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If the shoe doesn't fit, must we change the foot? ...
by Gloria Steinem

If the shoe doesn't fit, must we change the foot?
- Gloria Steinem

Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father.
- Gloria Steinem

It is more rewarding to watch money change the world
than watch it accumulate.
- Gloria Steinem

Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming,
we lose the excitement of possibilities.
Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.
- Gloria Steinem

 

I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career.
- Gloria Steinem

If you say, I'm for equal pay, that's a reform.
But if you say.
I'm a feminist, that's a transformation of society.
- Gloria Steinem

For much of the female half of the world,
food is the first signal of our inferiority.
It lets us know that our own families may consider
female bodies to be less deserving,
less needy, less valuable.
- Gloria Steinem

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A liberated woman is one who has sex before marriage and a job after.
- Gloria Steinem

The first problem for all of us, men and women,
is not to learn, but to unlearn.
- Gloria Steinem

Unless we include a job as part of every citizen's
right to autonomy and personal fulfillment,
women will continue to be vulnerable to someone else's idea of what need is.
- Gloria Steinem

Writing is the only thing that, when I do it,
I don't feel I should be doing something else.
- Gloria Steinem

America is an enormous frosted cupcake in the middle
of millions of starving people.
- Gloria Steinem

Law and justice are not always the same.
- Gloria Steinem

From pacifist to terrorist, each person condemns violence -
and then adds one cherished case in which it may be justified.
- Gloria Steinem

Power can be taken, but not given.
The process of the taking is empowerment in itself.
- Gloria Steinem

Work is valued by the social value of the worker.
- Gloria Steinem

Clearly no one knows what leadership has gone undiscovered in women of all races,
and in black and other minority men.
- Gloria Steinem

God may be in the details, but the goddess is in the questions.
Once we begin to ask them, there's no turning back.
- Gloria Steinem

In my own mind, I am still a fat brunette from Toledo,
and I always will be.
- Gloria Steinem

Like art, revolutions come from combining what exists
into what has never existed before.
- Gloria Steinem

Logic is in the eye of the logician.
- Gloria Steinem

A woman reading Playboy feels a little like a Jew reading a Nazi manual.
- Gloria Steinem

The authority of any governing institution must stop at its citizen's skin.
- Gloria Steinem

A movement is only composed of people moving.
To feel its warmth and motion around us is the end as well as the means.
- Gloria Steinem

We can tell our values by looking at our checkbook stubs.
- Gloria Steinem

The future depends entirely on what each of us does every day;
a movement is only people moving.
- Gloria Steinem

The first resistance to social change is to say it's not necessary.
- Gloria Steinem

Pornography is the instruction.
Rape is the practice, battered women are the practice,
and battered children are the practice.
- Gloria Steinem

What has the women's movement learned from Geraldine
Ferraro's candidacy for vice president? Never get married.
- Gloria Steinem

Planning ahead is a measure of class.
The rich and even the middle class plan for future generations,
but the poor can plan ahead only a few weeks or days.
- Gloria Steinem

Childbirth is more admirable than conquest,
more amazing than self-defense, and as courageous as either one.
- Gloria Steinem

I'd like to be played as a child by Natalie Wood.
I'd have some romantic scenes as Audrey Hepburn and
have gritty black-and-white scenes as Patricia Neal.
- Gloria Steinem

We've begun to raise daughters more like sons...
but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters.
- Gloria Steinem

We'll never solve the feminization of power until we
solve the masculinity of wealth.
- Gloria Steinem

I will no longer be referred to as Miss Steinem of Ms. magazine.
- Gloria Steinem

Most women's magazines simply try to mold women into
bigger and better consumers.
- Gloria Steinem

Men should think twice before making widow hood woman's only path to power.
- Gloria Steinem

Some of us are becoming the men we wanted to marry.
- Gloria Steinem

Because I have work to care about, it is possible that
I may be less difficult to get along with than other
women when the double chins start to form.
- Gloria Steinem

A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.
- Gloria Steinem

If women have young children, they are one man away from welfare.
- Gloria Steinem

A pedestal is as much a prison as any small,
confined space.
- Gloria Steinem

We need to remember across generations that there is
as much to learn as there is to teach.
- Gloria Steinem

Pornography is about dominance.
Erotica is about mutuality.
- Gloria Steinem

Hope is a very unruly emotion.
- Gloria Steinem

The only thing I can't stand is discomfort.
- Gloria Steinem

Most women are one man away from welfare.
- Gloria Steinem

Any woman who chooses to behave like a full human being
should be warned that the armies of the status quo
will treat her as something of a dirty joke.
That's their natural and first weapon.
She will need her sisterhood.
- Gloria Steinem

It's an incredible con job when you think about it,
to believe something now in exchange for something after death.
Even corporations with their reward systems don't try to make it posthumous.
- Gloria Steinem

Happy or unhappy, families are all mysterious.
We have only to imagine how differently we would be described -
and will be,
after our deaths - by each of the family members who believe they know us.
- Gloria Steinem

If women are supposed to be less rational and more
emotional at the beginning of our menstrual cycle when
the female hormone is at its lowest level,
then why isn't it logical to say that,
in those few days, women behave the most like the way
men behave all month long?
- Gloria Steinem

I've yet to be on a campus where most women weren't
worrying about some aspect of combining marriage,
children, and a career.
I've yet to find one where many men were worrying about the same thing.
- Gloria Steinem

No man can call himself liberal, or radical,
or even a conservative advocate of fair play,
if his work depends in any way on the unpaid or underpaid labor of women at home,
or in the office.
- Gloria Steinem

It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out;
it's the grain of sand in your shoe.
- Robert W. Service

For want of a nail the shoe was lost;
for want of a shoe the horse was lost;
and for want of a horse the rider was lost.
- Benjamin Franklin

The shoe that fits one person pinches another;
there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.
- Carl Jung

Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.
- Doug Larson

Later the Administration wanted me to actually sell
all remaining surplus by running the War Assets Corporation.
I said I couldn't do it without some shoe leather.
- Stuart Symington

To come up with the ending to a story and then work
backwards is like tying your shoe with one hand only.
- Donald McKay

A shoe that is too large is apt to trip one,
and when too small, to pinch the feet.
So it is with those whose fortune does not suit them.
- Horace

When there's uncertainty they always think there's another shoe to fall.
There is no other shoe to fall.
- Kenneth Lay

So now I'm left with cigarettes, and I'm trying to
scrape that off my shoe and then I'll be done.
- Diane Lane

Who will wear a shoe that hurts him,
because the shoe-maker tells him 'tis well made?
- Algernon Sydney

A work-room should be like an old shoe;
no matter how shabby,
it's better than a new one.
- Willa Cather

In the dressing room, I always put on my right shoe first.
Same thing for my right wristband.
- Mary Lou Retton

Shoe Suede Blues is ten years old this year.
The Band consists of four members.
- Peter Tork

Sex and the City changed New York-New York's become a big shoe store now,
unfortunately.
- Chris Noth

When I went back to visit my native Berlin after World War II,
I noticed that the only thing I really remembered from
my childhood Berlin days is the shoe store.
- Lukas Foss

There is no more unfortunate creature under the sun
than a fetishist who yearns for a woman's shoe and
has to settle for the whole woman.
- Karl Kraus

Be master of your petty annoyances and conserve your energies for the big,
worthwhile things.
It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out -
it's the grain of sand in your shoe.
- Robert Service

If you drag your shoe a bit those plastic spikes or
rubber spikes can be almost as bad as metal spikes.
- Bernhard Langer


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