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Labor is hard work. Forcing
women to labor against their will -
"I'm not afraid of storms,
for I'm learning to sail my ship."
-Louisa May Alcott
"No person is your friend who demands your silence."
"I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it."
- Voltairine de Cleyre
"The vote means nothing to women.
We should be armed."
"The dogma of woman's complete historical subjection
to men must be rated as one of the most fantastic myths
ever created by the human mind."
-Mary Ritter Beard
"They sicken of the calm that know the storm."
"I got kicked out of ballet class because I pulled a groin muscle.
It wasn't mine."
"Adventure is worthwhile in itself."
"Don't be afraid your life will end; be afraid that it will never begin." -Grace Hansen
"I never realized until lately that women were supposed to be the inferior sex." -Katharine Hepburn
"Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow
talent to the dark place where it leads." -Erica Jong
"I have always had a dread of becoming a passenger in life."
-Margareth II, Queen of Denmark:
"I'm never going to be famous. My name will never be writ large on the roster of Those Who Do Things.
I don't do any thing. Not one single thing."
"You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you." -Mary Tyler Moore
"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." -Anais Nin
"No more tears now; I will think about revenge." -Mary, Queen of Scots
"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in
which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the
thing which you think you cannot do." -Eleanor Roosevelt
"Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." -Muriel Strode
"People call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat or a prostitute." -Rebecca West:
"If you're going to hold someone down you're going to have to hold on by the other end of the chain.
You are confined by your own repression."
"It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees." -Delores Ibarruri
"Study as if you were going to live forever; live as if you were going to die tomorrow." -Maria Mitchell
"This is the precept by which I have lived: Prepare for the worst; expect the best; and take what comes."
"If you surrendered to the air, you could ride it."
"I have no regrets. I wouldn't have lived my life the way I did if I was going to worry about what people were going to say."
"We know that we can do what men can do, but we still don't know that men can do what women can do.
That's absolutely crucial. We can't go on doing two jobs."
"The truth will set you free. But first, it will piss you off." -Gloria Steinem
"It's all make believe, isn't it?" -Marilyn Monroe
"I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems
without signing them, was often a woman." — Virginia Woolf
"I'm just a person trapped inside a woman's body."
"Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed.
If I fail, no one will say, 'She doesn't have what it takes.'
They will say, 'Women don't have what it takes.'"
-Clare Boothe Luce
"Soon they'll be telling you you can't be Batman, Shakespeare, President, or God.
Little fat baby, going on schoolgirl, you can be anyone, but it won't be easy."
"We've begun to raise daughters more like sons...
but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters."
"Remember our heritage is our power; we can know ourselves and our
capacities by seeing that other women have been strong."
"My grandfather once told me that there are two kinds of people:
those who work and those who take the credit.
He told me to try to be in the first group;
there was less competition there."
"I want to walk through life instead of being dragged through it."
- Alanis Morissette
"Nothing will work unless you do."
"Feminism is the radical notion that women are people."
-Cheris Kramare and Paula Treichler