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Two thousand years ago, we lived in a world of Gods and Goddesses. Today, we live in a world solely of Gods. Women in most cultures have been stripped of their spiritual power. Dan Brown
My sister is not my mother, but more than anyone else, she fills that role for me now - like it or not. And indeed, all women I know play that role for somebody - like it or not. Sandra Tsing Loh
They're right to think that about me, because I'm the person most likely to sleep with my female fans, I genuinely love other women. And I think they know that. Angelina Jolie
No education can be of true advantage to young women but that which trains them up in humble industry, in great plainness of living, in exact modesty of dress. William Law
I think California has some very good looking women... I know Stephanie Seymour is from San Diego, and I know Josie Maran - who's my very good friend - she's from Northern California. So I think California produces some good looking women, for sure. Marisa Miller
Like most women, I have days where I feel like today I'm not leaving the house - you know days where you've got a spot on your nose or when you've just got off a flight, eaten fish and chips and feel really bloated - that one happens a lot to me. Lara Stone
My late mother was very clear to my sister and I that we were to be strong women; that we were to be effective; that we were to be heard. Christine Quinn
Women may not have it easy, but we are given a fairer chance to reach for the top. Jessica Savitch
The Cause of Women is generally the Cause of Virtue. Samuel Richardson
Some of the best fan mail I get are from our men and women in the military and intelligence communities. They say, 'Boy you do your homework, this is exactly how we're doing it.' Brad Thor
But it also became the experience, or was the experience, of the writers who were attracted to this kind of humor. They're all men or women who come from the same kind of experience in their own lives. Norman Lear
Truly I never thought of myself as writing legal thrillers, and I still don't think I do. I write stories about women. Lisa Scottoline
I hope to focus on what I'm passionate about because I think I'd do them best job on them - education, urban education, women and children's issues and literacy. Jenna Bush
The old boy network is still very strong and very true. Just look at the stock exchange and how many men and women are there. It is still very much run by men. Billie Jean King
My wife and daughters work. My campaign manager in 2005 was a working mother. I appointed 5 women to my senior staff as Attorney General. Bob McDonnell
When you're single, you're very independent. Very independent women raised me. We didn't have a lot of male figures as the head of our household, so I got, and took on, a lot of that strong spirit from the matriarchs in my family. Tichina Arnold
I liked the fact that there were so many different representations of black women and black men in the movie. It wasn't like we all had the same agenda. Sanaa Lathan
Few of us will forget the wail of mingled grief, rage and horror which rose from the camp when the Indians returned to it and recognized their slaughtered warriors, women, and children. John Gibbon
To be completely woman you need a master, and in him a compass for your life. You need a man you can look up to and respect. If you dethrone him it's no wonder that you are discontented, and discontented women are not loved for long. Marlene Dietrich
How many women does one need to sing the scale of love all the way up and down? Georg Buchner
I'm glad I got to do 'The Last Five Years' and 'Into the Woods,' which are both shows that I just don't think I could have the stamina to do them eight times a week. I just have so much respect for the women who do these vocal roles eight times a week. They're so challenging. Anna Kendrick
As they say around the Texas Legislature, if you can't drink their whiskey, screw their women, take their money, and vote against 'em anyway, you don't belong in office. Molly Ivins
I know how guys talk, so I'm not easily offended. Guys can fight and be best friends five minutes later. Women have to air it out, hold on to it, work on it. Kim Delaney
I will say that the idea of a woman being deceptive came from that original discussion with critics and reporters about if woman could do that kind of thing. Evelyn, herself, grew out of the discussions about how capable women are of deceit and lying and manipulation. Neil LaBute
I'm not convinced that women have the education or the sense of their own history enough or that they understand the cruelty of which men are capable and the delight that many men will take in seeing you choose to chain yourself - then they get to say 'See, you did it yourself.' Alice Walker
Despite the strength of the feminist movement in the 1970s and beyond, a fable has persisted that educated women are rejected as marriage partners. Karen DeCrow
By preventing pneumonia and other diseases, we are giving men, women and children the chance to live healthy productive lives and participate in the global economy. In doing so, we are not only enhancing their futures - we are enhancing our own. Mandy Moore
Middle-aged women have greater stability, they are more loyal, and their capacity for steady work is greater than that of younger women. Kate Smith
We know that the most dangerous places in the world are more often than not the most dangerous places for women, where women are denied their rights and oppressed. These are the places that are unstable and where extremism often takes hold. Melanne Verveer
We can't be empowered women in our career and strong women in our relationships if it weren't for the fact that we're healthy. Joanna Garcia
They know they're going to look beautiful, and I don't think women should look like costumes. They shouldn't look like fashion victims. Ralph Lauren
Many friends of mine told me that normally only guys like a kung fu movie and the girls would be turned off - they want to see a love story. But Ip Man is a family man, so the women see this and go: 'I want my husband to be like this man. He'll be a scholar, he'll be fighting, he'll care for the family.' So we had a bigger audience. Donnie Yen
When I was in graduate school, I had a teacher who said to me, 'Women writers should marry somebody who thinks writing is cute. Because if they really realised what writing was, they would run a mile.' Lorrie Moore
The stereotypes of feminists as ugly, or man-haters, or hairy, or whatever it is - that's really strategic. That's a really smart way to keep young women away from feminism, is to kind of put out this idea that all feminists hate men, or all feminists are ugly; and that they really come from a place of fear. Jessica Valenti
EMILY's List members are deeply committed to electing pro-choice Democratic women whom we trust to stand up for our rights, treat us honestly, and make us proud. Our candidates fight for us every day. Blanche Lincoln failed to hold up her end of the bargain. Ellen Malcolm
The poorest and most backward societies are always those that put women down. Isabel Allende
There are three things men can do with women: love them, suffer for them, or turn them into literature. Stephen Stills
Women with low self-esteem love bad boys. Women who have work to do love bad boys. Women who love themselves love good men. Tracy McMillan
It used to be that you had to make female TV characters perfect so no one would be offended by your 'portrayal' of women. Even when I started out on 'The Office' eight years ago, we could write our male characters funny and flawed, but not the women. And now, thankfully, it's completely different. Mindy Kaling
I just think that people are complicated, both men and women. It happens that I write more about women. Curtis Sittenfeld
I think 'Mean Girls' was a kind of significant movie. It was a very successful comedy, and it was also before 'Bridesmaids,' and it really launched some of today's biggest women in comedy. Neil Flynn
Women have the right to say: this is surface, this falsifies reality, this degrades. Tillie Olsen
I think, at a certain point, it's better for women not to have any alcohol because it can make your face, breasts and midsection get very bloated. Sharon Stone
It's very easy to say that men think about things more simply, but it kind of is true. And that's not actually a bad thing. Approaching things in a more logical, practical fashion. This is a massive generalisation, but women tend to think about things more first, then act afterwards. Sarah Snook
I have everything and I have nothing. Sometimes I feel like the loneliest man on the planet. All this 'stuff' and no one to share it with. And then when women come along, I wonder if they like the stuff more than me. Aviv Nevo
Women do feel like they're in a box. Society, Hollywood, some men-they want to wrap women up in a neat little package. Sherilyn Fenn
I can promise you that women working together - linked, informed and educated - can bring peace and prosperity to this forsaken planet. Isabel Allende
Women need to be in key operational roles where they run businesses in the organization. Sometimes when organizations focus on leadership diversity, they're mostly in areas like HR or non-operating line functions. Gracia Martore
It's difficult for me to work with women, because I find that direct references are made back to me too fast. Working with men, it gives it a little distance. Sam Taylor-Johnson
A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous. Coco Chanel
If you live in rock and roll, as I do, you see the reality of sex, of male lust and women being aroused by male lust. It attracts women. It doesn't repel them. Camille Paglia
The notion that somehow women are wildly different infuriates me. Kelly Sue DeConnick
Being part of a team helped me so much. I know the fact that there was a man in the room with me all those years made the medicine go down. I had made the companies money. I didn't have to start, like a lot of women, from ground zero. My path was not the same as a woman starting out by herself. Nancy Meyers
Any film I do is not going to change the way black women have been portrayed, or black people have been portrayed, in cinema since the days of D.W. Griffith. Spike Lee
I'm one of those women who's not to be messed with. I'm very opinionated and boisterous at times. I'm also kind and humble. I know when to fold and when to hold, and that's important. If my edge scares you, then you have a choice to remove yourself. LisaRaye McCoy-Misick
President Kennedy understood the importance of equal pay for equal work and signed historic legislation that gave women around the country hope that one day their wages would be on par with that of their male counterparts. Rosa DeLauro
I love Latin women, yet for some reason I always wind up with blondes. Chris Kirkpatrick
Monsieur Saint Laurent was pathologically shy, and he made the Saint Laurent woman in his own image. Like her, I am shy. And to protect myself, I adopted something of an androgynous look, just as his women did. Carine Roitfeld
I was raised by a single mother and I've been in a 10-year relationship with my girlfriend. My whole life I've been surrounded by women. Jon Hamm
Although women do two-thirds of the world's labor, they own less than one percent of the world's assets. Isabel Allende
A hush is over everything, Silent as women wait for love; The world is waiting for the spring. Sara Teasdale
Men fall in love faster than, and just as often as, women. Helen Fisher
Decades ago, women suffered through horrifying back-alley abortions. Or, they used dangerous methods when they had no other recourse. So when the Republican Party launched an all-out assault on women's health, pushing bills to limit access to vital services, we had to ask: Why is the GOP trying to send women back... to the back alley? Lisa Edelstein
The storm and stress period of women and the new social and psychological formations thereby entailed must indeed extend far into the twentieth century. This period of conflict will cease only when woman within and out of marriage shall have received legal equality with man. Ellen Key
I grew up in a family of strong women and I owe any capacity I have to understand women to my mother and big sister. They taught me to respect women in a way where I've always felt a strong emotional connection to women, which has also helped me in the way I approach my work as an actor. Ryan Gosling
I wring my hands because I know that as a dude, my privilege, my long-term deficiencies work against me in writing women, no matter how hard I try and how talented I am. Junot Diaz
Are Republican women politicians more 'feminine' than Democratic women politicians? Susan Estrich
Behind all their personal vanity, women themselves always have an impersonal contempt for woman. Friedrich Nietzsche
I want to be in the small percentage of women who don't settle for conventional roles. Zoe Saldana
Women like to watch women fight because it makes them feel sort of empowered physically and mentally. They feel kind of jazzed and excited by it. Lucy Liu
There is a cliche that men want their women to be ladies in public and hookers behind closed doors. I want my woman to be the sharper image robot so that she can be turned off. Al Goldstein
If technology and medicine are used by women to have children or not to have children or to have healthier children - that's one thing. But if it's used to say, 'You're not a real woman unless you have a child; therefore, take all these dangerous hormones and have one at 54,' then it's another story. Gloria Steinem
The farm women are extremely well organized and are bound to be heard from. Edith Rogers
Women I know are smart, educated, intelligent, capable of doing anything that anybody else can do. Mike Huckabee
I'm the old-school, letter-writing romantic. I know it's out of style, and not a lot of women go for that these days, but that's what I go for. Andre Holland
There are so many female roles - particularly for young women - that are just somebody's girlfriend or somebody's daughter, or that are accessories to the main story rather than being three-dimensional characters. Hannah Murray
Feminism is dead. The movement is absolutely dead. The women's movement tried to suppress dissident voices for way too long. There's no room for dissent. Camille Paglia
I'd love to hear what confident, intelligent women in the industry have to say: Rachel McAdams, Carey Mulligan, Angelina Jolie, Kristen Wiig and Tina Fey. I would stand in line all day for that panel. Nina Dobrev
There are a lot of women who live with pot-bellied pigs. Catherine Zeta-Jones
Every year there's five cop shows, five medical shows and five 'Law & Orders,' but when it's a show about women, they want to pit everyone against each other. I don't think they'd do that if it was a guy show. I think there's room for all of us. Bonnie Somerville
When I moved to Wales more than twenty years ago and began to research 'Here Be Dragons,' I was fascinated from the first by the Welsh medieval laws, by the discovery that women enjoyed a greater status in Wales than elsewhere in Europe. Sharon Kay Penman
I think the economic empowerment of women that has been growing over the past decade is at the 'inflection point' with this global recession. Women are, we believe, the solution for their families in their ability to go out and increase household income. Andrea Jung
Talking to women about birth can be polarizing. Emily Oster
When thousands of men and women work full time but need food stamps to put food on their tables, when they can't get health benefits, when they can't get paid sick days, then we must do whatever we can to stand up for them. Charles B. Rangel
I grew up in a makeup chair. And to see the women around me getting ready was so aspirational. It's about mothers and daughters, a girl watching her mom at a vanity table. Drew Barrymore
Saudi Arabia operates according to the belief that God made young men and women so utterly and completely without self-control that they must be physically segregated every moment of the day and night. James Buchan
For the men, they are more of a risk taker, and for the women, they are more nurturing and more details. So the combination of the men and women is very good for business. Teresita Sy-Coson
As women are empowered, violence can come down, for a number of reasons. By all measures, men are the more violent gender. Steven Pinker
This was the first time a woman in Dallas had won public office of any kind - even women questioned whether or not I was qualified, whether or not I could take it. Eddie Bernice Johnson
I enjoy how women dressed in the 1920s with the shimmering jewels and rich feathers. Janelle Monae
Most people aren't familiar enough with what actually goes on in professional wrestling to know just how badly women are treated in WWE narratives. Jackson Katz
Girls especially are fond of exchanging confidences with those whom they think they can trust; it is one of the most charming traits of a simple, earnest-hearted girlhood, and they are the happiest women who never lose it entirely. Lucy Larcom
Certain springs are tapped only when we are alone. Women need solitude in order to find again the true essence of themselves; that firm strand which will be the indispensable center of a whole web of human relationships. Anne Morrow Lindbergh
I don't think a powerful man would be interesting unless he'd be nice, attractive, with or without the power. Men are interested in powerful men. Women are interested in terrific men! Dorothy Stratten
As a male writer, women are always what men pursue, and their world is always a mystery. So I always tried to present as many views as possible on women's worlds. Gao Xingjian
I grew up in a family with two very strong women, my mother and my older sister, and they were big influences on my life. I've spent a life loving women, and studying them as much as I can, or am allowed to. Darren Aronofsky
The lack of women directors is a sad fact of life. Kathryn Bigelow's thrilling Best Director win may help turn things around. Lynda Obst
Paternalistic regulations often prohibit women from holding jobs in certain industries: In the Russian Federation, women cannot drive trucks in the agriculture sector; in Belarus, they cannot be carpenters; in Kazakhstan, they cannot be welders. Sri Mulyani Indrawati
I've lived my life in a way that I feel would be an example to young women and I've always given my best in everything I've tried. Cindy Margolis
I read every one of the books on the shelf marked American Negro Literature. I became a nationalist, a colour nationalist, through the writings of men and women who lived a world away from me. Peter Abrahams
People ask me a lot, 'Well, can you be pro-life and be feminist? Can you be conservative and be feminist?' And I think that, yeah, maybe personally you can be those things. But I think if you're advocating for legislation, or if you're fighting to limit other women's rights, then you can't really call yourself a feminist. Jessica Valenti
Men are allowed to write songs about people and women are allowed to write songs about women. Kristin Hersh
Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in women. Gro Harlem Brundtland
There are expectations in how you play your character as a black woman, to be sassy and the same kind of feel, as if there are no quirky black women. I struggle with those things constantly, trying to add dimension to my work, and that's the goal, too. Nicole Beharie
I think women have every right to feel like they're the protagonists in their own stories. Kelly Sue DeConnick
I think that the path that I took was normal in the American society where young women and men are not trained as to how to make the transition from being a girl to being a woman, from being a boy to being a man. And so I think that most young people in America live by trial and error, and not by parental instruction, community guidance. Sister Souljah
One of life's terrible truths is that women like guys who seem to know what they're doing. Anthony Bourdain
Any one must see at a glance that if men and women marry those whom they do not love, they must love those whom they do not marry. Harriet Martineau
Decisions just look different with women at the table. We still have a long way to go. The most powerful thing we own is our vote. Bev Perdue
Women don't take care of themselves because they take care of everybody else. Ellen Pompeo
With In the Company of Men, the misogynist label stuck early and firmly. In the end, it probably did hurt the film a bit, because getting women into the theaters was difficult. Neil LaBute
I have two sisters and a mother, obviously, so I grew up with a household of girls. Maybe I have a greater respect for women because of it. Hayden Christensen
I think I'd like to be one of those eccentric 80-year-old women. Imelda May
Even if society dictates that men and women should behave in certain ways, it is fathers and mothers who teach those ways to children not just in the words they say, but in the lives they lead. Augustus Y. Napier
Show me a frigid women and, nine times out of ten, I'll show you a little man. Julie Burchill
It's true that, in Iran, women have half of the rights men do. And yet 66 per cent of students are women. Marjane Satrapi
My strengths as a businessman lie in the design and sale of women's shoes, and I have never been comfortable with complicated or technical legal or business documents. Steve Madden
I think most corporate executives are good honorable honest men and women who do good work. Don Nickles
I have always admired stylishly confident women who dress with great authority. This lifelong love of elegance began with the humble wardrobe of my late grandmother Mrs. Bennie Frances Davis. Andre Leon Talley
I think any time you have a workplace that's heavily weighted to men just by the nature of what it is, the same way you can say PR or fashion is heavily occupied by women, there's always going to be a little bit of that sexism. Erin Duffy
And, as if nature were protecting man against his own ingenuity, the reproductive processes were affected for a time; men became sterile, women had miscarriages, menstruation stopped. John Hersey
When I became the first woman to represent the state of Texas in the United State Senate, it was with the help of a lot of women - and a large number of men, too. Kay Bailey Hutchison
I think Irish women are strong as horses, incredibly loyal and for the most part, funny, witty, bright and optimistic in the face of devastating reality. Fionnula Flanagan
When I grew up in the South, I was taught that segregation was the will of God, and the Bible was quoted to prove it. I was taught that women were by nature in inferior to men, and the Bible was quoted to prove it. I was taught that it was okay to hate other religions, and especially the Jews, and the Bible was quoted to prove it. John Shelby Spong
They say that women's sexual peaks are in their 30s or 40s, and I think that it happens because they're more comfortable. It's not some hormonal change that happens at that age. Of course, it would be nice to have more physiological insight on that. Mary Roach
In the last three years of racing I've met as many women fans as men fans, and in NASCAR it's the same thing. My wife loves cars, but the difference is she doesn't have 20 years of understanding the background of them. She basically drives them and uses her gut feelings as to which is best. Tim Allen
Being eye candy always was a short-term career, and here's the reason. The world finds young women more attractive than old women because youthfulness signals fertility. Laurie Graham
Many women do not recognize themselves as discriminated against; no better proof could be found of the totality of their conditioning. Kate Millett
GamerGate is really a sexist temper tantrum. That's kind of a silly, funny way of putting it, but it's kind of what it feels like, right? They're going after and targeting women who are trying to make changes in the industry. They're attacking anyone who supports women. Anita Sarkeesian
Here's something women need to stop doing to other women: We need to stop asking each other to lower our fees, cut our rates or work for free because we're members of the same sex. Gina Barreca
I think Mariska Hargitay on 'Law and Order: SVU' is a really good example of a female lead I'd like to emulate. She's really been able to captivate men and women in a way that's appealing, which is a tough line to follow. Spencer Grammer
The fashion industry has a responsibility to represent a healthy image of women, but to start weighing them and putting them against a wall and making them feel like animals? No. Diane von Furstenberg
I love all women. Women are sublime beings. I love all of it: their eyes, their noses, their bodies. Patrick Demarchelier
Aristotle maintained that women have fewer teeth than men; although he was twice married, it never occurred to him to verify this statement by examining his wives' mouths. Bertrand Russell
May we all, as a nation of believers, fight for the achievement of America; may we make sacrifices worthy of those proud men and women who fought for us, labored for us, bled soil from the beaches of Normandy to the fields of Gettysburg for us. Cory Booker
Bobbed hair makes women look uniform. They lack individuality. Erich von Stroheim
After about 20 years of marriage, I'm finally starting to scratch the surface of what women want. And I think the answer lies somewhere between conversation and chocolate. Mel Gibson
Oh all the time when Victoria Wood and I did our series. There were people asking 'Can women be funny?' People still ask that. It's like asking: 'Can women breathe in and out?' Julie Walters
As a society, I think older women are marginalized, but I think that has changed so much in the last twenty years. Melinda McGraw
Especially in the world of fantasy and superheroes, it's great to have role models that aren't in skimpy little outfits, in impossible poses. That's so important for young women. Kelley Armstrong
I'm glad that cinema is catching up to what television has known for a while: That three-dimensional, complex women get an audience engaged as much as the men. Natalie Dormer
There is strong mentoring of women in the academy. Corporations appear more willing to resist affirmative action to advance women, and boards and shareholders are more tolerant of this approach. Ruth J. Simmons
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
I'm flattered that women think that I'm sexy. Laz Alonso
I've gone from being quite wealthy, when I was defending women, to being quite poor defending men. Warren Farrell
I was thinking about the women of Pakistan, those who are not allowed to get education, those who are not allowed to do whatever they want to do in their life. I hope that the families will understand that the contribution of women is important and can be more powerful for building a greater country. Samina Baig
People always say that Californian women are obsessed with their appearance but I think you've got to take good care of yourself, for yourself. Linda Gray
I don't think young men or women should feel pressured into marriage. You shouldn't marry anyone, in my opinion, who you have to try hard for. Rachael Ray
We women often gauge our own self-worth by the quality of our interactions with our lovers. And often these interactions are interpreted for, described for, processed by our women friends. Relationships are the conduits through which flows our connection with each other. Carrie Preston
I'd like to play passionate women, but no one will let me. Russell Crowe
I don't think women are better than men, I think men are a lot worse than women. Louis C. K.
You have to be desirable. And that's why so many woman of my age or even younger are pushed to Botox and plastic surgery, all the things that people say, 'Why do women do this?' Where do you go in your 50s in your career? Kim Cattrall
A lot of women feel ashamed to be weak. Rosie Perez
I'm not sitting on a soapbox telling women what they should and shouldn't do, but I know what works for me. Cate Blanchett
People of substance may sin without being exposed for their stolen pleasure; but servants and the poorer sort of women have seldom an opportunity of concealing a big belly, or at least the consequences of it. Bernard de Mandeville
Women in business are talented leaders who can share their skills as trainers, mentors and advocates. Melanne Verveer
The fact of the matter is most women are pro life. Reince Priebus
When you see what some women marry, you realize how they must hate to work for a living. Helen Rowland
Overall, female scientists have fewer resources than male scientists, just as poor people have less access to health care. But if you compare male and female scientists with identical resources, you find that the women are just as likely to be successful. Alison Gopnik
A few British suffragettes everybody laughed at started the cause of equality between men and women. Antonio Munoz Molina
Latinos, Asians, African-Americans, women - we're all trying to find our place in this world of cinema and television and theater. And the great thing with comedy is that most of the time, you could be orange. It doesn't matter, as long you're funny. Sandra Bullock
The older we women grow, the more clearly we see what men really are: hypocrites, boasters, he-goats. The older men grow, the more they doll us up with every perfection. Jean Giraudoux
Growing up I was a total movie-holic, but I always wanted to play the role that Clark Gable was playing or Spencer Tracy was playing. I was really never interested in the parts that women were playing. I found the parts that guys were playing were so much more interesting. Joyce DeWitt
I, like most women, I dress for other women, I think. If I was going to dress for men, I think in general I would be just wearing, like, a fitted black T-shirt and tight jeans every day. Mindy Kaling
I've always loved pinup art, and I've always enjoyed drawing women. I think it was a conscious decision that has resulted in me getting almost exclusive work on comics where the main character is female. Adam Hughes
As it turns out, social scientists have established only one fact about single women's mental health: employment improves it. Susan Faludi
Most women are dissatisfied with their appearance - it's the stuff that fuels the beauty and fashion industries. Annie Lennox
Hollywood is hard on women. Gillian Armstrong
To honor our national promise to our veterans, we must continue to improve services for our men and women in uniform today and provide long overdue benefits for the veterans and military retirees who have already served. Solomon Ortiz
We see very, very high rates of C-sections, Cesarean sections, in India. Lots of reasons for it, high levels of malnutrition have meant that women have very small pelvic areas often, so if they have larger babies, it's very hard to deliver. Jacqueline Novogratz
I was never considered cool throughout my teens: a very important time to be accepted by someone, especially your peers. Yes, I had all the screaming women, but the guys hated my guts. Donny Osmond
I believe that raising the status of women in Turkey is a responsibility shared by everyone. It is not only in Turkey; we are still in need of serious support for the role of women in business and society all around the world. Guler Sabanci
For many of us, especially women, the gap between what we want or need and what our society expects of us is wide indeed, and we spend out lives trying to negotiate it. Trying to balance work and family, responsibilities and desires, all that stuff. It is not easy. Lee Smith
I'm into women. I've always loved women. David Gest
We must... guarantee women control over their own reproductive decisions. Henry W. Kendall
A small pay discrepancy between men's and women's salaries for the same job may seem inconsequential. But over the years, salary discrimination adds up to a significantly smaller pension. Madeleine M. Kunin
From a viable economy to the full funding of Headstart, from a clean environment to true equality for women, from a strong military to a commitment to racial brotherhood, from schools that are honored to streets free of excessive violence. Paul Tsongas
My costumes were made for sex appeal not for women. Brenda Holloway
I think because I did a lot of modelling and appeared in lads mags a lot of women didn't necessarily warm to me. But now I have been through childbirth, post-natal depression and struggled with my weight, women seem to relate to me a lot more. Jennifer Ellison
The three great problems of this century; the degradation of man in the proletariat, the subjection of women through hunger, the atrophy of the child by darkness. Victor Hugo
It strikes me as very strange that whereas Tennyson could support most of Mr. Buckley's propositions about free trade, and the private sector, and private enterprise, Tennyson found no difficulty also in lending intellectual support to the idea of Women's Liberation. Germaine Greer
Helping reproductive services doesn't just help women in isolation. It helps men just as much. Tucker Max
It's actually kind of cool that women have taken to me. Because now I have a whole different demographic when it comes to the audiences. I have women who come out and support my movies, and that is a huge demographic for me, which is great because some actors don't have a female base at all. Larenz Tate
My drawing for women is really curvy. My drawings for men are actually quite angular. Christian Louboutin
There are no more excuses for leaving women out of the inner circles of power. Qualified women are everywhere. Women are ready for leadership; they just need to be identified and asked. Madeleine M. Kunin
This man is frank and earnest with women. In Fresno, he's Frank and in Chicago he's Ernest. Henny Youngman
I love writing for women. The willingness to go from laughter to tears in a moment is the greatest palette you can paint with as a writer. Michael Patrick King
It saddens me to see the reality-television shows that are getting so much fanfare that are a celebration of stupidity and the degradation of women. And those women are consistently wearing too short, too tight dresses. I hope the trend of aging gracefully returns. Prabal Gurung
When you're wounded and left on Afghanistan's plains, and the women come out to cut up what remains, jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains and go to your gawd like a soldier. Rudyard Kipling
I don't design for myself. I design something keeping in mind that it has to please a lot of women. Dries van Noten
In sixth grade, we all had to write this opinion paper. Most wrote about things like why we should be able to chew gum in class - I wrote about why women should receive equal pay. Gillian Jacobs
Grace in women has more effect than beauty. William Hazlitt
Lesbian existence comprises both the breaking of a taboo and the rejection of a compulsory way of life. It is also a direct or indirect attack on the male right of access to women. Adrienne Rich
My advice on getting a raise is what everybody's advice is: to become a confident negotiator; but that is so hard. My admiration for women who are good at that is unbridled. Women in general have a harder time talking about money with their bosses. Jill Abramson
Many women cut back what had to be done at home by redefining what the house, the marriage and, sometimes, what the child needs. One woman described a fairly common pattern: I do my half. I do half of his half, and the rest doesn't get done. Arlie Russell Hochschild
Films with female protagonists don't attract many eyeballs. Most of them are perceived as feminist films. If Bollywood starts giving women major roles in entertaining movies, then the audience, too, will open up to the idea of watching commercial films in which the actresses do more than just play the role of the hero's love interest. Bipasha Basu
I don't buy this premise that the number of minifigures needs to be an equal amount to be gender neutral. Nobody makes artistic products like that; nobody makes a movie and says there has to be equal numbers of men and women. Jorgen Vig Knudstorp
Companies like I.B.M. have offered women scholarships to study engineering for years, and women engineers routinely get higher starting salaries than men. Warren Farrell
I am serving the Lord and helping women save babies. Norma McCorvey
I know this president. And I can tell you that he cares deeply about the next generation of young women in this country - his daughters, and everyone's daughters. President Obama had the courage to stand with Sandra Fluke. Without hesitation, he defended her right to tell her story. Nancy Keenan
Women are in a position now to voice their opinion... women are getting empowered. The more power they get, the more voice they get to shift certain things around. Now I have a daughter, I understand. When I didn't have a daughter, I didn't understand. Snoop Dogg
I have experienced firsthand the tremendous impact breast cancer has on the women who fight it and the loved ones who support them. This is a disease that catches you unaware and, without the right resources, leaves you feeling frightened and alone. Ricardo Antonio Chavira
It's getting better but men still earn more and there are more jobs for them. Ageism is a big thing. Parts for women disappear as you get older. Julie Walters
The house a woman creates is a Utopia. She can't help it - can't help trying to interest her nearest and dearest not in happiness itself but in the search for it. Marguerite Duras
Look at liberty's greatest historic advances: ending slavery. Giving women the vote. Outlawing legal segregation. Each and every time, the people at the forefront of advancing those reforms - often putting their lives on the line - called themselves liberals. Rick Perlstein
Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition. Marilyn Monroe
Success is hard in general for most women. We now have such busy lives, and we're told we can do everything - you know, we can have the relationship and the marriage and the kids and the career. Cat Deeley
Women have a special corner of their hearts for sins they have never committed. Cornelia Otis Skinner
It's a question of not so much pushing the boys out of the picture, but making the whole frame bigger so that both men and women access the labor market, contribute to the economy, generate growth, have jobs, and so on. Christine Lagarde
I think this happens to a lot of people, men and women, where you reach a point in your life and all of a sudden realize that things have changed. You suddenly realize that people are coming up behind you, that maybe somebody might want to replace you for less money. Callie Khouri
The vanity of men, a constant insult to women, is also the ground for the implicit feminine claim of superior sensitivity and morality. Patricia Meyer Spacks
I have lived a life that has been beautiful and painful at some moments. But I am convinced others can learn how to control a certain kind of rage that bubbles up in many Americans, particularly, but not limited to, women, blacks, and other minorities. Jayson Blair
In my own experience, I've found that it's very difficult to make peace with women. We tend to be competitive and feel angry. Ottessa Moshfegh
I so believe that older women have tremendous value to their families, their community, their country, the world. Sally Field
We have to expose Republicans for the frauds that they are when it comes to what they want to do for working men and women. Dannel Malloy
Birth mothers choose life, and a family, for their child. But this choice is rarely celebrated. Women routinely face family, friends and even health-care providers who think that adoption equals abandonment, according to researchers and conversations with birth mothers. Nina Easton
People are calling a lot, sending scripts my way. Yes, it's wonderful because, let's face it, there aren't many wonderful scripts for women over the age of 10. Janet McTeer
'The Haunted Man' is about communication barriers between men and women, and in that song it's a woman's wait for her husband to come back from war. The vision for me was of a group of men and women on the opposite sides of two cliffs, trying to move or sing to each other and communicate, but they're kind of misfiring. Bat for Lashes
The truth of it is that women are far more logical than men. George Hamilton
As I've said, there were patriots who supported this war, and patriots who opposed it. And all of us are united in appreciation for our servicemen and women, and our hopes for Iraqis' future. Barack Obama
Something like a quarter of the founders that have gone through Excelerate and Techstars are women. I'm incredibly proud of that. Sam Yagan
Strong women, when respected, make the whole society stronger. One must be careful with such rapid changes, though, and make an effort to preserve, at the same time, the positive traditions of Indian culture. Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
I am not interested in women just because they're women. I am interested, however, in seeing that they are no longer classed with children and minors. Crystal Eastman
Most of my fundamentalist brothers and sisters - and I am an evangelical, so I can say most of my fundamentalist brothers and sisters - are quite willing to pack women off and send them as missionaries to dangerous places where they might get killed. Tony Campolo
Everyone saying, 'She'll bring back women's skating. This will be the one to watch at the Olympics.' And they say things that are so far away, but really, you have to bring it back in and look at the next competition, the next day, what you want to accomplish because if you get too far ahead of yourself, you can trip yourself up. Gracie Gold
To this day I get mail from women who say, I went to law school because of your song. But I would hate to think out of the wide spectrum of things I have done in my career, that's all I would be remembered for. Helen Reddy
Men don't know enough about being courteous toward women. You should get into a cab before a woman so she doesn't have to slide across the seat. And you should always go first into a revolving door so she doesn't have to push - unless it's moving, then let her go first. Thom Browne
In a lot of comedies, they kind of take all the problems away from the women. They give her great clothes, great hair; she almost always owns an artisanal shop, like a cheese shop in Manhattan. Melissa McCarthy
I've talked to so many people, men and women alike, that get overweight and their self-esteem just goes in the tank. They think they're judged. They think they're unattractive. Phil McGraw
There are very few shows that show women talking like strong, sassy women. Do you know what I mean? 'Sex and the City' started doing that, and that was why that was such a huge hit. Katie Aselton
Ask any woman and she'll tell you: health care for women is more expensive than it is for men. In fact, during their reproductive years, women spend 68% more on health care than men do. Rod Blagojevich
The crowd, still shouting, gives way before us. We plough our way through. Women hold their aprons over their faces and go stumbling away. A roar of fury goes up. A wounded man is being carried off. Erich Maria Remarque
Women and men just aren't that different. Oh, we're different in some intriguing ways, and it can be fun to band together for all-gal or all-guy projects. But when it comes to the tragic mess Christ came to heal, we're pretty much the same. Frederica Mathewes-Green
Women's particular experiences continue to shape not just their points of view but their actions, in the United States and around the world. Dee Dee Myers
I'm not sleeping with all the women I appear with. Ringo Starr
The door might not be opened to a woman again for a long, long time, and I had a kind of duty to other women to walk in and sit down on the chair that was offered, and so establish the right of others long hence and far distant in geography to sit in the high seats. Frances Perkins
Women have got to make the world safe for men since men have made it so darned unsafe for women. Nancy Astor
Muhammadan law in its relation to women, is a pattern to European law. Look back to the history of Islam, and you will find that women have often taken leading places - on the throne, in the battle-field, in politics, in literature, poetry, etc. Annie Besant
Women now have choices. They can be married, not married, have a job, not have a job, be married with children, unmarried with children. Men have the same choice we've always had: work, or prison. Tim Allen
Chick-lit may be staggering on its heels, but women's fiction is alive and kicking. Jojo Moyes
French women will always look up at a man, even if he is four inches shorter than she is. Alan Furst
We need to respect choices that women make. Ann Romney
Women have a greater verbal capacity. Geoffrey S. Fletcher
We need to honor our troops who served and show our support by giving our men and women who served the best health care, the best educational opportunities, and the best job training available. They deserve nothing less. Barbara Lee
I love the fact that there are also women out there that don't have a choice and they must go to work and they still have to raise the kids. Thank goodness that we value those people too. Ann Romney
No two wars are ever the same. Some are just, some are unjust, but the basic commonality shared between them all is that young men and women heeded a call to service, overcame their fear, and fought for their side. Bob Riley
Cosmetics makers have always sold 'hope in a jar' - creams and potions that promise youth, beauty, sex appeal, and even love for the women who use them. Virginia Postrel
It's wonderful to be appreciated for being quirky, and to see Zooey Deschanel and the quirky, indie film types get mainstream play is amazing for women, because women are much more complicated than what we've see on TV in the past. Mayim Bialik
No man can call himself liberal, or radical, or even a conservative advocate of fair play, if his work depends in any way on the unpaid or underpaid labor of women at home, or in the office. Gloria Steinem
History has taught us over and over again that freedom is not free. When push comes to shove, the ultimate protectors of freedom and liberty are the brave men and women in our armed forces. Throughout our history, they've answered the call in bravery and sacrifice. Tim Pawlenty
Our only hope for America is that every conservative takes upon him or herself the project of learning what American and conservative values are, coming to understand what leftism stands for, and learning how to make the case for those values to women, young people, blacks and Hispanics. Dennis Prager
Women often find great roles in revolution, simply because the rules fall apart and everyone has agency, anyone can act. Rebecca Solnit
The witty woman is a tragic figure in American life. Wit destroys eroticism and eroticism destroys wit, so women must choose between taking lovers and taking no prisoners. Florence King
Yes, black is slimming, but it's not always youthful. The right tone of red, however, is flattering on all women. Twiggy
I think that we live in a time where it's easier to be suspicious of dedicated men and women, people dedicated to their craft, because the world around them inspires them to be lazy. It inspires them to be negative. It inspires them to be snarky. Ryan Adams
My mom had started to go to work when I was nine or ten, so I was aware of women trying to find their own identities by working. But I was still influenced by men to such an extreme. I wanted to play their games and wanted to compete in their world and be like them. Elisabeth Shue
Men and women whose early youth was shaped in the ordeal of the Great Depression showed the values formed in that crucible when tyranny threatened a world. Steve Buyer
Look at history; all the interesting women were deeply flawed. Linda Gray
As a result of Title IX, and a new generation of parents who want their daughters to have the opportunities they never had, women's sports have arrived. Sheryl Swoopes
Women have the same privileges and opportunities as men, given the New Testament. Tony Campolo
Women have been brought up to be passive, accepting, not come forward and play a major role in life. And with age, there's a tendency to revert to that - to pull back, recede. I don't think it's advisable or admirable. Katherine Helmond
Many women my age have known the experience of giving up crucial parts of themselves to please the man they love. Joyce Maynard
Unfortunately, as obsessed as I am with all of those Grimm's slash Disney princesses, I do think women have evolved socially in so many ways. Ginnifer Goodwin
Between 1972 and 1987, the number of Democratic women in the House had actually gone down, from 14 to 12. EMILY's list started doing House races in 1988. Ellen Malcolm
The treatment of women in Muslim communities throughout the world is unconscionable. All civilized nations must unite in condemnation of a theology that now threatens to destabilize much of the Earth. Sam Harris
I want to thank the pioneering women who years ago opened the doors of politics in Costa Rica. My government will be open to all Costa Ricans of good faith. Laura Chinchilla
Women respond to comfort and a sense of humor. I was always able to make them laugh, so that helps a lot. Peter Dinklage
I do believe that men can be emasculated by successful women. I don't think I'm emasculating. But I have seen the dynamic with men who either don't make money or make less money. It's just not good for them. Teri Hatcher
TED Women isn't championing a cause; it's surfacing and sharing some of the most important ideas of our time. Our focus is on women as change agents, innovators and idea champions, and I think people will be both inspired and surprised by the program. We're exploring some fascinating territory! Pat Mitchell
Men and women are immigrants in each other's worlds. Yakov Smirnoff
The worst enemy women have is in the pulpit. Susan B. Anthony
I have no illusions at all about being a sex symbol. None of my former girlfriends ever thought of me that way, and I don't have any packs of women chasing me down the street like a Brad Pitt or someone like that. Tobey Maguire
Polynesian women are known for their long hair, glowing skin, and thick nails. And that comes from the local diet, which is mostly plant based with a little bit of fish and a lot of natural fats and oils. Nikki Reed
Unlike straight men, who have the luxury of being slobs because women usually expect them to be, gay men - whether preppies, fashion victims, or jocks - are thought to be more obsessed with how they look because they dress for themselves and, consequently, for each other. Lance Loud
EMILY's List has worked a lot with swing women voters over the years, and one thing we've learned is that they are very cynical about politics and politicians. They very much want help with the challenges facing them and their families, and they feel like most politicians don't understand or want to lift a finger to help them out. Ellen Malcolm
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
I know so many women, comic geniuses. Where are the parts? Melanie Mayron
The majority of women in America look like me. Brooke Elliott
Modeling is one of the few professions where women out-earn men, and that's because we're more valuable objects and ornaments. Cameron Russell
I hope that the women who wear my perfume will have men all over them. Reem Acra
The very women who object to the morals of a notoriously beautiful actress, grow big with pride when an admirer suggests their marked resemblance to this stage beauty in physique. Minna Antrim
I'm a pragmatist. I think, as a woman, you have to be more careful. You have to be more communal, you have to say yes to more things than men, you have to worry about things that men don't have to worry about. But once we get enough women into leadership, we can break stereotypes down. If you lead, you get to decide. Sheryl Sandberg
I would love to see more women directors because they represent half of the population - and gave birth to the whole world. Without them writing and being directors, the rest of us are not going to know the whole story. Jane Campion
It is true that in France, women put on less things. If they have a necklace, they don't put on earrings; if they have nail polish, they don't put on all their rings and all their bracelets. Ines de La Fressange
What makes the bravery of the men and women of the FBI so special is that they know exactly what they're in for. They spend weeks and weeks in an academy learning just how hard and dangerous this work is. Then they raise their right hands and take an oath and do that work anyway. James Comey
I was never a spy. I was with the OSS organization. We had a number of women, but we were all office help. Julia Child
For quite some time, women at NASA only had scientific backgrounds. Sally Ride
I'm so glad that Hollywood and America are embracing women when they get in their 40s instead of putting us out to pasture. Vivica A. Fox
There are lots of women tennis players, for instance, but because not many of them seem to have much personality, they're interchangeable. You don't have a feeling about them. Daley Thompson
While the women of the older generation were thankful if only they succeeded in obtaining 'a work and a duty,' however monotonous and wearing it might be, the will of the younger generation for a pleasurable labour has fortunately increased. Ellen Key
Demi Moore is an extremely sexy woman. Melanie Griffith, Annette Bening - these are all brave women. They've all managed to have kids and still be sexy. If anything, being a mom makes them even sexier. Lesli Linka Glatter
Women is fine once you got em pinned down, boss, but when they ain't pinned down they're hell. John Dos Passos
President Obama is also standing up for women in North Carolina and across our country. He has helped women fight for equal pay for equal work; he has fought to guarantee that women have access to quality, affordable health care, including making sure that insurance plans cover birth control with no out-of-pocket cost. Bev Perdue
Women in general want to be loved for what they are and men for what they accomplish. Theodor Reik
Women deserve the same permanent rights and explicit protections given men in the Constitution. Carolyn Maloney
Bill Clinton, talking about the need to financially empower wives and mothers in regressive countries, once remarked that women have 'the responsibility gene.' No one has that gene more markedly than his wife. Tina Brown
Women love a self-confident bald man. Larry David
I love women. My life revolves around them. Nikki Sixx
I've only slept with men I've been married to. How many women can make that claim? Elizabeth Taylor
I think of some of my friends who have passed to the spirit world but are who here with me when I go to events and when I walk in my own community. My sisters, Ingred, my sister Marsha, and my sister Nielock. All cofounders of the Indigenous Women's Network with me. All long time women activists in the native community. Winona LaDuke
Think of all the really successful men and women you know. Do you know a single one who didn't learn very young the trick of calling attention to himself in the right quarters? Storm Jameson
I often want to cry. That is the only advantage women have over men - at least they can cry. Jean Rhys
For women who turn to welfare, Big Brother becomes Husband. Tammy Bruce
I do believe that, under the law, under the Constitution of the United States, and under our public policy, that women deserve and should have a right to enjoy equal employment opportunity. Gloria Allred
I really want women to know their power, to value their experience. To understand that nothing has been more wholesome in the political process than the increased involvement of women. Nancy Pelosi
A man like Wilde was not free to live out of the closet as a homosexual, and women in general were not able to be truly themselves; there was no place for a woman's voice to be heard or for her to express her sexuality. Marisa Tomei
Some men have a silly theory about beautiful women - that somewhere along the line they'll turn into a monster. That movie gave them a chance to watch it happen. Salma Hayek
The women that inspire me are the ones who have careers and children; why would I want to limit myself? I've always wanted to have children, and I would never give up that experience for a career. I want to have it all. Jennifer Aniston
It seemed pathetic and terrible to me and it still does, that men and women work eight hours a day at jobs that bring them no joy, no reward save a few dollars. Hortense Odlum
A lot of women use pregnancy as an excuse to let their bodies go, and that's the worst thing. Tracy Anderson
I am much more open about categories of gender, and my feminism has been about women's safety from violence, increased literacy, decreased poverty and more equality. Judith Butler
I just hope that people, women specifically, embrace that side of themselves that maybe is a little nuts or that society tells us is crazy. Jenny Mollen
But what of black women?... I most sincerely doubt if any other race of women could have brought its fineness up through so devilish a fire. W. E. B. Du Bois
Right now, too many women who reach retirement age find themselves widowed or single, relying on their Social Security check for over half of their income. Judy Biggert
If women had to promise to provide for a man for a lifetime before he removed his veil and showed her his smile, would we think of this as a system of female privilege? Warren Farrell
Women spend their lives trying to look good for men. So a woman who feels she's sending the right visual signals is pleased with herself. Helen Fisher
Women who start out as ugly ducklings don't become beautiful swans. What they mainly become is confident ducks. They take charge of their lives. Maeve Binchy
America is a land where men govern, but women rule. John Mason Brown
I like women in film. I like women in general, but I especially like to show them on film. They are not ciphers. Nicolas Roeg
Long-term heterosexual monogamy is still the dominant model: men and women still want to pair for a long period of time. Monique Roffey
Women being pitted each other another in Hollywood is an old tactic, but it's not real at all. Shirley MacLaine
Being a sex symbol has to do with an attitude, not looks. Most men think it's looks, most women know otherwise. Kathleen Turner
It's hard for women to talk about these things, and for the doctors to really talk about it too, and to even have the knowledge of what's going on. That's why I'm doing this and urging women to speak out and talk to their doctors frankly. Cybill Shepherd
Young women today, as in the fifties, find themselves entering the big world and having to make choices. Robert Gottlieb
When it comes to women, there has been a tendency to define women in sports in the context of their relationships - they watch games because their husbands watch. They're interested because their kids play a sport. They buy tickets to a sporting event because it's a way to spend time with family. Indra Nooyi
They think something's gone wrong, but in Don't Look Now, for instance, one scene was made by a mistake. It's the scene where Donald Sutherland goes to look for the policeman who's investigating the two women. Nicolas Roeg
I get really excited about other female acts. I feel inspired when I see another women succeeding in music because it makes me realize that if they can do it, I can do it. Rachel Platten
I love to feel glamourous. I love to have other women feel glamourous. Daisy Fuentes
Precisely because I'm a man who is attracted to women, there may be some things that I have to say as a spectator of feminine grace that women themselves may not be able to see. William T. Vollmann
I'm fascinated by how much we, as women, have to subjugate and hide ourselves in order to get on in the world. Minnie Driver
It's nice when women fancy me, but I think I will only disappoint them so I prefer it if they don't know who I am. Rufus Sewell
French cinema allows women to look... a certain way and be talented at the same time. Gina Bellman
The roles that I feel I get, or handed to me, or whatever, are not that interesting. I don't think it's a problem that's specific to black women. I think it's a problem that's specific to movie-making in America. Aunjanue Ellis
As Commander of the Faithful, it is out of the question that I fight Islam. We need to fight violence and ignorance. It is true, when one strolls out, one sees women with scarves and men with beards. This has always been the case in Morocco. Morocco is built on tolerance. Mohammed VI of Morocco
My mother made me truly appreciate women. Drake
Quite often - a lot of the work I had done had been extensively with women. Most especially in the theater, but also quite often in the movies. That has its own delights, and maybe pitfalls too. John Malkovich
We need to create a society where girls and women are getting the same encouragement and support to build their careers as the boys and men are. From the start. Matt McGorry
'Who Fears Death' addresses the push and pull in African culture that powerful women face when their culture has certain duties and beliefs that can stifle them. Nnedi Okorafor
Women who have managed to get successful normally have had to carve out pretty much their own route for doing it, because there are few roadmaps for how, as a woman, you become successful. You think about having to do it yourself, you carve your own way. Does that relate to being Jewish? Noreena Hertz
Divorced women, compared to married women, are less satisfied with their lives, which is not surprising. But they're actually more cheerful, when you look at the average mood they're in in the course of the day. Daniel Kahneman
Those in the west who dismiss the repressiveness of laws against women in countries like Iran, no matter how benign their intentions, present a condescending view not just of the religion but also of women living in Muslim majority countries, as if the desire for choice and happiness is the monopoly of women in the west. Azar Nafisi
I think that's something people need to convey because you see all these celebrity moms out there, and the perception is they can do it all, but they have sooo much help. And it's kind of an unfair image to project for many women, because it is really hard, and if you have help, you should indicate you have help. Lisa Ling
Women are the first to jump on what is fashionable. Gavin DeGraw
So many roles for women demand that you make the audience fall in love with you or sympathise with you. Felicity Kendal
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot. Groucho Marx
Women's humor seems to be a little more supportive. It's just kind of trying to make the other one laugh through funny voices and kind of talking about other people. I respond to that. I feel less like I'm going to get beat up in a room full of women than I do in a room full of guys. Paul Feig
Researchers have found very little difference between men and women in terms of the amount of time spent gossiping. Kate Fox
I think that women are underrepresented behind the camera as directors. Nina Jacobson
Women and girls are disproportionately affected by landmines. They have different needs when it comes to education about risks. And they may face greater challenges when a family member is killed or injured. Ban Ki-moon
When I'm saying hysteria, I'm referring to Freud, because all the women were coming to him with symptoms and seeking help, and he just called it hysteria. Cybill Shepherd
There was Pauline de Rothschild, who I thought was very fabulous, and Millicent Rogers, the Standard Oil heiress, very chic, very clever, very original. I admired both those women very much. And I had a great example with my mother, who was extremely chic. Iris Apfel
They say women talk too much. If you have worked in Congress you know that the filibuster was invented by men. Clare Boothe Luce
Often, women as little girls are sent off on a track for them to live a perfect life and be a perfect woman. Not for boys, who can be themselves with their mood and their temper. Claire Denis
Black women are programmed to define ourselves within this male attention and to compete with each other for it rather than to recognize and move upon our common interests. Audre Lorde
Is there discrimination against women? Yes, like the old boys' network. And sometimes discrimination against women becomes discrimination against men: in hazardous fields, women suffer fewer hazards. Warren Farrell
It is a holy blessing to be born with the exquisite qualities of a daughter of God. Women of God, both old and young, are spiritual and sensitive, tender and gentle. They have a kind, nurturing nature. This is your inheritance. Never belittle the gifts God has given to you. Develop the divinity that is within you. Margaret D. Nadauld
In America, it has been proven that the bulk of spending money is in the hands of women between 60 and 80, so it's so stupid. The people who do have the time and money to shop are either retired or empty-nesters. Iris Apfel
Childfree women are actually great assets to the planet. Our carbon footprint is smaller than a mom's! And we have enough money to write checks to organizations that help kids get vaccinations, vitamins, and educations yet have plenty of free time to advise your daughter that one day she will regret piercing her lip. Jen Kirkman
Hemingway never grew out of adolescence. His scope and depth stayed shallow because he had no idea what women are for. Rex Stout
The men and women cut their hair close round to the ears and eyes. The women, after the manner of the Parthians, cover their heads with a large white veil, folded together in the form of a crown. Giraldus Cambrensis
I read so much stuff that black women say, especially about my relationship. 'Oh, he left his black wife to go be with some exotic chick.' First of all, my girl is black: she's Jamaican. Kevin Hart
It's okay to talk about birth, okay - then menstruation. I first started my advocacy for women's health in the field of reproductive freedom, and the next stage would be bringing menopause out of the closet. Cybill Shepherd
As we have more women in power, so the plays and the TV dramas are reflecting what's happening. Felicity Kendal
All my life, I have judged my worth by how much I have been loved by a man. It's so with a lot of women, that their self-esteem is measured by how much they are loved by a man, their partner, their boyfriend or maybe their husband. In my case, it may be because I grew up without my father. Katrina Kaif
And I think women have come a very, very long way, but they have a long way to go. Lara Flynn Boyle
There is also an epidemic of infertility in this country. There are more women who have put off child-bearing in favor of their professional lives. For them, the only way they are going to have a family is to adopt from China. Iris Chang
Women in pro-ams are always telling me about all the business deals they've struck on the golf course playing with their male work colleagues. Paula Creamer
It's really hard to meet good women in Hollywood. Lyndsy Fonseca
Women always think that I'm Chandler, so if I don't joke around for half an hour, they think that something's wrong. Then I explain that I don't have comedy writers scripting everything I'm saying at this particular dinner. Matthew Perry
There were no women's players I knew of. I didn't even know women's hockey existed. Angela Ruggiero
Women are tough campaigners. They certainly know how to withstand attacks. And I think we make a mistake if we say, as some do, that women should play by different rules, or that they are somehow especially vulnerable to the rules of politics. I don't think that's true. Ellen Malcolm
Goldman Sachs believes that economically empowering women globally is one of the best investments to grow economies, create jobs, and build more prosperous societies. Dina Powell
I only seem to date younger women. Ian McLagan
I think the problem is, exceptional women will always succeed. But there are plenty of less-exceptional men who succeed. Until we get the less-exceptional women succeeding equally, we do not have full equality. Cherie Blair
People love talking about when they were young and heard Honky Tonk Women for the first time. It's quite a heavy load to carry on your shoulders, the memories of so many people. Mick Jagger
I had this idea that I wanted to do this mixture of visions of African American women and visions of African American men. And call it 'The Men' and call it 'The Women' and show different faces of these two people. Faith Ringgold
I was never very mature in my relationships with women. First sign of conflict, I was gone. John Mahoney
Silence is an ornament for women. Sophocles
A man who pretends to understand women is bad manners. For him to really to understand them is bad morals. Henry James
It's everywhere, constant criticism of women's appearance in magazines and online. It's not easy to navigate. Shirley Manson
Madonna has total control over her life, and not many women have that. Monica Seles
Men's vows are women's traitors! William Shakespeare
Just because I haven't yet had any project surgery, I'm not going to knock it, because I think women have the right to do whatever they want to their bodies that make them feel good about themselves. Susan Sarandon
The cool thing is that, unlike film, the theatre roles for women get better and better as you get older. Idina Menzel
I can't hit on women in public any more. I didn't decide this; it just doesn't feel right at my age. Jack Nicholson
Women need to attack those negative voices they have in their head. Jada Pinkett Smith
I would gladly admit women are superior to men if only they would stop trying to be the same as us. Sacha Guitry
One of the biggest challenges is for women to find an organization that's willing to accept them back after they leave the work force to raise children without taking a cut in compensation and responsibility. Diane Garnick
Many, many times I find that whatever is looking good on the screen doesn't always look or feel good on the body. So who do we design for - do we design for the screen, or do we design for women? Alber Elbaz
I rely on the promise, 'God is kind to women, fools, and drunk people.' Jane Welsh Carlyle
Women's liberation is the liberation of the feminine in the man and the masculine in the woman. Corita Kent
I know how gratifying it is not only to work in film but to be acknowledged by peers; producing '9 to 5' was an opportunity that I valued precisely because it's so rarely in the hands of women. Jane Fonda
I didn't write my book, 'I Don't Care About Your Band,' in order to give women a brand-new set of dating rules they need to feel terrible about not abiding. I wrote my book to make the women who read it feel good about themselves, and a little more entitled to be treated well by the guys they go out with. Julie Klausner
I hold doors open for all the women. Men can open the doors for themselves. LeRoy Neiman
Black women are supposed to be 'strong,' but the burden of carrying our race and carrying our families adds the pressure. Aunjanue Ellis
It is always the village women who drive these things. Stephen Lewis
Young women today often have very little appreciation for the real battles that took place to get women where they are today in this country. I don't know how much history young women today know about those battles. Sandra Day O'Connor
I play- it's kind of like a slice-of-life, LA women in their forties, playing forty kind of what's their friendship like, and what's their life like and so I just play one of the four friends. Joan Cusack
Sexual harassment on the job is not a problem for virtuous women. Phyllis Schlafly
Women are, in general, less shallow visually. If their man gains 10, 20 pounds, they don't care as much. Hank Azaria
Without a doubt in sketch comedy there are fewer women than men. Maya Rudolph
Women leading big corporations or assuming various important social and political roles is still considered newsworthy, which clearly shows the need to further support and enhance the role of women in society. Guler Sabanci
On the question of comfort women, when my thought goes to these people, who have been victimized by human trafficking and gone through immeasurable pain and suffering beyond description, my heart aches. And on this point, my thought has not changed at all from previous prime ministers. Shinzo Abe
Before our kids start coming home from Iraq in body bags and women and children start dying in Baghdad, I need to know, what did Iraq do to us? Susan Sarandon
Because our generation has waited so long to have babies, we feel we've 'discovered' something that women have been doing for thousands of years. I have no illusions that I will be in the same situation as the average working mother. I'm not trying to prove anything - I just want to have kids. Jane Pauley
It is not so much that women have a different point of view in politics as that they give a different emphasis. And this is vastly important, for politics is so largely a matter of emphasis. Crystal Eastman
It's become impossible to enjoy most quality television shows because the hurt or endangered women device is so frequently used. Jessica Valenti
With female-oriented movies, unless it's something like 'Bridesmaids' or a romantic comedy, you've got to really worry about your opening weekend. And I'm always telling stories about women, not younger women, and it's just a much tougher audience to get to the movie theater. Callie Khouri
I don't know many women who can relate to Sharon Stone and the kind of movies she does. I don't know a lot of guys who can relate to Tom Cruise's movies because they're on a kind of fantastic level. I like movies I can relate to. Kim Cattrall
'Single' is usually applied to women as though they are a problem to be fixed. Rachel Sklar
Since women ask me about male motives all the time, I can offer a bit of advice. If you feel like you're going to get hurt then you shouldn't be there in the first place. That's the way I look at relationships. Chris Noth
I love women. I mean, I'm married, but I used to get in all kinds of trouble. Danny DeVito
Where I'd like to see more women is at the executive table. Cynthia Carroll
There's still not as many women in music as men, and I don't really know why. I don't have the answers. I do wish there were more women that played music. Mary Timony
We are affirming human rights for all women and girls, acknowledging the full range of diversity that exists, and detailing actions to prevent violence. Bella Abzug
Hollywood is the dream factory, and no one dreams about older women. Amy Heckerling
Women politicians take their job seriously and accomplish their duties diligently and sensitively. Only they can understand the problems of women and act as a sounding board for their concerns. Preneet Kaur
We all join the President in applauding the sacrifices made by our brave men and women in uniform. But we must continue to provide them the tools they need to accomplish the difficult tasks they face. Dick Durbin
It's not very hip to consider the plight of single women who yearn for something so old-fashioned as men. Suzanne Fields
It's also very painful, because I feel, and I know, probably all women my age and older feel like we're better and have more to give and are more fun now. Barbara Hershey
I've lived with women, loved women, lost women. They've loved me, lost me, whatever. Stephen Adly Guirgis
Just as everybody has the vote including women, I think children should, because as a child is conscious of itself then it has to me an existence and has a stake in what happens. Gertrude Stein
The men and women of the CIA are a national treasure. John O. Brennan
I've been a medical and public health professional as well as a mother. I became skilled at juggling a number of priorities and competing interests. Like many other female leaders, I've tried to serve as a role model for the young women at my organization who are trying to balance a high-level leadership position and a family. Margaret Hamburg
I think the media's a little frightened of women. Nikki Haley
The most efficient water power in the world - women's tears. Wilson Mizner
I think that for a lot of women there's a subtle but unfortunately effective discouragement of women pursuing the STEM fields. Jennifer Doudna
I don't get my inspiration from books or a painting. I get it from the women I meet. Carolina Herrera
It's so clear that you have to cherish everyone. I think that's what I get from these older black women, that every soul is to be cherished, that every flower Is to bloom. Alice Walker
I would go out with women my age, but there are no women my age. George Burns
Our experience shows - and survey after survey reveals - institutions are run better, communities are healthier when women are involved in solving the challenges of our society. Equal representation does not just lead to good democracy: it is democracy. Cherie Blair
I think women as well as men are concerned about jobs and the economy and spending and, and other issues. They're concerned that when their kids graduate from college they have an economy and they have a future in this country and they, they have the same opportunity that we've had and our grandparents have had. Ken Buck
When I think about old Hollywood and the glamour of those days, women like Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe, and Audrey Hepburn were not dressing the way some girls dress today. There was a certain mystery about them, and I feel like that's gone in our industry. Aly Michalka
You can't be vain as an actor. In 'Ab Fab,' we were made up as old women with bald wigs and jowly necks, and we looked fantastic. Joanna Lumley
Work for black women has been an important and valued dimension of Afrocentric definitions of black motherhood. Patricia Hill Collins
I like being small - I've known so many women with big boobs who feel overweight or end up with back problems. Eva Longoria
I think how pay gets determined is pretty broad - experience, how people look, what they bring to the job. But there's no question women are paid less. Women don't ask. Dee Dee Myers
All men want to be treated like kings in a relationship, and I think if women don't indulge that sometimes, their men are likely to stray and look for someone who can give that to them. Giada De Laurentiis
Women rule our lives, don't they? Juan Manuel Fangio
I never expected in a million years that I would have the honor to become an advocate of women's health care and education, and I'd dive on a live grenade to get this message out, so thank you for this forum. Karen Duffy
As a kid, I grew to define what I didn't want my life to be like by sitting behind moaning women on the bus, hearing them bang on about their aches and pains, both real and imagined. Julie Burchill
I had used eclectic therapy and behavior therapy on myself at the age of 19 to get over my fear of public speaking and of approaching young women in public. Albert Ellis
Men make angry music and it's called rock-and-roll; women include anger in their vocabulary and suddenly they're angry and militant. Ani DiFranco
Smart and savvy, the fearless female member of George Washington's Secret Six is a testament to the strong women who have helped to alter the course of history in this great nation, both in terms of large-scale battles and in the new opportunities they have helped create for future generations through their own fearless examples. Brian Kilmeade
The main reason why men and women make different aesthetic judgments is the fact that the latter, generally incapable of abstraction, only admire what meets their complete approval. Franz Grillparzer
When I get dolled up to go out, men turn their heads and I'm used to it. But I think all women are sexy and should embrace that side of themselves. Malin Akerman
My foundation is absolutely about the women we work with, and they are contributing every day to their families, to their communities, and to the economy of their countries. All we are doing is enabling them to be the best that they can be. Cherie Blair
Women do two thirds of the world's work. Yet they earn only one tenth of the world's income and own less than one percent of the world's property. They are among the poorest of the world's poor. Barber Conable
Especially in this industry, women challenge men much more now because we're saying, 'We can do it, too.' Regina King
One of my theories is that men love with their eyes; women love with their ears. Zsa Zsa Gabor
Most of us women like men, you know; it's just that we find them a constant disappointment. Clare Short
A small gold plain cross was passed down from my grandma to my mom, then to me, and now to my daughter. It is always nice to own something that connects you to the women who made it possible for you to exist. Liya Kebede
There are older men with younger women but you don't see a lot of older women with younger men. There are some women who have been able to do it but not often. Tori Amos
I was very strongly influenced by women's magazines and I really believed tha a woman could not be married and raise a family and have a successful career all at the same time. Helen Reddy
So much has been said and sung of beautiful young girls, why doesn't somebody wake up to the beauty of old women. Harriet Beecher Stowe
I grew up with all mothers, all women. I come from a long line of matriarchs, very strong women. Erykah Badu
People say, 'Gee, you don't really do political music.' Well, I sing a lot of songs about how men and women and lovers treat each other, and none of us want to be talked down to or belittled or ignored or disrespected... So I'm proud to be a feminist. Bonnie Raitt
The pressure is on the women to be particularly small, and then not only that, the whole package. It's extreme. Benjamin Koldyke
Women have seen that they have locked themselves up with feminist writing. Nathalie Sarraute
I was once a single mother, with very few resources, so I have a special place in my heart for women in difficult situations. Linda Lael Miller
Entrepreneurship isn't for everyone, and not everyone is going to be an entrepreneur, but women who turn to business, turn to economics, because there are people depending on them, I think that their creativity, their resilience, their spirit, embody what's best about entrepreneurship. Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
You know, right now, they say - I don't know who says this, but somebody told me - there's three male roles to every female role. And I guess I'd work on evening that up. Making great roles for women. It's just such a huge challenge. Anna Faris
'Ms.' always flouted the rules of the ad world that say, especially for products directed at women, that the ad must be connected to the editorial. You don't have food ads unless you have recipes. You don't get clothing ads unless you have lavish fashion coverage. We never did that; every other women's magazine does. Gloria Steinem
I see explicit covers on magazines, and they're getting even more explicit, and it's like, Are women being empowered, or is this just what sells magazines? Are they feeling pressured, or have they really come into themselves and are saying, 'I am woman, hear me roar?' Rosie Perez
I don't want to play only Latin women. I want to have roles in English. Paz Vega
I think it's time that we have a women's show about the West. The concentration has been on the men and the Indians. Louis L'Amour
Women account for about 70% of Africa's food production and manage a large proportion of small enterprises. They are also increasingly represented in legislative and executive leadership positions. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
Skydiving is something I've never done! And I am very excited to take the leap with a community of like-minded courageous women. Ann Bancroft
Recruitment and retention are critical to sustain our Armed Forces with the best men and women willing to stand in the gap and make huge sacrifices to ensure our freedom. Zack Wamp
The fact that the church is convinced of not having the right to confer priestly ordination on women is now considered by some as irreconcilable with the European Constitution. Pope Benedict XVI
Why should sports men and women get punished harsher than people in the normal world? David Millar
So far as female beauty is concerned, the Circassian women have no superiors. They have preserved in their mountain home the purity of the Grecian models, and still display the perfect physical loveliness, whose type has descended to us in the Venus de Medici. Bayard Taylor
Ever since the romantic comedy-drama 'She's Gotta Have It' antagonized black women and black men in 1986, Spike Lee's films have enjoyed the outrage of various groups. Lee Siegel
As young women, we all feel a pressure to look a certain way, and sometimes it is just too much to handle. But, there are good and bad ways to deal with this pressure. A terrible way to handle this pressure is to complain about all of our flaws and expect other girls to join in. Katherine Schwarzenegger
So we've moved from an era when women's biology was women's destiny to today, which is an era in which men's biology is men's destiny. Warren Farrell
So many women waited until later to get married and then even later after they got married to have children. And then they have problems, and it takes them five, six, seven years to have children. Joan Lunden
You hear about women buying shoes? I buy DVDs. I definitely have a problem. Derek Jeter
Why are women immobile? Because so many feel like they're waiting for someone to say, 'You're good, you're pretty, I give you permission.' Eve Ensler
There are some mosques with facilities for women; it's usually a back room with a back-door entrance. Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Clearly older women and especially older women who have led an active life or elder women who successfully maneuver through their own family life have so much to teach us about sharing, patience, and wisdom. Alice Walker
Women have to harness their power - its absolutely true. It's just learning not to take the first no. And if you can't go straight ahead, you go around the corner. Cher
I did an episode on my talk show on cellulite, and I brought seven women into a dressing room at Nordstrom's in L.A., and we all sat and talked about our cellulite. Tyra Banks
Once you get a spice in your home, you have it forever. Women never throw out spices. The Egyptians were buried with their spices. I know which one I'm taking with me when I go. Erma Bombeck
The tantalizing discomfort of perplexity is what inspires otherwise ordinary men and women to extraordinary feats of ingenuity and creativity; nothing quite focuses the mind like dissonant details awaiting harmonious resolution. Brian Greene
I didn't know there was such a thing as professional soccer, but I knew that Brazil had a women's team that competed against other countries, and I wanted to be on that team. Marta
Women should take care of each other, not tear each other down. Jennifer Garner
All my friends are female, I've edited for a magazine for young girls for 15 years, I relate to women, and I'm very, very close to my younger sister. John Searles
The reality is that there are so few roles out there for women and for women of color, and I'm a character actor, this I know. And I'm getting to see more of the roles that are out there, but there aren't many. And zilch have been studio movies. Zilch. Octavia Spencer
I know full well how important women are in diplomacy and development. I grew up with seven sisters. Ronan Farrow
Whoever, fleeing marriage and the sorrows that women cause, does not wish to wed comes to a deadly old age. Hesiod
I'd dearly love to write a political book that changed the hearts and minds of men and women. Jim Crace
Women would be disproportionately affected by the privatization of social security. It is one of the most important safety nets for American women in old age, or in times of disability, to insure financial income for their families. Barbara Mikulski
When I watch 'Mad Men' and I see the patronising attitudes to women that are so shocking for all of us to watch now, I feel that I've lived and see the same evolution in this regard around disability. Aimee Mullins
I know what women want. They want to be beautiful. Valentino Garavani
I like women. I don't understand them, but I like them. Sean Connery
Most single women have been in that situation where there is a silent guy in your group. You don't see him as boyfriend material. He's just there, but you know all the same people. Zoe Lister-Jones
I think that there's a tendency for actors who play strong women to have them take on all the worst characteristics of men, to become cold and detached and hardened. Carla Gugino
I know that there's a cultural expectation that women be nurturing, delicate flowers. And I am. So delicate. But that doesn't mean I can't write a good, gory murder scene. Chelsea Cain
As more and more women, men and young people raise their voices and become active in local government, and more local leaders take action for the safety of women and girls, change happens. Michelle Bachelet
My impression is that most women public service workers have a long fuse. Precisely because they care so deeply about services, more than anyone, they still want to find a sensible and fair negotiated agreement. But their patience has run out. Frances O'Grady
Men, if you are in a position of power or authority, please respectfully continue to mentor and work with talented individuals and those with promise, regardless if they are men or women. Carol Roth
I am always revolted when Islamic leaders, from Afghanistan or elsewhere, deny the very existence of female oppression, avoid the issue by pointing to examples of what they view as Western mistreatment of women, or even worse, justify the oppression of women on the basis of notions derived from Sharia law. Khaled Hosseini
Finally, let understand that when we stand together, we will always win. When men and women stand together for justice, we win. When black, white and Hispanic people stand together for justice, we win. Bernie Sanders
Sundance is the only hand that feeds for women directors. Allison Anders
My father was totally Irish, and so I went to Ireland once. I found it to be very much like New York, for it was a beautiful country, and both the women and men were good-looking. James Cagney
There is some argument about who actually invented text messaging, but I think it's safe to say it was a man. Multiple studies have shown that the average man uses about half as many words per day as women, thus text messaging. It eliminates hellos and goodbyes and cuts right to the chase. Ashton Kutcher
Bad women's comedies are made by men who didn't consult enough women. Paul Feig
I get letters every year from women who think Valentine's Day is an empty exercise, but are ironically pretty exercised when their boyfriends neglect or forget it. Dan Savage
I have come to one conclusion: All that I am, all that I aspire to be, all that I was before, is by the grace of God. There are so many women in Africa, and outside Africa, who are more intelligent than I am. Leymah Gbowee
Genteel women suppose that those things do not really exist about which it is impossible to talk in polite company. Friedrich Nietzsche
I look at it this way: the WNBA is 13 years young. I think eventually women will get to that point, maybe in my daughter's generation, where their salaries will be similar to men's. But we're still starting off, like, where the NBA was back in the 1950s. Candace Parker
I believe that women have a capacity for understanding and compassion which man structurally does not have, does not have it because he cannot have it. He's just incapable of it. Barbara Jordan
I can't stand that - those women in 'Waiting to Exhale' now. I can't stand them. But that's because I'm 53 and not 33. But what they were experiencing at 33, I identified with it. Terry McMillan
The tech industry - and, more specifically, Silicon Valley - continues to stumble forward in earnest about how few women are represented in its top ranks of management and on its boards. Kara Swisher
Women hate everything which strips off the tinsel of sentiment, and they are right, or it would rob them of their weapons. Lord Byron
I was raised by muses. Women who had men in awe of them and who wrote them movies and wrote them music. Lou Doillon
As a young woman in politics, with few women around, you start to subconsciously behave like men in politics. That comes across as quite hard, tough and humorless, but you're trying to be taken seriously. Nicola Sturgeon
Well, I think women across Australia, particularly, are a bit fed up with this constant attack and belittling of women in politics, and particularly the role of a female as a prime minister. Christine Milne
Kate Winslet is incredible. She's so lovely and so flexible, and she's got three kids, and she's flying internationally to work. It's amazing to see strong women doing what they want to do and doing it well. Sarah Snook
As a partner in a firm full of women who work outside of the home as well as stay at home mothers, all with plenty of children, gender equality is not a talking point for me. It is an issue I live every day. Hilary Rosen
There is no way I'd have wanted to live in the Twenties. It was really crap for women. Laura Carmichael
There will never be a new world order until women are a part of it. Alice Paul
Not only is it not remarkable to be a single woman, there's no stigma attached. You see more and more women choosing to be single as well as happenstance. Pepper Schwartz
They say women and music should never be dated. Oliver Goldsmith
I have been working in male-dominated industries most of my life. When I started my career in investment banking, I was one of two women in my analyst class. Carol Roth
I have always loved young women for their sensitive spiritual nature, gentleness, and special beauty. Margaret D. Nadauld
I get quite disappointed that we're still telling stories that I think are problematic in terms of what they're saying about women. Romola Garai
Delhi women - they're the most beautiful women! But the fact remains that they know they are gorgeous. Vir Das
How many women have the courage to start properly with a cold, cold bath early in the morning? I jump in, throw the water, cold as ice, and after the first plunge I am happy. Anna Held
I regard the rights of men and women equal. In Love's fair realm, husband and wife are king and queen, sceptered and crowned alike, and seated on the self-same throne. Robert G. Ingersoll
When my first husband died, what I tried to do is to sort of, you know, try to bring some rationale to the circumstance and think about worse circumstances, and also open the door to what other women experienced when all of a sudden they were left alone. And particularly if they had children. Olympia Snowe
It is incumbent upon us to respond to the unique needs of military women and ensure they receive proper care during the first year following childbirth. Susan Collins
Trying to block women from getting access to contraception or defunding Planned Parenthood is completely nonsensical from a policy standpoint. Richard Carmona
My mother was one of the most dynamic and brilliant women I have ever known. She was also mercurial and unfocused. Christina Baker Kline
We thought we'd write a good script for women, giving them the fun roles that generally men get. Andy Wachowski
On the speech day, the production designer, who has a lot of say in things, and sometimes I didn't agree with him but I had to do what I was told, wanted the speech day to be all in neutral colours for the women, which was a good thing. Julie Harris
At the end of the day I'm just Linda, and Linda is a single professional woman, and a lot of women can relate to what I talk about. Linda Sanchez
I think a lot of romanticizing has gone on with the women's movement. Doris Lessing
Everyone knows now how early a fetus becomes a baby. Women who have been pregnant have seen their babies on ultrasounds. They know that there is a terrible truth to those horrific pictures the anti-choice fanatics hold up in front of abortion clinics. Ayelet Waldman
I don't know what kind of courage it took thousands of years ago, but I know how courageous women need to be today. Beth Moore
I've always liked women. But I don't want somebody who likes me because I'm famous. I like girls who are intelligent and who are kind of quiet like me. Edward Furlong
There are lots of women and lots of men in the business that the powers that be decide are the right people and they'll stand with them for quite a long time. Rupert Everett
In their 30s women really start to live... they're not children anymore, and they're not just mothers. Kelly Lynch
On my season of 'Survivor,' the tribes were split: a tribe of men versus a tribe of women. Even though the women kicked the men's butts at the first two challenges, we were a hot mess at camp. Jenna Morasca
I used to be scared of women. When I was very young they terrified me, but discovering the female universe was incredible and still is to this day, as you never stop learning about them. Antonio Banderas
But maybe because the dot-com world gives people positions at a younger age, and many women are prominent in this business, it will help change the view about who can run big companies. Christie Hefner
How can smart women be so stupid about men sometimes? Lack of knowledge. It's what men have kept secret for so long. Steve Harvey
A lot of newsrooms have thought very carefully about how they cover race. I don't think the same conversations have gone on regarding women. Nicolle Wallace
I used to forget that I was an Indian woman. I would even forget that I was a woman. I don't think of myself as bringing to the table a lot of 'women's issues.' I don't feel the need to write about maternity. I grew up thinking that the talented people in comedy were hard-joke writers. Mindy Kaling
Sadly, because of the enormous gap between rich and poor, some mothers can afford helpers, but many can't. Those who can would be kinder to refrain from criticizing other women. Erica Jong
When I was young, I couldn't imagine women of 60 falling in love. For one thing, people used to stay married; they weren't out in the jungle, searching for romance. Besides, these women just looked so ancient - permed hair, beige cardis. Deborah Moggach
But when women are moved and lend help, when women, who are by nature calm and controlled, give encouragement and applause, when virtuous and knowledgeable women grace the endeavor with their sweet love, then it is invincible. Jose Marti
The men and women who make up a plane's crew put their lives in jeopardy each time they fly. It's our job as much as anyone's to make sure we make it as safe as possible up there for them. Dave Reichert
Until men learn to celebrate and operate on the feminine aspect of themselves and stop the oppression of women, children, the environment, other species, we don't have a world to live in. It's not a world that anyone chooses to live in. James Cromwell
Women in Africa, generally a lot needs to be done for women. Women are not being educated, not only in Angola but my trip to Nigeria, one point I would make over and over again was that women need to be educated too. Mia Farrow
Centuries ago it may have been difficult for pregnant women and their children to get proper nourishment, probably leading to smaller - and therefore shorter-lived - adults. Robert Fogel
Women who have had no lovers, or having had one, two or three, have not found a husband, have perhaps rather had a miss than a loss, as men go. Samuel Richardson
We need to empower women. Give women a voice in the decision-making process. Give women a political voice where they can champion, for their own welfare. And, of course, for us. United Nations - organizations, agencies - we need to do our part. Margaret Chan
I by no means intend to simplify the challenges women face in any culture. Women are marginalized in all cultures in my opinion, some in more extreme ways than others. Zainab Salbi
Black women don't have the same body image problems as white women. They are proud of their bodies. Tyra Banks
I know my name will always be linked with women. Les Dawson
I think nowadays, women are breaking the borders or the boundaries and also trying to give a new interpretation in terms of impact you can have to the society. Yang Lan
When I meet large women who walk with confidence and are articulate and really have an understanding of how they walk in this world, I love them so deeply for being able to overcome such unbelievable odds. Camryn Manheim
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
I think having Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House is going to send a very wonderful lesson to the American public that women can be strong, they can be tough, they can be effective, and they can lead this country as political leaders. Ellen Malcolm
Being sensitive to the problem of women is just another symptom of the quality of movies: I don't think you can do anything that's very sensitive. Everything's sort of broad strokes and big gestures - adventure things that boys, guys want to see. Teri Garr
The trouble with photographing beautiful women is that you never get into the dark room until after they've gone. Yousuf Karsh
Feminism is a socialist, anti-family, political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians. Pat Robertson
Two phrases I hate in reference to female characters are 'strong' and 'feisty.' They really annoy me. It's the most condescending thing. You say that about a three-year-old. It infantilises women. Helen Mirren
Seek women mentors. If you're a businesswoman, look at the TEDx conferences. There's a lot of businesswomen that speak on there. I find them extremely inspiring. Jane Fonda
I've got fabulous women friends that I kind of didn't have while I was married. I realized the great need for that when the marriage started to disintegrate. Jane Kaczmarek
I don't think I'm a good ol' boy. Honestly, the last thing I am is a redneck. I like silk sheets, fancy cars, beautiful women, good whiskey. Joe Jamail
I definitely agree with choices for women, but I do not agree with choices for women when they eliminate choices for men. Rather, I think that the sexes need to make choices that lead to the maximum amount of win-win for both sexes. Warren Farrell
There's always an article coming out, saying, 'The new thing is funny women!' Lena Dunham
But there were women in the world, and from them each of our heroes had taken to himself a wife. The good ladies were no strangers to the prowess of their husbands. and, strange as it may seem, they presumed a little upon it. Augustus Baldwin Longstreet
One out of forty American men wears women's clothing. We've had more than forty presidents. One of these guys has been dancing around the Oval Office in a prom dress. Allison Janney
There are a lot of women screenwriters, but they are obviously outnumbered by men. And it still is a very much male-dominated industry. Elizabeth Meriwether
I worked at Barney's selling clothes to lonely, rich white women. Every time I would look down on myself - hating my job, hating my life - I would think, 'It's a character study. Study these people, and you'll have your SNL audition ready in, like, five minutes.' Brandon Uranowitz
Think of me as the weathered sheriff coming back into Dodge 'cause the youngsters are shooting up the church and scaring the horses and not doing right by the women. Frank Miller
Exactly Straight women who surround themselves only with gay men or white people who refuse any other race into their circles are unhealthy and it has more to do with one's individual fear and individual closets. Judith Light
I'm so supported, and I'm so privileged. So many women today are single parents; I don't feel different. I think you get out of life what you put into it... and Bluebell was a beautiful accident. I feel blessed to have her. I'm learning every day as a mother. Geri Halliwell
Because all of us believe and understand in the fabric of the common bond of why we call ourselves American is to care for the men and women who wear the uniform; and when they take off the uniform, we care for them when they are veterans. Steve Buyer
Women are smarter by basic instinct and by what we have to do to multitask at home and at work. My mother did that 50 years ago, but it wasn't called multitasking or stress back then. She had a job, two kids and the meals to make with no cook or maid. My father would come home every day and expect lunch. He was a nice guy, but he was clueless! Mireille Guiliano
I always felt that I was one of the women who helped lay the foundation for rock and roll. But I'd always been overlooked by the Hall of Fame. Brenda Lee
I'm not saying that women leaders would eliminate violence. We are not more moral than men; we are only uncorrupted by power so far. When we do acquire power, we might turn out to have an equal impulse toward aggression. Gloria Steinem
I'm used to very strong women because my mother was particularly strong, and my father was away all the time. My mother was a big part of bringing up three boys, so I was fully versed in the strength of a powerful woman, and accepted that as the status quo. Ridley Scott
As the daughter of a 25-year veteran of the armed forces, I am incredibly thankful for the sacrifices our women and men have made in Iraq, and continue to make in Afghanistan. Barbara Lee
The topic of trust is an important factor in all matters of the heart - and here's why. Men lie to women. Women lie to men. And most people agree that some lying is even necessary - to avoid petty squabbles and to grease the wheels of a relationship. Joyce Brothers
I didn't want to set up a women's studies program. I thought women should learn to operate in a coeducational atmosphere, because, especially in national security and international affairs, it's male-dominated. Madeleine Albright
I knew that my interest lied in international stories. I was interested in how women were living under the Taliban, for example. Lynsey Addario
When women hold off from marrying men, we call it independence. When men hold off from marrying women, we call it fear of commitment. Warren Farrell
I think women love to read love stories. E. L. James
I think the part of media that romanticizes criminal behavior, things that a person will say against women, profanity, being gangster, having multiple children with multiple men and women and not wanting to is prevalent. When you look at the majority of shows on television they placate that kind of behavior. Bill Cosby
I want women to get paid more. I want to teach them to negotiate so they get paid more. Sheryl Sandberg
I decided to work on things that obsess women because women can't resist things like lace, sequins, animal prints and python. Phoebe Philo
Tiny slices, no frosting, forty-five minutes on the StairMaster: These are the conditions, variations on a theme of vigilance and self-restraint that I've watched women dance to all my life, that I've danced to myself instinctively and still have to work to resist. Caroline Knapp
I once told Tommy Smothers, 'If I could just get the money and the women straightened out, the rest of my life would be easy.' Pat Paulsen
Massachusetts women as a rule adhere too strongly to old-time conventions. Julia Ward Howe
The reality is is that Congress is a very male-gendered oriented institution. Out of the, you know, more than 10,000 people who've ever been elected to Congress, you know, only about 250 of them have ever been women. Gwen Moore
I am interested in writing how women really feel, how they really think, and how they respond to men. I don't want men reading my books because they might find out too much. Charlotte Lamb
It's funny: I kinda still float under the radar. I'm not tall like a New York Knick; I'm not a heavy, strong New York Giant or New York Jet. I blend in pretty well. A lot of people don't recognize me too many places. More men recognize me than women. Curtis Granderson
If I stumbled badly in doing the job, I think it would have made life more difficult for women, and that was a great concern of mine and still is. Sandra Day O'Connor
Before I leave this Earth, I would like to know they have given women the same benefits and promotions as men. Martha Griffiths
You know, the genders are different in how they approach things, and so I really think that women put a lot more guilt on themselves than need be. Jane Curtin
Women are the engine driving the growth in California's economy. Women make California's economy unique. Arnold Schwarzenegger
Often, the roles I'm offered in England are melancholic women who are filled with regret for the past, regret for their fading beauty. Kristin Scott Thomas
A man's brain has a more difficult time shifting from thinking to feeling than a women's brain does. Barbara de Angelis
Certain things happened in the early church. Women who had never had any freedom suddenly have the ability to stand up and speak and be treated as equals within the life of the church. Tony Campolo
The more potent, unasked question is how society at large reacts to eager, voluntary violence by females, and to the growing evidence that women can be just as aggressive as men. Katherine Dunn
When women's parts are being written, they are more and more for under 30s who are nubile and beautiful. Actresses over 40 are finding very little happening. Samantha Bond
The holiday season can be an especially trying time for our service men, women, and families. Military service and deployment create empty seats at holiday tables, religious services, and celebrations. Geoff Stults
As I grew up and began identifying myself as a feminist, there were plenty of issues that continued to make me question marriage: the father 'giving' the bride away, women taking their husband's last name, the white dress, the vows promising to 'obey' the groom. And that only covers the wedding. Jessica Valenti
It's 2014, and women are still paid less than men. Does this suggest that a gender pay gap is an unfortunately permanent fixture? Will it still be with us in 50 years? I would predict yes. But by that point, it will be men who will be earning less than women. Sendhil Mullainathan
We all think that this relationship thing is a game out here. All I'm saying to women is, 'Okay. If it's a game, here are the rules that we play by.' Steve Harvey
Every single one of us who has been a 'Woman in Film' for more than five minutes is sick of the phrase 'Women in Film.' Lynda Obst
So that would be a classic mixed message to young women: you should look a certain way that's going to destroy your reproductive system and your sexual appetite, but at the same time, you should be interested in sex! Susie Bright
If the preservation of the home means the enslavement of women, economically or morally, then we had better break it. Agnes Macphail
A woman should be like a single flower, not a whole bouquet. Anna Held
Personally, I think if a women hasn't met the right man by the time she's 24, she may be lucky. Deborah Kerr
Men are not supposed to be mysterious. That's what you say about women. But I think men can have a little of it, too. Hedi Slimane
I'm very heterosexual, so dating women is something I'm not ashamed of. But my love life is not as exciting as it is reported to be. Ranbir Kapoor
Title IX, whether voluntarily or via court cases, opened gymnasiums to women, produced uniforms and schedules and buses. George Vecsey
In 1969, when I graduated from Harvard Law School, women and minorities made up a tiny fraction of the first year associates accepted by top law firms. Jane Harman
I believe in capitalism for everybody, not necessarily high finance but capitalism that works for the working men and women of this country who are out there paddling alone in America right now. Rick Santorum
I have six brothers and one sister, and I was an ice hockey player when I was younger. I think my dad thought I was going to be in the women's league for ice hockey. But, I totally fell in love with drama in grade school, and I asked my mom if I could get involved with it. Nicola Peltz
I was raised in a very old fashioned Ireland where women were reared to be lovely. Anne Enright
I think women still want to be married. But I don't think they'll do anything to get married anymore. Cynthia Nixon
A man is given the choice between loving women and understanding them. Ninon de L'Enclos
The road to success is filled with women pushing their husbands along. Thomas Dewar
Guys will definitely settle for women who get the joke. But a woman who can make you laugh? It's not high on a guy's must list. Perhaps it should be. Hank Azaria
I'm not one of those women who thinks beauty is a curse. Diane Kruger
I don't think there should be anything that women are embarrassed to talk about in the 21st century, because for the last 100,000 years, men have said everything that's on their minds and described everything they have done. Caitlin Moran
Women would rather be right than reasonable. Ogden Nash
I don't know much about any of the Hasidim because the men won't talk to me because I'm a woman, and the women won't talk to me because, while I am Jewish, I'm not Hasidic. Jami Attenberg
Women should always take care of themselves first. It makes you more equipped to take care of others. Donna Karan
I have always enjoyed the company of women and have formed deep and long-lasting friendships with many of them. J. Paul Getty
I was never a glamour puss whose career was really based on a look or an attitude. I've been basically playing the same parts I am at 55 that I was at 35. I get cast as strong women, and that can be a mother or a judge or anything. Jane Kaczmarek
The fire to inspire women and help them to blaze new paths fiercely burns inside of me. Tyra Banks
I think all women go through periods where we hate this about ourselves, we don't like that. It's great to get to a place where you dismiss anything you're worried about. I find flaws attractive. I find scars attractive. Angelina Jolie
Failing to find in women exactly the same kind of sexual emotions, as they find in themselves, men have concluded that there are none there at all. Havelock Ellis
Walmart's Global Women's Economic Empowerment Initiative is working to create opportunity and empower women and girls in markets around the world. Sylvia Mathews Burwell
We did some research that showed that the very first word of your message that you send a girl - when we looked at men sending messages to women - the very first word can have a tremendous... can have a very accurate prediction of whether you're going to get a reply. Sam Yagan
French women have been made beautiful by the French people - they're very aware of their bodies, the way they move and speak, they're very confident of their sexuality. French society's made them like that. Charlotte Rampling
I'm not going to dinner with somebody who eats like a bird, nor do I want to eat like a bird. But its weird: In our business, I'm a size 2 and considered curvy. Its important to remind young women, 'Listen, even skinny girls have cellulite, even Halle Berry has cellulite, and what you see in photos isn't totally real.' Sophia Bush
Women who love women are Lesbians. Men, because they can only think of women in sexual terms, define Lesbian as sex between women. Rita Mae Brown
All my friends are girls. I just prefer the company of women. Louise Nurding
I wasn't a visionary but I literally had my finger on the pulse of the women of America. Pat Benatar
The voices of women need to be heard. The volume needs to be turned up. Ann Bancroft
Very skinny women don't look beautiful in clothes. Christian Lacroix
Women do love each other; this whole women-against-each other, 'Dynasty' thing... we're not all after each other. Bonnie Somerville
Anyone can wear my dresses. They will look good on any figure, no matter what shape you are. I want to celebrate a woman's inner strength, to inspire real women and make them feel confident and beautiful. Tadashi Shoji
There's not a lot of stories for women told by women in a very real, true voice. Heather Graham
I envy the sensibility in Europe, appreciating beauty in women as they age. I'm going to go that way. I might dye my gray hair for a bit, but beyond that the buck stops. I'm not having any work done. Rachel Bilson
I think women are vital to the future of the superhero comics and the entire industry - as creators, as editors, as consumers, as retailers. Kelly Sue DeConnick
The Spartans were a paradoxical people. They were the biggest slave owners in Greece. But at the same time, Spartan women had an unusual level of rights. It's a paradox that they were a bunch of people who in many ways were fascist, but they were the bulwark against the fall of democracy. Frank Miller
Women's currency is their looks. Like it or not, the most powerful woman is an 18-year-old woman. Susan Cheever
As I continue to write as M. O'Keefe, I find myself following darker story lines. Plots I might have flinched away from I now rush toward. Using sex as a tool to tell women's stories is endlessly fascinating. Molly O'Keefe
It's my crusade to help women feel good about themselves. Drew Barrymore
In 1986 we were trying to help women get in print, stay in print, and come to the attention of booksellers and libraries. At that time, books by men mystery writers were reviewed seven times as often as books by women. Sara Paretsky
I love playing strong feisty women, I really do, but if you were to ask my husband he'd probably say that I'm very insecure. And actually incredibly malleable, which isn't necessarily a good thing. Alex Kingston
Do I look like one of the most dangerous women in Britain? Come on! Nicola Sturgeon
I always think that women are the chaos managers of life. Teresa Heinz
Looking back, I didn't have the patience to work in fashion. I like women so much, but I was never qualified to torture them in photo shoots. You have to be really tough and brutal. Rene Burri
If you ask men why they did a good job, they'll say, 'I'm awesome. Obviously. Why are you even asking?' If you ask women why they did a good job, what they'll say is someone helped them, they got lucky, they worked really hard. Sheryl Sandberg
Like their personal lives, women's history is fragmented, interrupted; a shadow history of human beings whose existence has been shaped by the efforts and the demands of others. Elizabeth Janeway
Men and women are like two feet; they can help each other get ahead. Helen Fisher
The women's movement burst forth when I was fifteen. That was when I began to believe that life might semi-work out after all. The cavalry had arrived. Women were starting to say that you got to tell the truth now, that you had to tell the truth if you were going to heal and have an authentic life. Anne Lamott
The women themselves say they're far more likely to care about flexibility. The men say, 'I'm far more likely to care about money.' Warren Farrell
A women under stress is not immediately concerned with finding solutions to her problems but rather seeks relief by expressing herself and being understood. John Gray
Living in America and, of course, just being women in general, we've got more strength than we think we do. Dolly Parton
I'm very involved with PETA - People for Ethical Treatment of Animals - and Greenpeace and a lot of women's shelter and clothing giveaways. Pink
The whole world is starting to realize that it was the most unwise thing for our society to have ignored women power, to run the society with male priorities. Yoko Ono
I'd say I am partial to women. Bob Hoskins
Sexism is not the fault of women - kill your fathers, not your mothers. Robin Morgan
I'm a heroine addict. I need to have sex with women who have saved someone's life. Mitch Hedberg
There have been women who stumbled across Feministing randomly, through a bizarre Google search or something, and had no idea what feminism was. They thought it was something older women do, or bought into the hairy bra-burning man-hating stereotype 100 percent. Anything that deviates from that is very exciting for them. Jessica Valenti
I believed my story would be helpful to young women my daughter's age, who are still in the process of forming themselves as women, and in need of encouragement to remain true to themselves. Joyce Maynard
I don't understand women who try to be glamour queens. Sandra Bullock
At school I was an anti-magnet for women. Nick Cave
You know, there's nothing damnable about being a strong woman. The world needs strong women. There are a lot of strong women you do not see who are guiding, helping, mothering strong men. They want to remain unseen. It's kind of nice to be able to play a strong woman who is seen. Ginger Rogers
When women get great roles in life, they start to get great roles in films and TV. Look at Janet Reno, Madeleine Albright, and Mrs. Thatcher. Because those images are coming at us in life, they are reflected in acting. Helen Mirren
I feel like everyone has a preference. You have women who don't like shorter guys. You have women who like taller guys. You have women who like heavier men. You have women who like smaller men. It's the same thing with men. You have men who prefer lighter women and men who prefer darker women. Sevyn Streeter
Each individual piece is a calculated attempt to entice women to add to their wardrobe. Bill Blass
Having a mother who had been an aeronautical engineer convinced me that more things should be open to women. Elizabeth Moon
I think there are certain tenets set in place for all different types on genres. For thrillers, women usually die first. I can't say exactly why, and it's kind of a bummer... But I also can't explain why the wallflower girl in the romantic comedy always gets the guy in the end. That's just the way those movies go. Katie Aselton
Now is the most exciting time in fashion. Women are controlling their destiny now, the consumer is more knowledgeable, and I have to be better every single day. Oscar de la Renta
It's clear that women athletics are pretty far behind in every way. In terms of facilities, how much we make, everything. Hope Solo
Millions of people are asking for accountability, for responsibility, for truth from their elected officials, truth about how Obamacare is failing the men and women of America. Ted Cruz
I have experienced bad dating and ineptitude with women all across the globe, from Vietnam to Paris. When I was 21, women were an enigma; they were this code that had to be cracked. They were 'The Other.' I have often thought writing this stuff into stand-up and shows would be an exorcism, but it hasn't been; it makes no difference. Stephen Merchant
Breast cancer is being detected at an earlier, more treatable stage these days, largely because women are taking more preventive measures, like self-exams and regular mammograms. And treatment is getting better too. Elizabeth Hurley
I want to empower women. Alexander McQueen
Basically I'm trying to make men more sensitive and women stronger. Miuccia Prada
The women's movement completely changed attitudes all over the world in ways we'll never be able to count. Holly Near
I've always had that gratitude that I had the opportunity to pursue my potential. So I think my story says that, when women are given the chance and the opportunity, that we can achieve a lot. We deliver. We can make the world a better place, one butt at a time. Sara Blakely
Conservatism is affecting the way women perceive who they are in the world. Cate Blanchett
I don't get this whole super-skinny obsession. I really think women look more beautiful when they let their curves show. Vanessa Marcil
That was a major goal for me - to be able to reach and encourage more women, to encourage them to express themselves and be what they want to be. People get very trapped where they are. Vera Wang
Comedy is just one of the many professions that women are taking over. Natasha Leggero
American companies spend more than $200 billion each year hacking women's bodies into bits and pieces, urging comparisons between self and other, linking value to air-brushed ideals, and as the girls in my seventh-grade class graduated to high school and beyond, the imagery around us would only grow more specific, more pummeling, more insidious. Caroline Knapp
There's a lot of thought in art. People get to talk about important things. There's a lot of sex, you know, in art. There's a lot of naked women and men, and there's intrigue, there's fakery. It's a real microcosm of the larger world. Steve Martin
In the mythic schema of all relations between men and women, man proposes, and woman is disposed of. Angela Carter
Women should know that they don't have to hang on to an old dream that has stopped nurturing them - that there is always time to start a new dream. Marlo Thomas
When I look back on my career, I go, 'This is really great, I've played so many different women.' Lana Parrilla
The problem with feminism in the second wave was that we fought so much among ourselves, and I think we did so much damage to the movement... and I think the next wave, the third wave, is women mentoring younger women and women helping younger women to enter the political process and the writing world. Erica Jong
I'm an athlete. I'm strong. I'm tough. And that's how women should be. That's how they should be built. Bristol Palin
I first became interested in women and religion when I was one of the few women doing graduate work in Religious Studies at Yale University in the late 1960's. Carol P. Christ
I work in Britain, where women are allowed to look their age. Tamsin Greig
Once we hit forty, women only have about four taste buds left: one for vodka, one for wine, one for cheese, and one for chocolate. Gina Barreca
A great number of the women are victims to falling of the womb and weakness in the spine; but these are necessary results of their laborious existence, and do not belong either to climate or constitution. Fanny Kemble
I never miss a vote; I think that's the power of the people. A lot of people fought and died for us to have votes, for women to have votes in particular - your vote is your one weapon. Imelda May
When I graduated from Brown after majoring in women's studies, I made my first PBS documentary, 'Women of Substance.' My first feature documentary was called 'American Hollow,' which I did for HBO and was at the Sundance Film Festival. Rory Kennedy
I don't think the way I portray mother's and son's relationships has anything to do with my age or generation. It has to do with what I lived with my own mother and what it's transformed into and the point of view it has given me on mothers and women. The way I was brought up with women. It's all about personal background. Xavier Dolan
I don't have to announce all the women I've slept with. David Gest
I told my agents that I love Holly Hunter and Frances McDormand and all of these women that are good at doing comedies as well as dramas. Rachael Harris
What women have to stand on squarely is not their ability to see the world in the way men see it, but the importance and validity of their seeing it in some other way. Mary Hunter Austin
My mother's family were full-on Irish Catholics - faith in an elaborate old fashioned, highly conservative and madly baroque style. I sort of fell out of the tribe over women's rights and social justice issues when I was just 13 years old. Geraldine Brooks
I always loved fish for the colors and birds for the plumage. In the same way, I loved those women of the cabaret. They were birds of paradise. Christian Louboutin
When I was at 'Newsweek' magazine - which, you know, this really sounds like I walked four miles in the snow to school - but I started at 'Newsweek' magazine in 1963, which was before the Civil Rights Act of 1964. So it was actually legal to discriminate against women, and 'Newsweek' did. Ellen Goodman
You can hardly judge women's effect on politics merely from the action of individual women officeholders. Florence Ellinwood Allen
Women hear rhythm differently than men. Elvis Costello
There are so many women out there who are single moms, really not by choice, and doing it and making it work every day. I think it's becoming much more a part of our culture and I hope that it will become more accepted and that those women are going to be more and more appreciated, respected and supported. Connie Britton
Each life reverberates in every other life. Whether or not we acknowledge it, we are connected, woven together in our needs and desires, rich and poor, men and women alike. Susan Griffin
I think Halle Berry is one of the most beautiful women on the planet. Brooke Burke
In life sciences, we find a reasonable balance between men and women. In engineering and computer science, we have a major problem. A very small percentage of women will be in computer science. Freeman A. Hrabowski III
Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail their failure must be but a challenge to others. Amelia Earhart
I think I 'turn off' women. I've a kind of a weird personality. Women may think that I'm a mess. Ed O'Neill
Are men and women different creatures? Do we feel things differently? Being a man, I can't know what a woman feels. Samuel Barnett
Until very recently men and women inhabited very separate spheres. There was always interconnection, passion, love. But men and women didn't hang out at the end of the day and chat about what their day was like at the office. Anita Diament
Women rule the world. It's not really worth fighting because they know what they're doing. Ask Napoleon. Ask Adam. Ask Richard Burton or Richie Sambora. Many a man has crumbled. Jon Bon Jovi
My wife's income allowed me to do what I really loved. I realized that women's liberation is men's liberation, too. Warren Farrell
Italian women are among the largest group of European consumers of hosiery. Sandro Veronesi
Sheer flattery got me into the theater. Flattery always works with me, particularly the flattery of women. Carroll O'Connor
When I was first divorced, I started dating younger women, and it was really exciting. But after a while I was like, 'This is just dumb.' Louis C. K.
Like a lot of people, I've often wondered what else I might have been. When I was younger, but even after I was a child, I thought Batman was the whole package. Smart, calculating, pragmatic. Depressed, but in a way women found hot. Tragic at his core and struggling with his demons while trying to save the world. Michael Redhill
Mountain climbing is my passion, and to empower women through my expeditions is the reason. Samina Baig
When you have increasing power of religious groups, oppression of women increases. Women are oppressed in all religions. Nawal El Saadawi
Equality and development will not be achieved however if peace is not understood from women's' point of view. Jenny Shipley
Italians come to ruin most generally in three ways, women, gambling, and farming. My family chose the slowest one. Pope John XXIII
Boards without women - blacklist those suckers. It's 2011. They've had the time - it's significant that they don't have women. Anne M. Mulcahy
Women's lives get more interesting the older they get. For some reason, when you hit 35, it turns into a grey area filmically. There's not much more until you start playing grannies. I'm not ready for that. I'm just naffed off that, between 35 and 50, there aren't better things about. Amanda Donohoe
Every year I teach dozens of students at the University of Birmingham. Most of the students on the gender and sexuality courses are women. I guess this is because the boys don't think that gender applies to them: that it's a subject for girls. Louise Brown
One I've been passionately committed to, of course, is women's ministry; I believe solidly in it as a Gospel issue and we've found our way through that. George Carey
As social media is less about technology and more about relationship building, we are starting to see more women have a heavy influence if not dominant role in the social media space. It's no wonder that Facebook is being run in part by chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg. Erik Qualman
I know there will be X amount of women being diagnosed. I love to say, You can get through it. You can. Kylie Minogue
You know what I like about San Francisco? The women are beautiful, fashionable and smart. San Francisco is one of the only cities I like to visit. I love New York and Chicago - I studied there, and L.A. has the same people as New York. LeRoy Neiman
It's a struggle every day to get people to invest financially in portrayals of women that aren't satisfying to straight white men. Jill Soloway
Anorexia and bulimia seem to be getting much more common in boys, men, and women of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds; they are also becoming more common in racial groups previously thought to be impervious to the problem. Marya Hornbacher
As we move beyond Women's History Month, I am committed to advancing legislation to raise the minimum wage and ensure women are paid equally for equal work. Colleen Hanabusa
Women need to hear the words, 'It's okay if things don't go exactly the way you want them to.' Give yourself a break! Brooke Burke
I'm really inspired by playing strong women. Anything that I can be a part of like that, to be a role model for young women. Missy Peregrym
The divine law indeed has excluded women from this ministry, but they endeavour to thrust themselves into it; and since they can effect nothing of themselves, they do all through the agency of others. John Chrysostom
Women need to support women. Gia Coppola
There's a lot involved in going to the bathroom for women. Leah Remini
Something about glamour interested me. All my schoolbooks had drawings of women on terraces with a cocktail and a cigarette. Bill Blass
Women bond differently, and I don't think men understand that. Julie Garwood
I think that women are powerful and they're multifaceted and they're survivors; they don't have to depend on a man to do the things they needed them to do, whether it was hunting or lifting heavy things, so what's a man's place now? Who knows! Rashida Jones
My little girls are the most beautiful women in the world. I am a lucky, lucky man. I will spend every day making sure that they know this. Russell Simmons
I think a lot of women innately know how to play their hand. I'm not a big one for the rules. Katherine Heigl
We don't have enough young, female antiheroes. We don't accept women as antiheroes the way we do the men. Natalie Dormer
Like life, peace begins with women. We are the first to forge lines of alliance and collaboration across conflict divides. Zainab Salbi
People are thrown off by someone who looks feminine, but is also strong. It's not that pretty girls aren't smart, it's that women aren't strong. Padma Lakshmi
I demanded more rights for women because I know what women had to put up with. Evita Peron
Men are more likely to be introverted than women are, but it's really very slight. But the real difference I think is in how it plays out, how it relates to cultural stereotypes. Susan Cain
I think women should wear whatever makeup they want for themselves. Makeup should be fun. Emma Stone
There are so many women on the floor of Congress, it looks like a mall. Henry Hyde
For women, we intend to do something in a noble and missionary spirit... We mean to appeal to their intellects... and we hereby announce ourselves as determined and bigoted feminists. Frank Crowninshield
The thing I want to see before I die is women achieving full equality in the world. I'm very passionate about injustice against women and there's too much of it in the world. In so many parts of the world, women are not regarded as worthy or equal to men. In parts of the world, women are bought and sold. Cherie Blair
That's not to say that women's priorities are better than men's. Rather, when women are empowered, when they can speak from the experience of their own lives, they often address different, previously neglected issues. And families and whole communities benefit. Dee Dee Myers
I'm not that fashion-conscious. A lot of times, when women are appearing to be so perfect, it's because they're a mess underneath. Meg Tilly
I really want to make clothes that are feminine and help women look beautiful. Gianni Versace
It's hard for women at my age in Hollywood, but I'm not discouraged. Jane Fonda
It's true - women want the fantasy. So give them romance - but without the desperation, wondering, and waiting you see in the movies. Nadine Velazquez
I have made speeches urging women to adopt methods of rebellion such as have been adopted by men in every revolution. Emmeline Pankhurst
The higher the better. It's more about an attitude. High heels empower women in a way. Christian Louboutin
The emotion at the point of technical breakthrough is better than wine, women and song put together. Richard Hamming
Friends are generally of the same sex, for when men and women agree, it is only in the conclusions; their reasons are always different. George Santayana
I really enjoy women and I totally understand and applaud the diversity that they have in terms of their emotions and intellects and vulnerability and strengths. Michael Patrick King
People want to put women in one box, and I'm interested in how women can be everything at once. Elizabeth Meriwether
My obsession is to make women beautiful. When you create with that in mind, things can't go out of fashion. Azzedine Alaia
The Leadership Training Institute of America trains and equips young men and women to be leaders with high standards of personal morality and integrity. Michael Burgess
I haven't trusted polls since I read that 62% of women had affairs during their lunch hour. I've never met a woman in my life who would give up lunch for sex. Erma Bombeck
I think it's nice for women to try to be sexy for their man. Salma Hayek
I don't hate women - they just sometimes make me mad. Eminem
I just want women to feel beautiful. Christian Cota
The Republican Party needs to, first of all, quit electing people in primaries that have prehistoric notions about women's issues. Mark McKinnon
If you yell about one woman, you're not a misogynist. If I yell about Michelle Bachman, that doesn't make me a misogynist. If I compare all women to Michelle Bachman, then I'm a misogynist. Lewis Black
I feel truth, beauty, love, grief, anger, intimacy & alive in my body... Women in the global south live in their bodies much more than we in the global north. Not as distracted by patriarchy's controlling images - They know power is in their bodies. I am deeply grateful for the women who showed me the way home. Jodie Evans
I was reading through endless junk scripts that were being sent my way. Typically the roles were to play his wife or his girlfriend - leading roles for women were few and far between. Roma Downey
I hate women who say they can eat whatever they want, because I don't relate to that at all. It isn't fair! I absolutely live for food. Drew Barrymore
I like to dress for my shape - I think it's important for women to do that generally - it makes me feel good. Lianne La Havas
Most attractive males talk to most attractive women as if they were Rotarians comparing sales percentages in Des Moines. Barbara Walters
In politics, they found there were not enough females in the House of Commons, so they came up with the idea of shortlists having to have women on them. Gordon Taylor
People often ask why comedy is harder for women, and the reason is because a tampon will sometimes fall out when you're on stage. Blokes don't have that worry. Jenny Eclair
The dedication of the United States Air Force, Special Forces, and others involved in the mission to tracking down terrorists can not be matched. We express our gratitude to these men and women who defend the freedom America represents. Tim Murphy
My feminism, as intended by me, extends to empowering women to make legal choices, not to judge the legal choices they make. My fight is for rights. Maajid Nawaz
I see women in their 30s getting plastic surgery, pulling this up and tucking that back. It's like a slippery slope - once you start you pull one thing one way and then you think, 'Oh my God, I've got to do the other side.' Halle Berry
Women's health is one of WHO's highest priorities. Gro Harlem Brundtland
Women do not often fall in love with philosophers. Samuel Richardson
When I think about my own relationships to the women that I really loved, it feels like that love, even after we've broken up and we're no longer speaking, that love never goes away. No one told me that. Junot Diaz
Women don't go to war to kill other women. Wars and armies and nuclear weapons are essentially heterosexual hobbies. Steven Patrick Morrissey
There are women who literally squeeze a baby out of their bodies or get cut open in major surgery, have a human being, the next generation of the human race pulled from their bodies, and within a couple of weeks have to go back to work, because if they don't, they can't pay their bills. Something's wrong with that. Megyn Kelly
Thinking back on it, I've been in this business since I was 3, and I grew up in musical theater, so I was raised and surrounded by gay men and gay women. I was hardly around anyone straight. A. J. McLean
I believe sanity and realism can be restored to the teaching of Mathematical Statistics most easily and directly by entrusting such teaching largely to men and women who have had personal experience of research in the Natural Sciences. Ronald Fisher
I think it's sexy when women have shapely bodies. Jaime Pressly
My 94-year-old grandmother has always been so inspiring to me. She is kind, smart, brave, and independent. After graduating number one in her medical school class at a time when it was extremely rare for women to attend medical school, she worked with the World Health Organization in North Africa to eradicate tuberculosis. Kelsey Chow
And while national military forces have historically resisted the full participation of women soldiers, female talent has found plenty of scope in revolutionary and terrorist groups around the planet. Katherine Dunn
I think the people who cast films tend to think of me in regard to strong women with integrity and a lot of it has been very good. Joan Allen
What I think is wonderful is that women are not just avengers or victims in films. They are people. They are characters. It's so refreshing. They're playing different kinds of characters, and they aren't being typecast. Madhuri Dixit
When I started, it was all meter maids or the sassy nurse, or the sassy receptionist in the hospital. And I felt like: Are those the only jobs that large, black women have? Retta
All fat women look the same; they all look 42. Margaret Atwood
I believe every child has the right to a mother and a father. Men and women are not the same. That's not to say they're not entitled to equal rights, but they are not the same. Mark Davis
My most cherished desire is to help our women come out of their routine chores and infuse in them the indefatigable spirit of adventure. Samina Baig
I was surrounded by strong women so it had never even occurred to me that women were anything other than equal to men. David Bailey
Very much as men project weird fantasies on women, the people in New York project weird fantasies on California. Carolyn See
My mother never made me do anything for my brothers, like serve them. I think that's an important lesson, especially for the Latino culture, because the women are expected to be the ones that serve and cook and whatever. Not in our family. Everybody was equal. Dolores Huerta
Yes, I know I've played these women, but I'm not really conniving at all. Annette Bening
The search for human freedom can never be complete without freedom for women. Betty Ford
We must guarantee the quality of the existence of the men and women of tomorrow. Marc Forne Molne
It took us 200 years to elect the first Democratic woman to the Senate in her own right, and that's Barbara Mikulski. Six years later, we had a grand slam: We elected four new Democratic women to the Senate. Sen. Mikulski now has some company. Ellen Malcolm
I'll say it's not easy to keep yourself between 100 and 112 pounds every day of every month of the year. Especially for women. I'm a woman; once a month I retain water and I crave chocolate and sugar. Those are the toughest days. Chantal Sutherland
There are women succeeding beyond their wildest dreams because of their sobriety. Mary Karr
Our brave men and women are fighting around the world and they deserve relief. Ellen Tauscher
The mid-life crisis hits men harder than women. Sonia Johnson
I was in California when this journalist made a blanket statement about the fact that she did not think that black men and women had the kind of love relationship that Rebecca and Nathan had in Sounder. Cicely Tyson
It's difficult for me to trust a woman. Men are attracted to beautiful women. Women are attracted to men who offer security - financial security. And if you have money and you're famous, women find that sexy. Curtis Jackson
I make a point to never, ever point out my physical flaws... this is advice I give to women as often as I can. People don't notice the things we see in ourselves that we hate, so why direct them to it? Dita Von Teese
A real totalitarianism is at work in the world and wants to impose its views not only on Arab Muslims, but on the West. The same way that they veil women, Islamic radicals want to veil cartoons in the press. Patrick Chappatte
A lot of my girlfriends are always telling me they're really strong independent women, but they've got their boy on the side, and they only go over when he calls. Estelle
As for me, I've been in love with women and men. I get how people fall in love with different kinds of people, but to fall in love with God: I didn't get that. Stacey D'Erasmo
Modesty is a quality in a lover more praised by the women than liked. Richard Brinsley Sheridan
I urge everyone - men, boys, women and girls - to join me in standing up for girls' rights with Plan U.K. Lena Headey
I went to Vegas for 22 years, married some absolutely charming women, and gave them all my money. Anthony Newley
Almost everything about American society is affected by World War II: our feelings about race; our feelings about gender and the empowerment of women, moving women into the workplace; our feelings about our role in the world. All of that comes in a very direct way out of World War II. Rick Atkinson
Woman is the dominant sex. Men have to do all sorts of stuff to prove that they are worthy of woman's attention. Camille Paglia
Competing with other women wastes a lot of time, and I'm just not very good at it. Sandra Bullock
I approach writing female characters the same why I approach writing male characters. I never think I'm writing about women, I think I'm writing about one woman, one person. And I try to imagine what she is like, and endow her with a lot of my own thoughts and history. Jeffrey Eugenides
I didn't think I was a humorless shrew in 'Knocked Up.' I think the women are just as funny as the men are in that movie. Leslie Mann
We are being accused that some models are anorexic. But we as fashion designers cannot be blamed, because you know, when I talk to women around the world, rich and poor and young and old and intellectual and not, what they want to be is skinny. You ask them, 'What is your dream?' It's to be skinny. That's all they want. Alber Elbaz
Corporate engineers have looked at how women are with each other, borrowing the best tips from female neighborhood culture and then transporting them back into the bosom of capitalism. They've feminized capitalism. Arlie Russell Hochschild
All women do have a different sense of sexuality, or sense of fun, or sense of like what's sexy or cool or tough. Angelina Jolie
It's not a country of articulate people, sophisticated people. There's too little subtlety. Men and women don't enjoy each other very much in Australia. I don't find very many men sexy in Australia. Of course, I'm married and out of it, but still. Judy Davis
I have two children myself. I always laugh; they have you playing mothers pretty early, us women. You look at the television, the mothers get younger and younger, and the children get older and older, and you start to wonder when these people had these children. Were they breeding when they were 12? Megan Follows
I'm amazed by the misconceptions about Muslim women and the Arab world that I hear, and that really does hurt me. Queen Rania of Jordan
And I highly recommend for all the women in the world, even if they're 71, you can never take for granted that he loves you. It's always good to flirt with him. It's a great sport. Salma Hayek
The sight of women talking together has always made men uneasy; nowadays it means rank subversion. Germaine Greer
Men become much more attractive when they start looking older. But it doesn't do much for women, though we do have an advantage: make-up. Bette Davis
In times of conflict, war, poverty or religious fundamentalism, women and children are the first and most numerous victims. Women need all their courage today. Isabel Allende
Forcing women in or near land combat will hurt recruiting, not help. Phyllis Schlafly
There are a lot of women at my gigs. The first show I headlined was a sea of women, which I can't complain about. I'm pleased these 18-year-old girls like my music. Tom Odell
I've never had any close male friends. The most important relationships in my life have always been with women. Willem Dafoe
Most men I know rely on women to do all the literal dirty work. Elizabeth Banks
A homely face and no figure have aided many women heavenward. Minna Antrim
Politics is a potent way to empower women. Preneet Kaur
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
There are a lot of downsides to being male. We age faster and die younger. But give us this: we're lifetime baby-making machines. Women's reproductive abilities start to wane when they're as young as 35. Men? We're good to go pretty much till we're dead. Jeffrey Kluger
Women are smart in business and dumb in love. They won't date outside their zip code, let alone outside the city. They are city snobs. Patti Stanger
Women will not talk about football unless one of them is in love with a football player, and then suddenly you discover that they know everything that is to be known about it. Jeanne Moreau
Men who do not make advances to women are apt to become victims to women who make advances to them. Walter Bagehot
It's time for male leaders to not only ask for binders of qualified women, but to re-write the definition of 'qualified.' The best man for the job, may in fact, be a woman, whose biography is not traditional, but is rich with experiences and skills that are not necessarily learned either in school or on the job. Madeleine M. Kunin
The last thing left in nature is the beauty of women. Peter Beard
Every day, hundreds of thousands of men and women protect and serve, often putting their own lives at risk. Jerry Costello
I think that's the phenomenon of our time is that a lot of women keep themselves in good shape but that there's not a lot of accommodation or people out there to connect with and the technology. Stockard Channing
Cukor is one of my favorite directors. He was a master at directing women. Pedro Almodovar
The government must give men and women without power a real say over what happens to them, and the means of engaging in a participative, invigorated and living democracy. David Blunkett
It's getting better generally, daily, especially in TV, for women in acting; and age and looks count less. As more women come into the business. Change of any sort takes a long time to happen. Julie Walters
Films about women and their concerns are seen as frivolous, limited and, most damaging of all, niche. Romola Garai
I think there's something very lovely and hilarious about exploring the particular neuroses of the female mind. It's just not the same thing with men. I mean, there are exceptions, but for the most part, women beat themselves up in their heads more. They overanalyze stuff far more than men do. Lizzy Caplan
I don't write women who are weak or simpering. P. C. Cast
I've been out with some extremely beautiful women who have had no sex appeal whatsoever. It really is a lot more than skin deep. Rod Stewart
I have always believed that resistance against repression and violence is possible without relying on similar repression and violence. I have always believed that human civilization is the fruit of the effort of both women and men. Tawakkol Karman
When I used to go into bars people would try and fight me. Women would punch me 10 years ago or put cigarettes out on my arm or my face. But it doesn't seem to happen any more. They show us a lot of love. Johnny Knoxville
You ask how I feel to be the first female president in southern Africa? It's heavy for me. Heavy in the sense that I feel that I'm carrying this heavy load on behalf of all women. Joyce Banda
Let us recognize that we can no longer tolerate violent oppression of women in the name of religion and culture any more than we would tolerate violent oppression espoused by any other bully in the name of a twisted rationale. Ayaan Hirsi Ali
A few actresses have all but set up shop as women of a certain age who attract younger lovers. I think of Susan Sarandon, Cameron Diaz and Isabelle Huppert. Roger Ebert
I find myself really feeling like it's possible that maybe the greater contribution I'm going to be able to make through this next phase of my life might be as a writer writing wonderful parts for women, or even writing wonderful parts for myself, you know? Karen Allen
I've had to live with women all my life. I grew up with four older sisters, and I was the baby and the only boy. Alan Jackson
Sometimes women get devastated by failing. Athletes don't; they just know that means they've got to practise harder, and they've got to do something else differently. Beth Brooke
There's no evidence whatsoever that men are more rational than women. Both sexes seem to be equally irrational. Albert Ellis
I would love to walk into a mall and see more than two or three stores that cater to women who are a size 14 and up! Yvette Nicole Brown
In the different voice of women lies the truth of an ethic of care, the tie between relationship and responsibility, and the origins of aggression in the failure of connection. Carol Gilligan
The new pope knows that his task is to make the light of Christ shine before men and women of world - not his own light, but that of Christ. Pope Benedict XVI
Billie and I did wonders for women's tennis. They owe me a piece of their checks. Bobby Riggs
Politics is rough and tumble everywhere, and many women recoil from that negative aspect of it - the nastiness, the charges and counter-charges. Melanne Verveer
I've recently discovered Cardiobar. It's in L.A. and it has Cardio Aerobics. It's all women with no shoes on, dancing to upbeat music. I'm just dripping sweat at the end of the class. It's very fun for me, and it makes me want to work out. Amber Stevens
Women have demanded and gotten better jobs and more power. But the one thing we deserve is a better relationship with ourselves. Ann Curry
When you hear the party that glorified Occupy Wall Street blast success; when you hear them minimize the genius of the men and women who make jobs out of nothing, is that what you teach your children about work? Artur Davis
Balls are to men what purses are to women. Sarah Jessica Parker
I'm supportive of women, absolutely, and it's so gratifying to have girls come up and say, 'I'm really inspired by your guitar playing.' I mean no disrespect to the sisterhood, but musically I feel more drawn to things like Dirty Projectors, the National and Grizzly Bear. St. Vincent
You can make clothing as art, but I like the idea of my clothes actually being worn and being useful to women. Tracy Reese
We're comfortable with women in certain roles but not comfortable with women expressing anger or fully accepting their power. The most daring question a woman can ask is, 'What do I want?' Libba Bray
I still like being in North of England and I keep a place there. But there are a lot of things about the Continent that are to be preferred. The social institutions work better, women have a better position in society and the food is another thing. Andrew Eldritch
There are no ugly women, only lazy ones. Helena Rubinstein
I reject the idea that when young women make choices with which we disagree, they are acting without autonomy. Roxane Gay
When you combine the men and women deployed from our military installations with activated reservists and members of the National Guard, Georgia is contributing more personnel to the theatre than any other State in our Union. Sonny Perdue
I absolutely think women's perspectives should be considered in making economic decisions. Diana Farrell
I'm quite sensitive to women. I saw how my sister got treated by boyfriends. I read this thing that said when you are in a relationship with a woman, imagine how you would feel if you were her father. That's been my approach, for the most part. Orlando Bloom
I want companies who get federal contracts to hire more women and minorities from the local area. Hilda Solis
The solution to women's issues can only be achieved in a free and democratic society in which human energy is liberated, the energy of both women and men together. Our civilization is called human civilization and is not attributed only to men or women. Tawakkol Karman
Nobody else knew what to do with me because big women are old. Camryn Manheim
Men don't avoid successful women because they're jealous; they often do it to avoid being in competition with her next job promotion. Ian K. Smith
Women enjoyed rights in Egypt they would not again enjoy for more than 2,000 years. They owned ships, ran vineyards, filed lawsuits, practiced medicine. Their husbands supported them after divorce. Their power was unprecedented. Stacy Schiff
When you have to do as much as women do, the Internet allows you to - from home - figure out a way to extend your reach and power in the world. It allows you to do what job you've done traditionally, and create aspirations by carrying on a job and using the Internet to amplify everything you're doing. Indra Nooyi
The Academy Awards ceremony is designed to be without irony, but Chris Rock supplied it anyway with filmed movie-theater interviews with black men and women who had never heard of the movies nominated for Best Picture. Suzanne Fields
I think a lot of studios today are run by women, and we are entering a time when a lot of women have evolved in Second City and Upright Citizens Brigade and wanted to become writers and comedians. Judd Apatow
You think intercourse is a private act; it's not, it's a social act. Men are sexually predatory in life; and women are sexually manipulative. When two individuals come together and leave their gender outside the bedroom door, then they make love. Andrea Dworkin
When President Obama entered the White House, the economy was in a free-fall. The auto industry: on its back. The banks: frozen up. More than three million Americans had already lost their jobs. And America's bravest, our men and women in uniform, were fighting what would soon be the longest wars in our history. Rahm Emanuel
I'm attracted to women who are smart and funny and ambitious and have lives of their own and great families. Isn't that what attracts anyone? Tom Brady
We cannot continue to ask the brave men and women of our Armed Forces to put their lives on the line to protect our country while we jeopardize their safety by failing to ensure that Defense Department funds are not siphoned off to warlords in Afghanistan. John F. Tierney
I think men and women will both agree that one of the perks of being single on Valentine's Day is that you get to keep your money in your pocket. Sevyn Streeter
Women find men attractive who are aggressive... but later on, they get worried that that aggression, that alpha energy, is going to be turned back against them and their children. Bryan Callen
I've always said that I didn't want to be given a job because I was a female, I wanted it because I was the most well-qualified person for the job. And making certain that companies are going to move forward in that vein, that is what women want. Marsha Blackburn
To generalize on women is dangerous. To specialize on them is infinitely worse. Rudolph Valentino
We should recognize that women become mothers the moment they are pregnant. Alveda King
We all know that, unfortunately, the media does not always portray the good things that are happening in Iraq and Afghanistan, and this will be a great opportunity for us to glean some information from the Iraqi women who are here for us to also take back to our constituents. Ginny Brown-Waite
This is a culture filled with perfect images of women and perfect images of movie actresses, and most people can't live up to them. Beeban Kidron
Instead of getting hard ourselves and trying to compete, women should try and give their best qualities to men - bring them softness, teach them how to cry. Joan Baez
I think the fallacy is to think that Women's Liberation meant that men and women would become interchangeable. That has not happened, and most men and women would not want it to happen. Christina Hoff Sommers
I've always had mostly women come out to see me perform. That's the reason the guys show up; they know R. Kelly is going to draw the women. Most of the songs I'm singing are catering to women anyway. R. Kelly
Taking your clothes off in front of strangers is something of a hobby in Germany, among both men and women, especially in the former communist East, where it was one of the few freedoms allowed. Luke Harding
To see a player dunk in women's college basketball is just amazing. It's great to see that the game has reached that level now. Holly Johnson
As women, we feel we can't ask for things. There's been a lot of research done recently and, more often than not, if a woman goes in to ask for a raise, she'll get it. But she's thinking, 'Do I deserve it? I've got to give a list of why I deserve it.' Whereas a man will just go in and ask for a raise. It's so scary. Christina Hendricks
Because of the shape of my eyes, I can wear a lot of make-up. I can do a smoky look in the evening, but in the day I wear a lot less. Most women don't deal with lip pencils - they have been given a bad name, but are essential, especially as we get older. Lulu
I don't know if it's animalistic or what, but men become like peacocks with their feathers up when women are around. Bradley Cooper
Women have always been at the forefront of progressive movements. Women can be depended on when you need bodies in the streets for women's rights and human rights. Martha Plimpton
Opera? Just what the world needs: more fat women screaming. Peter Boyle
What practical conclusions may we now draw for our propaganda work among women? The task of this Party Congress must not be to issue detailed practical suggestions, but to draw up general directions for the proletarian women's movement. Clara Zetkin
I am passionate about talking to women about their breast health. Elizabeth Hurley
I understand the sacrifices American servicemen and women have made to protect freedom and democracy in my country and around the world. Psy
I don't have a problem with being a woman. Women's bodies are so beautiful. Malin Akerman
Fair treatment in the work force is no longer exclusively a labor issue, nor is it a women's issue - it is a fundamental economic issue. Madeleine M. Kunin
The success of the suffrage movement would injure women spiritually and intellectually, for they would be assuming a burden though they knew themselves unable to bear it. It is the sediment, not the wave, of a sex. It is the antithesis of that highest and sweetest mystery - conviction by submission, and conquest by sacrifice. John Boyle O'Reilly
I think the concept of seeking fame and fortune in women's football in the States is a bit idyllic. Hope Solo
Feminism is for all women and girls, not a privileged few or one ethnicity, religion, age, sexual preference, ability, region or hemisphere. Robin Morgan
It's not good enough to believe women matter if they only matter in the U.K. They have to matter everywhere. As long as there's an idea that women don't matter in the world, then all women are diminished. Cherie Blair
Women basically want the same thing - a good passionate story, a great fantasy - and for our partners to do the laundry and the washing up. E. L. James
Over my lifetime, women have demonstrated repeatedly that they can do anything that men can do, while still managing traditional women's work at the same time. But the same expansion of roles has not been available to men. Anne-Marie Slaughter
Women love an honest man. An honest man that isn't afraid to say, 'Men get hurt too.' And a lot of men don't admit that. Rita Ora
But I think Hillary Clinton is one of the most amazing women of this time. Hope Davis
Women are never the protagonists; we're always reactionary against everything that's done to us. I like people who write for women that have got a bit more about them. Neve McIntosh
I jump out of perfectly good airplanes, and it's a great thrill and it allows me to share in the dangers that our great men and women in uniform share in on a regular basis. Hugh Shelton
A lot of guys are very intimidated by an attractive woman, and they dehumanise her because our culture perceives beautiful women as commodities. But I think if you're able walk up to a person and get to know them, and you see their flaws and their impurities, and realise that they're like you, then you can humanise them again. Neil Strauss
We would, however, perform an injustice to the bourgeois women's rights movement if we would regard it as solely motivated by economics. No, this movement also contains a more profound spiritual and moral aspect. Clara Zetkin
It's funny, I'd rather be known as a writer who crafted a really nice piece about women's friendships over time. But that doesn't roll off the tongue like 'YouTube sensation.' Kelly Corrigan
I think there are so many books out there written on relationships and romance that women are the authors of. How can women know exactly how men think? And there are so many guys out there with relationship books who are just not telling the truth. They have shaded parts. Steve Harvey
Many women like to wear nude eye shadow during the day, but it doesn't really do much for you. Instead, try one that's a few shades lighter than your skin tone. Bobbi Brown
Unity is power; without unity women cannot fight for their rights anywhere. Nawal El Saadawi
Thinking about women who can't have their own baby, even the first baby, I'm really lucky. Bethenny Frankel
My mistake in my relationships has been to feel that I can do it all on my own: 'I don't need a man.' That is definitely a mistake. Women generally want to feel loved and appreciated. It's something that I am working on every day, trust me! It's a challenge for me to do that. Miranda Kerr
I would like the world to know that Yemeni women are strong, and if empowered, they can achieve. The world needs to look beyond stereotypes and dress code. In our hearts, we are just human beings who want to live a dignified life. Is that too much to ask for? Tawakkol Karman
Violence against women is real and something I feel passionately about, and the gateway to all that is wolf whistling. It's allowing a man to impose his will on a woman who is just trying to walk down the street and live her life. It's all about unwanted versus wanted attention, and, of course, there's a fine line. Elizabeth Banks
Aren't women prudes if they don't and prostitutes if they do? Kate Millett
I love vampire stories. That's why I did the movie. Women especially were taken with that movie-even more so when it came out on video. Catherine Deneuve
Men err from selfishness; women because they are weak. Madame de Stael
We take men's obligation to earn money, and when they do it well, we blame them for having power and being oppressors. And when they don't do it all, women just don't marry men who are reading 'I'm Okay, You're Okay' in the unemployment line. Warren Farrell
The No. 1 impediment to women succeeding in the workforce is now in the home. Sheryl Sandberg
Generally, I liked feeling able to connect with millions of women on a very deep level. It felt special that women especially would cut out my strip and place it on a refrigerator. Cathy Guisewite
I see a lot of women of every age trying to be something else. I see them trying to imitate behaviors that they think belong to successful people. Anne Sweeney
With young people, I always say, 'You're not doing anyone any favours by withholding your power.' As women, we do that a lot because we are afraid of being misunderstood or perceived as too strong. But the older I'm getting, the more I realise you have to let that go. Idina Menzel
People have always said, are you gay? I've had a lot of that. But it's just not in me. I really like women a lot; I'm repulsed by men sexually. Russell Brand
I get a lot of mail from men who really identify with Stuart, you know, Sparrow's boyfriend. I love that. Even though I used to say I wanted men to read the strip even though there weren't any men in it, so they'd be forced to identify with the women. Alison Bechdel
I am doing the mountain climbing to empower women. Samina Baig
A hoodie is worn by everybody: kids, white men, white women, black men. But it clings to the black body as a sign of criminality like nothing else. Claudia Rankine
Why is computer science a good field for women? For one thing, that's where the jobs are, and for another, the pay is better than for many jobs, and finally, it's easier to combine career and family. Madeleine M. Kunin
The biggest need that women have is more time. We all want more time in our lives. More time in the morning to get ready. More time in the evening to spend time with our families. All of these things - more time to move up that career path. It's about time. Renee Ellmers
Women are so strong and knowledgeable. You know, instead of competing with each other, I would love to complete each other. Take away that wall of competition and say, 'Hey, let's just all get together and help each other be brilliant.' Marie Osmond
In Old Europe and Ancient Crete, women were respected for their roles in the discovery of agriculture and for inventing the arts of weaving and pottery making. Carol P. Christ
I've learned to surround myself with women who lift me up and leave me feeling nurtured rather than drained. Carre Otis
To be outspoken, or different at all, is a problem for women. Megan Fox
Women run the small country called Home, millions of us do it in our spare time, and no one who doesn't run that small country really knows what it feels like in the dead of night when task lists jitter like tickertape through your seething brain. Allison Pearson
I think women want to take care of themselves, and I think having a voice in how that is done is very important. Madeleine Albright
During my lifetime, I realized that discrimination was not accidental, that there were structural roots and causes to it. So if we wanted to change women's lives, we need to deal with those root causes. Michelle Bachelet
Right about when I turned 13, I realized that women could be jockeys, from my travels to the racetrack with my dad. Chantal Sutherland
I was at one time a football wife, and there is a certain level of bonding that happens between women who are the wives of football players. Gabrielle Union
I'm a very stubborn woman and I'm from a very stubborn family of headstrong women. I have sisters, so the women rule the coop in my house. Evangeline Lilly
The misfortune is that many people, men and women, think that the perfect face has no flaws, no pores in the skin; and that gives unrealistic levels of esteem. Somebody feels they're not right because they haven't got that type of refinement. Douglas Kirkland
And so, the youngsters you have today, even though there are far fewer of them - in World War II 16.5 million men and women in uniform, today roughly a million in uniform in spite of the fact that the country is almost twice as large a population as we had in World War II. Oliver North
I noticed in the past, a lot of guys who like strong women, they really freak out if you're not strong 24/7. Or they complain about you being strong, then the moment you're not strong, they're like, 'Oh, no, no, no.' Salma Hayek
Women always excel men in that sort of wisdom which comes from experience. To be a woman is in itself a terrible experience. H. L. Mencken
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
The problem is with men. I know I shouldn't say this, but they've shrouded and hidden women to hide their incompetence. John Galliano
I'd much rather be a woman than a man. Women can cry, they can wear cute clothes, and they're the first to be rescued off sinking ships. Gilda Radner
Most of the Women's Libbers I knew really didn't want to have a piece of the men's pie. They thought that pie was kind of poisonous, toxic, really full of weapons, poison gases, all kinds of mean junk we didn't even want a slice of. Grace Paley
The seeds of success in every nation on Earth are best planted in women and children. Joyce Banda
If you look around Brazil you see pregnant women everywhere. Here you don't see that as much. There the only thing they do is babies, babies, babies! Especially the poor families. Adriana Lima
No doubt, much of the joy of a great romance is the moment when these stoic heroes crack open and reveal themselves to their heroines - the only women strong enough to match them. Sarah MacLean
I am thrilled yet overwhelmed. There are so many great women athletes, some incredible performances. Nancy Greene
I come from a long line of strong and confident women out of New Orleans. My grandmother and great-grandmother were women who ran their homes and were leaders in their communities. I was never taught that there was anything that I couldn't do, and I believed that. Stephanie Allain
There was a time when men thought it was sexy to have a housewife waiting for him to come home from work in her slippers, but in modern society, I think an independent woman is even more sexy. Kat Graham
Few women, I fear, have had such reason as I have to think the long sad years of youth were worth living for the sake of middle age. Dwight D. Eisenhower
I like women's basketball. Kevin Durant
The women's movement was always going to work in two parts. With one part, we'd break open the doors that were closed to women, and with the other part, we'd walk through, transforming society for men and women. Turns out it was a lot easier to open the doors. Ellen Goodman
In some countries, women aren't allowed to wear a swimsuit. Valeria Mazza
Women may fall when there's no strength in men. William Shakespeare
Don't get caught up in the 'look' thing. Sometimes, we as men and women, the first thing that attracts us to someone is their physical appearance, and that's not always a good thing because what's good on the outside is not always good on the inside. Keith Sweat
Not all single women want to be married. Not all boys like football. Not all homemakers like to cook. Not all messy people are lazy. And not all the obese are gluttons. There are glands and diabetes and a dozen conditions you never heard of that may account for things. Put your sermon through the counter-stereotype sieve. John Piper
I've been sexy for a while. Ever since I crossed 30, women have started taking me seriously. Shahid Kapoor
It is pure mythology that women cannot perform as well as men in science, engineering and mathematics. In my experience, the opposite is true: Women are often more adept and patient at untangling complex problems, multitasking, seeing the possibilities in new solutions and winning team support for collaborative action. Weili Dai
The bomber will always get through. The only defense is in offense, which means that you have to kill more women and children more quickly that the enemy if you want to save yourselves. Stanley Baldwin
Men who have been raised violently have every reason to believe it is appropriate for them to control others through violence; they feel no compunction over being violent to women, children, and one another. Frank Pittman
Smart women love smart men more than smart men love smart women. Natalie Portman