Any woman who has a career and a family automatically develops
something in the way of two personalities, like two sides of a dollar bill,
each different in design…Her problem is to keep one from draining the life from the other.
~ Ivy Baker Priest


“I am convinced that the women of the world, united
without any regard for national or racial dimensions,
can become a most powerful force
for international peace and brotherhood.”

Coretta Scott King,
(1922-) Active in U.S. civil rights movement
and Non-Violence Center.

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I  took a deep breath and listened
to the old bray of my heart.
I am. I am. I am.
~ Sylvia Plath




To love what you do and feel that it matters —
how could anything be more fun?
Katharine Graham (1917-2001)




Women are never what they seem to be.
There is the woman you see
and there is the woman who is hidden.
Buy the gift for the woman who is hidden.
~ Erma Bombeck




Women are most fascinating
between the ages of thirty-five and forty,
after they have won a few races
and know how to pace themselves.
Since few women ever pass forty,
maximum fascination can continue indefinitely.
~ Christian Dior




One is not born a woman, one becomes one.
Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986)




Challenges make you discover things about yourself
that you never really knew.
They're what make the instrument stretch —
what make you go beyond the norm.
Cicely Tyson




Think wrongly, if you please,
but in all cases think for yourself.
Doris Lessing. b1919 British writer




In passing, also, I would like to say
that the first time Adam had a chance
he laid the blame on woman.
Nancy Astor (1879-1964)
British politician




Women are repeatedly accused of taking things personally.
I cannot see any other honest way of taking them.
Marya Mannes. b. 1904
American writer




Every expert in this world started out as a beginner.
—Suzann Thompson




At the end of your life, you will never regret
not having passed one more test,
winning one more verdict, or not closing one more deal.
You will regret time not spent
with a husband, a child, a friend, or a parent
.
—Barbara Bush




Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
~ Janis Joplin




I am Woman—hear me roar. . . .
Or is that my vacuum cleaner?
—Liz Carpenter




God made man, and then he said
'I can do better than that' and made women.
~ Adela Rogers St. Johns




Libraries allow children to ask questions
about the world and find the answers.
And the wonderful thing is
that once a child learns to use a library,
the doors to learning are always open.   
~ Laura Bush




It certainly must have been a relief
for women of the country to realize
that one could be a woman and a lady
and yet be thoroughly political.
~ Pearl S. Buck




Selected Anais Nin Quotations


There came a time when
the risk to remain tight in the bud
was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.


• We don't see things as they are,
we see them as we are.


• Life shrinks or expands according to one's courage.


• Living never wore one out so much as the effort not to live.


• Each friend represents a world in us,
a world possibly not born until they arrive,
and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.




As a woman, I find it very embarrassing
to be in a meeting and realize
I'm the only one in the room with balls.
~ Rita Mae Brown




“You can no more win a war
than you can win an earthquake.”
And,
“The work of educating the world to peace
is the woman’s job, because men have a natural fear
of being classed as cowards if they oppose war.”

Jeanette Rankin, (1880-1973) First woman to enter U.S. House of Representative
in 1917. Lost her seat in Congress when she voted against entry in WW




Loneliness is never more cruel than when
it is felt in close propinquity with someone
who has ceased to communicate.
Germaine Greer




If the first woman God ever made was strong enough
to turn the world upside down all alone,
these women together
ought to be able to turn it back,
and get it right side up again!
And now they is asking to do it,
the men better let them.
Sojourner Truth (~1797-1883)




It was so cold I almost got married.
Shelley Winters






AND THE STUPID SAYING
AWARD GOES TO............

"The fight for the Equal Rights Amendment
in Iowa is about a socialist,
anti-family political movement
that encourages women
to leave their husbands, kill their children,
practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism,
and become lesbians."

brought to you by.......
Pat Robertson,
American televangelist and politician, in 1992

How in the world
does expecting equal treatment
under the law
translate into one
becoming a big lesbian witch?

That is so crazy!
We hope he doesn't really think this.


We don't think Jesus would
say this kind of thing
ever.

It isn't very nice.
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