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So women are at the beginning of building a language,
by Judy Chicago

So women are at the beginning of building a language,
and not all women are conscious of it.
- Judy Chicago

Related topics: Education

With my early work I got eviscerated by my male professors,
and so you learned to disguise your impulses,
as many women have done.
And that's definitely changed.
- Judy Chicago

I go to make art as who I am as a person.
The fact that I am a woman comes into play maybe in
the kinds of things I'm interested in or in the way I structure a canvas.
- Judy Chicago

I am trying to make art that relates to the deepest
and most mythic concerns of human kind and I believe that,
at this moment of history, feminism is humanism.
- Judy Chicago

 

There's no question that many more women artists are
showing worldwide now than they were when I was a young woman,
and that's really great.
- Judy Chicago

Ah, well, do I wish that we lived in a world where
gender didn't figure so prominently? Of course.
Do I even think about myself as a woman when I go to make art? Of course not.
- Judy Chicago

I set my sights upon becoming the kind of artist who
would make a contribution to art history.
- Judy Chicago

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Donald, my husband, considers himself a feminist.
- Judy Chicago

You shouldn't have to justify your work.
- Judy Chicago

I feel like I have at least begun to make a contribution,
but my most significant concern has to do with whether
my actual art will be preserved for future generations or be erased.
- Judy Chicago

I think what's important is to give space to the range of human experience.
- Judy Chicago

People have accepted the media's idea of what feminism is,
but that doesn't mean that it's right or true or real.
Feminism is not monolithic.
Within feminism, there is an array of opinions.
- Judy Chicago

We Can Do It!
- WW II US Government Poster

Achievement seems to be connected with action.
Successful men and women keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

Women must try to do things as men have tried.
When they fail their failure must be
but a challenge to others.
- Amelia Earhart

Well-behaved women seldom make history.
- Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

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

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

If I am happy in spite of my deprivations,
if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith,
so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life.
If, in short, I am an optimist,
my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.
- Helen Keller
...
Helen Keller (1880-1968) overcame being both deaf and blind
to become a famous author, lecturer, and activist
for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and ending war.

Women are like teabags.
We don't know our true strength
until we are in hot water!
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.
- Marilyn Monroe

Many societies have educated their male children
on the simple device of teaching them not to be women.
- Margaret Mead

The difference between men friends and women friends
is that men tend to do things together,
women tend to just be together.
- Art Jahnke

All successful people men and women are big dreamers.
They imagine what their future could be,
ideal in every respect,
and then they work every day toward
their distant vision,
that goal or purpose.
- Brian Tracy

Friendship is not possible between two women
one of whom is very well dressed.
- Laurie Colwin

Men kick friendship around like a football,
but it doesn't seem to crack.
Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Whenever a man or women is truly inspired,
it is because the same One Universal Spirit
is doing the inspiring.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Women don't want to hear what you think.
Women want to hear what they think -
in a deeper voice.
- Bill Cosby

Love men and women not for their strength
but their softness,
not for their fullness but their hunger,
not for their plenty but their need.
- Anais Nin
(paraphrase)

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

To a philosopher all news,
as it is called, is gossip,
and they who edit and read it
are old women over their tea.
- Henry David Thoreau

I want to live darkly and richly in my femaleness.
- Anais Nin

I'm always rather nervous about how you talk
about women who are active in politics,
whether they want to be talked about as women or as politicians.
- John F. Kennedy

I would rather trust a woman's instinct than a man's reason.
- Stanley Baldwin

I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure.
I make mistakes, I am out of control
and at times hard to handle.
But if you can't handle me at my worst,
then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.
- Marilyn Monroe

Men and women belong to different species and communications
between them is still in its infancy.
- Bill Cosby

I, with a deeper instinct,
choose a man who compels my strength,
who makes enormous demands on me,
who does not doubt my courage or my toughness,
who does not believe me naive or innocent,
who has the courage to treat me like a woman.
- Anais Nin

Women must pay for everything.
They do get more glory than men for comparable feats,
but, they also get more notoriety when they crash.
- Amelia Earhart

There are practical little things in housekeeping
which no man really understands.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I can promise you that women working together -
linked,
informed and educated - can bring peace and prosperity to this forsaken planet.
- Isabel Allende

Women and cats will do as they please,
and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
- Robert A. Heinlein

I want for myself what I want for other women,
absolute equality.
- Agnes Macphail

There are three roads to ruin; women,
gambling and technicians.
The most pleasant is with women, the quickest is with gambling,
but the surest is with technicians.
- Georges Pompidou

Men have a much better time of it than women.
For one thing, they marry later; for another thing,
they die earlier.
- H. L. Mencken

My sisters and mom raised me to respect women and open doors for them.
- Milo Ventimiglia

I married beneath me, all women do.
- Nancy Astor

Bachelors know more about women than married men;
if they didn't they'd be married too.
- H. L. Mencken

Love him or hate him, Trump is a man who is certain
about what he wants and sets out to get it,
no holds barred.
Women find his power almost as much of a turn-on as his money.
- Donald Trump

Faithful women are all alike, they think only of their fidelity,
never of their husbands.
- Jean Giraudoux

I think housework is the reason most women go to the office.
- Heloise Cruse

If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning.
- Aristotle Onassis

Women are the only exploited group in history to have
been idealized into powerlessness.
- Erica Jong

If American men are obsessed with money,
American women are obsessed with weight.
The men talk of gain, the women talk of loss,
and I do not know which talk is the more boring.
- Marya Mannes

I'm a '70s mom, and my daughter is a '90s mom.
I know a lot of women my age who are real computer freaks.
- Florence Henderson

Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other.
Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.
- Katharine Hepburn

A woman under stress is not immediately concerned
with finding solutions to her problems
but rather seeks relief
by expressing herself and being understood.
- John Gray

A women's greatest asset is her beauty.
- Alex Comfort

Ironically, women who acquire power are more likely
to be criticized for it than are the men who have always had it.
- Carolyn Heilbrun

The extension of women's rights is the basic principle of all social progress.
- Charles Fourier

Beauty is the first present nature gives to women and the first it takes away.
- Fay Weldon

There are only three things women need in life:
food,
water, and compliments.
- Chris Rock

Women's rights is not only an abstraction,
a cause; it is also a personal affair.
It is not only about us; it is also about me and you.
Just the two of us.
- Toni Morrison

I have thought a sufficient measure of civilization
is the influence of good women.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

I do not believe in using women in combat,
because females are too fierce.
- Margaret Mead

Women have a lot to say about how to advance women's rights,
and governments need to learn from that,
listen to the movement and respond.
- Charlotte Bunch

The woman who can create her own job
is the woman who will win fame and fortune.
- Amelia Earhart

Man can never be a woman's equal
in the spirit of selfless service
with which nature has endowed her.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Like many women my age, I am 28 years old.
- Mary Schmich

Women with money and women in power are two uncomfortable ideas in our society.
- Candace Bushnell

Not only is women's work never done,
the definition keeps changing.
- Bill Copeland


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