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Betty Friedan Quotes and Sayings

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Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.
- Betty Friedan

Related topics: Age

It is easier to live through someone else than to become complete yourself.
- Betty Friedan

Man is not the enemy here, but the fellow victim.
- Betty Friedan

We need to see men and women as equal partners,
but it's hard to think of movies that do that.
When I talk to people, they think of movies of forty-five years ago!
Hepburn and Tracy!
- Betty Friedan

 

Men weren't really the enemy - they were fellow victims
suffering from an outmoded masculine mystique that
made them feel unnecessarily inadequate when there were no bears to kill.
- Betty Friedan

Men are not the enemy, but the fellow victims.
The real enemy is women's denigration of themselves.
- Betty Friedan

The feminine mystique has succeeded in burying millions of American women alive.
- Betty Friedan

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A woman is handicapped by her sex, and handicaps society,
either by slavishly copying the pattern of man's advance in the professions,
or by refusing to compete with man at all.
- Betty Friedan

I was at a meeting two years ago in Beijing,
and I passed a bunch of women who were marching in a protest.
Their signs were probably saying something I wouldn't have agreed with at all.
But I was so glad to see women marching.
And it's happening all over the world.
- Betty Friedan

It is better for a woman to compete impersonally in society,
as men do, than to compete for dominance in her own home with her husband,
compete with her neighbors for empty status,
and so smother her son that he cannot compete at all.
- Betty Friedan

I'm not afraid of aging.
- Shelley Duvall

No one can avoid aging, but aging productively is something else.
- Katharine Graham

I don't want to fight aging; I want to take good care of myself,
but plastic surgery and all that? I'm not interested.
- Christine Lahti

I get all fired up about aging in America.
- Willard Scott

There is an anti-aging possibility, but it has to come from within.
- Susan Anton

The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you
never get the urge to throw a snowball.
- Doug Larson

Aging seems to be the only available way to live a long life.
- Kitty O'Neill Collins

Something pretty...
that's just the surface.
People worry so much about aging, but you look younger
if you don't worry about it.
- Jeanne Moreau

Foreign capital to build new cinemas will help modernize
China's aging cinema infrastructure,
attract Chinese consumers back into cinemas,
and increase demand for U.S.
films.
- Jack Valenti

I didn't want to let women down.
One of the stereotypes I see breaking is the idea of
aging and older women not being beautiful.
- Annie Leibovitz

Clint Eastwood is aging beautifully.
But someone like Burt Reynolds and others are practically
destroying their faces in the amount of work they have.
- William Devane

I think you have to relax about aging.
What else can you do?
- Felicity Kendal

Some people ask me, Do they put aging makeup on you?
It's just this very nice street makeup.
- Frances Conroy

Being here allows me to make the case that not all aging,
narcissistic movie actors whose children could be mistaken
for their grandchildren necessarily act with the same motivation.
- Warren Beatty

You can free yourself from aging by reinterpreting
your body and by grasping the link between belief and biology.
- Deepak Chopra

Every industry is going to be affected (by the aging population).
This creates tremendous opportunities and tremendous challenges.
- Pat Conroy

When I began my search for the perfect skin care to fight the aging process,
I noticed that my sensitive skin was reacting horribly to any product I used.
- Connie Sellecca

Our population is headed for a stable plateau,
which means an aging population.
- Emanuel Celler

Aging is an inevitable process.
I surely wouldn't want to grow younger.
The older you become, the more you know;
your bank account of knowledge is much richer.
- William M. Holden

Aging gracefully is supposed to mean trying not to
hide time passing and just looking a wreck.
Don't worry girls, look like a wreck,
that's the way it goes.
- Jeanne Moreau

The individual organs follow the same pattern as the whole organism,
i.e.
they have their period of growth, of stationary,
maximum activity and then of aging decline.
- Wilhelm Ostwald

The aging of the U.S.
population is a theme that we believe strongly in and
the health care sector is really right in the bulls
eye of this particular theme.
- John Zimmerman

What you don't want to do is to hang on to the aging
superstar past his prime and take resources away you
can otherwise use to build a better overall team.
- Tom Hicks

There's a terrible truth for many women in the picture business:
Aging typically takes its toll and means fewer and less desirable roles.
- Maureen O'Hara

I am not afraid of aging, but more afraid of people's reactions to my aging.
- Barbara Hershey

Older women are like aging strudels -
the crust may not be so lovely,
but the filling has come at last into its own.
- Robert Farrar Capon

Seriously, however, I learn a lot about my physical
life in the aging and changing of my body.
- Malcolm Boyd

The business is built on slowing or even stopping the aging process.
- William Devane

While I remain troubled by the Corps' inability to
fully justify the Model they used for their commercial traffic predictions,
America clearly has an aging lock and dam infrastructure on the Mississippi.
- Ron Kind

I invite you, from my sentiments, my convictions and my responsibilities,
to work together in the construction of a Uruguay where
being young is not suspicious,
where aging is not a problem.
- Tabare Vazquez

The aging and decreasing population is a serious problem
in many developed countries today.
In Japan's case, these demographic changes are taking
place at a more rapid pace than any other country has ever experienced.
- Toshihiko Fukui

If you look at body fat, it seems to increase with age,
even though your weight does not.
That's a physiological fact of aging,
they say.
Heck it is.
It is an adaptive effect of aging.
- Kenneth H. Cooper

I think my wife saw a picture of the rock group Journey,
and they're kind of aging, and the one guy had dyed
blonde hair with black roots,
and...
my idea was to get a little earring,
I wanted to have a dangling earring.
- Fred Willard

The aging and declining population will have far-reaching impacts.
Declining fertility rates will possibly increase immigration.
The structure of family and society will inevitably change.
- Toshihiko Fukui

You can't stop the aging process.
There's only so much oil you can put on your body.
I've always just tried to go with my age.
If the part requires somebody a little younger or older,
I can probably get away with that.
- Angie Dickinson

This is a very difficult question.
If you take a look at the aging population and demographics,
we are going to have a big increase in the number of
health care jobs needed in the state and in the country.
- David Obey

Despite what anti-aging ads say, growing older can be better.
I feel better in my skin, 100 percent.
You have greater effects of gravity,
but the better sense of yourself you have is something I wouldn't trade.
Women who lie about their age - 'why?'
- Demi Moore

In specific circumstances the period of aging decline
can set in earlier in a particular organ than in the
organism as a whole which,
in a certain general or theoretical sense,
is left a cripple or invalid.
- Wilhelm Ostwald

Blanche talks about aging, and why should she be considered poor,
because physical beauty is transitory and fading and
she has such richness of the soul.
I think that speech is so beautiful,
and so telling and so true.
- Delta Burke

I've been going through photos of my mother,
looking back on her life and trying to put it into context.
Very few people age gracefully enough to be photographed through their aging.
- Jamie Lee Curtis

We are not victims of aging, sickness and death.
These are part of scenery, not the seer,
who is immune to any form of change.
This seer is the spirit, the expression of eternal being.
- Deepak Chopra

The second Cocoon questions that and deals much more
directly with the value of living in the real world
with its trials and tribulations.
I would say it's about that and not about aging or death.
- Daniel Petrie

Ava Gardner was the most beautiful woman in the world,
and it's wonderful that she didn't cut up her face.
She addressed aging by picking up her chin and receiving
the light in a better way.
And she looked like a woman.
She never tried to look like a girl.
- Sharon Stone

My home State of North Carolina ranks 12th in the United
States for increased aging population and,
according to a national report, 41st in overall health.
According to this same report, individuals aged 50+ are the least healthy.
- Howard Coble

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch


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