Quotes about women

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„Women are terrified of being raped, but somewhere in the back of the womb there is one rebellious nerve end that tingles with curiosity whenever the word is mentioned.“

—  Hunter S. Thompson American journalist and author 1937 - 2005

1960s, Hell's Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs (1966)

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„What women want is what men want. They want respect.“

—  Marilyn vos Savant US American magazine columnist, author and lecturer 1946

As quoted in Evergreen : A Guide to Writing with Readings (2003), by Susan Fawcett

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„I think women should know how to be cultured and traditional, yet independent. That balance is important. Every woman should have the strength to speak for herself.“

—  Drashti Dhami Indian television actress and model 1985

Women's Day http://www.hindustantimes.com/tv/every-woman-should-have-the-power-to-dream-gauahar-khan/story-O0KPrnuUa4amy4qpAY1IBO.html

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„Why have women passion, intellect, moral activity — these three — and a place in society where no one of the three can be exercised?“

—  Florence Nightingale English social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing 1820 - 1910

Cassandra (1860)
Context: Why have women passion, intellect, moral activity — these three — and a place in society where no one of the three can be exercised? Men say that God punishes for complaining. No, but men are angry with misery. They are irritated with women for not being happy. They take it as a personal offence. To God alone may women complain without insulting Him!

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„I have always maintained that no nation can ever be worthy of its existence that cannot take its women along with the men. No struggle can ever succeed without women participating side by side with men.“

—  Muhammad Ali Jinnah Founder and 1st Governor General of Pakistan 1876 - 1948

Speech at Islamia College for women (25 March 1940)
Context: I have always maintained that no nation can ever be worthy of its existence that cannot take its women along with the men. No struggle can ever succeed without women participating side by side with men. There are two powers in the world; one is the sword and the other is the pen. There is a great competition and rivalry between the two. There is a third power stronger than both, that of the women.

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„Here's all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid.“

—  George Carlin, When Will Jesus Bring The Pork Chops?

Books, When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops? (2004)
Source: When Will Jesus Bring The Pork Chops?

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„No. We don't really do that. We feel that objectifies women and that's not really what we're about.“

—  Harry Styles English singer, songwriter, and actor 1994

When asked by a radio DJ if One Direction calls "dibs" on girls (26 June 2012) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LV85tICyfEA&t=546

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„A pessimist is a man who thinks all women are bad. An optimist is a man who hopes they are.“

—  Чонси Депью American politician 1834 - 1928

As quoted in FPA Book of Quotations : A New Collection of Famous Sayings (1952) by Franklin Pierce Adams

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Gloria Steinem photo

„Women may be the one group that grows more radical with age.“

—  Gloria Steinem American feminist and journalist 1934

Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions http://books.google.com/books?id=KVHmzw43TgkC&q=%22Women+may+be+the+one+group+that+grows+more+radical+with+age%22&pg=PT377#v=onepage (1983), p. 377

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