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Charlotte Perkins Gilman Quotes and Sayings

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The female of the genus homo is economically dependent on the male.
He is her food supply.
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Exciting literature after supper is not the best digestive.
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman

In New York City, everyone is an exile,
none more so than the Americans.
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman

But reason has no power against feeling,
and feeling older than history is no light matter.
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman

 

Death? Why this fuss about death? Use your imagination,
try to visualize a world without death!
Death is the essential condition of life,
not an evil.
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman

There is no female mind.
The brain is not an organ of sex.
As well speak of a female liver.
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman

To attain happiness in another world we need only to believe something,
while to secure it in this world we must do something.
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman

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Only as we live, think, feel, and work outside the home,
do we become humanly developed, civilized,
socialized.
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Eternity is not something that begins after you're dead.
It is going on all the time.
We are in it now.
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman

The one predominant duty is to find one's work and do it.
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman

When the mother of the race is free,
we shall have a better world,
by the easy right of birth and by the calm,
slow, friendly forces of evolution.
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman

To swallow and follow, whether old doctrine or new propaganda,
is a weakness still dominating the human mind.
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman

A concept is stronger than a fact.
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Audiences are always better pleased with a smart retort,
some joke or epigram, than with any amount of reasoning.
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman

The first duty of a human being is to assume the right
functional relationship to society -
more briefly,
to find your real job, and do it.
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman

New York - that unnatural city where every one is an exile,
none more so than the American.
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman

The labor of women in the house, certainly,
enables men to produce more wealth than they otherwise could;
and in this way women are economic factors in society.
But so are horses.
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Generally speaking, historically in this country,
the care of a child has been thought of as female business.
- Eddie Bernice Johnson

Family life itself, that safest, most traditional,
most approved of female choices, is not a sanctuary:
It is,
perpetually, a dangerous place.
- Margaret Drabble

I have a lot of very close girlfriends and sisters -
I'm from an all female family.
My father often quips that even the cat was neutered!
- Shirley Manson

You shall not covet your neighbor's house;
you shall not covet your neighbor's wife,
nor his male servant, nor his female servant,
nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor's.
- Exodus 20:17

One of the greatest gifts of Black feminism to ourselves
has been to make it a little easier simply to be Black and female.
- Barbara Smith

Smokers, male and female, inject and excuse idleness
in their lives every time they light a cigarette.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Neither Western donor countries like the U.S.
nor poor recipients like Cameroon care much about Africans who are poor,
rural and female.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

Michael Taylor is not being executed for homicide.
Michael Taylor is being executed for raping a white female.
- John Simon

Of my two handicaps, being female put many more obstacles
in my path than being black.
- Shirley Chisholm

Lynda Carter played Wonder Woman and was one of the
first female superheroes.
It gives me more of an encouragement that we can be
strong and can do whatever a guy can do.
- Thuy Trang

For male and female alike, the bodies of the other
sex are messages signaling what we must do,
they are glowing signifiers of our own necessities.
- John Updike

Sacrifice, sacrifice, sacrifice!
That's the condition of the female.
Women have been conditioned to sacrifice for centuries.
- Betty Dodson

God is not something I think about but something I experience as an energy,
a Presence.
I do find it easier to pray to a female Presence or an androgynous Presence.
- Olympia Dukakis

But it's a Broadway show, so even if you're Christine in Phantom,
you're still a princess.
All female leads are princesses whether they're Disney princesses or not.
- Christy Romano

I said I thought female labour of the sort exacted from these slaves,
and corporal chastisement such as they endure,
must be abhorrent to any manly or humane man.
- Fanny Kemble

I don't think there's any great mystery to writing female characters,
so long as you talk to them.
If you lived in a monastery and never met any women,
maybe it would be difficult.
- Ken Follett

Music is the key to the female heart.
- Johann G. Seume

Male and female gossip also sounds different,
as women use more animated tones, more detail and more feedback.
- Kate Fox

Being the boss anywhere is lonely.
Being a female boss in a world of mostly men is especially so.
- Robert Frost

People that haven't seen us yet are shocked because
they think that Alice Cooper must be a female folksinger.
They don't expect the whole thing.
- Alice Cooper

Cartooning is a wonderful career, and I'd like more women to get to have it.
I can't think of any reason why we won't see more syndicated
female cartoonists in the future.
- Cathy Guisewite

It's hard to tell whether the ship or airplane -
they're all the same,
I'm convinced - is male or female; it may shift back and forth.
- John Hawkes

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

I thought it was time for a tough, smart,
likable female private investigator,
and that's how VI came to life.
- Sara Paretsky

I was gravely warned by some of my female acquaintances
that no woman could expect to be regarded as a lady
after she had written a book.
- Lydia M. Child

I have no prejudice against male or female.
- John Lone

I want to do a little bit of everything.
I want to play a good, strong female character.
- Shannon Elizabeth

Modesty used to be considered a natural female attribute.
No more.
- Linda Chavez

For me the goddess is the female of God,
She is powerful if different.
- Tina Turner

It is time to effect a revolution in female manners -
time to restore to them their lost dignity.
It is time to separate unchangeable morals from local manners.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

In the sex war, thoughtlessness is the weapon of the male,
vindictiveness of the female.
- Cyril Connolly

The notion of a universality of human experience is
a confidence trick and the notion of a universality
of female experience is a clever confidence trick.
- Angela Carter

I grew up in a commune where no one considered me female,
particularly.
- Kristin Hersh

The fact that my female characters have strong personalities
but are also physically attractive probably reflects
the women I've known in my life.
- Sidney Sheldon

If I were going to convert to any religion I would
probably choose Catholicism because it at least has
female saints and the Virgin Mary.
- Margaret Atwood

King's Quest IV was a much bigger hit than I,
II, or III.
I do feel that King's Quest IV was a pivotal game in
bringing in more female players.
- Roberta Williams

The sum and substance of female education in America,
as in England, is training women to consider marriage
as the sole object in life,
and to pretend that they do not think so.
- Harriet Martineau

Well, I happen to believe all business is female business.
- Eddie Bernice Johnson

You know, Mamet is not a huge writer of female parts.
Most of his movies don't even have women in them,
so I'm lucky I'm in it at all.
- Elle Macpherson

Very learned women are to be found, in the same manner as female warriors;
but they are seldom or ever inventors.
- Voltaire

Unions in wedlock are perverted by the victory of shameless
passion that masters the female among men and beasts.
- Aeschylus

The simplest and most basic meaning of the symbol of
the Goddess is the acknowledgment of the legitimacy
of female power as a beneficent and independent power.
- Carol P. Christ

I tend to lean toward strong female stories.
I want to make things that don't already exist out there.
- Natalie Portman

In my opinion, Jackie is the greatest female athlete ever.
- Marion Jones

Sometimes it's more difficult to exist as a female lead,
especially in action movies because all those men are around you.
They take so much place.
- Monica Bellucci

The reason there are so few female politicians is that
it is too much trouble to put makeup on two faces.
- Maureen Murphy

We've always been ready for female superheroes.
Because women want to be them and men want to do them.
- Famke Janssen

If we do no mean that God is male when we use masculine pronouns and imagery,
then why should there be any objections to using female
imagery and pronouns as well?
- Carol P. Christ

He had not yet learned that the only safe male rebuke
to a scornful female is to stay away from her -
especially if that is what she desires.
- Booth Tarkington

Money is not an aphrodisiac: the desire it may kindle
in the female eye is more for the cash than the carrier.
- Marya Mannes

Male figure skating is different than female figure skating;
we're not America's sweetheart.
- Scott Hamilton

In America, every female under fifty calls herself a girl.
- H. E. Bates

Through her paintings, she breaks all the taboos of
the woman's body and of female sexuality.
- Diego Rivera

And we reduce almost all male-female problems by working
on both the female and the male.
And that usually means having both sexes take responsibility.
- Warren Farrell


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