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Thousands of women are crushed and made inarticulate
by Agnes Smedley

Thousands of women are crushed and made inarticulate
by that system and never develop as their natures would
force them to develop were they in a decent environment.
- Agnes Smedley

When I was a girl, the West was still young,
and the law of force, of physical force,
was dominant.
- Agnes Smedley

I hate female men.
- Agnes Smedley

What a couple.
I'm consumed into ashes.
And he's always raking up the ashes and setting them on fire again.
- Agnes Smedley

 

And the woman who could win the respect of man was
often the woman who could knock him down with her bare
fists and sit on him until he yelled for help.
- Agnes Smedley

I feel like a person living on the brink of a volcano crater.
- Agnes Smedley

Now, being a girl, I was ashamed of my body and my lack of strength.
So I tried to be a man.
I shot, rode, jumped, and took part in all the fights of the boys.
- Agnes Smedley

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But I see no reason why a woman should not grow and
develop in all those outlets which are suited to her nature,
it matters not at all what they may be.
- Agnes Smedley

Like all my family and class, I considered it a sign
of weakness to show affection;
to have been caught kissing my mother would have been a disgrace,
and to have shown affection for my father would have been a disaster.
- Agnes Smedley

But he like my mother, had certainly come to know that
those who work the most do not make the most money.
It was the fault of the rich, it seemed,
but just how he did not know.
- Agnes Smedley

Much that we read of Russia is imagination and desire only.
- Agnes Smedley

Everybody calls everybody a spy, secretly,
in Russia, and everybody is under surveillance.
You never feel safe.
- Agnes Smedley

I have no objection to a man being a man,
however masculine that may be.
- Agnes Smedley

No one yet knows what a man's province is,
and how far that province, as conceived of today,
is artificial.
- Agnes Smedley

For the first week of the Sian events I was a first
aid worker in the streets of Sian.
- Agnes Smedley

I joined another circle and the leader gave us a little
leaflet in very small print,
asking us to read it carefully and then come prepared to ask questions.
It was a technical Marxist subject and I did not understand
it nor did I know what questions to ask.
- Agnes Smedley

There are many men - such as those often to be found among the Indians -
who are refined until they have qualities often attributed to the female sex.
Yet they are men, and strong ones.
- Agnes Smedley

In one hotel, the maid who built the fire fainted in our room.
Exhaustion was the cause.
We talked with her later and learned that she worked
17 hours a day and makes 95 marks a month -
about 50 cents.
- Agnes Smedley

Yet it is awful to love a person who is a torture to you.
And a fascinating person who loves you and won't hear
of anything but your loving him and living right by
his side through all eternity!
- Agnes Smedley

For months it seemed that a revolution was certain.
But instead, slavery seems more likely now.
The working class no longer has the physical resistance for a revolution,
and the Entente is too strong, and Russia is too weak.
- Agnes Smedley

In the little hall leading to it was a rack holding
various Socialist or radical newspapers,
tracts, and pamphlets in very small print and on very bad paper.
The subjects treated were technical Marxist theories.
- Agnes Smedley

My mother listened to all the news from the camp during the strike.
She said little, especially when my father or the men
who worked for him were about I remember her instinctive
and unhesitating sympathy for the miners.
- Agnes Smedley

Germany is in terrible condition this year.
This is particularly true of the working masses,
who are so undernourished that tuberculosis is having a rich harvest,
particularly of adolescent children.
- Agnes Smedley

So I had to be the doctor to these wounded men until
we could remove them to the hospital.
There were fifty-four women and forty little boys with the Red Army prisoners,
and I went daily to take care of them also.
- Agnes Smedley

More and more do I see that only a successful revolution
in India can break England's back forever and free Europe itself.
It is not a national question concerning India any longer;
it is purely international.
- Agnes Smedley

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world.
I know because I've done it thousands of times.
- Mark Twain

I have anonymously helped many thousands.
- Taylor Caldwell

In Sierra Leone last year there was just the two of
us hanging out of a helicopter and,
when we were in Bosnia, I drove an armoured vehicle,
thousands of miles.
- Kate Adie

Yet there are thousands of Indigenous people searching for family members.
- Malcolm Fraser

I look at tens of thousands of church leaders who still
do need a bit of an awakening.
- Bill Hybels

I think Israel will think one thousands times before invading Gaza.
- Ahmed Yassin

I've witnessed thousands of superior athletes try to
becomes hitters and fail at it.
- Willie Stargell

My daughter is here in town doing a play,
and her dog is staying with us.
We live up in the hills, so he has access to thousands of acres of wilderness.
- Rene Auberjonois

I'm a great coder.
But I am not pushing that so much anymore because there
are thousands of great coders.
- Bill Budge

You might think that after thousands of years of coming
up too soon and getting frozen,
the crocus family would have had a little sense knocked into it.
- Robert Benchley

A country so rich that it can send people to the moon
still has hundreds of thousands of its citizens who can't read.
That's terribly troubling to me.
- Charles Kuralt

He who could foresee affairs three days in advance
would be rich for thousands of years.
- Thomas Carlyle

He steps on stage and draws the sword of rhetoric,
and when he is through, someone is lying wounded and
thousands of others are either angry or consoled.
- Pete Hamill

I was influenced by surrealist poetry and painting
as were thousands of other people,
and it seems to me to have become a part of the way I write,
but it's not.
- Kenneth Koch

Fifty years after half a million gypsies were exterminated
in the Second World War -
thousands of them in Auschwitz -
we're again preparing the mass killing of this minority.
- Antonio Tabucchi

Politics begin where the masses are,
not where there are thousands,
but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
- Vladimir Lenin

If you want to give up the admiration of thousands
of men for the distain of one,
go ahead, get married.
- Katharine Hepburn

I saw Mussolini tirelessly contemplate a parade of thousands of young men.
- Georges Simenon

Why get married and make one man miserable when I can
stay single and make thousands miserable?
- Carrie P. Snow

It's fantastic because I've been living thousands of lives,
not only my life.
- Claudia Cardinale

Most of us end up with no more than five or six people who remember us.
Teachers have thousands of people who remember them
for the rest of their lives.
- Andy Rooney

There's a great tradition in storytelling that's thousands of years old,
telling stories about kings and their palaces,
and that's really what I wanted to do.
- Aaron Sorkin

There exist thousands of Americans who have AIDS-defining
diseases but are HIV negative.
- Serge Lang

I've just taught thousands of people over the radio
in the USA how to mend broken watches and broken house appliances.
I am a catalyst or trigger to access these powers.
- Uri Geller

War its thousands slays, Peace its ten thousands.
- Beilby Porteus

We have got thousands of nuclear weapons in order to achieve deterrence.
- John Spratt

There are thousands and thousands of free programs
available for people of any income level.
- Matthew Lesko

I've helped many, many, many children,
thousands of children, cancer kids, leukemia kids.
- Michael Jackson

There are thousands willing to do great things for
one willing to do a small thing.
- George MacDonald

I've probably saved thousands of peoples' lives with
my educational message on snake bites,
how to get in around venomous anything.
- Steve Irwin

Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to,
when all they need is one reason why they can.
- Martha Graham

Thousands of mercenaries, who have trained in camps
on the territory of Chechnya as well as come in from abroad,
are actually preparing to impose extremist ideas on the whole world.
- Boris Yeltsin

The collapse of Enron was devastating to tens of thousands
of people and shook the public's confidence in corporate America.
- Robert Mueller

Christ was only crucified once and for a few hours.
Think of the hundreds of thousands whom Christ has
been crucifying in a quiet way ever since.
- Samuel Butler

My own family and thousands of other Japanese Americans
were interned during World War II.
It took our nation over 40 years to apologize.
- Mike Honda

In a few hundred years you have achieved in America
what it took thousands of years to achieve in Europe.
- David McCallum

I received thousands of letters of support from all around the world,
all because I wanted to go to school.
- Ryan White

In our house we repeated the pattern of thousands of other homes.
There were a few books and a lot of music.
Our food and our furniture were no different from our neighbors'.
- Emanuel Celler

Towns and cities throughout the United States have
opened their hearts and homes to thousands of families
displaced from their homes as a result of this horrific storm.
- Jo Bonner

We had hundreds of thousands of people all dedicated
to doing the perfect job,
and I think they did about as well as anyone could ever have expected.
- Neil Armstrong

But when I reintroduced the Nation of Islam,
and began to host meetings in cities and thousands
and thousands of people come out.
- Louis Farrakhan

Always, your work is the same: You have to tell a story,
you have to make a character.
It doesn't matter if there are thousands of dollars,
millions behind it, or if there is nothing.
- Elena Anaya

The tragedy of it is that nobody sees the look of desperation on my face.
Thousands and thousands of us, and we're passing one
another without a look of recognition.
- Henry Miller

Three years into the war, tens of thousands of American
troops remain targets of a growing Iraqi insurgency.
- Jan Schakowsky

Instead of a few hundreds of thousands of men meeting each other in war,
millions would now meet, and modern weapons would multiply
manifold the power of destruction.
- Edward Grey


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