Quotes about women

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„This is a mans world.
This is a mans world.
But it would be nothing, nothing
Without a women or a girl.“

—  James Brown American singer, songwriter, musician, and recording artist 1933 - 2006

It's a Man's Man's Man's World, written with Betty Jean Newsome, from It's a Man's Man's Man's World (1966)
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„Humankind is made up of two sexes, women and men. Is it possible for humankind to grow by the improvement of only one part while the other part is ignored?“

—  Мустафа Кемаль Ататюрк Turkish army officer, revolutionary, and the first President of Turkey 1881 - 1938

As quoted in "Atatürk" in Images of a Divided World (29 October 2006) http://jmilton6000.wordpress.com/2006/10/29/ataturk/
Variant translation: Humankind consists of two sexes, woman and man. Is it possible that a mass is improved by the improvement of only one part and the other ignored? Is it possible that if half of a mass is tied to earth with chains and the other half can soar into skies?
Context: Humankind is made up of two sexes, women and men. Is it possible for humankind to grow by the improvement of only one part while the other part is ignored? Is it possible that if half of a mass is tied to earth with chains that the other half can soar into skies?

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„In my first video diary I explained my love for women who have a taste in carrots.“

—  Louis Tomlinson English pop singer 1991

https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/5834782.Louis_Tomlinson

„For 2.000 years, you've had the nerve to tell women who we are.“

—  Kathy Acker, book Blood and Guts in High School

Blood and Guts in High School (1978)
Context: For 2.000 years, you've had the nerve to tell women who we are. We use your words; we eat your food. Every way we get money has to be a crime. We are plagiarists, liars and criminals.

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Citát „Modern paintings are like women, you'll never enjoy them if you try to understand them. “
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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 compare my situation to a person on board a ship. When there is a shipwreck the passenger then falls in the ocean and has no choice but to keep swimming. What happened in our society was that the laws overturned every right that women had. I had no choice. I could not get tired, I could not lose hope. I cannot afford to do that.“

—  Shirin Ebadi Iranian lawyer, human rights activist, and Nobel Peace Prize recipient 1947

From 2006 interview with Ebadi by Harry Kreisler (translator, Banafsheh Keynoush) about her newly released book, Iran Awakening: A Memoir of Revolution and Hope.
From May 10 2006 interview with Ebadi at Institute of International Studies, University of California, Berkeley. http://globetrotter.berkeley.edu/people6/Ebadi/ebadi-con3.html (retrieved Oct. 15, 2008)

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„I am so happy I want to be there. I know Saudi Arabia will never be the same again, women will have easy access to transportation and that means they will be more part of the workforce.“

—  Manal al-Sharif Saudi Arabian activist 1979

About lifting of the ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia. As quoted in Saudi women 'still enslaved', says activist as driving ban ends http://news.trust.org/item/20180622172634-f882k/ (22 June 2018) by Heba Kanso, Thomson Reuters Foundation.

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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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