eugene V. Debs Speaks, ed. Jean Y. Tussey (1970).
Defending himself against charges of sedition; found guilty, he was subsequently jailed for three years.)
I have wanted everything as a writer and a woman, but most of all a world changed utterly by my revelations.
(Dorothy Allison (b. 1949), U.S. author and lesbian feminist. Skin, ch. 18 (1994).
Allisona lesbian feminist essayist, fiction writer, and poetdescribed her poor, violence-ridden Southern childhood in her well-received autobiographical novel, Bastard Out of Carolina (1992).)