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I was a woman in a man's world.
by Jeane Kirkpatrick

I was a woman in a man's world.
I was a Democrat in a Republican administration.
I was an intellectual in a world of bureaucrats.
I talked differently.
This may have made me a bit like an ink blot.
- Jeane Kirkpatrick

Related topics: Politics

We have war when at least one of the parties to a conflict
wants something more than it wants peace.
- Jeane Kirkpatrick

I conclude that it is a fundamental mistake to think that salvation,
justice, or virtue come through merely human institutions.
- Jeane Kirkpatrick

A doctrine of class war seemed to provide a solution
to the problem of poverty to people who know nothing
about how wealth is created.
- Jeane Kirkpatrick

 

And I have no doubt that the American people generally
believe the world is safer,
and that we are safer, when we are stronger.
- Jeane Kirkpatrick

What takes place in the Security Council more closely
resembles a mugging than either a political debate
or an effort at problem-solving.
- Jeane Kirkpatrick

Look, I don't even agree with myself at times.
- Jeane Kirkpatrick

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I always assume that democracy is the only good form of government,
quite frankly, and democracy is always to be preferred.
- Jeane Kirkpatrick

I think that there is absolutely no free market in
modern industrial states.
- Jeane Kirkpatrick

A government is not legitimate merely because it exists.
- Jeane Kirkpatrick

There is no pure free-market economy.
- Jeane Kirkpatrick

There is an absolutely fundamental hostility on the
part of totalitarian regimes toward religion.
- Jeane Kirkpatrick

Truth, which is important to a scholar,
has got to be concrete.
And there is nothing more concrete than dealing with babies,
burps and bottles, frogs and mud.
- Jeane Kirkpatrick

Democrats can't get elected unless things get worse -
and things won't get worse unless they get elected.
- Jeane Kirkpatrick

Democracy not only requires equality but also an unshakable
conviction in the value of each person,
who is then equal.
- Jeane Kirkpatrick

Solidarity was the movement that turned the direction of history,
I think.
- Jeane Kirkpatrick

Just as the Russians and the Soviets didn't manage
to wipe out languages in Lithuania,
neither have they managed to wipe out religion to the
extent that we had feared.
- Jeane Kirkpatrick

Cross cultural experience teaches us not simply that
people have different beliefs,
but that people seek meaning and understand themselves
in some sense as members of a cosmos ruled by God.
- Jeane Kirkpatrick

I believe that detente was having almost the opposite
effect of what was intended.
What was intended was to sort of end the contest for
power and to stop Soviet expansion,
especially by military means and the military build-up,
the military contest.
- Jeane Kirkpatrick

And I think detente had manifestly failed,
and that the pursuit of it was encouraging Soviet expansion
and rendering the world more dangerous,
and especially rendering the Western world in greater peril.
- Jeane Kirkpatrick

The real point is that totalitarian regimes have claimed
jurisdiction over the whole person,
and the whole society, and they don't at all believe
that we should give unto Caesar that which is Caesar's
and unto God that which is God's.
- Jeane Kirkpatrick

In the years just before...
during the Carter years, the Soviets regularly violated,
if you will, both the spirit and theletter of arms control agreements,
I think, that they had negotiated during the period of detente.
- Jeane Kirkpatrick

I think that it's always appropriate for Americans
and for American foreign policy to make clear why we
feel that self-government is most compatible with peace,
the well-being of people, and human dignity.
- Jeane Kirkpatrick

That is simply that Marxism has been tremendously fashionable in our time,
so it has infected a very large number of major institutions
in many countries of the world.
So I suppose that we shouldn't be too surprised that
it should infect the church as well.
- Jeane Kirkpatrick

I'm a political scientist and I study these things,
and I know that economic problems, with the rising
unemployment and inflation and low productivity and so forth,
were a factor in that election, in that defeat of President Carter.
- Jeane Kirkpatrick

Every man and woman is born into the world
to do something unique and something distinctive;
and if he or she does not do it,
it will never be done.
- Benjamin E. Mays

Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.
- Socrates

It doesn't matter how long my hair is
or what color my skin is
or whether I'm a woman or a man.
- John Lennon

Why does a woman work ten years to change a man's habits
and then complain that he's not the man she married?
- Barbra Streisand

What is the appropriate behavior for a man or a woman
in the midst of this world,
where each person is clinging to his piece of debris?
What's the proper salutation between people
as they pass each other in this flood?
- The Buddha

A man never knows how to say goodbye;
a woman never knows when to say it.
- Helen Rowland

The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing.
The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A blessed thing it is for any man or woman to have a friend,
one human soul whom we can trust utterly,
who knows the best and worst of us,
and who loves us in spite of all our faults.
- Charles Kingsley

The woman is uniformly sacrificed to the wife and mother.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

No matter how love-sick a woman is, she shouldn't take
the first pill that comes along.
- Joyce Brothers

A liberal is a man or a woman or a child who looks forward to a better day,
a more tranquil night, and a bright,
infinite future.
- Leonard Bernstein

A witty woman is a treasure; a witty beauty is a power.
- George Meredith

It isn't tying himself to one woman that a man dreads
when he thinks of marrying;
it's separating himself from all the others.
- Helen Rowland

When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms,
the lustre of a beautiful woman is brighter than the stars of heaven,
and the influence of her power it is in vain to resist.
- Akhenaton

The man in our society is the breadwinner;
the woman has enough to do as the homemaker,
wife and mother.
- Dorothy Fields

A woman should be home with the children,
building that home and making sure there's a secure family atmosphere.
- Mel Gibson

A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's
birthday but never remembers her age.
- Robert Frost

For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.
- Virginia Woolf

What motivated me? My mother.
My mother was an immigrant woman, a peasant woman,
struggled all her life, worked in the garment center.
- Al Lewis

Men always want to be a woman's first love -
women like to be a man's last romance.
- Oscar Wilde

A woman's best protection is a little money of her own.
- Clare Boothe Luce

Do not let a flattering woman coax and wheedle you and deceive you;
she is after your barn.
- Hesiod

A woman can take care of the family.
It takes a man to provide structure,
to provide stability.
- Tom DeLay

A poet looks at the world the way a man looks at a woman.
- Wallace Stevens

One should never trust a woman who tells her real age.
If she tells that, she'll tell anything.
- Oscar Wilde

A woman uses her intelligence to find reasons to support her intuition.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

A woman has to be intelligent, have charm,
a sense of humor, and be kind.
It's the same qualities I require from a man.
- Catherine Deneuve

I concentrate on exercises from the waist down,
since that is the laziest part of a woman's body.
- Tina Louise

It's all right for a woman to be, above all, human.
I am a woman first of all.
- Anais Nin

An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have.
The older she gets the more interested he is in her.
- Agatha Christie

There are four stages in a marriage.
First there's the affair,
then the marriage,
then children
and finally the fourth stage,
without which you cannot know a woman, the divorce.
- Norman Mailer

He's the kind of man a woman would have to marry to get rid of.
- Mae West

Beauty, n: the power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband.
- Ambrose Bierce

Love is the delusion that one woman differs from another.
- H. L. Mencken

Every man's dream is to be able to sink into the arms
of a woman without also falling into her hands.
- Jerry Lewis

A particularly beautiful woman is a source of terror.
As a rule, a beautiful woman is a terrible disappointment.
- Carl Jung

A beauty is a woman you notice; a charmer is one who notices you.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

The real ornament of woman is her character, her purity.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Every time we liberate a woman, we liberate a man.
- Margaret Mead

Some husbands are living proof that a woman can take a joke.
- Anonymous

Marriage, for a woman at least, hampers the two things
that made life to me glorious -
friendship and learning.
- Jane Harrison

I will far rather see the race of man extinct
than that we should become less than beasts
by making the noblest of God's creation,
woman, the object of our lust.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Strike an average between what a woman thinks of her husband
a month before she marries him
and what she thinks of him a year afterward,
and you will have the truth about him.
- H. L. Mencken

Housework is what a woman does that nobody notices
unless she hasn't done it.
- Evan Esar

The only time a woman really succeeds in changing a
man is when he is a baby.
- Natalie Wood

I don't think you should feel about a film.
You should feel about a woman, not a movie.
You can't kiss a movie.
- Jean-Luc Godard


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