Top 12748 Women Quotes of 2019

“When I first wrote ‘Papa Hemingway,’ there were too many people still alive, and the lawyers for Random House didn’t want to OK it. But now all that’s been filtered away by the passage of all these people. And having the fortune of surviving, I now feel that I am the custodian of what Ernest wanted the world to know about him and these women.”

― A. E. Hotchner

“I shop more than most women.”

― A. J. McLean

“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

“The latest research has revealed that women have a higher IQ than men.”

― A. N. Wilson

“There are a number of women who have brought about immense change in society.”

― A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

“I grew up with that completely fictive idea of motherhood, where the mother never strayed from the kitchen. All the women in my books are very afraid that if they do anything with their minds they won’t be complete women. I don’t think my daughters’ generation has that feeling.”

― A. S. Byatt

“It’s because I’m a feminist that I can’t stand women limiting other women’s imaginations. It really makes me angry.”

― A. S. Byatt

“If you want to teach women to be great writers, you should show them the best, and the best was often done by men. It was more often done by men than by women, if we’re going to be truthful.”

― A. S. Byatt

“I think women can be as cruel as men, and men as tender as women, and vice versa.”

― Aaron Eckhart

“Through all the relationship stuff I’ve gone through in the past few years, I know there are fundamental differences in how men and women view sex and how they view their futures.”

― Aaron Eckhart

“Women are just so much tougher and more patient than men are – their capacity for empathy blows me away. And their capacity to deal with stress for long periods of time is also kind of awe inspiring.”

― Aaron Lazar

“It was surreal to play opposite Angela Lansbury and Elaine Stritch, Bernadette Peters and Catherine Zeta-Jones. There was so much to learn just from watching them, and it was an honor to share the stage with women who have accomplished what they have.”

― Aaron Lazar

“I’m just going to say I’m not gay. I really, really like women. That’s all I can really say about that.”

― Aaron Rodgers

“’Molly’s Game’ was a true story about a remarkable young woman named Molly Bloom. She was this close to going to the Olympics; she was ranked third in North America in women’s moguls.”

― Aaron Sorkin

“I was raised by women. Now I’m raising women. I was always better around girls. I live in an all-female household. I even have two female dogs… It’s funny how that turned out.”

― Aaron Taylor-Johnson

“I was brought up by my mum and my sister. I’ve always been around independent women; I like that. Anybody who’s a fake I don’t like and I don’t talk to.”

― Aaron Taylor-Johnson

“What I would say to the young men and women who are beset by hopelessness and doubt is that they should go and see what is being done on the ground to fight poverty, not like going to the zoo but to take action, to open their hearts and their consciences.”

― Abbe Pierre

“There are men and women still on the streets, and that’s all they are saying Can you spare a quarter? I come from a crowd of people who were current on the outlook on life, who were social and knew where they were and had some input into how things seemed to be.”

― Abbey Lincoln

“All I can say is, I don’t encourage younger kids to read my books, and actually, the biggest age group on my Facebook page is 25- to 35-year-old women.”

― Abbi Glines

“I definitely relate so much to a lot of women in comedy, but I don’t love segregating the genders. I’m just as influenced by male comedians as I am female comedians.”

― Abbi Jacobson

“Joining the women at ‘The View’ really is a dream come true!”

― Abby Huntsman

“Abortion does not just hurt women. Abortion hurts a family, and it has a domino effect of hurting those related and close to those families through the grief and reality of losing a child to abortion.”

― Abby Johnson

“When I say, ‘I want women to have access to authentic female healthcare,’ I mean that I want women to have access to healthcare that supports their natural femininity. I mean that I want women to have access to healthcare that doesn’t include the use of contraception and abortion.”

― Abby Johnson

“Planned Parenthood doesn’t care about women’s health care needs; it cares about abortion.”

― Abby Johnson

“Pro-life feminists believe in women and their ability. Pro-choice feminists only see women as weak and something to be exploited.”

― Abby Johnson

“Throughout history, women have often been treated as second-class citizens and their voices silenced.”

― Abby Johnson

“I am part of a movement that loves women into conversation and conversion. I am part of the pro-woman movement.”

― Abby Johnson

“I want women to understand that the most beautiful thing a woman’s body does is to grow other human beings.”

― Abby Johnson

“Equal rights for women. I agree with that concept. But we will never be free, we will never obtain equality, until we stop letting ourselves become pawns of the abortion industry. Our freedom depends on our rejection of abortion.”

― Abby Johnson

“Women – and those who love them – need to know the truth about abortion facilities.”

― Abby Johnson

“I joined Planned Parenthood because I wanted to help poor women with real health care needs.”

― Abby Johnson

“Planned Parenthood’s mission, on paper, is to give women quality and affordable health care and to protect women’s rights. In reality, their mission is to increase their abortion numbers and, in turn, increase their revenue.”

― Abby Johnson

“Abortion, more than not, leaves women with an aftermath of grief, guilt, and emotional overload. In a lot of cases, this can last a lifetime.”

― Abby Johnson

“After working in a prominent position at a Planned Parenthood facility in Central Texas for over eight years, I can say that women deserve better than Planned Parenthood and that their funding should be reallocated to Federally Qualified Health Centers.”

― Abby Johnson

“Should Planned Parenthood be defunded, women will still have access to great quality healthcare. Speaking as a former Planned Parenthood director, I know that quality health care is best provided outside of Planned Parenthood.”

― Abby Johnson

“There is such little tolerance for women on the national stage who don’t agree with the hosts of ‘The View’ or celebrities who march with Planned Parenthood.”

― Abby Johnson

“We can be mothers and have careers. We can finish our education with children in tow. Is it a challenge? Yep. But women are made for challenges. We are strong enough to handle the challenges presented to us. It’s what we were made to do.”

― Abby Johnson

“Why do Planned Parenthood and their allies only ‘trust women’ and only want to hear women’s stories when they agree with Planned Parenthood? Why do they work to silence any women who disagree with them? Don’t our stories matter?”

― Abby Johnson

“Planned Parenthood has consistently claimed to ‘care’ for women ‘no matter what’ and champion ‘women’s rights’ – yet they frantically silence any woman who thinks women deserve better than Planned Parenthood.”

― Abby Johnson

“When former abortion workers speak out in public about what they did in their clinics, what they saw happening, and the disrespect consistently shown women, hearts and mind change, and abortion facilities close.”

― Abby Johnson

“The testimony of former abortion workers can help persuade lawmakers to create fair laws that protect women from dirty abortion facilities.”

― Abby Johnson

“I have seen women literally run into the abortion facility because someone was yelling Bible verses at them or pushing a graphic image in their faces.”

― Abby Johnson

“I didn’t grow up believing that abortion was a good choice for women, but since it was legal, I thought it must be okay.”

― Abby Johnson

“If you want to truly stand up for women’s reproductive rights, then stand against birth control. Because nothing says anti-woman more than birth control.”

― Abby Johnson

“I wish I had a dollar for every pro-choicer who told me that abortion has to be accessible for poor women… as if being poor makes you an unfit mother.”

― Abby Johnson

“When I say, ‘I want women to have control over their bodies,’ I mean that I want women to know and embrace their fertility.”

― Abby Johnson

“I make decisions all day, so it’s nice for a woman like me to go to dinner and have the man take the menu and say, ‘Let me order.’ Other women would be offended by that, but I’m like, ‘Good. Because I can’t make one more decision today.’ I want someone to rub my feet without being asked.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“When I was really young, the women’s national team wasn’t on a grand media stage, so my role models were male basketball and male American football players.”

― Abby Wambach

“When I look in the mirror, I don’t see a person who’s made the kind of impact that Mia Hamm made on the game. She’s still my idol, the greatest player and the greatest teammate. She achieved so much in so many different ways. What she did for women’s soccer can’t be measured.”

― Abby Wambach

“I don’t care how many championships you’ve won or how many records you’ve broken – if you’ve had a hand in pushing forward not only a game but women in sport’s movement, then I think that’s pretty darn good.”

― Abby Wambach

“The growth of women’s soccer and women’s sports all around the world has been slow.”

― Abby Wambach

“I hope we can get to a point where women players are being paid properly all around the world so the only thing they have to worry about is playing football and playing football alone.”

― Abby Wambach

“I am not a politician by nature, but I will say I think there need to be more women in FIFA, and I would be open to having those conversations when the time is right.”

― Abby Wambach

“We need to have women in more powerful positions that are making decisions, so when that 10-year-old girl is looking up and wondering, ‘What can I do and what do I want to be when I get older?’ She has the opportunity to do and be whatever she wants.”

― Abby Wambach

“As to women, the Islamic faith has given women rights that are equal to or more than the rights given them in the Old Testament and the Bible.”

― Abdullah of Saudi Arabia

“I believe strongly in the rights of women… my mother is a woman, my sister is a woman, my daughter is a woman, my wife is a woman.”

― Abdullah of Saudi Arabia

“Feminism isn’t just for women. It’s for men.”

― Abi Morgan

“Of course I am aware that there is a level of sexism in any large institution, but I find, in television and film, most of the producers are women.”

― Abi Morgan

“One of the things I think I can do in my lifetime is stop to remind myself that – and keep affirming that – women can sell movies.”

― Abi Morgan

“I can go to the BBC and say, ‘OK, my next drama is for women, and it is diverse women.’ I take that to America, however, and I have another set of conversations.”

― Abi Morgan

“’Splendour’ broke through to new territory for me. It exposed my commitment to writing for women: my desire to recognise that they can be as aggressive, violent, mercurial, and complex as men.”

― Abi Morgan

“Plays are painful. But the very act of writing is a basic freedom denied some women. Some would call it a privilege. So what’s a little pain?”

― Abi Morgan

“When you see in this country and every other part of the world the huge pay disparity – in Hollywood, in every profession in the U.K., globally – and you see what is happening to women in every country socially and culturally, you can’t not be a feminist.”

― Abi Morgan

“There are so many actresses I want to write for. I see them, and I think, ‘Why is she not playing that lead? What’s happened to that actress?’ I think all I can do is to write parts for women, to say, ‘Keep going, keep acting, because there are parts for you. There will be those plays.’”

― Abi Morgan

“The notion of having your muse was not something that was built for women originally. That’s not to say women don’t have muses. I get muses in terms of actors or writers who inspire me, so I understand the concept.”

― Abi Morgan

“If we mean to have heroes, statesmen and philosophers, we should have learned women.”

― Abigail Adams

“I think if we understand better the impact of war on women and children, we might be more careful about the wars we start.”

― Abigail Disney

“When you strengthen women, you strengthen the world.”

― Abigail Disney

“When men talk about war, the stories and terminology vary – it’s this battle, these weapons, this terrain. But no matter where you go in the world, women use the same language to speak of war. They speak of fire, they speak of death, and they speak of starvation.”

― Abigail Disney

“I’ve heard people say in the U.N. community among mediators they don’t like women as mediators because they’re too quick to compromise.”

― Abigail Disney

“Across the board, women are unhappy with our industry.”

― Abigail Johnson

“Your results are very quantifiable. And nobody can take those results away from you. They are yours… All of that, I think, is very good for women.”

― Abigail Johnson

“I sang in a reggae band. And then there was a soul band where I sang back-up vocals and some lead. And I was also in a women’s a capella group. And I was in the gospel choir at school. Actually, I’ve always been in choirs. Or some kind of group. Just because I love singing so much. But I truthfully never thought of it as a career.”

― Abigail Washburn

“The story of the human race is the story of men and women selling themselves short.”

― Abraham Maslow

“The incredible cinematography makes ‘A Walk to Beautiful’ almost like a poem; there is a tenderness on display that seems to emanate from the camera. There is also great sensitivity to the women whose stories are being told – never did I have a sense of the subjects being exploited.”

― Abraham Verghese

“Norway has a great history of women’s football, but it’s harder now. We’ve stopped talking about development, and other countries have overtaken us.”

― Ada Hegerberg

“It’s great that we all talk about investment, but there needs to be action behind it as well. If we don’t push for the change for women’s football to go in the right direction, then it won’t come by itself.”

― Ada Hegerberg

“I think Together #WePlayStrong is a big step for football. This project is about building interest and professionalism and making younger women want to play football at a high level.”

― Ada Hegerberg

“I never saw myself as a women’s footballer. Not when I was in my tiny village in Norway. Not when I was suffering in Germany. Not when I finally made it to Lyon.”

― Ada Hegerberg

“I don’t distinguish between men and women. This is irrelevant to me, and I don’t think in these terms.”

― Ada Yonath

“My neighborhood didn’t really encourage women, though it didn’t prevent women from progressing, either.”

― Ada Yonath

“I have loved eight women in my life. I remember every woman’s face.”

― Adam Ant

“I have a daughter who I love very much, I hire women, I’ve worked with women, I’ve never had an issue with women.”

― Adam Carolla

“If women built the bridges or were meant to build the bridges, then they would have done it.”

― Adam Carolla

“There are certain things women are better at than men.”

― Adam Carolla

“Well, guys are better at mechanical stuff and women are better at emotional stuff.”

― Adam Carolla

“Age discrimination is illegal. But when compared with discrimination against racial minorities and women, it is a second-class civil rights issue.”

― Adam Cohen

“Federal law should hold organizations like the League of Women Voters harmless if they make good-faith mistakes while registering people.”

― Adam Cohen

“The idea of elegance and aristocratic indulgence of an ocean cruise was born out of the image of the rich men and women who ruled the British Empire slowly sailing to India and the Far East while sipping gin and tonic on deck – served by men in white jackets.”

― Adam Curtis

“At the end of the nineteenth century, a fanatical craze for physical fitness swept through Britain. Millions of men and women took up gymnastics, body building, and other physical exercises. Such a thing had never happened before, and it was given a name – Physical Culture.”

― Adam Curtis

“For women to achieve equal representation in leadership roles, it’s important that they have the backing of men as well as women.”

― Adam Grant

“As more women ‘lean in’ and we collectively continue to fight sexism, there’s another barrier to progress that hasn’t been addressed: Many men who would like to see more women leaders are afraid to speak up about it.”

― Adam Grant

“In the conversation about women in leadership, male voices are noticeably absent.”

― Adam Grant

“When young women get called bossy, it’s often because they’re trying to exercise power without status. It’s not a problem that they’re being dominant; the backlash arises because they’re overstepping their status.”

― Adam Grant

“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

“I have crushes on women all the time. I don’t have intimate relationships with them, but I find women beautiful.”

― Adam Lambert

“I have crushes on women all the time.”

― Adam Lambert

“Men need to live and breathe women.”

― Adam Levine

“Let’s face it, I only practice yoga because the classes are always packed with beautiful women.”

― Adam Levine

“When I came to New York, I was really awkward. I went to military academy for high school, so I didn’t have the socialization that most kids do. When I got here, I was five years behind everybody. Talking to women was weird for me.”

― Adam Rapp

“Marriage is a kind of prison for anyone who’s miserable in it – men and women alike – and anyone who’s suffered through difficult periods in marriage dreams of escape from it.”

― Adam Ross

“God gave me some weird, beautiful scent that makes men and women go crazy. People compare it to Carvel. It is a whale of a smell.”

― Adam Sandler

“You know, when you don’t go on TV and talk about how many women you sleep with, some people in Hollywood, that are supposedly ‘in the know,’ start whispering that you’re gay. If I were gay, I wouldn’t be ashamed to admit it, but I’m not.”

― Adam Sandler

“I want to say a little something that’s long overdue, the disrespect to women has got to be through. To all the mothers and the sisters and the wives and friends, I wanna offer my love and respect till the end.”

― Adam Yauch

“The men are much alarmed by certain speculations about women; and well they may be, for when the horse and ass begin to think and argue, adieu to riding and driving.”

― Adelaide Anne Procter

“I’ve never wanted to look like models on the cover of magazines. I represent the majority of women and I’m very proud of that.”

― Adele

“One of many strengths that I often see in successful women on Wall Street is a responsible balance between risk taking and risk mitigation – the ability to assess situations smartly and make the right medium-to-long-term decisions without being lured into reckless, short-term profit-taking.”

― Adena Friedman

“Entry-level jobs are excellent opportunites to educate young women about the realities of the financial world and can prepare them for the next move up within the firm or another area of the financial industry.”

― Adena Friedman

“Many women try to advance in their careers by having all the answers; by being the go-to person for information and advice; or by building expertise in a particular field. However, as they progress, gain broader responsibilities, and grow into leadership roles, they realize that their span of control is too vast to be able to know every answer.”

― Adena Friedman

“My great grandfather from my father’s side, Sir Akbar Hydari, was the prime minister of the Nizam of Hyderabad. He was instrumental in setting up the Osmania university. His wife set up the Hydari club for women so that they could play tennis, and she also set up the first girls’ school in Hyderabad.”

― Aditi Rao Hydari

“In film business or any business, for that matter, there are people with different mindsets. Some would be compassionate and respectful, some might just be the womaniser, but how can we generalise that? That is wrong, I guess… That way, in a male-dominating society, shining is tough for women.”

― Aditi Rao Hydari

“We women are glamorous, we work hard, and that’s how we work in Bollywood.”

― Aditi Rao Hydari

“I genuinely believe that, physically and emotionally, women are far stronger than men. The amount of pain they have to endure for a childbirth, a man cannot take an ounce of it. A toothache or a stomach upset is the end of our world at times.”

― Adnan Sami

“I think women should be more independent. In society, we’re portrayed as people who simply wear make-up and sit around. We need a Princess Charming – a woman who rescues her man and slays the dragon instead of the other way round.”

― Adora Svitak

“Like probably a lot of people, I came away from watching films like ‘Miss Representation’ and ‘Half the Sky’ with the realization that the battle for women’s rights is not over, especially not globally, and that the moral imperative of our century is to achieve full rights for everyone regardless of gender.”

― Adora Svitak

“I do wear a lot of hats, and sometimes people get confused with all that I do, but one thing that I am extraordinarily passionate about is furthering women’s rights. I think it’s something that’s incredibly important, not just for girls everywhere but also boys to get involved in.”

― Adora Svitak

“Success on the front of women’s rights will look like a world not only with obvious advances – where no girl is denied access to education, for instance – but also one with more subtle changes in how we regard gender and gender stereotypes.”

― Adora Svitak

“I have been a producer and director for many years, and I can say it’s really difficult for women, although the women in Mexico suffer as much as other women in the world. The first thing is to get respect for the work you do. Then it is about getting the money. And this respect comes little by little over the years.”

― Adriana Barraza

“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

“I write novels about women, except for one: ‘Rococo’, about a man, a New Jersey decorator. But even that book had a woman on the cover.”

― Adriana Trigiani

“With all the care that women do and all the money we spend to maintain our hair, men can at least take the time to wash their face with a simple inexpensive product that will soften their facial hair so they’re not hurting us when we go in for a kiss. Trust me, guys, women will want to kiss you more if you take care of your facial hair.”

― Adrianne Palicki

“Why are women always the ones who have to forgive? If you cheated on a man, he would be like, ‘You’re disgusting, and I want nothing to do with you.’ But women, we’re supposed to be like, ‘He messed up. He made a mistake.’”

― Adrienne Bailon

“I’m very open and honest, and I feel like it’s important for women to hear that we’re not perfect; none of us are perfect. And sometimes we aspire to have these ideas in our heads of what perfection is, and I probably would’ve been better off if I’d left myself alone.”

― Adrienne Bailon

“In all the horror films that I have done, all of those women were strong women. I don’t feel I ever played the victim, although I was always in jeopardy.”

― Adrienne Barbeau

“I spent years working in low-budget horror films. When you’ve done ‘Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death,’ you can handle anything!”

― Adrienne Barbeau

“Growing up, there was this explosion of B television. ‘Fresh Prince of Bel Air,’ you have ‘Family Matters,’ ‘A Different World.’ I had examples – of black children, black families, black women, black men – that represented who I was.”

― Adrienne C. Moore

“As women, we’re supposed to bear the burden of raising our families and then also financially providing for them as well, and it’s difficult when you’re already starting off making less than the average.”

― Adrienne C. Moore

“The real Amazons were long believed to be purely imaginary. They were the mythical warrior women who were the archenemies of the ancient Greeks. Every Greek hero or champion, from Hercules to Theseus and Achilles, had to prove his mettle by fighting a powerful warrior queen.”

― Adrienne Mayor

“Archaeologists have been digging up thousands of graves of people called Scythians by the Greeks. They turn out to be people whose women fought, hunted, rode horses, used bows and arrows, just like the men.”

― Adrienne Mayor

“The strong bond of sisterhood was a famous trait in classical art and literature about Amazons. But it was modern people who interpreted that as a sexual preference for women. That started in the 20th century. The Russian poet Marina Tsvetaeva declared that Amazons were symbolic of lesbianism in antiquity.”

― Adrienne Mayor

“We are used to thinking of Amazon myths in terms of violence against uppity women, but the ancient evidence also reveals a vision of gender equality.”

― Adrienne Mayor

“We know their names: Hippolyta, Antiope, Thessalia. But they were long thought to be just travelers’ tales or products of the Greek storytelling imagination. A lot of scholars still argue that. But archaeology has now proven without a doubt that there really were women fitting the description that the Greeks gave us of Amazons and warrior women.”

― Adrienne Mayor

“Unlike settled, patriarchal societies such as classical Greece and Rome, where women stayed home to weave and mind children, the lives of nomadic steppe tribes centered on horses and archery.”

― Adrienne Mayor

“If Queen Amezan and Queen Penthesilea could somehow meet in real life, they would recognize each other as sister Amazons. Two tales, two storytellers, two sites far apart in time and place, and yet one common tradition of women who made love and war.”

― Adrienne Mayor

“That whole heroic notion of the women warriors known as Amazons is extremely appealing. It was appealing in antiquity, and, throughout the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, they’re always portrayed as heroic, courageous, and the equals of men, and that’s just extremely attractive and has been since antiquity.”

― Adrienne Mayor

“The nomads’ egalitarian lifestyle astonished the Greeks, who kept their own women indoors weaving and minding children. The exotic Scythian lifestyle fueled the Greek imagination and led to an outpouring of myths about fierce Amazons, ‘the equals of men.’”

― Adrienne Mayor

“The Amazons were notorious for their freedom: their sexual freedom, their freedom to hunt, to be outdoors, to go to war; and the Greeks, both men and women alike, were fascinated by these stories. Maybe it was a safe way to explore the idea of women who could be equals of men.”

― Adrienne Mayor

“Indeed, many ancient Greek writers do treat Amazons as a tribe of men and women. They credit the tribe with innovations such as ironworking and domestication of horses. Some early vase paintings show men fighting alongside Amazons.”

― Adrienne Mayor

“The Greeks first identified the Amazons ethnographically, as a nation of men and women distinguished by something outstanding in their gender relations. Later, any ambivalence or anxiety that knowledge of this alternative gender-neutral culture evoked among Greeks was played out in their mythic narratives about martial women.”

― Adrienne Mayor

“The connections between and among women are the most feared, the most problematic, and the most potentially transforming force on the planet.”

― Adrienne Rich

“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

“The repossession by women of our bodies will bring far more essential change to human society than the seizing of the means of production by workers.”

― Adrienne Rich

“Women and girls inspire me. They drive me.”

― Adwoa Aboah

“Gurls Talk is my baby. It’s just about opening up a space within schools where we as women and girls can talk about whatever we want.”

― Adwoa Aboah

“When you talk, you realize that the pains and worries you feel are universal; you no longer feel alone in your sadness. You relate and find comfort in the fact that there are other women going through the same things as you are.”

― Adwoa Aboah

“Fear has run rampant amongst our community of models. Far too many young models, both women and men, are mistreated and put at risk.”

― Adwoa Aboah

“’Pretty Little Liars,’ you know, it’s a teen show that grew to be something bigger. I think you had girls from ages 7 to, like, 20 watching the show, and that was the predominant audience. Then it grew to be for girls, boys, men, women, people who are 7 to 35. I think that’s crazy.”

― Aeriel Miranda

“I own works by women artists; it is hard for me to see, literally to see, how women and men differ in the quality of their work. Why are women artists less known and less admired?”

― Agnes Gund

“Dealers claim that women artists are not as salable as men, that they are a poor investment. We know that there are few women art collectors, a fact which may have an impact on the market.”

― Agnes Gund

“Women artists, no matter how well recognized they are, are seldom given solo exhibitions or featured in significant group shows. They are never top-ranked in auction choices.”

― Agnes Gund

“Women fail, very simply, if they have no guidance and friendships in art, if they are not perceived as, or permitted to be, artists, and if they have no institutional access.”

― Agnes Gund

“I actually believe that this Trump phenomenon, which has affected many of us, is going to accelerate the use of art for philanthropy, because people are realizing that art is a vehicle for showing opposition – just look at the signs in the women’s marches.”

― Agnes Gund

“I do not want to be the angel of any home: I want for myself what I want for other women, absolute equality. After that is secured, then men and women can take turns being angels.”

― Agnes Macphail

“I want for myself what I want for other women, absolute equality.”

― Agnes Macphail

“It is a fact that all women contribute more to marriage than men; for the most part they have to change their place of living, their method of work, a great many women today changing their occupation entirely on marriage; and they must even change their name.”

― Agnes Macphail

“If they are willing to give women economic freedom in that home, if they are willing to live by the standard they wish women to live by, then homes will be preserves.”

― Agnes Macphail

“Whatever is dirty, it is women’s job to clean up, or drive some man to clean up, and that goes for everything from cellar to senate.”

― Agnes Macphail

“If the preservation of the home means the enslavement of women, economically or morally, then we had better break it.”

― Agnes Macphail

“Most of the women who have offered themselves for public office over the years have done so, I believe, more because of the ‘dirt’ than in spite of it.”

― Agnes Macphail

“Thousands of women are crushed and made inarticulate by that system and never develop as their natures would force them to develop were they in a decent environment.”

― Agnes Smedley

“So I had to be the doctor to these wounded men until we could remove them to the hospital. There were fifty-four women and forty little boys with the Red Army prisoners, and I went daily to take care of them also.”

― Agnes Smedley

“I want to play positive role models – women who mean something to other women.”

― Agyness Deyn

“And we are grateful to the American young men and women who are risking their lives to give the Iraqi people this chance, this dream of democracy in Iraq now.”

― Ahmed Chalabi

“Egypt was the first democracy in the Middle East. Women were unveiled in the 1920s. Egypt is a country of civilization, of culture. It shouldn’t be suffering.”

― Ahmed Zewail

“Although the Nasser revolution of 1952 was secular, the culture remained deeply religious – but it was a faith of moderation and tolerance. Women made up nearly half my class at university, and my senior academic adviser there was a woman. In Alexandria, my friends were Christians and Muslims.”

― Ahmed Zewail

“I know seeing bigger women looking great would have mattered to me when I was younger – that’s why I try not to wear a black dress every day.”

― Aidy Bryant

“There’s no conversation happening between plus-size women and designers. The door is never open.”

― Aidy Bryant

“I think it’s a different experience for plus-size women in film and television to get clothes for events. It’s just not as welcoming for us to get cool clothes that are, like, equal in glamour, in style, to what, I am going to say, ‘small size’ co-stars get to wear.”

― Aidy Bryant

“Women are the routers and amplifiers of the social web. And they are the rocket fuel of ecommerce.”

― Aileen Lee

“Especially when it comes to social and shopping, women rule the Internet.”

― Aileen Lee

“Comscore, Nielsen, MediaMetrix and Quantcast studies all show women are the driving force of the most important net trend of the decade, the social web.”

― Aileen Lee

“Women are thought to be more social, more interested in relationships and connections, better at multi-tasking.”

― Aileen Lee

“Women are going to be a huge force in developing Web and mobile companies.”

― Aileen Lee

“Most VC firms are looking to bring in women because of the great consumer cycle.”

― Aileen Lee

“It’s not that I am saying that women and men are completely different. But I do think that if you are one of the only people around the table who is a woman, by definition, you’re different.”

― Aileen Lee

“I’m a huge believer in power of women on the web.”

― Aileen Lee

“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

“It’s hard enough for women to walk on high heels. And I’m on stilts!”

― Aimee Mullins

“We ask our men and our women to go overseas to fight for our country and sacrifice so much for this great country so that we can be the land of the free, the land of the brave.”

― Ainsley Earhardt

“Having a baby makes me grateful that I work for a company that does give you four months’ leave. And my heart breaks for women that don’t get that time with their child. As a mom, you’re just not ready to go back immediately – physically, you can’t. You just need some time not only to bond, but you need some time to heal.”

― Ainsley Earhardt

“The bosses can’t read your mind, so I think women should tell them what they want out of their careers. And so I think that if you’re just a good person, you work hard, you say ‘yes,’ and you are driven, you will eventually work your way to the top. At least, that’s how it’s been for me.”

― Ainsley Earhardt

“I don’t think of myself as a role model, but I do feel like, for women out there who are trying to figure out who they are, the most important choice to make is to live a life that’s true to who you are inside. And let your ideas and your heart and your mind drive your fashion choices.”

― Aisha Tyler

“You know, it’s about getting out there and having a good time. Not about worrying – all these young books for women are like I’m 29 with a closet full of Prada shoes and I can’t get a date. Come on.”

― Aisha Tyler

“You rarely see women being nice to each other on television anymore.”

― Aisha Tyler

“I try to do more intelligent roles, unusual roles, and stronger women, and that’s helped me a little bit with my casting opportunities.”

― Aisha Tyler

“I’ve said this before, and I’m sure there are people who disagree, but I feel like one of the reasons there aren’t a lot more women in stand-up – and there are many more now; it’s not parity, but it’s getting there – is that women are not socialized to look stupid or silly. They’re socialized to be pretty and precious.”

― Aisha Tyler

“Comedy’s really about not being afraid to look terrible, look ugly, look silly, make fun of yourself. And that’s something that women are just not socialized to do. But more women are doing it, and more women have examples of women doing it brilliantly.”

― Aisha Tyler

“I love women, and I have a lot of really close girlfriends, but I’m not one of those women who’s like, ‘Ew – that’s boy stuff.’”

― Aisha Tyler

“I’m trying my hand at directing. I’m doing an independent movie that we haven’t started casting yet, but it’s like an edgy version of ‘Lethal Weapon’ and ’48 Hours,’ only with two women in it.”

― Aisha Tyler

“I like men who respect women.”

― Aishwarya Rajesh

“’Kanaa’ is a rare opportunity; it’s about women’s cricket, and they’ve trusted me with this film. I trained for nearly four hours every day with three coaches.”

― Aishwarya Rajesh

“Directors approach me for doing ‘strong’ women characters which, as an actor, increases a sense of responsibility to give my 100 per cent and even more for the faith they entrust on me.”

― Aishwarya Rajesh

“I always get told by women that they would love a daughter-in-law like me. That’s big, because not too many people seem to want their son to marry an actress!”

― Aishwarya Rajesh

“I love the body language of the women cricketers and the attitude with which they carry themselves.”

― Aishwarya Rajesh

“Repealing the Eighth Amendment is about women who don’t want to be pregnant. It’s not about a certain type of woman, a certain age of woman – we all known sisters and mothers who have chosen to go on with a pregnancy and those who haven’t.”

― Aisling Bea

“There aren’t as many women in my industry in comedy as there should and could and hopefully will be, but it is interesting growing up watching a woman in a male-dominated industry and kind of, like, plowing ahead.”

― Aisling Bea

“My father’s death has given me a lot. It has given me a lifelong love of women, of their grittiness and hardness – traits that we are not supposed to value as feminine. It has also given me a love of men, of their vulnerability and tenderness – traits that we do not foster as masculine or allow ourselves to associate with masculinity.”

― Aisling Bea

“I have always believed women have so many natural leadership qualities. They just need opportunities and access.”

― Aja Brown

“I think – everything just in the political realm – women are usually perceived to be more trustworthy and compassionate. And they usually fare well against their male counterpart.”

― Aja Brown

“The problem of sexism is getting better, but I don’t know if it’s getting better fast enough. We see more roles for women that don’t entirely revolve around the way in which they function in a man’s life, but typically those women are almost always white, and even then, there are only a few of them.”

― Aja Naomi King

“The hundreds of thousands of men and women at Toyota operations worldwide – including the 172,000 team members and dealers in North America – are among the best in the auto industry.”

― Akio Toyoda

“I am not at all particular about things like hair styles and colors. Especially with women, changing their hairstyle or color is a bit too commonplace, don’t you think?”

― Akira Toriyama

“The women I draw all have the same sort of personality. I can’t draw gentle girls; I only know how to draw ones who are strong-willed.”

― Akira Toriyama

“Ever since I was little, I’ve shied away from romance. It’s not that I dislike women, but I’m not good with them.”

― Akira Toriyama

“Why don’t we focus on what Afghan women can do? They can cook, bear children and pray. As I recall, that was fine for our grandmothers.”

― Al Franken

“As someone who’s spent time with our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan on USO tours and met wounded warriors at Walter Reed and Bethesda, I feel a deep obligation to the men and women who have risked life and limb on our behalf.”

― Al Franken

“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

“Population growth is straining the Earth’s resources to the breaking point, and educating girls is the single most important factor in stabilizing that. That, plus helping women gain political and economic power and safeguarding their reproductive rights.”

― Al Gore

“I didn’t have a mother; I had a mama. I measure other women by the stature of my mama.”

― Al Green

“They wrapped her up like a baby burrito to show to Mom. Here were a mother and her daughter and I love them both so much. I couldn’t wait for Courtney to come to the hospital so I could have all my women together.”

― Al Roker

“If companies can refuse to provide coverage for women, what other objections to the Affordable Care Act will we see based on ‘religious grounds’? For that matter, will ‘religious freedom’ be used as an excuse to discriminate against other minorities and disenfranchised groups across the board? Where will it end?”

― Al Sharpton

“All women, regardless of her economic status or racial background, have a right to vote, and no politician or regressive law should prevent her from doing so.”

― Al Sharpton

“Like myself, President Obama is the father of two daughters. He understands the obstacles that they face as women, but he also understands the emergency of the state of young black men in America.”

― Al Sharpton

“Letterman, despite whatever idiotic (or worse?) things he may have done with women on his staff, was wise enough to realize that silence isn’t permanent and peace of mind can’t be bought.”

― Alafair Burke

“I feel really assured by the fact that the women I have loved I have loved for always.”

― Alain Badiou

“I’ll continue to work to ensure that safety and I am honored to have earned the endorsement of the men and women who provide public safety in our city.”

― Alan Autry

“Few women care to be laughed at and men not at all, except for large sums of money.”

― Alan Ayckbourn

“We live in a patriarchal culture. It’s okay for women to be objectified but not for men.”

― Alan Ball

“I can’t find anything in the Constitution that says you prefer the life of the mother, or the convenience of the mother if it’s an abortion by choice, over the potential life of the fetus. Look, I think women, if they’re required to not have abortions, could die and could – so I favor a woman’s right to choose.”

― Alan Dershowitz

“Women take great care of themselves in France. It’s a culture dedicated to making women beautiful and to manners.”

― Alan Furst

“French women will always look up at a man, even if he is four inches shorter than she is.”

― Alan Furst

“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

“I consider abortion to be a deeply personal and intimate issue for women and I don’t believe male legislators should even vote on the issue.”

― Alan K. Simpson

“If I were not a writer, I would spend more time doing the things that I am already doing, which include doing research in physics, teaching, and running a nonprofit organization with a mission to empower women in Cambodia.”

― Alan Lightman

“I believe employment regulations for women, whereby the prospective employer is not able to inquire about the interviewee’s status regarding children, childcare, or indeed their intention of becoming a parent, are counterproductive.”

― Alan Sugar

“I think calling for more women in every aspect of this industry is a sensible thing.”

― Alan Taylor

“Ageism works in both directions. As a teenager in the public eye, people would talk condescendingly to me. When you get older there’s this feeling that you have to start carving up your face and body. Right now I’m in the middle ground – I think women in their thirties are taken seriously.”

― Alanis Morissette

“Anger has been a really big deal for women: how can we express it without feeling that, as the physically weaker sex, we won’t get killed. The alpha-woman was burned at the stake and had her head chopped off in days of old.”

― Alanis Morissette

“I think a beautiful quality that’s a biological, hormonal imperative for women, whether they have children or not, is that we’re built to be empathic. For me, it was finally being maternal in an appropriate way instead of trying to mommy ex-boyfriends.”

― Alanis Morissette

“In LA, where I live, it’s all about perfectionism. Beauty is now defined by your bones sticking out of your decolletage. For that to be the standard is really perilous for women.”

― Alanis Morissette

“I didn’t want to be one of those women who wake up at 63 years old and realize they’ve missed the window of opportunity for marriage and children.”

― Alanis Morissette

“Beauty is now defined by your bones sticking out of your decolletage. For that to be the standard is really perilous for women.”

― Alanis Morissette

“I’m excited about there being more of a sisterhood these days. Back in the ’90s there was a lot of hate – the women I looked up to as artists were dissing me! It’s not so patriarchal these days – there’s more love and a lot less hate!”

― Alanis Morissette

“Women are so powerful they’re scary, and the incentive to squash this has been going on for so long that some of us actually believe we’re subordinate.”

― Alanis Morissette

“In the face of patriarchy, it is a brave act indeed for both men and women to embrace, rather than shame or attempt to eradicate, the feminine.”

― Alanis Morissette

“I’ve just always felt it’s an incredibly empowering thing, particularly for young women, to capitalize on their coordination and their strength. It’s a very empowering thing to feel strong in your body.”

― Alanis Morissette

“The big, defining feature of Palmares Tres government is its system of summer kings. The idea is that women ‘Aunties’ rule, led by a queen with a term limit of 10 years. Men aren’t entirely shut out from this system – in fact, they have one of the most important roles in the government – but it’s strictly delimited.”

― Alaya Dawn Johnson

“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 think a good designer can exist everywhere and anywhere and all the time. It’s all about being good, and I think that our job basically is to make women and men look good.”

― Alber Elbaz

“It’s a major job to help men and women look beautiful.”

― Alber Elbaz

“Fashion is not enough anymore. It’s not just about what you wear. I mean, I don’t know how many women can afford to take the time to come to Paris for three fittings.”

― Alber Elbaz

“One woman told me that every time she wears Lanvin, men fall in love with her. Another told me she wore Lanvin to face her husband’s lawyer because she felt protected. If I can make men fall in love with women and if I can protect women, I think I can die peacefully.”

― Alber Elbaz

“I always say that women are very strong and men are powerful. But beauty gives you both strength and power. I never think of it. It’s just one of those natural things. It’s the only thing I know how to do.”

― Alber Elbaz

“I love to see old women. I love wrinkles. I love gray hair.”

― Alber Elbaz

“I like dresses for night; I like after-party more than party. I like the mystery; I like the dream, like fantasy dresses. I think, also, that you make women dream.”

― Alber Elbaz

“Women can dream at 9 in the morning and at 10 o’clock at night – it doesn’t matter.”

― Alber Elbaz

“I thought, ‘It doesn’t matter what that woman is wearing,’ but then I realised actually it’s our job as designers to make women smile; to bring them the chocolate without the calories.”

― Alber Elbaz

“My job is to do. My job is to make women beautiful. What do I have to say?”

― Alber Elbaz

“I love women. I get along with women more than men, and I have more women friends.”

― Alber Elbaz

“In high fashion, we’re always accused of doing things that are not very relevant, not the real world. I know that it’s important sometimes to do fantasy, but I felt like touching people and going back to different women and men, especially the idea of different ages and body shapes.”

― Alber Elbaz

“I am not interested in perfection, and neither are the women who wear my clothes.”

― Alber Elbaz

“I adore women, and the one thing I want to do more than anything is to see a transformation of personality when someone puts on one of my dresses.”

― Alber Elbaz

“Women try to be the best everywhere, and it’s impossible. I want my clothes to give women the freedom to just be – I want them to put on my dresses and shine.”

― Alber Elbaz

“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

“I love and respect women. I work mostly with women.”

― Alber Elbaz

“This is a generalization, but I think women’s brains are more accessible to ideas and differences. And they can accept stuff that’s weirder. I think there are enough intelligent men out there who get it, but women will watch behavior that’s different and process it better. In general, women are less threatened by their emotions.”

― Albert Brooks

“There’s no evidence whatsoever that men are more rational than women. Both sexes seem to be equally irrational.”

― Albert Ellis

“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

“I actually use women’s perfume – I have since I was a kid. It’s called Anais Anais, from Rachael. It smells like a beautiful woman and a bouquet of flowers. I use that and Right Guard deodorant.”

― Albert Hammond, Jr.

“You really get your sense of women, to begin with, from your mom.”

― Albert Hammond, Jr.

“I was raised to respect women, and I really like them to be strong, independent, and have their own identity. My parents are still together, and I grew up with a lot of love, and I feel that kids imitate what they have at home.”

― Albert Hammond, Jr.

“The beauty of women was the first expression of my photography.”

― Alberto Korda

“I like to play strong women because there is so much emotion to bring to these roles.”

― Albina Shagimuratova

“We’re still talking about women’s rights. We can’t be the greatest country in the world. I think once we lose that illusionary veil of thinking that we are, we can face the problems and really try to fix them.”

― Aldis Hodge

“We owe a lot when it comes to women in terms of innovation, in terms of education, in terms of progression in life.”

― Aldis Hodge

“My standard for the women in my life is like, ‘If no man can treat you better than I can treat you, they can’t come.’ You gotta step up to the plate. With respect, with acknowledgment, with support.”

― Aldis Hodge

“If men were meant to be a dominant power, men would be on this earth by themselves. So, I don’t understand when women’s rights are challenged – because you’re talking about human rights. You talk about subjugating an entire culture that we heavily depend on for everything we need for survival.”

― Aldis Hodge

“I remember during my lifetime I would meet women, and it was almost like God would say to me, ‘Now, this woman here is not the one you are going to end up with, but she is going to be a lot like this woman; look at this woman, study this woman.’ And when my wife showed up, He was like, ‘You recognize her now?’”

― Alec Baldwin

“There are women who get divorced in order to punish. Out of this bitter, bitter hatred that some of these women have for their ex-husbands, they turn their children against them.”

― Alec Baldwin

“I know women that act queeny, I know men that are straight that act queeny, and I know gay men that act queeny… To me, those are people who think the rules don’t apply to them.”

― Alec Baldwin

“I think beauty is not just about what we put on our heads or on our faces or what we wear: it’s deeper than that, and if we can celebrate that, celebrate the women, not just the superficiality… I think it would be really gorgeous.”

― Alek Wek

“For me, it always goes back to what my mother taught me and my sisters. That all women are beautiful, and we should embrace each other.”

― Alek Wek

“I meet and talk to women from every corner of this planet, and I can find beauty in each and every one of them.”

― Alek Wek

“There are mothers who sew for six months to make a fashion collection – someone’s grandmother, someone’s sister. We come in and get paid to walk for 10 minutes at the end. Whenever I think about that, I realise it’s not about me. I was just the one chosen to represent those women and sell the clothes.”

― Alek Wek

“I create mood boards, and then we source fabrics and design the dresses. We are trend-led but also do our own thing! I want women to feel fabulous in our creations.”

― Alesha Dixon

“There still aren’t many black women on prime-time TV. Times are changing, but it’s interesting: we’re in 2013 and still experiencing firsts… Hopefully, in the next 100 years, things will balance even more.”

― Alesha Dixon

“There were very few British black women on TV or in music when I was a teenager; when you’re growing up, you need someone you can identify with. I remember at Christmas being bought a doll that didn’t look anything like me, so I threw it away.”

― Alesha Dixon

“When women listen to my music, I want them to feel empowered.”

― Alesha Dixon

“I do believe that men and women are different, and that should be celebrated, but at the same time, I think there’s a lot of things girls can do, and do equally, as well. Whether it’s fighting for equal pay or just to be treated with respect, it’s something I think is really important.”

― Alesha Dixon

“Babies smell amazing, but I’m not one of these women who smell a baby and go, ‘I want one.’ I see a dog over the field and go, ‘I want one.’”

― Alesha Dixon

“Women are strong. We are strong because we are used to the pain which comes every month. It forms character. I want to see the man who goes to the Parliament with the belly puffed out. They can’t do it.”

― Alessandra Mussolini

“There should be no boundaries, no hierarchy, no violence. Men and women are equal.”

― Alessandro Michele

“It seems only natural to me to present my men’s and women’s collections together.”

― Alessandro Michele

“Some women are forced by men to look a certain way to be accepted by the general public, and I find that terrible.”

― Alessandro Michele

“I want ‘Scars to Your Beautiful’ to reach different types of women. The girl I am talking about, it’s me, it’s you – it’s every girl who has struggled with feeling not good enough. I want to talk about all the different extremes that girls go through to feel beautiful.”

― Alessia Cara

“I really want to speak for young women, especially because I feel like we’re constantly brainwashed in everyday life.”

― Alessia Cara

“I’m just glad that there’s some diversity in the music industry with women so people know that you can be literally anything and still be able to make it.”

― Alessia Cara

“I think the media can definitely show more diversity – different sizes of women, different colours of women, just more diversity in general.”

― Alessia Cara

“One of the challenges in the Affordable Care Act was that it prejudiced the Medicaid system very much in favor of able-bodied adults, away from the more traditional Medicaid populations of the aged, the disabled, pregnant women, and children.”

― Alex Azar

“I’ve always felt like an outsider as a woman. I’ve never really felt wholly comfortable in a women’s world or woman’s things. I’ve never been conventionally pretty or thin or girly-girl. Never felt dateable. All I’ve seen on TV has never felt like mine.”

― Alex Borstein

“A women’s greatest asset is her beauty.”

― Alex Comfort

“Men behave very oddly in the company of attractive women.”

― Alex Kapranos

“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

“Whenever people say ‘women’s soccer,’ I want to correct them to say ‘soccer.’ Every girl has had their sport diminished because they’re girls.”

― Alex Morgan

“It wasn’t until 1999 when my idols Mia Hamm and Kristine Lilly took home the women’s World Cup trophy at the Rose Bowl in front of 40 million TV viewers that I remember thinking how rare it was to see women play sports on TV.”

― Alex Morgan

“At home, my mom and my dad shared equally in the responsibilities of the family and our home and always demonstrated the importance of men and women having an equal role.”

― Alex Morgan

“It’s great to see women standing up in their own line of work and fighting for fair value.”

― Alex Morgan

“I don’t think the entire world respects women in sport. But if FIFA start respecting the women’s game more, others will follow.”

― Alex Morgan

“I would like to win the Ballon d’Or for women. But every top professional should have that ambition.”

― Alex Morgan

“I want to know I made women’s soccer better than it was when I came into it.”

― Alex Morgan

“When I am really into a woman, the way I look at other women changes. The other women on the planet kind of fade away. And the majority of my energy goes to that person.”

― Alex O’Loughlin

“There are millions of women all around the world who are in dangerous, terrifying situations. It’s up to us as storytellers to give people hope, to let people know that there is a way out.”

― Alex O’Loughlin

“I want to have lots of bodyguards around me and be surrounded by beautiful women while watching my brother play at Wimbledon.”

― Alex Pettyfer

“My favourite books are Charles Bukowski’s ‘Post Office’ and ‘Women.’”

― Alex Pettyfer

“My mum never once tried to push me into something different, even though there was no way of making a living out of women’s football. She supported me because she saw I was happy and that it gave me a focus to not be hanging around on the street.”

― Alex Scott

“Women are the same. We watch football; we play football. Why wouldn’t we be out there giving our opinions on the sport ,too?”

― Alex Scott

“We don’t really compare ourselves to the men’s game or what they do. For us, it’s about trying to get more people involved in the women’s games.”

― Alex Scott

“Sure, I do feel I am an ambassador for women’s football. But that hasn’t changed. It’s been like that since I started at eight years old. I’m still me.”

― Alex Scott

“When I was in the GB Women’s football team at the 2012 Olympics, it was obvious who was in the first XI and who was making up the numbers. Kelly Smith was going to be first-choice striker no matter what, and the other forwards in the squad mentally checked out as a result.”

― Alex Scott

“’To the Bone’ is autobiographical. It’s written and directed by a woman; it’s starring all women, apart from me and Keanu, who are in lesser parts, and it’s produced by women.”

― Alex Sharp

“I want to be the longest-reigning Raw Women’s Champion. And I’m going to do whatever it takes to make sure that happens.”

― Alexa Bliss

“I’ve been very fortunate to be given the opportunities I’ve been given, and it’s been awesome. You know I’m really looking forward to seeing how this Women’s Evolution continues.”

― Alexa Bliss

“Everyone wants to be inclusive in the Women’s Evolution.”

― Alexa Bliss

“I remember, even when I started with WWE, it was a different ball game. There were all these restrictions and things we couldn’t do, and now, it’s really empowering to know we can do anything that we want and what the guys can do. It gives women the opportunity to show why we’re more than divas and why we’re WWE superstars.”

― Alexa Bliss

“I want to be one of the longest reigning champions, and for our women as a whole, even if I’m not in the match, I want us to have a Main Event at WrestleMania.”

― Alexa Bliss

“When I was on SmackDown, I would say we had the most well-rounded women’s division, and I think that’s all because of the opportunities SmackDown gives. I think it was definitely the right place for me to start.”

― Alexa Bliss

“When I was on SmackDown, there wasn’t really competition against Raw in our locker room. It was more about how we could build the brand as a whole, not so much against Raw. I think that drove us to show what our women could do.”

― Alexa Bliss

“It’s funny because I think that both France and Britain are known for their distinctive styles, and everyone says that France is so chic and elegant but I think, more than that, French women are renowned for dressing in what suits them.”

― Alexa Chung

“Whoever it is who’s filtering stuff makes it seem like women want to be more than men. My understanding… is that we’re asking to be treated the same.”

― Alexa Chung

“I feel like some women do get away with doing these sexy shoots and looking like they’re being really empowered. For me, I’d feel really uncomfortable in that situation and a bit like I was being taken advantage of.”

― Alexa Chung

“I admire American women because they are really good at putting a look together that is sophisticated. As British girls, we lean toward being a bit more messy, a bit more undone, and maybe a little more eccentric.”

― Alexa Chung

“I’ve been very honest with the press, even when I had work done on my face. A lot of people would cover that up. I want to be a voice for young women. I want to empower them. I’ve been through a lot, and I want to send them a relatable message.”

― Alexa Ray Joel

“There’s a lot of pressure on young women. We need more honest women who are willing to talk about their struggles.”

― Alexa Ray Joel

“LearnVest provides women with the necessary tools and resources to manage their personal finances; its core mission, to positively contribute to society through education and, ultimately, the promotion of self-sufficient and financially aware women.”

― Alexa Von Tobel

“The fact is, women don’t like to talk about money, let alone deal with it. Though we’re killing it at work, earning more than ever, running our households, and making big-ticket decisions, too many women still worry they’ll be judged by what they earn and how they spend it.”

― Alexa Von Tobel

“My fascination with women’s clothes began very early. My mother was a very fashionable woman. She also made her own clothes. She had these fashion magazines, and I would draw the women in them. My middle school art teacher suggested that I have a fashion drawing show.”

― Alexander Chee

“My singing voice had rescued me from the scene I was in at school – I was an unpopular, bookish kid who had an indeterminate ethnic background. I became fascinated with women sopranos because they had a future that I didn’t as a singer.”

― Alexander Chee

“My literary heroes were mostly women writers and thinkers – Joy Williams, Joan Didion, Anne Sexton, June Jordan, Sarah Schulman, Audre Lorde, Cherrie Moraga, Christa Wolf – and much of this writing was political as well as literary.”

― Alexander Chee

“Many of my books are written from a female perspective. I rather enjoy the take that women have on the world, and certainly I enjoy the conversations that women have.”

― Alexander McCall Smith

“I want to empower women. I want people to be afraid of the women I dress.”

― Alexander McQueen

“I want to empower women.”

― Alexander McQueen

“I’m not big on women looking naive.”

― Alexander McQueen

“I want people to be afraid of the women I dress.”

― Alexander McQueen

“Never was it given to mortal man – To lie so boldly as we women can.”

― Alexander Pope

“I do not like Moscow life. You live here not as you want to live, but as old women want you to.”

― Alexander Pushkin

“There’s a tendency to think that young designers only do fantasy fashion, but I’m more interested in making clothes that women can afford.”

― Alexander Wang

“It’s wonderful that we’re portraying women in this way so that young women can see that women actually are strong and capable of accomplishing all kinds of things.”

― Alexandra Daddario

“There are real consequences when women speak out. It’s really dangerous, and it takes real courage. We are still speaking out against a white male majority. Forget the glass ceiling. We haven’t even broken the glass floor!”

― Alexandra Fuller

“I feel like women bond with other women in this nonverbal way, where they take on each other’s gestures. You start dressing more like each other, you eat the same food… It’s a way of expressing regard: I want to be like you. Which is flattering, but if you view it another way, terrifying.”

― Alexandra Kleeman

“Women have this obsession with shoes.”

― Alexandra Paul

“You can be brilliant in some ways and despicable in others. You can be a clean, upright, moral individual in your private life who never swears, treats women with respect, and speaks highly of duty and honor – and go out every day and dedicate yourself to a cause that makes the world worse.”

― Alexandra Petri

“Women like me aren’t supposed to run for office.”

― Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

“Politics is traditionally a male domain in Russia. Until now, women have only been accessories. Now, female protest groups are emerging – not because men came up with the idea, but through their own efforts. That’s something new for Russia.”

― Alexei Navalny

“People are more violently opposed to fur than leather because it’s safer to harass rich women than motorcycle gangs.”

― Alexei Sayle

“Most of my friends are women – I quite fancied being a woman in a way.”

― Alexei Sayle

“Not many people do at the age of 21 or younger even, know how to act nor could be concerned with anything other than fighting, women and money.”

― Alexis Arguello

“’The Handmaid’s Tale’ takes place in the near future, a dystopian future, and is based on the book by Margaret Atwood. It takes place in what was formerly part of the United States at a period of time when society has been taken over by a totalitarian theocracy. It’s about the women who live in subjugation.”

― Alexis Bledel

“I don’t think a lot of women know how much their chances of having a child diminish as they age.”

― Alexis Stewart

“Men at most differ as Heaven and Earth, but women, worst and best, as Heaven and Hell.”

― Alfred Lord Tennyson

“With the EP ‘Listen,’ I just wanted to bring back a feeling of appreciation for our women in our community. That feeling of love and being vulnerable.”

― Algee Smith

“Women are really scrutinised for what they wear.”

― Ali Fazal

“Although, at times, soccer is a challenge to mind, body, and spirit, fundamentally, the progression of the U.S. women’s game and those who play it reflects a distinctively American culture, rooted in our struggle, shared aspiration, hard work and self-determination.”

― Ali Krieger

“It’s a dream that we, as women footballers, get to play in the same stadium as the men.”

― Ali Krieger

“My nature is feminist. How could you not be a feminist and be alive? The world is full of brilliant, interesting women.”

― Ali Smith

“I think feminism is the worst thing that ever happened to women. Our job used to be no job. We had it so good!”

― Ali Wong

“Comedy has so much to do with honesty, and women can be more open about their emotions.”

― Ali Wong

“A lot of women do stand-up as a gateway into acting, but I love stand-up, and to be a good stand-up, you have to go on the road a lot. It means going to places in America where they’ve never seen a Vietnamese person in their life.”

― Ali Wong

“Women, a lot of the time, are so much funnier than men, but they just choose not to do comedy for a living.”

― Ali Wong

“The life of a true, traditional stand-up is really unappealing for women.”

― Ali Wong

“The word ‘supportive’ has no place in stand-up comedy. I hate when people are like, ‘Support female comedy.’ That’s not a real genre of comedy. I think if you have true respect for women as three-dimensional creators who are innovative, you wouldn’t group them together like that.”

― Ali Wong

“I was so boisterous in high-school, I don’t think a lot of boys liked me that much ’cause they were like, ‘Oh, she’s so loud and so crazy.’ But then this thing happens in your late twenties, and guys begin to take note of women’s personalities more or something.”

― Ali Wong

“I think that’s one of the reasons women don’t tell people when they’ve had a miscarriage – they think it’s their fault.”

― Ali Wong

“Maternity leave is for women to hide and heal their disintegrating body.”

― Ali Wong

“Our films are changing so people across the world can see them – when ‘Highway’ premiered at the Berlin Film Festival, a Polish lady said to me, ‘It has a strong message for women.’ So it’s good to know our films are connecting universally.”

― Alia Bhatt

“Women and men in the crowd meet and mingle, Yet with itself every soul standeth single.”

― Alice Cary

“No matter how little we think anatomy should matter to one’s social and political rights, surely we can’t pretend biology doesn’t matter in sports. Surely there’s a reason we don’t let adults play in the t-ball leagues, and a reason most women athletes want their own leagues.”

― Alice Dreger

“If we have a situation where a man is particularly graceful in a sport that rewards grace – say, for example, figure skating – why is it that we don’t say to the man, ‘Well, you’re too feminine to compete?’… I don’t understand why we don’t find it offensive also to say to a women who’s very strong, ‘You’re too masculine to compete.’”

― Alice Dreger

“I think it is fine to have sports divided into men’s and women’s, just as it is fine to say a fifteen-year-old is incapable of consenting to sex. But we should recognize these are social distinctions based on biology, and not categories foisted upon us by nature.”

― Alice Dreger

“The funny thing is, when I ask people with dark skin if they would change their color, they tell me no, and when I ask women if they would rather be men, they tell me no, and I get the same response when I ask people with unusual anatomies if they would take a magic pill to erase their unusual features.”

― Alice Dreger

“The roles I used to be cast for were typically objectified women, so I was always being shown or spoken about through the lens of the guy.”

― Alice Eve

“Among men and women, those in love do not always announce themselves with declarations and vows. But they are the ones who weep when you’re gone. Who miss you every single night, especially when the sky is so deep and beautiful, and the ground so very cold.”

― Alice Hoffman

“They were written on cheap blue notebooks bought by poor women. I’m interested in folk tales in the way that medicine and magic in women’s stories are all kind of combined.”

― Alice Hoffman

“Women often have a fraught relationship with their mothers, even though that’s the most important relationship in their lives.”

― Alice Lowe

“The men in those old days of the seventeenth century, when in constant dread of attacks by Indians, always rose when the services were ended and left the house before the women and children, thus making sure the safe exit of the latter.”

― Alice Morse Earle

“The brank, or scold’s bridle, was unknown in America in its English shape: though from colonial records we learn that scolding women were far too plentiful, and were gagged for that annoying and irritating habit.”

― Alice Morse Earle

“Maybe I should say that memory interests me a great deal, because I think we all tell stories of our lives to ourselves as well as to other people. Well, women do, anyway. Women do this a lot. And I think when men get older, they do this too, but maybe in slightly different terms.”

― Alice Munro

“Naturally, my stories are about women – I’m a woman. I don’t know what the term is for men who write mostly about men. I’m not always sure what is meant by ‘feminist.’ In the beginning, I used to say, ‘Well, of course I’m a feminist.’ But if it means that I follow a kind of feminist theory, or know anything about it, then I’m not.”

― Alice Munro

“When I was into my 30s, I became increasingly depressed by rejection letters. I had had the feeling that by the time I was 30, I would be established. But I was not at all. By the time of ‘Lives of Girls and Women,’ I was into my 40s and I had become more thin-skinned.”

― Alice Munro

“There will never be a new world order until women are a part of it.”

― Alice Paul

“We women of America tell you that America is not a democracy. Twenty million women are denied the right to vote.”

― Alice Paul

“Mr. President how long must women wait to get their liberty? Let us have the rights we deserve.”

― Alice Paul

“The Woman’s Party is made up of women of all races, creeds and nationalities who are united on the one program of working to raise the status of women.”

― Alice Paul

“This world crisis came about without women having anything to do with it. If the women of the world had not been excluded from world affairs, things today might have been different.”

― Alice Paul

“I think if we get freedom for women, then they are probably going to do a lot of things that I wish they wouldn’t do. But it seems to me that isn’t our business to say what they should do with it. It is our business to see that they get it.”

― Alice Paul

“It has become impossible to forget ‘votes for women,’ just as it was impossible to forget the reformation of Luther.”

― Alice Paul

“I think that American women are further along than any other women in the world. But you can’t have peace in a world in which some women or some men or some nations are at different stages of development. There is so much work to be done.”

― Alice Paul

“The building up of a new, far-reaching system of inspection on the question of equal pay, with power to investigate every business in the United States, administered by a colossal new government agency with vast enforcement powers, would not be helpful to women, as far as I can see.”

― Alice Paul

“I would say that Cynthia Nixon is somebody I admire, and Toni Collette as well. Those women – their work inspires me, whatever they do.”

― Alice Ripley

“Demands for equality for women are threats to men’s self-esteem and sense of sexual turf.”

― Alice S. Rossi

“It should be natural, and that’s how I like women to look. I like them to feel comfortable and look organic.”

― Alice Temperley

“Women have to be extremely careful about choosing something that they consider an act of defiance that can really be used to further their enslavement.”

― Alice Walker

“I wanted in my lifetime to vote for a radical Native American woman, since my vision of any future that we might have is that it will be led by women and older women.”

― Alice Walker

“My mother was very strong. Once, she picked up a coconut and smashed it against my father’s head. It taught me about women defending themselves and not collapsing in a heap.”

― Alice Walker

“I just like to have words that describe things correctly. Now to me, ‘black feminist’ does not do that. I need a word that is organic, that really comes out of the culture, that really expresses the spirit that we see in black women. And it’s just… womanish.”

― Alice Walker

“Part of our tradition as black women is that we are universalists. Black children, yellow children, red children, brown children, that is the black woman’s normal, day-to-day relationship. In my family alone, we are about four different colors.”

― Alice Walker

“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’m for women choosing whatever they want to do but they have to really know what they are doing.”

― Alice Walker

“Women have to summon up courage to fulfill dormant dreams.”

― Alice Walker

“The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men.”

― Alice Walker

“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

“In my work and in myself I reflect black people, women and men, as I reflect others. One day even the most self-protective ones will look into the mirror I provide and not be afraid.”

― Alice Walker

“I made my first white women friends in college; they loved me and were loyal to our friendship, but I understood, as they did, that they were white women and that whiteness mattered.”

― Alice Walker

“I love the women’s movement, and I never thought of it as belonging to any particular segment of the population.”

― Alice Walker

“We can make black lives matter in the labor movement by building the kinds of movements that black women need to shape a new economy and a new democracy that don’t force them to choose between making a living and being a part of a healthy democracy.”

― Alicia Garza

“We understand that, in our communities, black trans folk, gender-nonconforming folk, black queer folk, black women, black disabled folk – we have been leading movements for a long time, but we have been erased from the official narrative.”

― Alicia Garza

“The history of black women in the economy is rooted in the legacy of slavery. Enslaved black women were forced to provide care work, unpaid, for white families.”

― Alicia Garza

“Women are a little more assertive in terms of our ability to express our feelings when we fall in love.”

― Alicia Machado

“I vividly remember watching women in films when I was nine or 10, picturing them being what I’d be like as an adult. I had these real female crushes on certain actresses. And I’d watch them, thinking, ‘One day, I’ll be that. One day I’ll be a woman.’”

― Alicia Vikander

“Three trans women came up to me separately to tell me they had felt such a connection with Ava in ‘Ex Machina’ and her dream of finally coming to full female fruition. They had all cried; one said she was very emotional during the scene where Ava finally puts her skin on for the first time.”

― Alicia Vikander

“When I read ‘Dream of Red Mansions,’ I was really struck by the fact that it was built differently from a lot of genre works. Specifically, a lot of the events that should have taken centre-stage – wars, social upheavals – were seen entirely through the eyes of the women of a Chinese household.”

― Aliette de Bodard

“I have noticed a growth in demand from audiences to include more women of colour and women to be cast as significant roles in TV shows and movies.”

― Alisha Boe

“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

“A wedding, people decide to get married, it comes out of such love for one another and then women can turn into these other people. They’re planning something that’s the biggest event they’ll ever plan in their lives and it turns them into this other person, so it’s not totally the guy’s fault that he’s feeling disconnected from this person.”

― Alison Brie

“What is it about women that they just go right for the guy that totally repulses them?”

― Alison Brie

“If you’re a guy, you should get girls flowers all the time. They never get old and you can never get them enough. I’m never disappointed when I get flowers. I always thought guys who don’t buy women flowers are such fools. All it takes is one. A little goes a long way with flowers.”

― Alison Brie

“Any abuse of animals is the same as abuse of men, women, or children.”

― Alison Goldfrapp

“I think some women try to make you feel you’re not all female because you haven’t given birth. There are a lot of prejudices. Some women think women who have animals are deeply sad, because what they really want is a child. Mind you, there’s probably an element of truth in that.”

― Alison Goldfrapp

“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

“Personally I think women look better with a bit of chub on them.”

― Alison Moyet

“I have always loved a hard-faced girl. I get that Alison Goldfrapp isn’t easy, and I like her belligerence. She’s deeply sexy and controlled, like a Strict Machine, and it seems to wind the b’jesus out of the women I know. On the outside, I watch and smile and will her on like a twisted silent maiden aunt in the dark corner.”

― Alison Moyet

“If you look back on professions, when they became undervalued and paid less, women tended to do better in them.”

― Alison Owen

“When women are in positions of power it’s a hard place to be, especially when that position involves bossing men around.”

― Alison Pill

“I do a lot of cardio. I think it’s super important, especially for women. I don’t have a tremendous amount of time to work out, so I find myself cramming in a cardio because that’s all I can fit in. I think that if you don’t have a lot of time, that it’s the cleanest way to burn a few calories.”

― Alison Sweeney

“When I started researching history in the 1960s, a lot of women about whom I’ve subsequently written were actually footnotes to history. There was a perception that women weren’t important. And it’s true. Women were seen historically as far inferior to men.”

― Alison Weir

“I’m very proud of the fact that the women on ‘The Americans’ are written to be equally complex as the men.”

― Alison Wright

“I saw my gender – and myself – as something of a construct. Like anyone who read one too many women studies’ books in the 1990s, I aspired to both ‘do’ and undo my sex.”

― Alissa Quart

“When I was doing my research for ‘Branded,’ I’d meet groups of teenagers and preteenagers or tweens, and they would laugh at a magazine spread in a women’s magazine or teen girl magazine and say, ‘I’d never buy this outfit. I know these girls are starving themselves.’ But they probably would go out and buy the thing eventually.”

― Alissa Quart

“Hipster Sexism consists of the objectification of women but in a manner that uses mockery, quotation marks, and paradox: the stuff you learned about in literature class. As funny as Dunham’s ‘Girls’ is, it can definitely border on Hipster Sexism.”

― Alissa Quart

“Like Hipster Racism, Hipster Sexism is a distancing gesture, a belief that, simply by applying quotations, uncool, questionable, and even offensive material about women can be alchemically transformed.”

― Alissa Quart

“In an economy where women now make up half the work force, we’re going to have to address the treatment of pregnant employees more systemically. The passage of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act would better protect against the discrimination pregnant job seekers face.”

― Alissa Quart

“Women in general have to think about certain things that men don’t – like being safe in the street at night or something.”

― Alissa White-Gluz

“It was 1981. I was working on a novel. And I put that novel aside one day after I read a newspaper article. The story said there were 19 women still on the pension payroll who were Confederate war widows. They were women who very early in their lives had married very old men.”

― Allan Gurganus

“A lot of people would say ‘sexy’ is about the body. But to me, ‘sexy’ is a woman with confidence. I admire women who have very little fear.”

― Allegra Versace

“America’s fighting men and women sacrifice much to ensure that our great nation stays free. We owe a debt of gratitude to the soldiers that have paid the ultimate price for this cause, as well as for those who are blessed enough to return from the battlefield unscathed.”

― Allen Boyd

“Our government has made a number of promises to the men and women who served in our nation’s armed forces. Sadly, these promises of health care, education and other benefits have existed more in rhetoric than in reality.”

― Allen Boyd

“A person like myself, born and raised in the inner city of Atlanta, Georgia, to lower-middle-class parents. But I had the opportunity to get an education, to go and earn a commission in the United States Army, to serve for 22 years, to lead men and women in combat.”

― Allen West

“Maybe women sometimes wish that a man would come along and buy them.”

― Allison Anders

“The women I cast have to embody all sorts of contradictions… I have to find the right woman to speak to other women.”

― Allison Anders

“Sundance is the only hand that feeds for women directors.”

― Allison Anders

“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

“I did Alan Ball’s ‘Five Women Wearing the Same Dress,’ and then he put me in ‘American Beauty.’ Everything started to happen from all the years I put into the theater in New York City, and working, and having great parents who supported me through that.”

― Allison Janney

“I was playing 40-year-old women when I was 20. I didn’t get considered for ingenue roles.”

― Allison Janney

“For centuries, the question of men needing to comprehend women simply didn’t arise. Men were valued according to how they measured up to the manly virtues.”

― Allison Pearson

“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

“Women now influence the majority of consumer purchases. It is women’s votes that will secure victory at the next election, hence the altogether delicious spectacle of Messrs Brown and Cameron vying to tell stories about broken nights and childcare as men once boasted of goals scored or pheasants bagged.”

― Allison Pearson

“I don’t believe for a minute that women really want to be understood by men.”

― Allison Pearson

“My ideals told me that men and women could both go out to work and be truly equal. My children told me something more complicated, something I really didn’t want to hear. Their need for me was like the need for water or light: it had a devastating simplicity to it.”

― Allison Pearson

“I have an American trainer – a bubbly Californian. I tell her, ‘Welsh women don’t run. We’re congenitally incapable.’ But she’s got me up to five kilometers.”

― Allison Pearson

“When we talk about women’s struggle to balance their lives, certain men growl, ‘If you can’t stand the heat, get back to the kitchen.’ Men who have never changed a nappy, mainly, and couldn’t pick their child’s teacher out in a police line-up.”

― Allison Pearson

“My strong sense now is that, as women have become more equal in society, so their depictions onscreen have become lamer and lamer and lamer, to the point that it’s an embarrassment.”

― Allison Pearson

“I am a passionate devotee of the Howard Hawks’ screwball comedies of the 1930s and the 1940s, where I think that the relations between men and women were at their civilized height in terms of banter and exchange of wit and equality.”

― Allison Pearson

“I know, as an overachiever straight-A student in school, I always responded to smart, strong, women represented on screen.”

― Allison Scagliotti

“Sometimes you feel all alone. You come out of a meeting, and something sexist has been said to you: That movie will never be made with that female lead. And you think, ‘How am I ever gonna get another job?’ When you hear other women having the same experiences, it makes you feel like, ‘Well, I’m gonna keep going, and we’re gonna fight this system.’”

― Allison Schroeder

“There’s so many gatekeepers to getting in front of showrunners or executives. If we pull those middlemen out, and we get women in rooms with the executives, the people hiring, it seems to break down barriers. Because they can no longer say, ‘There just aren’t any women to hire,’ when you’re surrounded by fifty of them.”

― Allison Schroeder

“I do find that when I see women who flesh out the television or film world and make it look more like the world I actually live in, I gravitate towards those characters.”

― Allison Tolman

“I guess Malayali women like bubbly, happy-go-lucky guys, and I am all of that. I’m yet to discover how I’m such a hit there. The fans there are difficult to win over.”

― Allu Arjun

“I just have that cop gene going on. I like strong women. I think a lot of women relate to strong characters, and a cop is still a strong character.”

― Ally Walker

“I like strong women. I think a lot of women relate to strong characters, and a cop is still a strong character.”

― Ally Walker

“If men knew all that women think, they would be twenty times more audacious.”

― Alphonse Karr

“It is frightening that in recent years such an increase has occurred in acts of terrorism, which have even reached peaceful countries such as ours. And as a ‘remedy’, more and more security forces are established to protect the lives of individual men and women.”

― Alva Myrdal

“While writing, saying, and doing much, Mr. Trump is apologizing for his past sins. He’s walking away from supporting abortion, hurling insults and more. Now, America needs to follow suit and apologize for the scourge of legal abortion that has left millions of empty cradles, wombs barren, women’s health damaged, and families broken.”

― Alveda King

“We should recognize that women become mothers the moment they are pregnant.”

― Alveda King

“If black lives matter, then why is it that black women are more than five times as likely as a white woman to have an abortion? I think the womb that brings forth the black life should matter… Because black lives absolutely matter, what about the babies in that womb? What about that mama?”

― Alveda King

“In our family, the men have always stood at the head, true patriarchs that take the lead, teach, and live their lives as examples… Women have a significant role as helpers to our husbands and co-counsels in the parental equation.”

― Alveda King

“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

“I personally am very active with the women’s prison association, and I designed a locket, and 100 percent of the proceeds go to the women’s prison association.”

― Alysia Reiner

“’Girls’ is one of my favorite shows of all time. One of the things I love about Lena Dunham and Jenji Kohan and Shonda Rhimes is that they’re all willing to show complex, amazing women.”

― Alysia Reiner

“I deal with postpartum feelings by reaching out to mom friends. I became very close with some of the women in my prenatal yoga class.”

― Alyssa Milano

“Viking women, if they were left behind, were ruling their town. They were earls in their own right; they owned land in their own right. They could divorce their husbands if they wanted to. All of those wonderful allowances that were made for women in the Viking culture weren’t really part of the Christian culture at the time.”

― Alyssa Sutherland

“As women, we may not be a minority, but there is a bond that we all share. It is not a bond of geography. Or religion. Or culture. It is a bond of shared experience – experiences that only women go through and struggles that only women face.”

― Amal Clooney

“I could suddenly see the pressures all around; these endless magazines and cheap reality TV programmes poking at women, humiliating us for every flaw. It makes me so angry. I really wonder what it is we are doing to ourselves, because I do think women can be the worst ones for picking each other apart.”

― Amanda Burton

“I think that the friendship that women share is so powerful. In fact, there’s nothing quite like it. People talk about mother-child bonds, but I would argue that female friendship bond is also in a league unto its own.”

― Amanda de Cadenet

“From 12-year-old girls to 70-year-old matriarchs, I know hundreds of women who have some sort of body image issue. This is sad and seriously worrying, but it’s true, and it’s why I feel some kind of social responsibility to do what I can to show a variety of body types in fashion magazines.”

― Amanda de Cadenet

“I’m really interested in older women, to be honest, because they have lived a life that I’ve not yet lived. So I really want to learn from them, and I think culturally we tend to dispose of women once they get to a certain age and they don’t look a certain way.”

― Amanda de Cadenet

“There are women who are just extraordinary, who are smart and brilliant, sensual women in their 70s and even 80s!”

― Amanda de Cadenet

“Pregnancy is a time for women to feel more connected with their bodies, and yet often the opposite occurs.”

― Amanda de Cadenet

“I believe women need to hear stories and see images that they can identify with, not media-fabricated ideals that even the ‘role models’ themselves can’t live up to.”

― Amanda de Cadenet

“Jane Fonda was at the top of my list of women to meet and the only time I felt nervous about interviewing someone. She is one of the most dynamic women I have ever had the honor of talking to.”

― Amanda de Cadenet

“I’m passionate about women’s issues, and there are no outlets for that on TV, so I wanted to create one.”

― Amanda de Cadenet

“Men are hugely significant to me and to many of the women I interview.”

― Amanda de Cadenet

“I could do a show with men; I’d love to do that, but it’s women that I know and understand.”

― Amanda de Cadenet

“As women, we’re trying to be the best mothers and partners and have careers. We’re trying to do so much. It’s okay to say to other women, ‘How do you do this?’ Because I honestly don’t know. The more we are honest, the more you realize we’re all just trying to figure this out.”

― Amanda de Cadenet

“Whitney Cummings is a very dear friend of mine, and she is a huge advocate for women.”

― Amanda de Cadenet

“Every episode of ‘The Conversation’ was created to be a platform for women, to connect women, and to allow women’s voices to be heard as much as possible. That’s why I launched that show on a television network and online simultaneously.”

― Amanda de Cadenet

“Retouching is an incredible tool but can also create unrealistic expectations for women who don’t understand that an image is not how the subject really looks. Even the subjects themselves can’t live up to their retouched images.”

― Amanda de Cadenet

“Of course, like any woman, I look in the mirror and think, ‘Oh, wouldn’t I look better with a bit of Botox?’ But you’ve got to find comfort in your own skin. I’ve watched women stretch themselves year after year until their faces are no longer recognisable.”

― Amanda Donohoe

“Soaps are one of the few areas on TV that really embrace older women. In drama, there’s this ridiculous invisibility for women between the ages of 40 and 60. Unless you’re old enough to play a grandmother, there just aren’t the roles.”

― Amanda Donohoe

“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

“For women, Neo-Confucianism placed extra emphasis on chastity, obedience, and diligence. A good wife should have no desire other than to serve her husband, no ambition other than to produce a son, and no interest beyond subjugating herself to her husband’s family – meaning, among other things, she must never remarry if widowed.”

― Amanda Foreman

“The narrative of ‘man the hunter’ presupposes that men provided the nutrition, invented the tools, and established social organization and communication through the hunt, and that women were just sitting by the fire waiting for evolution to drag them out by the hair in the 1960s in order to participate.”

― Amanda Foreman

“Foot-binding, which started out as a fashionable impulse, became an expression of Han identity after the Mongols invaded China in 1279. The fact that it was only performed by Chinese women turned the practice into a kind of shorthand for ethnic pride.”

― Amanda Foreman

“For centuries, divorce in the West was a male tool of control – a legislative chastity belt designed to ensure that a wife had one master, while a husband could enjoy many mistresses. It is as though, having denied women their cake for so long, the makers have no wish to see them enjoy it.”

― Amanda Foreman

“There may be fewer women historians writing on traditionally ‘male’ subjects, but they are outstanding in the field – like Margaret MacMillan.”

― Amanda Foreman

“When women do take on traditionally male subjects, certain male colleagues can seem affronted that a woman has dared to trespass on their subject. I could given you dozens of examples, but here’s one: Max Hastings’s review in the ‘Sunday Times’ in 2009 of Miranda Carter’s book ‘The Three Emperors’.”

― Amanda Foreman

“With a good education and a solid childhood, Marie-Antoinette might have become one of the most admired women in Europe. As it was, the empress paid no attention to her youngest daughter until an accident of nuptial politics made the girl a candidate to marry the French dauphin.”

― Amanda Foreman

“It might sound strange to describe New Yorkers as insecure when they delight so much in the cult of success. The display of wealth here, especially new wealth, is indeed wonderfully frank, from the super-long limousines which clog up the roads to the voluptuous fur coats that adorn both men and women.”

― Amanda Foreman

“The one cheering aspect of ‘Daughters of Britannia’ is the extraordinary tenacity and resilience of Hickman’s women.”

― Amanda Foreman

“As women, we need to remember: don’t be a doormat!”

― Amanda Harlech

“In 2009, designer Tina Tangalakis went on a volunteer trip to Ghana and instantly fell in love with the country and its people. It was from that trip that Della was born, a company that provides jobs, education, and skills training to women in Ghana.”

― Amanda Hearst

“A good way to vilify women is by attacking their sexuality.”

― Amanda Knox

“Our long history of exploiting women’s bodies and suppressing their voices had a direct impact on my case and other women’s lives.”

― Amanda Knox

“The best thing #MeToo did was say women’s experiences matter. You can’t blame us for what happens to us anymore.”

― Amanda Knox

“The same men who are placing all these outrageous restrictions on women’s freedoms in southern Somalia – that type of mentality – that’s what I had to deal with in captivity.”

― Amanda Lindhout

“Women in Somalia face almost unimaginable oppression.”

― Amanda Lindhout

“Hillary Clinton has a strong and powerful voice regarding ending violence against women and girls.”

― Amanda Lindhout

“I have watched lives change. I have seen women gain confidence.”

― Amanda Lindhout

“If you think about it, there aren’t that many women who are in their 40s, who are Jewish and funny and stage-worthy.”

― Amanda Peet

“What a person feels within themselves and about themselves radiates from them. Trust me, I have worked with people – both men and women – who are not what most would consider conventionally attractive, but who exude such a magnetism about them that people are compelled to watch them on stage or screen.”

― Amanda Schull

“I think people don’t often realize how much goes into being a male dancer. It’s athletic and it’s hard. It’s not just men wearing tights, or wanting to be around women.”

― Amanda Schull

“I have had women in their 70s coming up to me saying, ‘I can’t get enough of ’12 Monkeys’ – I love it. I can’t wait for the next episode.’ That’s not the demographic that you expect to be watching sci-fi shows.”

― Amanda Schull

“I definitely am very secure with my body and my likes and dislikes and the imperfections that some might call flaws. I’m like, ‘Those are my thighs; it’s just what it is.’ I think a lot of that has to do also with… women being a lot more vocal about the fact that, you know, being flawless is false.”

― Amanda Seales

“I was in the music industry as Amanda Diva for 10 years but I realized that I had bigger work to do and needed to get busy doing that work. I really do believe that I’m here for a bigger purpose, and I want to be a role model and speak for the black community and black women specifically. Humor was the way it felt most organic and effective for me.”

― Amanda Seales

“Comedy is really my passion. I started out way before television doing sketch comedy with other women. Very much along the lines of, at the time it was ‘Sensible Footwear’, but now it’s ‘Smack The Pony’, ‘French And Saunders’, that kind of thing. That’s how I started out.”

― Amanda Tapping

“Ever since I started doing television, I tended to get cast, for the most part, as these strong, intelligent women… Which is wonderful, but very rarely do I get to be the goofy girl that I am.”

― Amanda Tapping

“As I started to explore my gender identity, I didn’t know how I could claim the title of ‘feminist’ without subscribing to the gender binary. I thought I had to be a proud woman to be a feminist. Then I came to the realization that I can be proud of women without necessarily identifying as one.”

― Amandla Stenberg

“I think the main struggle for women in Hollywood and women in my position is to fight for true representation in the media and accurate representation of our many diverse qualities in stories.”

― Amber Heard

“I would love to see women be able to be powerful, complex, smart, opinionated and taken seriously, even if they are beautiful. Even more, I would love to see women held to different standards, other than the superficial ones that we’re held to.”

― Amber Heard

“I’m thankful for the work that feminists like Gloria Steinem have done. I am a feminist, but the geography for women today is vastly different than it was in the ’60s.”

― Amber Heard

“Young women from a very young age are taught that life will be easier if you can just turn on the charming smile and say very little and be complacent and docile and sweet.”

― Amber Heard

“I seem to be stuck in the ’60s, and my favorite music, cars, and women’s fashion come from that era. And the sense of social rebellion. It was a good time for a lot of things.”

― Amber Heard

“We didn’t take Charlize Theron seriously until she did ‘Monster’ and became physically ugly. I would love to see women be able to be powerful, complex, smart, opinionated and taken seriously, even if they are beautiful.”

― Amber Heard

“I used to be very interested in the history of women’s rights in this country and in other countries. I tried to learn as much as I could about it, and more than anything, I would be called gay. It was phenomenal. But if a boy has something to say, he is appreciated; he’s even popular. If a girl says something, it’s instantly a threat.”

― Amber Heard

“I want to encourage young women to stand up for each other and speak up when they see others in a tough situation.”

― Amber Riley

“I believe that you can love anyone. I’ve had relationships with women, I’ve had relationships with men. I don’t think you should be judged based on who you find attractive. Especially guys – gay men, they really have it hard sometimes.”

― Amber Rose

“The men and women of our emergency services are the very best of us.”

― Amber Rudd

“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

“This will be the fourth time I’ve seen this film. I’m very proud of it and I think it’s a great movie for women of any age. And almost every single man I’ve talked to has admitted to crying.”

― Amber Tamblyn

“I think at the end of the day this movie is respecting what we as women go through as we grow up. The experiences, what we deal with, other women, things about images, things that we deal with as women.”

― Amber Tamblyn

“I always feel safe with a woman photographer. I feel that no matter how they interpret something, they understand all sides of it because they are women, and women are complex creatures.”

― Amber Valletta

“Fashion has come a long way to embrace different body shapes, ethnicities, even looks. I find it an exciting time culturally for these reasons. Women are really coming into their own.”

― Amber Valletta

“Women in love are less ashamed than men. They have less to be ashamed of.”

― Ambrose Bierce

“Convent – a place of retirement for women who wish for leisure to meditate upon the sin of idleness.”

― Ambrose Bierce

“It is little men know of women; their smiles and their tears alike are seldom what they seem.”

― Amelia Barr

“Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others.”

― Amelia Earhart

“Women must pay for everything. They do get more glory than men for comparable feats, but, they also get more notoriety when they crash.”

― Amelia Earhart

“Aviation, this young modern giant, exemplifies the possible relationship of women and the creations of science. Although women have not taken full advantage of its use and benefits, air travel is as available to them as to men.”

― Amelia Earhart

“Aviation offered such fun as crossing the continent in planes large and small, trying the whirling rotors of an autogiro, making record flights. With these activities came opportunity to know women everywhere who shared my conviction that there is so much women can do in the modern world and should be permitted to do irrespective of their sex.”

― Amelia Earhart

“You have to adjust to where you are but the French are all together – the guys and the women. It’s good.”

― Amelie Mauresmo

“What’s so kind of beautiful about the whole thing was that everything that made me not right for all of those hundreds of commercial auditions that I went on and no one ever wanted me for is what made me perfectly right for ‘Real Women Have Curves’.”

― America Ferrera

“I think Hispanic women are beautiful with their curves. I’m not sure who feels that way in Hollywood. I was never told to lose 50 pounds. If they think that they just don’t bother with you. You just don’t get the role and you never know why. That’s still better than physically harming yourself and becoming unhealthy just to star in a movie.”

― America Ferrera

“I was just so lucky with ‘Real Women Have Curves.’ At that point, I would have done an insurance commercial. I would have done anything.”

― America Ferrera

“For the record, I believe that women and their doctors should have access to oral contraception when desired by the patient and medically appropriate.”

― Ami Bera

“BJP is ready to go to any extent to protest for the rights of Ayyappa devotees. Beliefs should be respected. Man-woman equality is must, but gender equality cannot be established by giving entry to men and women together. There are several temples that deny men entry.”

― Amit Shah

“Because you are women, people will force their thinking on you, their boundaries on you. They will tell you how to dress, how to behave, who you can meet and where you can go. Don’t live in the shadows of people’s judgement. Make your own choices in the light of your own wisdom.”

― Amitabh Bachchan

“It’s a huge change from when I started in the 1960s, but what is really impressive is that the number of ladies on set, the women working on set is a huge percentage. There used to be no women. It was just the leading lady’s mother, perhaps the hairdresser and the makeup person.”

― Amitabh Bachchan

“Parenthood is a psychic sweat lodge: enter into it only if you are ready to have your own secreted toxins running into your eyes. Few people are prepared for its power – women or men.”

― Amity Gaige

“There are some women who have made some really hurting remarks about my relationship with my husband Himanshu Malhotra. They even dared to ask me if I have divorced him just because I don’t put my pictures with him too often. Now that is really ridiculous!”

― Amruta Khanvilkar

“I don’t think the philosophy really changes between men and women. I think golf courses need to become more distance-friendly overall. I think golf courses almost need to develop a more generic set of tees instead of calling them black, blue, red or whatever.”

― Amy Alcott

“Throughout her career, many women would view Mrs. Clinton as an imperfect vessel for the feminist cause. She was a Yale-educated lawyer who, at the height of the 1970s women’s movement, moved to Arkansas to put her own ambitions on hold in furtherance of her husband’s career.”

― Amy Chozick

“Women get exhausted and beat down, and you just want to cry.”

― Amy Chozick

“So many women have had to make these sacrifices – putting off having kids, letting their husbands down – for some career opportunity. Mine just happened to be covering the woman trying to become the first woman president.”

― Amy Chozick

“Women who are inclined to write poetry at all are inspired by being mad at something.”

― Amy Clampitt

“Some very plausible stuff is being written by women in a way that most men are not doing.”

― Amy Clampitt

“Hollywood is the dream factory, and no one dreams about older women.”

― Amy Heckerling

“If you look at all the pictures of women in magazines, everybody’s got a forehead that looks like a billboard. Completely blank.”

― Amy Heckerling

“Some women are great, and you wouldn’t have been able to get to where you are without them, and others are doing what they can to undermine you.”

― Amy Heckerling

“I can’t stomach most of the movies about women.”

― Amy Heckerling

“I’m more influenced by characters than standups. I love strong, comic women because it’s so hard, and I have so much respect for anyone who can do it. I’m a big fan of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler and people like that.”

― Amy Hoggart

“I have a dream that, one day, maybe we’ll have more women in the Senate than there are victims of Harvey Weinstein’s harassment.”

― Amy Klobuchar

“Women are focused on getting things done and bring fresh perspectives and innovative approaches to a political system that’s crying out for change.”

― Amy Klobuchar

“I was one of the first women partners at my law firm, the first woman in my Minnesota prosecutor job, and the first woman elected from my state to the Senate. So advice from women who had done similar things was important for me.”

― Amy Klobuchar

“As a prosecutor and a senator, one of my main criminal justice priorities has been enforcing and reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act, a bill with deep roots in Minnesota, seeds planted by former Senator Paul Wellstone and his wife Sheila.”

― Amy Klobuchar

“Women politicians tend to lead by being accountable for results. We focus on goals and outcomes. You can’t get by on just swagger.”

― Amy Klobuchar

“Women aren’t sitting back after they win an election. They’re leaning in!”

― Amy Klobuchar

“In every school, community center, city hall, and state capitol, there are women who are making their voices heard and standing up for the people they serve – women who aren’t just demanding change but finding ways to create it. They are making an impact, and along the way, they’re inspiring others to do the same.”

― Amy Klobuchar

“If the past is an indication, when women are given a job to do in Congress, they get it done.”

― Amy Klobuchar

“My best friends are women in the Senate, but much like Senator Obama, I ran on a platform of change.”

― Amy Klobuchar

“The women Democrats and Republicans work together incredibly well.”

― Amy Klobuchar

“I’m a former prosecutor. And for me, the integrity of the justice system is all about the fact that these men and women go to work every day to be there for our country.”

― Amy Klobuchar

“I love women. I’ve always cared about making movies about women my entire career.”

― Amy Pascal

“I just love bossy women. I could be around them all day. To me, bossy is not a pejorative term at all. It means somebody’s passionate and engaged and ambitious and doesn’t mind leading.”

― Amy Poehler

“I’ve said this before, that, when you’re in school and you’re the class clown, men are really good at making fun at other people and women are really good at making fun of themselves.”

― Amy Poehler

“I think the days of putting your feet up when you’re pregnant are long gone. Women who are nine months pregnant now have to work till the bitter end – they don’t get to be on TV.”

― Amy Poehler

“I want people to live to their full potential, not to hold themselves back because of insecurities, and especially not women. I see too much of that.”

― Amy Schumer

“I love being in my own skin, and I hope other women start feeling better about themselves and waste less energy being ashamed of their bodies.”

― Amy Schumer

“More men than women like ‘Strangers With Candy’. Pretty girls don’t like the show. They don’t like to see an ugly lady.”

― Amy Sedaris

“I’m very domestic; I love cleaning. I love cooking. I like waiting on people. I just like to make things. I don’t break that down to be weakness, or the only things women can do, or putting me back 20 years.”

― Amy Sedaris

“I went to an exhibition at San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum about Shanghai, about how courtesans had been influential in bringing western culture to Shanghai. I bought a book and in it saw this striking group of women in a photograph called ‘The Ten Beauties of Shanghai’.”

― Amy Tan

“Women don’t try to use me.”

― Amy Winehouse

“I think women, we are very interesting. We have a lot to say, and sometimes it’s frustrating how all the lead parts are for men.”

― Ana de Armas

“I want to show how strong and smart women are. We go through so much. We need to see that on screen. Those female parts are not many, but they are out there, and I have to find some. I want that chance.”

― Ana de Armas

“I’ve tried to choose roles where women are not just reacting or waiting for something to happen.”

― Ana de Armas

“It’s funny, there are so many women who are former executives and have taken all that stress and anxiety and transferred it onto their kids.”

― Ana Gasteyer

“The media and press can be relentless, especially with women. Personally, while I take pride in my appearance and enjoy the compliments, when I’m on court, it is all about my game.”

― Ana Ivanovic

“Words like ‘bossy,’ ‘shrill,’ and ‘moody’ are used to describe women who speak up at work and give voice to their passion – but I believe this negative commentary is meant to keep critical thinkers quiet.”

― Ana Kasparian

“Let’s keep it real – the only time some right wingers pretend they care about protecting women from sexual assault is when they want to discriminate against the trans community.”

― Ana Kasparian

“I personally think that women should have the choice to show as much skin as they’re comfortable with, and it shouldn’t negatively impact their careers.”

― Ana Kasparian

“Men can be sex symbols and also earn respect for their professional accomplishments, and the same standard should apply to women.”

― Ana Kasparian

“Thanks to advancements in gender equality, you now have salty women like me who not only follow politics but also share their opinions on the daily.”

― Ana Kasparian

“Why do evangelicals support Trump? It could be because he amplified his religious messaging on the campaign trail by saying that women who get abortions should be punished and that he’s not in favor of same sex marriage.”

― Ana Kasparian

“Creating a system that makes birth control accessible for everyone not only helps women plan for their futures, and lessen the risk of poverty by preventing pregnancy, but it also saves taxpayers money.”

― Ana Kasparian

“The Medicaid money that right-wingers want to snatch away from Planned Parenthood actually goes toward critical preventative care and treatments for the disadvantaged. So if pro-life activists are genuine in wanting to preserve human lives, waging a war against clinics that help low-income men and women isn’t the way to go.”

― Ana Kasparian

“What I never seem to understand about feminist-bashing conservative women is their inability to see how ironic it is that they attend political rallies, share their opinions, and cast their ballots when the America they’re nostalgic about wouldn’t allow them to do any of those things.”

― Ana Kasparian

“It is frustrating that religion in general includes components that treat women as a support system for a man rather than a leader or equal player in the relationship.”

― Ana Kasparian

“Other things equal, we should give a chance to women. That’s what I try to do.”

― Ana Patricia Botin

“How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself.”

― Anais Nin

“Democracy doesn’t automatically safeguard women and minorities.”

― Anand Giridharadas

“You want educated women if you are going to have a modern society.”

― Anand Mahindra

“Women need a space that quenches their intellectual hunger, engages and empowers them with relatable content.”

― Anand Mahindra

“I don’t think we really think about where we get our equality from. There is a sense of feminism and women become passe, in my opinion.”

― Anastasia Griffith

“Only men who are not interested in women are interested in women’s clothes. Men who like women never notice what they wear.”

― Anatole France

“When I first came to America, you know, I would look at the newsstands and see the women on the magazine covers. I had never seen anyone smile the way these girls smile! It’s like they have nothing to worry about!”

― Anchee Min

“I’m at my best when I’m talking about relationships, talking about women, talking about situations and stories.”

― Anderson Paak

“Oh, all southern women say they’re sorry. You could do almost anything, bump into some one, don’t spread the jam right, you’re always sorry. I’ve had people tell me to stop saying it so much!”

― Andie MacDowell

“I think hidden underneath a lot of teachers are very sexy women.”

― Andie MacDowell

“I think women have an innate ability to be intuitive with people that they truly love, but they have to trust that inner voice, and I think it is there. I think we are more intuitive than men.”

― Andie MacDowell

“Some women are naturally thin. But there needs to be an appreciation for a variety of types of women because we don’t all come in one package. We’re not pre-destined to all be a size six.”

― Andie MacDowell

“I love being an advocate for women as we get older so that we can feel comfortable with ourselves. It’s all about being healthy for me now.”

― Andie MacDowell

“How do I think the industry’s changed? Films have changed a lot. I think women are finally able to get older and be sexy just like men. So I’m really enjoying that part – that’s my evolution.”

― Andie MacDowell

“Where I live, the majority of men are married to women their own age.”

― Andie MacDowell

“I love being an advocate for women as we get older so that we can feel comfortable with ourselves.”

― Andie MacDowell

“My mother and I used to watch ‘Maude,’ and I think she loved ‘Maude’ because my mother wanted to see strong women out there with a voice.”

― Andie MacDowell

“I like what L’Oreal stands for, which is women of worth.”

― Andie MacDowell

“We don’t need any more reality TV, women yelling at each other. I can’t watch that stuff.”

― Andie MacDowell

“Some women are naturally thin. But there needs to be an appreciation for a variety of types of women because we don’t all come in one package. We’re not pre-destined to all be a size six. It’s very hard for a large group of women to maintain a thinness which is, after all, only natural to a few people.”

― Andie MacDowell

“Women who make the choice to have grey hair – I think that’s beautiful.”

― Andie MacDowell

“I am committed to ovarian cancer research on a national level and in my community in the Carolinas. It is important to me to know the women that are true fighters of this difficult disease.”

― Andie MacDowell

“I’ve worked with producers who have told me to lose weight, and I’m not overweight, but they want you to look strange, anorexic, horrible. It’s odd. It’s like they are exerting a power over women, that they want them to look really frail.”

― Andie MacDowell

“I gleaned different style ideas over the years. In Southern California, there is a big rockabilly sub-culture. So when I would go to car shows, I would see women dressed like this. I had a teacher in high school that always had her Bette Paige bangs.”

― Andra Day

“I rarely drink, I don’t smoke, so my vice is probably creating. I’m addicted to creating. And women.”

― Andre Benjamin

“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

“When I was a young boy, growing up in Durham, North Carolina, the women in my family were truly passionate about their clothes; nothing was more beautiful to me than women dressing with the utmost, meticulous attention to accessories, shoes, handbags, hats, coats, dresses and gloves to attend Sunday church services.”

― Andre Leon Talley

“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

“Uggs can be as chic as heels for women.”

― Andre Leon Talley

“Men and women are not born inconstant: they are made so by their early amorous experiences.”

― Andre Maurois

“Naturally, women are drawn to a man who understands the subtlety of emotions, and they know I’m a passionate man. But the reason I try to keep myself in shape is so I can sing better, not to look good.”

― Andrea Bocelli

“The world is full of many beautiful voices; I will perform with many of them. I love women’s voices.”

― Andrea Bocelli

“The common erotic project of destroying women makes it possible for men to unite into a brotherhood; this project is the only firm and trustworthy groundwork for cooperation among males and all male bonding is based on it.”

― Andrea Dworkin

“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

“While gossip among women is universally ridiculed as low and trivial, gossip among men, especially if it is about women, is called theory, or idea, or fact.”

― Andrea Dworkin

“No woman needs intercourse; few women escape it.”

― Andrea Dworkin

“People don’t understand the tyranny of media. The few women that the media will allow in have to think about male approval and their own success – and their writing reflects that.”

― Andrea Dworkin

“’Women’s fashion’ is a euphemism for fashion created by men for women.”

― Andrea Dworkin

“Childbearing is glorified in part because women die from it.”

― Andrea Dworkin

“Women have been taught that, for us, the earth is flat, and that if we venture out, we will fall off the edge. Some of us have ventured out nevertheless, and so far we have not fallen off. It is my faith, my feminist faith, that we will not.”

― Andrea Dworkin

“Feminism is hated because women are hated. Anti-feminism is a direct expression of misogyny; it is the political defense of women hating.”

― Andrea Dworkin

“Men are distinguished from women by their commitment to do violence rather than to be victimized by it.”

― Andrea Dworkin

“Men who want to support women in our struggle for freedom and justice should understand that it is not terrifically important to us that they learn to cry; it is important to us that they stop the crimes of violence against us.”

― Andrea Dworkin

“It’s no big secret that ‘thinking’ women, since they are already gifted with fully functioning brains, are more than happy to have a yummy not-so-smart man in their lives. All we ask for is a sense of humor, a sense of hygiene, and the sense to not cheat.”

― Andrea Jeremiah

“Avon is a unique place to work; we’ve got family-friendly policies. We have more senior women in high-level management than any other company; 46 percent of our officers are women.”

― Andrea Jung

“Women like myself, CEOs, can pave the way for more women to get to the top.”

― Andrea Jung

“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

“Women are clearly the major consumers in far more than just female categories. It doesn’t matter whether it is purchases of cars, cosmetics, or even products for men, female consumption power is the leading consumption power in the world. Any company that overlooks the woman as the decision maker is making a huge mistake.”

― Andrea Jung

“China is going to be one of Avon’s largest market opportunities. It has a large geographic expanse, with hundreds of thousands of women in small villages really striving to make an earnings opportunity for themselves.”

― Andrea Jung

“A century after some women first got the vote, we are upping the pressure for change to consign Parliament’s legacy of inequality in the past.”

― Andrea Leadsom

“When women speak out and say there is a problem, the answer is not, ‘No there isn’t.’”

― Andrea Leadsom

“I want to live in a Britain where there is a shared belief in freedom and democracy, and equal rights for men and women.”

― Andrea Leadsom

“I am a big fan of seeing more women in public life.”

― Andrea Leadsom

“Women have a huge amount to offer. We’re not all one homogenous bunch. We’ve all got different strengths and weaknesses.”

― Andrea Leadsom

“The women are so strong in my family.”

― Andrea Navedo

“I always do a lot of work around characters to make them real people because, oftentimes, they really are a sliver of a person. Even with truly wonderful writers, women characters are there to emote, and they’re often incredibly chaste or worthy. Or they’re a ‘different type of woman’, which is the worst.”

― Andrea Riseborough

“I think, really, what I’m interested in is whole women, real people.”

― Andrea Riseborough

“Women are really complex and totally enigmatic. Humans are really complex, but in film, we’ve only ever seen that with men. We’ve seen antiheroes time and again with male characters.”

― Andrea Riseborough

“My grandparents were deeply affected by war, and it was obvious that the men who fought were horribly affected, as were the women who remained at home.”

― Andrea Riseborough

“As a kid, I was only allowed to watch a certain amount of television. But once I was old enough to own my own TV, I would stay up until 4:00 A.M. watching Home Shopping Network night after night. Soft-spoken women talked about the jewelry in very detailed, intricate, precious ways, and I loved it.”

― Andrea Seigel

“In this society, if a man is called a woman, that’s the biggest insult he could get. Is that because women are considered something less?”

― Andreja Pejic

“I struggled to find an agency in London because no one knew whether they should put me in the men’s board or the women’s board. There was a lot of uncertainty about my commercial viability.”

― Andreja Pejic

“Women are not baby machines. There’s a lot more to being a woman, so reducing them to that is quite disgusting.”

― Andreja Pejic

“Radical feminists are often highly conservative in many areas except for women’s rights, and LGBT activists can be the same.”

― Andreja Pejic

“Other women don’t go around saying, ‘Wow, I’m female.’ They have room in their lives for other things. That’s my goal. One day, I would like to be just another girl.”

― Andreja Pejic

“Women want to get to know Sarah Palin. And they want to meet her family.”

― Andrew Breitbart

“Women’s Studies, Queer Studies, African-American Studies, and Chicano Studies all produce culturally acceptable separatist and supremacy mind-sets and countenance movements that resemble those of white supremacists.”

― Andrew Breitbart

“My children and grandchildren loved the secret servicemen and women that served us. I was honoured that they thought I was important enough to protect.”

― Andrew Card

“It is true that women tend to be more identified with their bodies because in this crazy world, both men and women measure women’s value as human beings in relationship to their physical appearance.”

― Andrew Cohen

“In my experience, men are not necessarily less sensitive or compassionate than women are, and women are not necessarily any less aggressive or competitive than men are – as a matter of fact, often they are more so!”

― Andrew Cohen

“Most men are very attached to the idea of being male, and usually experience a lot of fear and insecurity around the idea of being a man. Most women are very identified with their gender, and also experience a tremendous amount of fear and insecurity.”

― Andrew Cohen

“I believe women still face a glass ceiling that must be shattered.”

― Andrew Cuomo

“It seems like women don’t want men to be men anymore. They want men to be women. But they really don’t want what they say they want. It’s very weird.”

― Andrew Dominik

“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

“I’d like to keep our kids in their schools. I’d like to keep our young men and women in jobs.”

― Andrew Forrest

“In God, the characteristics of men and women that we admire in men and women are combined. That’s been a traditional Catholic teaching that God is the combination of opposites.”

― Andrew Greeley

“The Catholic men are more upset about women not being able to be priests than are Catholic women.”

― Andrew Greeley

“Men are both bad and awful. And women are both bad and awful. And they can both be good and wonderful on both sides.”

― Andrew Haigh

“We’ve never slammed people over the head or made ‘The Flash’ an after-school special. With us, it’s always been presenting the world in which we live. The world in which we live, men and women work together; different races work together, and you have gay friends, and people have relationships. We just try to show that.”

― Andrew Kreisberg

“You cannot stop the men and women of the FBI from doing the right thing, protecting the American people and upholding the Constitution.”

― Andrew McCabe

“There’s a mercurial nature, but more of a mysterious nature to women that I think is what makes them so attractive. And I think that that’s what I love: Guys never seem to know when they’ve come too close and crossed the line, and then the temper comes.”

― Andrew Stanton

“A beautiful bouquet or a long-lasting flowering plant is a traditional gift for women, but I have recommended that both men and women keep fresh flowers in the home for their beauty, fragrance, and the lift they give our spirits.”

― Andrew Weil

“We need more women solving different problems, starting companies, and creating jobs to drive our economy and society forward.”

― Andrew Yang

“Of course, women are free to start any kind of company they want. But women sometimes identify different problems than men do and start different sorts of companies as a result.”

― Andrew Yang

“If you’re a set of guys looking to start a company, think about women you could team up with – they will see things differently and solve problems you didn’t even realize you had.”

― Andrew Yang

“With more women in the workplace and in positions of power and leadership, with the legalization of gay marriage and the emerging liberation of the LGBTQ community, traditional definitions of masculinity are changing for the better.”

― Andy Dunn

“In a conversation with a male executive, he tells me that he doesn’t hire women because ‘it’s not worth the trouble.’ I mentally blacklist him.”

― Andy Dunn

“The rise of women and feminism is well documented. What is equally fascinating – and less talked about – is the impact this has had on men.”

― Andy Dunn

“They say a lot of women would like to see me naked, but there’s not a lens long enough for that.”

― Andy Garcia

“Women take so long to get ready, but when they get out of the bathroom, they look smokin’ hot. That’s the struggle of men throughout history, waiting by the door. The wait is so worth it. Always.”

― Andy Grammer

“I’m not going to degrade women, and that’s very anti-hip-hop.”

― Andy Mineo

“I feel like I’m more a fan of tennis rather than it being men’s or women’s. I enjoy watching doubles as well when it’s on. I think that there are certain players that I enjoy watching on the men’s and women’s side. There’s some players that I don’t enjoy watching on both sides.”

― Andy Murray

“I just enjoy watching tennis. And there’s things that you can learn from the men’s and the women’s game.”

― Andy Murray

“Since there have been men and women, there have been funny women.”

― Andy Samberg

“I don’t even date; I’m terrible with women.”

― Andy Weir

“I did a women’s movie, and I’m not a woman. I did a gay movie, and I’m not gay. I learned as I went along.”

― Ang Lee

“I love rock women.”

― Angel Haze

“I don’t know if I feel a responsibility to encourage women, I just do! Yes, I think all of us chicks should be inspired and create! In whatever way that inspiration comes, we should shine! Honestly, I feel the same way about men.”

― Angela Bettis

“The myth is that women and their families don’t have to make trade-offs to have an ‘extreme career’; they absolutely do. How you prioritize your life and career is your choice. Once you make a decision, stick to it; don’t always second-guess yourself.”

― Angela Braly

“In the mythic schema of all relations between men and women, man proposes, and woman is disposed of.”

― Angela Carter

“To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.”

― Angela Davis

“I would be surprised if my girls ended up as women without grit. I really would.”

― Angela Duckworth

“There is no excuse whatsoever for men to harass women in an abusive sexual manner. And, I am devastated that anyone should deem me capable of thinking otherwise.”

― Angela Lansbury

“Those who have known the quality of my work and the many public statements I have made over the course of my life must know that I am a strong supporter of Women’s Rights.”

― Angela Lansbury

“I hope ‘Bamboozled’ will serve as a roadmap that will assist Republicans in reaching out to women, black and Latinos. I believe once minority groups open their eyes and are not afraid to see truth, they will choose the party of Lincoln.”

― Angela McGlowan

“I feel sorry sometimes for these sportsmen and women who put in just as much effort as the footballers. For example, athletes train at least as hard as footballers but have to be happy if they can earn enough to finance a decent education.”

― Angela Merkel

“That’s the awesome part. Little girls now have a chance to look up and see women playing soccer, basketball, softball and now hockey – and know they can win a gold medal, too.”

― Angela Ruggiero

“In a way, by being fully committed to the Olympic movement globally, I’m better able to promote women’s hockey and talk about women’s hockey and put a face to women’s hockey, to all the IOC members.”

― Angela Ruggiero

“The Women’s Sports Foundation holds a unique position in developing opportunities for girls and women of all abilities to be active whether recreationally or competitively, and I’m excited to help lead the organization to impact even more lives. It is an honor to continue to build the legacy created by Billie Jean King and all of our leaders.”

― Angela Ruggiero

“There were no women’s players I knew of. I didn’t even know women’s hockey existed.”

― Angela Ruggiero

“We, in the late ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, are acting like we have just discovered freedom and liberation. But I’m sure that many women have worked for that for such a long time.”

― Angeles Mastretta

“There are cis women who are being attacked and called men because they are wearing makeup and because they are too tall, and they might have an Adam’s apple. Once cis women start to realize it’s not just harmful to trans women, then we’ll start to come together more and attack this together. It sucks, but we’re all under the patriarchy.”

― Angelica Ross

“When I was on ‘Doubt’ on CBS, there was a 60-second scene, but in that 60 seconds, people were so affected because it was trans women in a very normalized situation.”

― Angelica Ross

“We Abolition Women are turning the world upside down.”

― Angelina Grimke

“Women ought to feel a peculiar sympathy in the colored man’s wrong, for, like him, she has been accused of mental inferiority, and denied the privileges of a liberal education.”

― Angelina Grimke

“Can you not see that women could do and would do a hundred times more for the slave, if she were not fettered?”

― Angelina Grimke

“Breast cancer alone kills some 458,000 people each year, according to the World Health Organization, mainly in low- and middle-income countries. It has got to be a priority to ensure that more women can access gene testing and lifesaving preventive treatment, whatever their means and background, wherever they live.”

― Angelina Jolie

“I actually feel like women in my position, when we have all at our disposal to help us, shouldn’t complain when we consider all of the people who are really struggling and don’t have the means or support. Many people are single, raising children. That’s hard.”

― Angelina Jolie

“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

“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

“I want to support other women because of the opportunities I’ve had – and I’ve had a lot of opportunities. What I try as a female director is to do the best job I can and, in the meantime, bring attention to as many other female directors and writers as I can.”

― Angelina Jolie

“I always play women I would date.”

― Angelina Jolie

“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

“I seem to be getting a lot of things pushed my way that are strong women. It’s like people see Hackers and they send me offers to play tough women with guns, the kind who wear no bra and a little tank top. I’d like to play strong women who are also very feminine.”

― Angelina Jolie

“Women have a certain sexuality, and I think their bodies are beautiful, and I’m not embarrassed to explore that in a film. But there are things you get offered that are vulgar and violent – just like there’s a side of me that’s vulgar and violent.”

― Angelina Jolie

“Sometimes, women in families put themselves last until it manifests itself in their own health.”

― Angelina Jolie

“Most women in my family start to get sick and start dying in their 40s, and I am going to be very happy to become 50 and 60. I love getting older.”

― Angelina Jolie

“I think it speaks of all women having those few special things that make them feel feminine. And so when I was a little girl, I would associate Guerlain with that.”

― Angelina Jolie

“I have much more support than most women around this world, and I have the financial means to have a home and help with care and food.”

― Angelina Jolie

“I dress for women and I undress for men.”

― Angie Dickinson

“The double standard means men can run around and women cannot. I think I’m up to testing that.”

― Angie Dickinson

“Without Police Woman I wouldn’t have had a career. The show started about the same time the women’s movement was taking off. Ours was the first prime-time one-hour show featuring a strong, professional woman. It paved the way for other series to follow.”

― Angie Dickinson

“I think it’s important for women to know that you don’t have to compromise your fullness, your dopeness. You can be everything you want to be.”

― Angie Martinez

“I don’t want to play the girlfriend who’s there because she’s the girlfriend. And. That’s. Her. Job. I want to play women and girls who are active and strong and who have a character arc and make decisions and have a rich background.”

― Angourie Rice

“I think it’s really important that women are represented in the media, and diverse women as well.”

― Angourie Rice

“I hate it when people don’t recognize the work of women as being universal, or having any import to the world at large, as opposed to men’s work, which is generally tends to be seen as more universal – men’s writing about their own experience tends to be put in a broader context.”

― Ani DiFranco

“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

“A lot of women these days, a lot of young women don’t want to call themselves feminists. You have this cheap, hideous ‘girl power’ sort of fad, which I think is pretty benign at best, but at worst, I think it’s a way of taking the politics out of feminism and making it some kind of fashion.”

― Ani DiFranco

“Feminism is not only for women It’s something everyone can participate in, and evolve together, as the first step in the right direction. I see feminism as a tool to achieve that balance and peace.”

― Ani DiFranco

“I don’t hate being compared with female musicians. I don’t mind that at all. I have no problem with seeing connections between women’s work.”

― Ani DiFranco

“#MeToo is a welcome change, and I would encourage women to call out sexual harassment issues in their workplaces.”

― Anirudh Ravichander

“Leaders of the future will have to be visionary and be able to bring people in – real communicators. These are things that women bring to leadership and executive positions, and it’s going to be incredibly valuable and incredibly in demand.”

― Anita Borg

“Until Systers came into existence, the notion of a global ‘community of women in computer science’ did not exist.”

― Anita Borg

“If women want to ensure themselves a meaningful place in the future, they need to be among those determining how the technology will be used. They need to be among those deciding whether it will be the great leveler or simply serve to worsen social divisions.”

― Anita Borg

“Women will change the corporation more than we expect.”

― Anita Borg

“I believe women think differently.”

― Anita Borg

“None of these devices address that women keep track of many people’s lives, not just their own.”

― Anita Borg

“Women are starting something like twice as many companies as men, but the money is primarily going to companies started by men.”

― Anita Borg

“There is still a perception that the way women are isn’t necessarily what you need for the powerhouse start-ups.”

― Anita Borg

“The stereotypes really play into what kinds of companies women can get funded for.”

― Anita Borg

“It doesn’t help to just get women’s opinions and then turn them over to an all-white-male engineering team.”

― Anita Borg

“Like many rich men, he thought in anecdotes; like many simple women, she thought in terms of biography.”

― Anita Brookner

“Good women always think it is their fault when someone else is being offensive. Bad women never take the blame for anything.”

― Anita Brookner

“It will be a pity if women in the more conventional mould are to be phased out, for there will never be anyone to go home to.”

― Anita Brookner

“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

“It’s about believing in yourself and ignoring the fact that men dominate it. In fact, I feel women are as strong as men.”

― Anita Hassanandani Reddy

“But I think it would be irresponsible for me not to say what I really believe in my heart to be true – that there are some serious inequities that we face as women and that we can work to address these inequities.”

― Anita Hill

“I am really proud to be a part in whatever way of women becoming active in the political scene. I think it was the first time that people came to terms with the reality of what it meant to have a Senate made up of 98 men and two women.”

― Anita Hill

“I think, though, as African-American women, we are always trained to value our community even at the expense of ourselves, and so we attempt to protect the African-American community.”

― Anita Hill

“Online harassment, especially gendered online harassment, is an epidemic. Women are being driven out; they’re being driven offline. This isn’t just in gaming. This is happening across the board online, especially with women who participate in or work in male-dominated industries.”

― Anita Sarkeesian

“There’s a toxicity within gaming culture, and also in tech culture, that drives this misogynist hatred, this reactionary backlash against women who have anything to say, especially those who have critiques or who are feminists.”

― Anita Sarkeesian

“I love playing video games, but I’m regularly disappointed in the limited and limiting ways women are represented.”

― Anita Sarkeesian

“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

“I was frustrated with how academia tended to present feminist theory in disconnected or inaccessible ways. I wanted to try and bring a sociological feminist lens to the limited and limiting representations of women in the media and then share that with other young women of my generation. YouTube was the perfect medium.”

― Anita Sarkeesian

“Game creators aren’t necessarily all sitting around twirling their nefarious-looking mustaches while consciously trying to figure out how to best misrepresent women as part of some grand conspiracy. Most probably just haven’t given much thought to the underlying messages their games are sending.”

― Anita Sarkeesian

“The notion that gaming was not for women rippled out into society, until we heard it not just from the games industry, but from our families, teachers and friends. As a consequence, I, like many women, had a complicated, love-hate relationship with gaming culture.”

― Anita Sarkeesian

“Game studios, developers, and major publishers need to vocally speak up against the harassment of women and say this behavior is unacceptable.”

― Anita Sarkeesian

“WWI is a romantic war, in all senses of the word. An entire generation of men and women left the comforts of Edwardian life to travel bravely, and sometimes even jauntily, to almost certain death. At the very least, any story or novel about WWI is about innocence shattered in the face of experience.”

― Anita Shreve

“Obviously I want to support women, and I believe in women, and I think we should support each other, but we shouldn’t go into extremes. Some women can get very aggressive towards men, but we need men and love men, so keeping the right balance is the most important thing.”

― Anja Rubik

“I wanted to be like Jo March in ‘Little Women.’ I wanted to be married to a man who would give me lots of sons.”

― Anjelica Huston

“I think women like to conquer hearts. Men like to conquer countries.”

― Anjelica Huston

“The idea that women are actually getting some jobs – whoopee. I can’t say that I celebrate it without a hint of cynicism, because I think of how easily things can drop away and go back to the same old routine of being a boys’ show. But I think it’s a wonderful thing that women are getting to direct more.”

― Anjelica Huston

“Too often, women are portrayed in two ways: as prizes to be won by men or as damsels in distress.”

― Ann Aguirre

“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

“The voices of women need to be heard. The volume needs to be turned up.”

― Ann Bancroft

“I think that women on expeditions often get sucked into giving 150 percent of themselves because they feel they have to prove themselves physically equal to men. We get ourselves into trouble and burn out.”

― Ann Bancroft

“Women are obviously much more discriminated against than men in many ways.”

― Ann Beattie

“On the campaign, I’ve had the privilege of advocating for important issues that affect all women, like demanding equal pay for equal work, pushing to raise our minimum wage, and promoting the idea of paid family leave.”

― Ann Callis

“I want to be a voice for the thousands of women in our community who work hard, play by the rules, and still are struggling to get ahead.”

― Ann Callis

“I especially don’t like the graphic violence against women and children often depicted in novels such as ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ and others. I’m not sure if it’s being done just to entertain or whether it really is necessary for the characters involved.”

― Ann Cleeves

“Never take your eye off the ball. Always remember that you and everyone on the team is the servant of the cause – in our case, girls’ education and young women’s leadership in Africa.”

― Ann Cotton

“The aim of militants such as Boko Haram, whose very name means ‘Western education is a sin,’ is to sow hatred and enmity between Muslim and Christian communities, which have co-existed largely peacefully for generations. Education, in particular the education of women, is a threat to Boko Haram’s goals.”

― Ann Cotton

“Camfed graduates are active in their villages using their skills and resources to improve as many lives as possible. They are teaching financial literacy to marginalized women and bringing vital health care information to rural schoolchildren. Through example, they are demonstrating the power of philanthropy.”

― Ann Cotton

“I have seen the transformative effect that education has in the lives of young women and their communities.”

― Ann Cotton

“Money is hardly neutral. Its connection to power makes it a highly charged social phenomenon and a mediator of relationships. Because it has historically been controlled by men, it has given men a tool for controlling women.”

― Ann Cotton

“Women’s vulnerability around money is hardly exclusive to Africa. Throughout the world, women struggle with financial power. In the West, women’s financial literacy is notably lower than men’s. That lack of knowledge means that many women slide into poverty when they become widows.”

― Ann Cotton

“In the family pattern, men support boys and women support girls, and because women have far fewer financial resources, there is less money to invest in girls.”

― Ann Cotton

“If women have an income, they will invest a higher proportion of that income in their children than men do. So you do get those societal returns very quickly.”

― Ann Cotton

“For more than 20 years, Camfed has supported a generation of African girls and women with access to secondary and higher education, employment opportunities, and, ultimately, into positions of leadership.”

― Ann Cotton

“If we took away women’s right to vote, we’d never have to worry about another Democrat president.”

― Ann Coulter

“It would be a much better country if women did not vote. That is simply a fact. In fact, in every presidential election since 1950 – except Goldwater in ’64 – the Republican would have won, if only the men had voted.”

― Ann Coulter

“Conservatives have a problem with women. For that matter, all men do.”

― Ann Coulter

“It would be a much better country if women did not vote. That is simply a fact.”

― Ann Coulter

“Women have demanded and gotten better jobs and more power. But the one thing we deserve is a better relationship with ourselves.”

― Ann Curry

“I think women are used to stepping up and getting the job done when you need to.”

― Ann Dowd

“By boosting oversight and accountability, we can empower the VA in its core mission of helping the men and women who have served our country.”

― Ann Kirkpatrick

“The ’70s was a decade that was crammed with prominent women science fiction writers, and a lot of women made their debut in that decade or really came to prominence.”

― Ann Leckie

“On my first movie, there were three women: the body-makeup girl, the hairdresser, and the secretary of the producer.”

― Ann-Margret

“Traditionally in crime fiction, women exist as a bedroom convenience or to screw up in order that the plot may progress. I wanted no part of that.”

― Ann Maxwell

“I represented women with unplanned pregnancies from age 14 to 40, and they range from living in their car to living in the nicest neighborhoods in town.”

― Ann McLane Kuster

“The Republicans here in Concord and down in Washington D.C. would have us believe that the War on Women is a phony war. Michele Bachmann and Fox News would have us believe that the whole thing is ‘political fiction.’”

― Ann McLane Kuster

“Thanks to health reform, women across the country with private insurance can get birth control without paying out of pocket. This lets women make the health care decisions that are right for them and puts every one of us in charge of our own reproductive health.”

― Ann McLane Kuster

“For the past 25 years as an adoption attorney, I have witnessed the extraordinary courage and compassion of women – from age 14 to 40 – facing unplanned pregnancy. Not once did I believe that the government should interfere with their personal and private decision.”

― Ann McLane Kuster

“I stand with the majority of Americans who believe that women will make the right choice for their families and everyone will win.”

― Ann McLane Kuster

“When I first started writing comics, in the way-back days, Typhoid Mary was my explosive response to women characters in comics – I made her an innocent virginal type, a clever, dark, liberated woman, and as Bloody Mary, a feminist bent of punishing men – all in one character. She was an instinctual rather than a calculated creation.”

― Ann Nocenti

“I actually have a peculiar feminism that does not involve the idea that women shouldn’t be sexy. Female characters written in comics have always been pretty damned sexy, and used their sexuality. And I don’t have any problem with that.”

― Ann Nocenti

“When I read Katana’s run in ‘Birds of Prey,’ I was curious about her restraint. She didn’t laugh, didn’t loosen up, didn’t seem to have a light side. I thought, well, that demure nature is what we believe of women of Old Japan, so she seemed not like a modern Japanese but from an earlier time.”

― Ann Nocenti

“There are always women who will take men on their own terms. If I were a man I wouldn’t bother to change while there are women like that around.”

― Ann Oakley

“Women in music have always been associated with pop – with prettiness, theatricality, melodic hooks and dance beats.”

― Ann Powers

“Personally, I’ve realized that the tradition I thought of as too safe, too pretty, and too conventional is the space where women have been able to gain some practical ground. The area of music where we thought the status quo was really being upset – specifically hard rock – has actually remained the most male-dominated.”

― Ann Powers

“We have to ask ourselves why younger women don’t feel the need to be right up front with their politics. Is that going to set us back or is that itself a sign of progress? I don’t know the answer.”

― Ann Powers

“Osteoporosis is a disease that attacks the bones in your body. It happens to really almost everyone when they get really old. But for women, after menopause, they can lose up to 30 percent of their bone mass.”

― Ann Richards

“Well, you know my number one cause has always been that women’s reproductive health needs to be protected.”

― Ann Richards

“Now we Democrats believe that America is still the country of fair play, that we can come out of a small town or a poor neighborhood and have the same chance as anyone else, and it doesn’t matter whether we are black or Hispanic, or disabled or women.”

― Ann Richards

“The results of this survey are shocking and should be a wake-up call to men and women that drinking and smoking too much not only gives you a bad headache in the morning but can affect your ability to start a family.”

― Ann Robinson

“We need to respect choices that women make.”

― Ann Romney

“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

“I always say that bad women are fewer than men, but when you get one, they’re fascinating because they’re so rotten.”

― Ann Rule

“I want to warn potential victims. Many of them are women, and many of them are battered women. It’s a cause for me. When I look back, though, so many of the books I’ve written are about wives who just couldn’t get away.”

― Ann Rule

“We have to fight twice as hard, three times as hard – not only as conservatives, but frankly, as women – to have our voices heard.”

― Ann Wagner

“It was darn nigh impossible for women in rock in the ’70s. There wasn’t a mold if you were a woman and you were in the entertainment in the ’70s. You were probably a disco diva or a folk singer, or simply ornamental. Radio would play only one woman per hour.”

― Ann Wilson

“I think that idea of ‘because I’m sexy, I’m a feminist’ is kind of immature. But as long as women think being sexy is what makes them beautiful and powerful… then it will continue.”

― Ann Wilson

“I think that the audience wants to see women being put into real situations where they can relate to them, rather than seeing some glamorous woman in a ‘Bond’ film.”

― Anna Camp

“The one thing that never changes in America is that the white straight male is born with a promise. Women are not promised very much, and we embody our disappointment from the beginning.”

― Anna D. Shapiro

“Well, the terrible thing right now, and I don’t know the statistics, but there’s a growing concern in some communities about how rapidly people are sent from school to jail, how quickly they’re put into the criminal justice system. And of course the rapidly growing number of brown people, both men and women, in prison. And this is terrible.”

― Anna Deavere Smith

“Brigitte Bardot is an icon, and her look is timeless. She is seen as one of the most beautiful women of all time. I feel very honored to be compared to her.”

― Anna Ewers

“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

“Papa always makes it clear that he would like to know me as much more rational and lucid than the girls and women he gets to know during his analytic hours.”

― Anna Freud

“The failure of women to produce genius of the first rank in most of the supreme forms of human effort has been used to block the way of all women of talent and ambition for intellectual achievement.”

― Anna Garlin Spencer

“Can a woman become a genius of the first class? Nobody can know unless women in general shall have equal opportunity with men in education, in vocational choice, and in social welcome of their best intellectual work for a number of generations.”

― Anna Garlin Spencer

“For women, no matter what career, what path you choose, it’s still an uphill battle to work your way up to these top leadership positions. And you’re much more closely scrutinized for everything – for things that men are not.”

― Anna Gunn

“I really did like ‘The Wolf of Wall Street.’ But not seeing women represented in that world, it definitely had less resonance for me.”

― Anna Gunn

“It’s important for women to continue to break through barriers in our industry, in politics, in Wall Street.”

― Anna Gunn

“There’s nothing wrong with women saying that we can be ambitious and that we can want the same things that men have traditionally wanted.”

― Anna Gunn

“There are so many more roles for men than there are for women.”

― Anna Gunn

“A woman should be like a single flower, not a whole bouquet.”

― Anna Held

“Some women flirt more with what they say, and some with what they do.”

― Anna Held

“Most women are indulgent of themselves. This is a mistake. It should be only the reward of old age.”

― Anna Held

“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

“Around me I saw women overworked and underpaid, doing men’s work at half men’s wages, not because their work was inferior, but because they were women.”

― Anna Howard Shaw

“A gentleman opposed to their enfranchisement once said to me, women have never produced anything of any value to the world. I told him the chief product of the women had been the men, and left it to him to decide whether the product was of any value.”

― Anna Howard Shaw

“If the women of the United States, with their free schools and all their enlarged liberties, are not superior to women brought up under monarchical forms of government, then there is no good in liberty.”

― Anna Howard Shaw

“If our vaunted rule of the people does not breed nobler men and women than monarchies have done it must and will inevitably give place to something better.”

― Anna Julia Cooper

“My favorite movie is ‘The Women’ from 1939. It’s been my favorite movie since I was like 12 years old. I love the dialogue, really. It’s just a lot of really strong female performances. Rosalind Russell kills it, you know.”

― Anna Kendrick

“I used to think that guys preferred tall women. But plenty of them like short girls.”

― Anna Kendrick

“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

“The best way for women to acquire knowledge is from conversation with a father, a brother, or a friend, in the way of family intercourse and easy conversation, and by such a course of reading as they may recommend.”

― Anna Letitia Barbauld

“A divorcee is a women who got married so she didn’t have to work, but now works so she doesn’t have to get married.”

― Anna Magnani

“As a little girl in Arizona, none of the women in my family had a cultural connection with Girl Scouts, but the opportunity resonated with my mother as a platform that would allow me to excel in school.”

― Anna Maria Chavez

“Girl Scouts is such an iconic organization that it’s easy to overlook how daring an idea it was for founder Juliette Gordon Low to gather those first 18 girls in that troop in Savannah, Georgia. It was 1912, after all, and women wouldn’t earn the right to vote for another eight years.”

― Anna Maria Chavez

“I’m a huge fan of Italian new realism, work by directors like Fellini and Vittorio De Sica. Their image of women is so beautiful.”

― Anna Mouglalis

“After the baby, I got bigger, and I like it. I like me better now than when I was young and skinny. I don’t understand this extreme fashion for being anorexic-skinny. We forgot about women with curves – real women. We’re not embracing that anymore.”

― Anna Netrebko

“The greatest public health threat for many American women is the men they live with.”

― Anna Quindlen

“New York City has finally hired women to pick up the garbage, which makes sense to me, since, as I’ve discovered, a good bit of being a woman consists of picking up garbage.”

― Anna Quindlen

“Women who marry early are often overly enamored of the kind of man who looks great in wedding pictures and passes the maid of honor his telephone number.”

― Anna Quindlen

“All of the qualities that you need to be a good opinion columnist tend to be qualities that aren’t valued in women.”

― Anna Quindlen

“After all those years as a woman hearing ‘not thin enough, not pretty enough, not smart enough, not this enough, not that enough,’ almost overnight I woke up one morning and thought, ‘I’m enough.’”

― Anna Quindlen

“There is a sense of resignation among most people who voted Remain that we have to ‘man up’ – even the women among us – and make the most of what we know will be a rotten Brexit.”

― Anna Soubry

“’Home’ is an important word for our soldiers, sailors, airmen and women. They regularly put their lives at risk in order to make us feel safe in our own homes while fighting to provide overseas communities with that same security.”

― Anna Soubry

“Everyone knows ‘Little Women.’ Most women love it if they’ve read it. If they haven’t, they might love the movie, or they’ve heard of it.”

― Anna Todd

“To me, basically, the whole meaning of ‘Little Women’ and what it conveys to me is the choice of being any kind of woman.”

― Anna Todd

“I think it’s very important for children to understand that women work and that it’s fulfilling, and it doesn’t mean that they love you any less or care about you any less.”

― Anna Wintour

“I see a lot of women in these great-looking sneakers, as though they are almost very influenced by sport.”

― Anna Wintour

“I want ‘Vogue’ to be pacy, sharp, and sexy – I’m not interested in the super-rich or infinitely leisured. I want our readers to be energetic executive women, with money of their own and a wide range of interests. There is a new kind of woman out there. She’s interested in business and money.”

― Anna Wintour

“I’ve been very lucky to put women that I sincerely admire on the cover of ‘Vogue:’ the then First Lady and now Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and, more recently, First Lady Michelle Obama. Those were benchmarks for the magazine, and certainly covers that I’ve been very, very proud of.”

― Anna Wintour

“It is important always to have really original talent. There are lots of good designers that make attractive clothes and make women look beautiful. But at the same time, one doesn’t want to lose the idea that there is someone out there who can change the way you look at fashion.”

― Anna Wintour

“It’s important for young women and men coming out of the fashion schools to think seriously before starting their own collections.”

― Anna Wintour

“I think of young Chinese women today as being incredibly modern and are taking a lot from Western style and tailoring.”

― Anna Wintour

“There was definitely a moment, a time after ‘The Hand That Rocks the Cradle’, when I did get offered a lot of women in jeopardy-type roles. But I couldn’t do it, physically, I just couldn’t. But now I know what I know, I wonder if I should have played the whole fame game a little more.”

― Annabella Sciorra

“I like to think that I represent myself as a strong woman, so to work with other strong women I find very inspiring.”

― Annabelle Wallis

“Most women I know are not actresses, but they work for the U.N. or are documentary filmmakers, anthropologists.”

― Annabelle Wallis

“I’m interested in Patti Smith and women who were iconic in a very hedonistic way.”

― Annabelle Wallis

“A series of studies in the 1990s and 2000s revealed that as women gained more access to education, jobs, and birth control, they had fewer children. As a result, developed countries in western Europe, Japan, and the Americas were seeing zero or negative population growth.”

― Annalee Newitz

“Women are being welcomed into science fiction, but it’s through the back door.”

― Annalee Newitz

“If outsider perspectives made ‘Lord of the Rings’ and ‘Dark Knight’ into fantastic franchises, imagine what would happen if you brought in the perspectives of women and people of color.”

― Annalee Newitz

“Publishers often push women in a subtle way to focus on fantasy and paranormal writing.”

― Annalee Newitz

“We can celebrate how far we’ve come from our sexist past when women and men are equally represented in the pages of science fiction anthologies.”

― Annalee Newitz

“I loved reading ‘Anne of Green Gables’ and ‘Little Women’ and Jane Austen. Those were times when people really did have only one true love in their life.”

― Annaleigh Ashford

“I’ve been lucky to play strong women who are trying their hardest to do good.”

― Annaleigh Ashford

“I was lucky that when Lorne Michaels came looking for women comedy writers, there weren’t too many in New York at the time. I was at the top of a very short list. I think that was all good fortune.”

― Anne Beatts

“I would not send a poor girl into the world, ignorant of the snares that beset her path; nor would I watch and guard her, till, deprived of self-respect and self-reliance, she lost the power or the will to watch and guard herself.”

― Anne Bronte

“I think that the significance of the WNBA is that it has given women a different platform and a different level of respect as professionals, both as players and also in our coaching.”

― Anne Donovan

“Women play a finesse game: a real pattern game as opposed to flash and dash, power and strength.”

― Anne Donovan

“I do wish I could write like some of the American women, who can be clever and heartfelt and hopeful; people like Lorrie Moore and Jennifer Egan. But Ireland messed me up too much, I think, so I can’t.”

― Anne Enright

“I was raised in a very old fashioned Ireland where women were reared to be lovely.”

― Anne Enright

“I’m very keenly aware that there aren’t very many women writing literary fiction in Ireland and so that gives me a sense that what I say matters, in some small way.”

― Anne Enright

“I absolutely believe the past had its share of warrior women who fought like men. Whether some of these were the actual Amazons from Greek myth is another matter.”

― Anne Fortier

“Generally speaking, men are held in great esteem in all parts of the world, so why shouldn’t women have their share? Soldiers and war heroes are honored and commemorated, explorers are granted immortal fame, martyrs are revered, but how many people look upon women too as soldiers?”

― Anne Frank

“There were so many outstanding women in scripture that were leaders. And, you know, the organized church sometimes puts boundaries on us that the Bible doesn’t.”

― Anne Graham Lotz

“I am crushing so hard on Amy Schumer. Women like her who have chosen to stand up for themselves and face the bullies are being so embraced.”

― Anne Hathaway

“When I was younger, I felt very much like, ‘Oh, I have to be a certain way, I have to look a certain way.’ You really, really don’t. That’s the way women are treated differently than men. I mean, I’ve had actors argue with me about this.”

― Anne Hathaway

“When I was in my early twenties, parts would be written for women in their fifties, and I would get them. And now I’m in my early thirties, and I’m like, ‘Why did that 24-year-old get that part?’ I was that 24-year-old once. I can’t be upset about it; it’s the way things are.”

― Anne Hathaway

“If any come to my house to be instructed in the ways of God what rule have I to put them away? Do you think it not lawful for me to teach women and why do you call me to teach the court?”

― Anne Hutchinson

“I conceive there lies a clear rule in Titus that the elder women should instruct the younger and then I must have a time wherein I must do it.”

― Anne Hutchinson

“The first holy truth in God 101 is that men and women of true faith have always had to accept the mystery of God’s identity and love and ways. I hate that, but it’s the truth.”

― Anne Lamott

“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

“Mother’s Day celebrates a huge lie about the value of women: that mothers are superior beings, that they have done more with their lives and chosen a more difficult path.”

― Anne Lamott

“We’re long past having to defend or explain why women should be on boards, given all the data that shows how companies with female as well as male directors perform better. It’s unfortunate when companies with a large percentage of women constituents don’t reflect that in their boardrooms.”

― Anne M. Mulcahy

“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

“If we could muster the same determination and sense of responsibility that saves a country like Japan – or a company like Xerox – then investing to save women and children who are dying in the developing world would be very good business.”

― Anne M. Mulcahy

“As I get older, I want to draw on my experience to make roles better. I see that in the older women who inspire me – their experience makes them better.”

― Anne-Marie Duff

“I’ve never, ever just been attracted to men. I’ve never just been attracted to women.”

― Anne-Marie

“I’ve written a lot of songs from watching women speak about women empowerment.”

― Anne-Marie

“If we’re going to have better choices for women, we’ve got to have better choices for men.”

― Anne-Marie Slaughter

“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

“What a circus act we women perform every day of our lives. Look at us. We run a tightrope daily, balancing a pile of books on the head. Baby-carriage, parasol, kitchen chair, still under control. Steady now! This is not the life of simplicity but the life of multiplicity that the wise men warn us of.”

― Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“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

“The bearing, rearing, feeding and educating of children; the running of a house with its thousand details; human relationships with their myriad pulls – women’s normal occupations in general run counter to creative life, or contemplative life, or saintly life.”

― Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“Men kick friendship around like a football, but it doesn’t seem to crack. Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.”

― Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“We also have to make sure our children know the history of women. Tell them the rotten truth: It wasn’t always possible for women to become doctors or managers or insurance people. Let them be armed with a true picture of the way we want it to be.”

― Anne Roiphe

“I believe that it is our human right to be parents and women. And there’s no contradiction between feminism, which means women should have all that they are entitled to, all that they can do, all the opportunities that they can take advantage of they should have.”

― Anne Roiphe

“More women than men graduate in media studies. They don’t know how to find a fixer; they don’t know about weaponry; they don’t know where is safe, where is not safe – they just want to prove themselves.”

― Anne Sebba

“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

“When I attended the Berkeley Poetry Conference in 1965, I was very inspired. The collaboration of many poets from these alternative traditions – though there were not enough women – who were very much more influenced by, say, Asian forms or by Mantra or by thinking politically through their work in deeper ways really stuck with me.”

― Anne Waldman

“Our culture has valued closed systems and tries to generate them in all walks of life. Women are better at and more comfortable with open systems, which occur naturally in nature.”

― Anne Wilson Schaef

“Women who have been recently diagnosed with breast cancer can learn a tremendous amount from women who have already been treated.”

― Anne Wojcicki

“I still meet old-school scientists who are like, ‘Oh honey, women aren’t good at science.’ You kind of dismiss them as insane.”

― Anne Wojcicki

“I have deep respect for Rep. Jackie Speier and all that she has done to open doors for women everywhere.”

― Anne Wojcicki

“Most women would say they relate to ‘Hedda Gabler’ – there’s a part of her in them. Ibsen was writing about a deep ambivalence that many women feel about domesticity. I think about myself and friends of mine – we have some of Hedda’s qualities and traits.”

― Annette Bening

“Yes, I know I’ve played these women, but I’m not really conniving at all.”

― Annette Bening

“When I started in the theater, I’d do plays by Shakespeare or Ibsen or Chekhov, and they all created great women’s roles.”

― Annette Bening

“When I look at women, older than I am, in their 50s, 60, 70s, 80s, and I see women that I admire, I think, ‘Oh, I get it; that’s how I’m going to be.’ I’m not scared. I want to be that.”

― Annette Bening

“In the United States women develop MS at approximately twice the rate men do, and no one can explain why women are affected most often from the waist down.”

― Annette Funicello

“For centuries the leaders of Christian thought spoke of women as a necessary evil, and the greatest saints of the Church are those who despise women the most.”

― Annie Besant

“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

“I didn’t want to let women down. One of the stereotypes I see breaking is the idea of aging and older women not being beautiful.”

― Annie Leibovitz

“There were some advantages to being a woman photographer. I think women have more empathy with the subject.”

― Annie Leibovitz

“As soon as you put something to bed like the ‘Women’ book, you’re never finished. There were portraits of people that I wanted to photograph – it’s an endless subject.”

― Annie Leibovitz

“I can’t understand why the front pages of newspapers can cover bird flu and swine flu and everybody is up in arms about that and we still haven’t really woken up to the fact that so many women in sub-Saharan Africa – 60 percent of people in – infected with HIV are women.”

― Annie Lennox

“Most women are dissatisfied with their appearance – it’s the stuff that fuels the beauty and fashion industries.”

― Annie Lennox

“Feminism is a word that I identify with. The term has become synonymous with vitriolic man-hating but it needs to come back to a place where both men and women can embrace it. It is particularly important for women in developing countries.”

― Annie Lennox

“Women’s issues have always been a part of my life.”

― Annie Lennox

“It’s hard to tell how far women’s individuality has come in the past twenty years.”

― Annie Lennox

“Men need to understand, and women too, what feminism is really about.”

― Annie Lennox

“If we value what we’ve inherited for free – from other women – surely it’s right morally and ethically for us to wake up and say, ‘I’m a feminist. ‘”

― Annie Lennox

“Women’s issues have always been a part of my life. My goal is to bring the word ‘feminism’ back into the zeitgeist and reframe it.”

― Annie Lennox

“My issue with the state of women became incredibly stimulated when I was visiting developing countries and it became obvious that women bore the brunt of so many things in society.”

― Annie Lennox

“There’s a lot of women’s organisations, but they’re all working separately. If you get people together, as a collaborative voice, it’s strong.”

― Annie Lennox

“Why are we not valuing the word ‘feminism’ when there is so much work to be done in terms of empowerment and emancipation of women everywhere?”

― Annie Lennox

“I have a reputation for being cold and aloof, but I’m so not that woman. I’m passionate. I love my girls, being with my girlfriends, getting involved with issues that affect other women and children who are suffering.”

― Annie Lennox

“I don’t feel there are enough women artists out there who are saying anything of tremendous relevance.”

― Annie Lennox

“For millennia, men have enslaved women and attempted to appropriate female creative power, re-casting themselves as gods and creators. This assault continues today in the forms of ruthless wealth and mineral extraction, genetic engineering, mass surveillance, and war mongering.”

― Anohni

“Subjugation of women and of the Earth are one and the same.”

― Anohni

“Only an intervention by women around the world, with their innate knowledge of interdependency, deep listening, empathy and self-sacrifice, could possibly alter our species’ desperate course.”

― Anohni

“I’ve always been transgender, and I always will be. Having said that, my spirit is feminine. If you had to divide humanity into two groups, I would sit with the women.”

― Anohni

“Women are women, and so are men, and the delusion that we are spiritually separate from or are about to spiritually separate from the rest of existence is a psychosis that spins us into virulence.”

― Anohni

“I like strong women. Physical women.”

― Ansel Elgort

“Some jobs are for women, and some jobs are for men. It has nothing to do with how capable women are.”

― Ant Middleton

“Men are very protective, and women are nurturing.”

― Ant Middleton

“Evangelical women are also large consumers of evangelical media and ministries, and their support of these organizations is crucial. Should they shun both Trump and the predominately male evangelical leadership, it may have a ripple effect in these organizations’ fundraising abilities and their ministerial efforts.”

― Anthea Butler

“The Chicago Declaration on Women in the Catholic Church, drafted in July of 2015 by Catholics for Choice, stated that it imagined a church where ‘women are respected for their choices about their health, welfare, and lives.’”

― Anthea Butler

“Graham promoted a white evangelical respectability that wanted to ‘put the brakes’ on the civil rights movement, and never really accepted women as equal to men. He may have been the country’s greatest evangelist, but he was also an apologist for the racist and sexist beliefs pervasive among white evangelical men in 20th-century America.”

― Anthea Butler

“Black women care deeply about civic engagement, democracy, education, children, and justice.”

― Anthea Butler

“Black women fought for the right to vote during the suffrage movement and fought again during the civil rights movement. The rote narrative in the press of the civil rights movement is truncated with the briefest of histories of men like Martin Luther King Jr., Jesse Jackson, or John Lewis.”

― Anthea Butler

“While it is important that black women begin to receive the accolades and assistance they are due from the Democratic Party, they cannot be expected to continue to save white people from the poor choices they make – based not on moral values but party affiliation.”

― Anthea Butler

“Judge Aquilina did what Michigan State University officials, USA Gymnastics, and the Karoyli ranch officials did not: Immediately believed the women who had been abused, validated their lives, and ended their perpetrator’s access to them and other victims.”

― Anthea Butler

“If you’ve ever hauled a 28-pound two-year-old around New York, you’ll find that men fold at the knees a lot quicker than women.”

― Anthony Bourdain

“One of life’s terrible truths is that women like guys who seem to know what they’re doing.”

― Anthony Bourdain

“Most African Americans, especially the men and women from my generation, would accept the nationalist gambit that says only European Americans can be racists, which is an interesting gambit.”

― Anthony Braxton

“Women thrive on novelty and are easy meat for the commerce of fashion. Men prefer old pipes and torn jackets.”

― Anthony Burgess

“I encourage women to just feel good about who you are.”

― Anthony Hamilton

“A novel can grant humanity even to those who act inhumanely, and by making men and women of monsters, it can offer not only a ground-level view of a particular conflict, but a descent into the substratum of human nature capable of the incomprehensible.”

― Anthony Marra

“My grandmother was a huge influence on me and the fact that there was this very strong, rather formidable presence of women in my life has been an enormous value.”

― Anthony Minghella

“The imaginative leap for me of writing for women is no more difficult than the one of writing for men. I’ve always wanted to have women well represented in the work that I’ve done because I’ve always been around them and around the way they look at the world.”

― Anthony Minghella

“I went to Vegas for 22 years, married some absolutely charming women, and gave them all my money.”

― Anthony Newley

“I’ve exchanged messages and photos of an explicit nature with about six women over the last three years. For the most part, these communications took place before my marriage, though some have sadly took place after. To be clear, I have never met any of these women or had physical relationships at any time.”

― Anthony Weiner

“For the past few years I have engaged in several inappropriate conversations conducted over Twitter, Facebook, e-mail and occasionally on the phone with women I have met online.”

― Anthony Weiner

“Nature is just enough; but men and women must comprehend and accept her suggestions.”

― Antoinette Brown Blackwell

“Since being involved in ‘Strictly Come Dancing,’ my life has changed completely. I can’t walk down the street without women throwing themselves at me, I usually wouldn’t mind, but they are of a certain age. Hopefully, after this series, they will bring their daughters!”

― Anton du Beke

“Lives in previous centuries for women are largely a matter of class. It would have been fun to have been a rich, privileged woman in the 18th century, but no fun at all to be her maid.”

― Antonia Fraser

“King Charles II liked women’s company and well as making love to them.”

― Antonia Fraser

“My advantage as a woman and a human being has been in having a mother who believed strongly in women’s education. She was an early undergraduate at Oxford, and her own mother was a doctor.”

― Antonia Fraser

“I think there has been a great deal of valuable revisionism in women’s history.”

― Antonia Fraser

“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

“I wouldn’t want my daughters to date a guy like me. I was dangerous around women in my twenties. I’m terrified that they might end up with someone like me.”

― Antonio Banderas

“There is increasing recognition that violence against women is a major barrier to the fulfilment of human rights and a direct challenge to women’s inclusion and participation in sustainable development and sustaining peace.”

― Antonio Guterres

“Empowering women and girls is the only way to protect their rights and make sure they can realise their full potential.”

― Antonio Guterres

“Many countries do not allow women to convey their nationality to their children – if they are single mothers, the children become stateless.”

― Antonio Guterres

“Women’s rights are human rights.”

― Antonio Guterres

“Denying the rights of women and girls is not only wrong in itself; it has a serious social and economic impact that holds us all back.”

― Antonio Guterres

“All Bangladeshi citizens, including minorities and women, must feel safe and confident in exercising their right to vote.”

― Antonio Guterres

“Violence against women is fundamentally about power.”

― Antonio Guterres

“It’s funny – my wife is more jealous of my books than of other women because I’m always working and thinking about my books.”

― Antonio Lobo Antunes

“An idea like equality between men and women, which is now accepted in the West, is quite new.”

― Antonio Munoz Molina

“A few British suffragettes everybody laughed at started the cause of equality between men and women.”

― Antonio Munoz Molina

“There are one or two very good women military historians who use imagination, great study and research; they can put themselves in the boots of the soldier.”

― Antony Beevor

“We need to stop objectifying our women in what we call our second religion… Our films. And our TV shows.”

― Anurag Kashyap

“I would love to do a chick flick sometime soon, a film with strong female characters – when I say strong, I don’t mean that they are changing the world, but just be real women.”

― Anushka Sharma

“If I am anorexic, I’d be in the hospital! I am tall. I am 5 foot 9 inches, 175 cms tall. I am lean, I am active and athletic. There are so many women who are naturally lean, and so am I. I have been like this for the longest time.”

― Anushka Sharma

“I’ve been very lucky with the roles that I’ve played in that they were wonderful roles for women. They’re incredible, flawed characters that I really gravitate toward. I just never want anybody to be able to put me in a box.”

― Anya Taylor-Joy

“Prince loves his women. It’s not impossible that someday he’ll be devoted to just one.”

― Apollonia Kotero

“The representation that I always go back to is a pop star – whether it’s Lady Gaga or Madonna, I love the way those women in pop music have always made an effort to create a specific vision.”

― Aquaria

“Governments can’t credibly claim to be concerned about stagnant growth and ageing workforces unless they are actively seeking to empower women economically. One way they can speed up progress towards gender-equal economic opportunity is to change laws that are holding women back.”

― Arancha Gonzalez

“Technology is making it easier for women to connect to business opportunities around the world. Legal obstacles must not be allowed to stand in their way. That’s not just because it’s economically smart. It’s because discrimination shouldn’t be the law.”

― Arancha Gonzalez

“The big part of coffee production in many rural areas is in the hands of women. It’s women who work in the fields. They harvest the coffee. They wash the coffee. They take the coffee to the market. But when the coffee gets to the market, it’s the man who cashes in the money for the crop.”

― Arancha Gonzalez

“Governments everywhere have ministries dedicated to women’s affairs. I know of only one with a Ministry for Women Empowerment: Indonesia. Charged with the ‘realization of gender equality and justice’ together with children’s well-being, the ministry frames gender equality as a matter of justice.”

― Arancha Gonzalez

“Through e-commerce, women have found a means to jump over cultural and traditional lack of available time for remunerated activities.”

― Arancha Gonzalez

“Women are the most underutilized ‘resource’ in the world economy.”

― Arancha Gonzalez

“Full social and political engagement is impossible without economic empowerment, a point that is as true for women as it is for young people of either gender.”

― Arancha Gonzalez

“Entrepreneurs – both women and men – need equal and fair access to finance – to create new businesses, to reach to new markets, and to adapt to climate change.”

― Arancha Gonzalez

“Around the world, it is much more difficult for women than for men to run a successful business. Even when laws are not explicitly biased against them, companies owned and operated by women often face discrimination every step of the way, from obtaining finance to finding customers.”

― Arancha Gonzalez

“Japan has huge potential in women – potential, especially in the area of the economy, that Japan is not using fully.”

― Arancha Gonzalez

“We often run the risk, when discussing women empowerment, to think that this is about women talking about women with other women, but this is not the point.”

― Arancha Gonzalez

“Empowering women with greater income opportunities will lift societies at a much faster rate.”

― Arancha Gonzalez

“It makes perfect economic sense to integrate women in the economy in the developing world in order to catch up with advanced countries, thereby minimising socioeconomic costs as well.”

― Arancha Gonzalez

“Our main aim globally is to connect more women to the economy because we know there is a specific market failure there: women are having more difficulty in business than men.”

― Arancha Gonzalez

“The ‘SheTrades’ programme aims to connect one million women entrepreneurs to markets by 2020 with a campaign, a focussed networking app, and a range of international and national information resources.”

― Arancha Gonzalez

“Women are the half of the engine of our societies; they are half of the engines of our economies.”

― Arancha Gonzalez

“The social and legal discrimination that relegates hundreds of women to subordinate or marginal economic roles has a huge aggregate cost.”

― Arancha Gonzalez

“When women are paid for their work and have control over how the money gets spent, they invest much more of their income than men do in their families’ education and health.”

― Arancha Gonzalez

“Gender-based job restrictions tend to be associated with wider wage gaps and lower employment rates for women. And where girls’ future earning potential is limited, families may choose to send their brothers to school instead.”

― Arancha Gonzalez

“Since I was a baby my goal was to be on TV because film was just impossible – you never got any Asian women in Western cinema. I grew up wanting to be in ‘East-Enders’ because film wasn’t even a dream. The community were very much like, ‘How can you want to act? It’s such a low-class profession.’”

― Archie Panjabi

“Old women should not seek to be perfumed.”

― Archilochus

“Women absolutely deserve respect.”

― Aretha Franklin

“I think women and children and older people are the three least-respected groups in our society.”

― Aretha Franklin

“I don’t think I was a catalyst for the women’s movement.”

― Aretha Franklin

“I think the world of comedy is a relatively small community, and especially for women in comedy, there just aren’t that many people involved.”

― Ari Graynor

“It shouldn’t be an issue that we have a black president. Gay marriage shouldn’t be an issue. And women being funny shouldn’t be an issue.”

― Ari Graynor

“Women care about their friends.”

― Ari Graynor

“It is mind-boggling to me that there are so few movies about female friendship, considering women make up half the movie-going population.”

― Ari Graynor

“I’ve always just admired women who were able to navigate through dramatic and comedic waters and sort of do it all.”

― Ari Graynor

“I’m a big perfectionist! I’m trying to channel super-confident women like Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey and Beyonce, because I realized that if you want something, you really have to go for it, just like they do.”

― Ariana Grande

“Women process stress differently. If we can change the workplace culture to make it more welcoming for women, we’re also going to improve behavior, and we’re going to improve outcomes.”

― Arianna Huffington

“Women need to lead the way to change our culture of burnout – both for their sake and also for the sake of successful men who desperately need a new model of success. And the still-very-macho world of STEM is a great place to start.”

― Arianna Huffington

“It would be futile to attempt to fit women into a masculine pattern of attitudes, skills and abilities and disastrous to force them to suppress their specifically female characteristics and abilities by keeping up the pretense that there are no differences between the sexes.”

― Arianna Huffington

“The more we refuse to buy into our inner critics – and our external ones too – the easier it will get to have confidence in our choices, and to feel comfortable with who we are – as women and as mothers.”

― Arianna Huffington

“In our cultural history, all emotions have been more culturally acceptable to women.”

― Ariel Gore

“There is a widespread assumption that simply because my generation of women has the good fortune to live in a world touched by the feminist movement, that means everything we do is magically imbued with its agenda, but it doesn’t work that way.”

― Ariel Levy

“I think all the time about the ways in which I’m the beneficiary of the women’s movement’s success.”

― Ariel Levy

“I think it would be difficult to argue that I’m a net-negative for womankind. I’ve tried pretty hard to bring in unusual female voices and perspectives. Not just young women and not just white women, either. I don’t know that I’m the best target for improvement. I don’t know that I’m the problem.”

― Ariel Levy

“I don’t hear women who are less privileged thinking they’re entitled to everything, whenever they want it. That’s a privilege phenomenon, but it is a phenomenon.”

― Ariel Levy

“I have a theory: I believe that with the advent of the United States and the lawful definition of marriage, it was defined as between one man and one woman. It was anti-polygamy, in effect saying no man can hoard his women.”

― Ariel Pink

“Female empowerment really is important to me. I’m a big nerd of the books from the 15th Century and 16th Century, when the men had all the power and the women had none of it.”

― Ariel Winter

“These impossible women! How they do get around us! The poet was right: Can’t live with them, or without them.”

― Aristophanes

“If women didn’t exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning.”

― Aristotle Onassis

“I have learnt that women are superior beings. They have a higher threshold of pain and are more understanding and accepting than men. Also, if you listen to them, you’ll understand them better.”

― Arjun Kapoor

“Women who want to work should be given the choice to do that. If you decide to work even after getting married, then men should allow that to happen.”

― Arjun Kapoor

“I am intrigued by women I have conversations with.”

― Arjun Kapoor

“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

“The influx of women into paid work and her increased power raise a woman’s aspirations and hopes for equal treatment at home. Her lower wage and status at work and the threat of divorce reduce what she presses for and actually expects.”

― Arlie Russell Hochschild

“It’s been a long struggle. But we’ve made huge progress. I mean, when I started at Berkeley, women weren’t allowed to be part of the band. No women were allowed into the male faculty club. I mean, I was there. I remember that! The worlds were so divided. So the change has been huge.”

― Arlie Russell Hochschild

“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

“Just as there is a wage gap between men and women in the workplace, there is a ‘leisure gap’ between them at home. Most women work one shift in the office or factory and a ‘second shift’ at home.”

― Arlie Russell Hochschild

“Women are the engine driving the growth in California’s economy. Women make California’s economy unique.”

― Arnold Schwarzenegger

“In our society, the women who break down barriers are those who ignore limits.”

― Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Freedom is a right ultimately defended by the sacrifice of America’s servicemen and women.”

― Arnold Schwarzenegger

“Men and women cannot live by bread alone. They must also tinkle. Show me someone who has no trouble tinkling, and I will show you a happy and rich person.”

― Art Buchwald

“We must believe in the power of education. We must respect just laws. We must love ourselves, our old and or young, our women as well as our men.”

― Arthur Ashe

“If we are to perpetuate the state, we must not only produce citizens, but good citizens – men and women of sound bodies, clear minds and clean souls.”

― Arthur Capper

“Women are naturally secretive, and they like to do their own secreting.”

― Arthur Conan Doyle

“Hopes are like hair ornaments. Girls want to wear too many of them. When they become old women they look silly wearing even one.”

― Arthur Golden

“There are very few men and women in whom a Universalist feeling is altogether lacking; its prevalence suggests that it must be part of our inborn nature and have a place in Nature’s scheme of evolution.”

― Arthur Keith

“Men are by nature merely indifferent to one another; but women are by nature enemies.”

― Arthur Schopenhauer

“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

“Every year, in our country, we churn out more job seekers rather than job creators. We have to look at new business models, identify a problem, and work on a solution for the same. Today, the machines I have created have provided employment to many women in the rural areas across the country. Why can’t youngsters follow suit?”

― Arunachalam Muruganantham

“You can send women to the Moon or Mars later. First, provide sanitary pads to them.”

― Arunachalam Muruganantham

“To break the age-old taboos and to see girls and women use pads was a difficult task.”

― Arunachalam Muruganantham

“The idea came from my wife, since in our village, women cannot afford to buy sanitary pads. When I asked my wife, she told me we would have to cut down half of our milk budget to buy sanitary pads. Moreover, while raw materials for sanitary pads cost 10 paise, the end product was sold for 40 times that price. So, I decided to create it on my own.”

― Arunachalam Muruganantham

“I don’t have any plans to make money for myself. All I wish to do is empower rural women in our country.”

― Arunachalam Muruganantham

“I’m ecstatic to be known as pad man, as it makes a difference to women’s lives.”

― Arunachalam Muruganantham

“Every father, brother, and husband should know about menstruation. It is not just about women; it is about men, too.”

― Arunachalam Muruganantham

“India and other developing nations need non-farm sector activity. So what we are doing, we are giving small microbusiness to the rural women, especially the farmers’ wives.”

― Arunachalam Muruganantham

“When I tell a foreign audience that 90 per cent of Indian women have no access to sanitary napkin, there is a visible disbelief. But there is hardly a ripple when I say the same thing to an Indian crowd.”

― Arunachalam Muruganantham

“We keep discussing nuclear power and other issues, but we should spare a thought to the basic needs of our women.”

― Arunachalam Muruganantham

“Even if I can take sanitary napkins to 10% of the poor women in India, it will be big achievement.”

― Arunachalam Muruganantham

“Most of the time, women believe that what lies ahead is a precipice. Whereas, if you continue to drive and stay on the path, the road will open up in front of you, and you will reach your destination. You don’t need to turn around and abandon the journey.”

― Arundhati Bhattacharya

“If you go to any boardroom… the women are, by far, outnumbered by the men.”

― Arundhati Bhattacharya

“I have met a lot of women who are good at math.”

― Arundhati Bhattacharya

“Women being women, they are very sincere, committed, and honest in what they do. If they feel they are shortchanging some segment of their responsibility, they have a tendency of holding themselves back. What I would like to tell them is that it is not necessarily true that you will short-change one or the other.”

― Arundhati Bhattacharya

“One thing I would tell women is that they must take up the challenge. Very often, we anticipate a lot of problems, and therefore, we don’t take the lead. And I think that we are shortchanging ourselves if we don’t do that.”

― Arundhati Bhattacharya

“In India, women are still the primary caregivers. Whether it be for children, whether it be for old people or sick people, you are the primary caregiver. No matter what position you are in.”

― Arundhati Bhattacharya

“The true credit for our safety and security goes to our men and women who are serving in places like Iraq and Afghanistan in the global war on terrorism.”

― Asa Hutchinson

“I like women. I love women.”

― ASAP Rocky

“In most cultures, men represent tradition and women represent change and future. Women, because of their ability to give birth, are more connected to future. Men tend to keep the status quo.”

― Asghar Farhadi

“I feel career women should avoid getting married.”

― Asha Bhosle

“I respect women but do not necessarily believe that women need to compete with men.”

― Ashish Sharma

“You can ask my wife – there has always been mutual respect between us, and I believe women should be respected for what they are; at no point should they feel the need to be like men.”

― Ashish Sharma

“When you look at women and what’s sexy right now, I feel like we’re finally back to a curvaceous healthy body rather than just skinny with fake boobs.”

― Ashlan Gorse Cousteau

“Southern women always know how to make you feel welcome, loved and admired, even when we’re talkin’ smack!”

― Ashlan Gorse Cousteau

“Like many women, I spend much of my working day wearing a variety of cosmetic and personal care products on my skin and hair.”

― Ashlan Gorse Cousteau

“Cricket is semi-pro for women in Australia, but the girls work damn hard, and it’s credit to them to try and grow the sport.”

― Ashleigh Barty

“It’s exciting when there is any growth in women’s sport.”

― Ashleigh Barty

“I think women’s tennis is so open. Anyone in the top 30 can do damage in the big tournaments.”

― Ashleigh Barty

“My hair was curly, and everyone else’s was straight or in micro braids. I didn’t have a lot of money, so I shopped at thrift stores. And I’m petite – I never looked shapely. I remember thinking, ‘Will I ever have that stereotypical round, full butt that people think most black women have? I had to find another way to feel good about myself.”

― Ashleigh Murray

“My mother is gay. She was married to my dad up until I was 9. She was just like, ‘I’m tired of this. I’m just going to be with who I want to be with.’ So I’ve been raised by women, through my mom and also my aunt. My aunt is bi, and most of her partners have been women. I was always surrounded by a very strong tribe of people.”

― Ashleigh Murray

“Society is so quick to encourage women to see each other as competition, but I think it’s important we celebrate and embrace the pieces of our identity we share with others.”

― Ashleigh Murray

“Honestly, at the end of the day, what I want women to know is that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. And that it should not define who you are.”

― Ashley Graham

“Growing up, I had my mom to look up to; J. Lo and Marilyn Monroe were notable curvy women. But I didn’t have anyone with cellulite or back fat telling me they didn’t care.”

― Ashley Graham

“I think women think I’m inspirational because I’m unapologetic. I have cellulite. I have back fat. I’ve got a thick stomach. But I work my body like I don’t because I don’t know any other body. I don’t know how to feel thin. I just know how to feel like Ashley.”

― Ashley Graham

“I don’t like to use the words ‘real women,’ honestly. I like to use the word ‘woman.’ And I say that because there are so many women out there who are naturally thin or are naturally curvy, and I think when we start putting a label on the type of woman, it gets misconstrued and starts to offend people.”

― Ashley Graham

“As women gain weight, they start judging themselves. But who cares! Embrace what you have. Say, ‘Belly, you might be poking out today, but I’m going to choose to love you and nurture you.’”

― Ashley Graham

“There are some days I feel fat. I’m not convinced there’s going to be a moment where every woman in the world wakes up and feels like a million dollars. So, what I want to do is give women the tools that will help when those moments come up. Sometimes it can be as easy as telling yourself that you are beautiful.”

― Ashley Graham

“’Sports Illustrated’ decided to have curvy women not only in their magazine but on the cover of their magazine. Now, that means size diversity is here, and it’s real, and it’s not a trend.”

― Ashley Graham

“As hard as it is, owning who you are and knowing what you want is the only sure path to affirmation… I want women to know they can get out of any situation if they return to their core source of strength: themselves.”

― Ashley Graham

“Curvy models are becoming more and more vocal about the isolating nature of the term ‘plus-size.’ We are calling ourselves what we want to be called – women, with shapes that are our own.”

― Ashley Graham

“I’m giving curvy women a seat at a table that we’ve never been invited to before – a table with high-end fashion people who have never considered us beautiful.”

― Ashley Graham

“I think the word ‘plus-sized’ is so divisive to women.”

― Ashley Graham

“I’m trying to change how women think about themselves.”

― Ashley Graham

“I think that when you use the word ‘plus-size,’ you’re putting all these women in a category: ‘You don’t eat well.’ ‘You don’t work out.’ ‘You could care less about your body.’ ‘You’re insecure.’ ‘You have no confidence.’”

― Ashley Graham

“A lot of bodybuilders have high BMIs. It’s not an indication of your overall health. Like, why put more standards on women saying there’s a maximum BMI? I just think we need to be healthy, and I am.”

― Ashley Graham

“To not see black or Latina women as famous in my industry is crazy! I have to talk about it.”

― Ashley Graham

“’A New Model’ is saying that women should be confident in who they are and that they can be their own role models.”

― Ashley Graham

“I don’t think guys judge curvy women as much as women do. It shocks me how catty some women can be. In my whole life, I only had one guy break up with me over weight.”

― Ashley Graham

“I love women that have an ease to the way they dress. I think Vanessa Paradis and Alexa Chung do that very well.”

― Ashley Madekwe

“As I got a little older, I discovered Lori McKenna and Patty Griffin and found out how many other tools we have as songwriters, that there’s storytelling and there’s ear candy, and that there is a place where they meet, too, and both of those women are really good at doing that.”

― Ashley McBryde

“I feel like it’s the most unnatural thing for two humans, especially of the opposite sex, to live in harmony under one roof. You realize how different men and women are.”

― Ashley Monroe

“The natural superiority of women is a biological fact, and a socially acknowledged reality.”

― Ashley Montagu

“I want to offer plus-size women the opportunity to wear fun colors and to avoid the pitfalls of only wearing black because many curvy girls think it is the only color that is slimming.”

― Ashley Nell Tipton

“A lot of my inspiration is what straight-size women wear – why is there a disconnect from what they wear and what we can wear?”

― Ashley Nell Tipton

“Working Wardrobes needs plus-size clothing donations to help women and men feel confident on their journey to finding a job. This is what we need in today’s world – to lift people up – and Working Wardrobes is doing that.”

― Ashley Nell Tipton

“We, as plus-size women, want the jewelry to fit like it was meant for us. Not like, OK, we’re just going to add a couple links here to make it fit wider necks. I want jewelry that complements us.”

― Ashley Nell Tipton

“It’s so important for me to share my story and inspire other women to feel comfortable in their skin and to know that your size has zero impact on the goals you set for yourself.”

― Ashley Nell Tipton

“I definitely want to go against the grain – break those rules and create clothing that is fun for women and shows their personality and just enjoy wearing it and being fashion-forward.”

― Ashley Nell Tipton

“I feel like, sometimes, plus-size women get scared to show skin… but summer is the time that we can enjoy doing that.”

― Ashley Nell Tipton

“I think the hardest thing is to design for plus-size women. I enjoyed designing for straight-size because there’s no limits. They can basically wear anything, and that’s where I was able to have creative freedom with it.”

― Ashley Nell Tipton

“I love color, and I’m very inspired by curvy women and helping them feel good in their clothes.”

― Ashley Nell Tipton

“It’s going to take baby steps to see a complete turnaround. But there’s been such a positive outcome from seeing it at Fashion Week. Plus-size fashion shows are being more welcomed into Fashion Week, and having more plus-size women in major magazines.”

― Ashley Nell Tipton

“Widening a garment or making it larger is not understanding the real curves of a plus size women.”

― Ashley Nell Tipton

“The wear time on clothing for plus-sized women is half the life span of a straight-sized woman’s clothing. Straight-sized women’s bras can last them three, six months? Our bras don’t last as long as a straight-sized woman’s bras normally do because we have more movement; we have more weight.”

― Ashley Nell Tipton

“I encourage women to wear color, wear stripes, wear sequins – just wear what makes you feel confident and strong. If it looks good and fits well, you’ll look great and feel great, too.”

― Ashley Nell Tipton

“I think it’s empowering for women to be in a relationship or single and have their own independence.”

― Ashley Roberts

“I look at Jessica Alba and think she’s got a great body. I think that’s what women are supposed to look like.”

― Ashley Tisdale

“There have been women who have pioneered and paved the way for me to be able to sit here and to have a platform. And it’s my job and my duty to continue to push the boundary for equality on all spectrums.”

― Ashlyn Harris

“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

“Women have a level of outward compassion that a lot of men don’t necessarily have. Guys feel as deeply as women, but they don’t share it as much.”

― Ashton Kutcher

“The thing that enchants me the most is the ability women have to feel other people’s pain. The total empathy that women have is extraordinary.”

― Ashton Kutcher

“Seriously, women have a level of outward compassion that a lot of men don’t necessarily have. Guys feel as deeply as women, but they don’t share it as much. Learning how to do that more has been a valuable add.”

― Ashton Kutcher

“There is still so much acceptance, representation and visibility needed for trans women of color and gender non-conforming people of color.”

― Asia Kate Dillon

“What we need to do is get rid of ‘men’s’ and ‘women’s’ sections and make sections that are, like, ‘dresses for tall people,’ ‘pants for short people,’ ‘jeans for people with hips,’ you know what I mean?”

― Asia Kate Dillon

“Women are no longer just born to be married. We are here to compete with everyone and make a place for ourselves under the sun on our own.”

― Asin

“Today’s women are not dependent, and I think it’s the biggest sense of freedom.”

― Asin

“I don’t get into any catfights with any of my colleagues. I want to keep a healthy work vibe with them, so I constantly message my women colleagues to keep in touch with them even after our film has wrapped up.”

― Asin

“I so often heard from women that they saw this beautiful fashion, but it didn’t always work for them – whether it was cultural reasons, lifestyle reasons, body type reasons. So it seemed like in my mind there was a gap there, that women really wanted to be able to customize items to fit their needs and their tastes.”

― Aslaug Magnusdottir

“The fashion sector is very hot in New York, especially the fashion tech sector, and a lot of women have been the leaders in the industry.”

― Aslaug Magnusdottir

“There are so many women throughout the world who appreciate beautiful design and have the budget to buy designer fashion but sometimes have a hard time finding the things that they really want or that suit their lifestyle or their culture or whatever it may be.”

― Aslaug Magnusdottir

“Everything is a risk in Pakistan: If you defend women, it’s a risk. If you defend non-Muslims it’s a risk. If you discuss religion, it’s a risk. But you can’t really sit there like a vegetable in your own society. And I’m committed to that society… and I feel I need to turn around and speak as I should.”

― Asma Jahangir

“To set a trap for a handful of promiscuous individuals, the Zina law has laid a minefield for women in difficult circumstances.”

― Asma Jahangir

“There used to be very few women in prisons, but this changed with the introduction of the hudood laws.”

― Asma Jahangir

“The Musharraf government has declared martial law to settle scores with lawyers and judges. Hundreds of innocent Pakistanis have been rounded up. Human rights activists, including women and senior citizens, have been beaten by police. Judges have been arrested and lawyers battered in their offices and the streets.”

― Asma Jahangir

“As a lawyer, many a time I took up difficult and sensitive cases dealing with minorities’ and women’s rights. Yes, I constantly receive threats, and to be very honest, at times it is very scary. But I have to continue my work.”

― Asma Jahangir

“Fortunately, when Benazir Bhutto was prime minister, she banned public whipping of women – banned whipping of women, period, which is a marvelous thing she did.”

― Asma Jahangir

“Women’s rights was thought of as a Western concept. Now people do talk about women’s rights – political parties talk about it, even religious parties talk about it.”

― Asma Jahangir

“We have the tendency of over-legislation regarding women.”

― Asma Jahangir

“Every religion curbs women rights to some extent. Some countries acted against religions and put a ban on wearing hijab, which was also a violation of human rights.”

― Asma Jahangir

“There are some societies where women are not even allowed to drive a car, and that restriction is based in the name of religion and tradition. There are other countries where a woman can be punished if she does not cover her head.”

― Asma Jahangir

“I don’t date girls. I date women.”

― Astro

“The power of women in the politics is a soft power. It is a positive change that our country and other countries in the region… are making by giving a chance to women.”

― Atifete Jahjaga

“I think people would say we have seen consequences of voting for Modi: nothing changed in our lives. Our children still don’t have education. They don’t have jobs. Women are still not safe.”

― Atishi

“On my debut album, I wrote a lot about women and their roles in society.”

― Aubrie Sellers

“I write for those women who do not speak, for those who do not have a voice because they were so terrified, because we are taught to respect fear more than ourselves. We’ve been taught that silence would save us, but it won’t.”

― Audre Lorde

“But the true feminist deals out of a lesbian consciousness whether or not she ever sleeps with women.”

― Audre Lorde

“Black women sharing close ties with each other, politically or emotionally, are not the enemies of Black men.”

― Audre Lorde

“In discussions around the hiring and firing of Black faculty at universities, the charge is frequently heard that Black women are more easily hired than are Black men.”

― Audre Lorde

“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

“We have to consciously study how to be tender with each other until it becomes a habit because what was native has been stolen from us, the love of Black women for each other.”

― Audre Lorde

“When we create out of our experiences, as feminists of color, women of color, we have to develop those structures that will present and circulate our culture.”

― Audre Lorde

“The most valuable blacks are those in prison, those who have the warrior spirit, who had a sense of being African. They got for their women and children what they needed when all other avenues were closed to them.”

― August Wilson

“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

“It is said that a hundred gamecocks will live in perfect harmony together it you do not put a hen with them; and so it would have been with Billy and Bob, had there been no women in the world.”

― Augustus Baldwin Longstreet

“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

“Just as men must give up economic control when their wives share the responsibility for the family’s financial well-being, women must give up exclusive parental control when their husbands assume more responsibility for child care.”

― Augustus Y. Napier

“Black women are supposed to be ‘strong,’ but the burden of carrying our race and carrying our families adds the pressure.”

― Aunjanue Ellis

“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

“Passion in Ireland is denounced as evil and obscene. Women are the snares set for us by the Devil.”

― Austin Clarke

“I love to simplify and edit the contents of just about anything, but women’s closets hold particular appeal to me. I edit mine about four times a year and hold a yearly ‘clothing swap’ to encourage my girlfriends to do the same.”

― Autumn Reeser

“I like playing smart women very, very much because I definitely learn from them.”

― Autumn Reeser

“I like to play strong women.”

― Autumn Reeser

“It’s not enough even to have one black Barbie… because black women are not a monolith.”

― Ava DuVernay

“In Hollywood, there is one dominant voice. It is a white, male, straight gaze. When I talk about positive portrayals of black people and women, I’m saying complexity. I’m not saying goody-two-shoes, everything’s okay. No. The positive view of me is to see me as I am: the ‘good,’ the ‘bad,’ the gray. That is a positive portrayal.”

― Ava DuVernay

“I think that black people making art, women making art, and certainly black women making art is a disruptive endeavor – and it’s one that I enjoy extremely.”

― Ava DuVernay

“You could make the most beautiful film, and that weekend it’s raining too hard on the East Coast, and no one goes out. Artists should have a chance to do it again. That’s the challenge: Women artists don’t get a second chance. People-of-color artists don’t get a second chance. You’re put in director’s jail, and that’s a wrap.”

― Ava DuVernay

“My next project is ‘Venus Vs,’ which is a documentary that follows tennis star Venus Williams and her effort to get equal-award pay for women at Wimbledon. Most people don’t realize that Venus fought for years to make sure women and men winners of that tennis championship received the same amount in award money.”

― Ava DuVernay

“I make films about black women and it doesn’t mean that you can’t see them as a black man, doesn’t mean that he can’t see them as a white man or she can’t see them as a white woman.”

― Ava DuVernay

“I think that women definitely have a special bond as friends that is hard to describe to men, and we don’t often see that portrayed narratively.”

― Ava DuVernay

“I think I am a little jealous of women who have great girlfriends as adults.”

― Ava DuVernay

“It’s emotional for artists who are women and people of color to have less value placed on our worldview.”

― Ava DuVernay

“Women have been trained in our culture and society to ask for what we want instead of taking what we want. We’ve been really indoctrinated with this culture of permission. I think it’s true for women, and I think it’s true for people of color. It’s historic, and it’s unfortunate and has somehow become part of our DNA. But that time has passed.”

― Ava DuVernay

“I never had a desire to be a filmmaker. As a child and a teenager and in college, I was not aware of black women making films.”

― Ava DuVernay

“I want more girls to be able to see themselves behind the camera creating images we all enjoy, and I want to call attention to the fact that women directors are here all over the world.”

― Ava DuVernay

“When we say there’s a dearth of women directors, it’s not that there’s a lack of women who direct: it’s a lack of opportunities and access for women to direct and be supported in that.”

― Ava DuVernay

“There’s something very important about films about black women and girls being made by black women. It’s a reflection as opposed to an interpretation.”

― Ava DuVernay

“You see women struggling to keep it all together while a loved one is in jail. But we don’t hear about them or their struggles in a way that resonates with others. Their stories are so compelling. It’s as if they are in their own little world and no one else sees them.”

― Ava DuVernay

“All black women aren’t sassy, loud, difficult, or subservient. We are, in fact, very complex and very diverse, living very complex and diverse lives. That point cannot be made enough.”

― Ava DuVernay

“To win Best Director at Sundance was beyond anything I could have imagined for myself. It’s still an incredible feeling to know I won. But as happy as I am about winning, I also know many other women of color have directed amazing films over the years that were equally deserving and didn’t win.”

― Ava DuVernay

“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

“If women dabble in rap but they’re not rappers, to get from dabbling to doing it is really difficult, confidence-wise.”

― Awkwafina

“I confront the European elite’s self-image as tolerant ‘while under their noses women are living like slaves.”

― Ayaan Hirsi Ali

“There are some mosques with facilities for women; it’s usually a back room with a back-door entrance.”

― Ayaan Hirsi Ali

“In Holland I have seen well-meaning, principled people blinded by multiculturalism, overwhelmed by the imperative to be sensitive and respectful of immigrant culture, while ignoring criminal abuse of women and girls.”

― Ayaan Hirsi Ali

“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

“I will sit at the table and compromise with anyone in the name of progress, but there are things I’m not willing to compromise and negotiate on, and that is the rights of women, of immigrants, of workers, and of the LGBTQIA community.”

― Ayanna Pressley

“Since being elected to the City Council, I have been unwavering in my commitment to address issues uniquely impacting women and girls and advance policies that stabilize and strengthen our communities.”

― Ayanna Pressley

“I have been really furious about the constant charges being lobbed against me about identity politics that, by the way, are only lobbed against women and candidates of color.”

― Ayanna Pressley

“At the women’s march, we held signs that said, ‘Today we march, tomorrow we run.’ They didn’t believe us, but it’s coming to pass.”

― Ayanna Pressley

“As women we try so hard to be perfect at everything, all the time. It’s impossible.”

― Ayda Field

“I wish I could view the belly that oozes over the top of my pants as a badge of maternal honor. I do try. I make sure that the women whose looks I admire all have sufficient fat reserves to survive a famine, and I make a lot of snide comments about the skeletal likes of Lara Flynn Boyle and Paris Hilton.”

― Ayelet Waldman

“I was born in Israel, to Canadian parents. My father immigrated in 1948, part of a wave of young men and women who came as pioneers, to fight for a Jewish homeland. Their motive was in large part a reaction to the Holocaust, and their slogan was ‘Never Again.’”

― Ayelet Waldman

“I am an adamant feminist. It never occurred to me to take my husband’s name when we married. I am a supporter of abortion rights, of equal pay for equal work, of the rights of women prisoners, of all the time-honored feminist causes, and then some.”

― Ayelet Waldman

“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

“So many women today have become so focused on their children, they’ve developed these romantic entanglements with their children’s lives, and the husbands are secondary. They’re left out. And the romantic focus is on the children.”

― Ayelet Waldman

“I mean, I absolutely call myself a feminist. And by that, I mean a woman who believes that your opportunities should not be constrained by your gender, that women should be entitled to the same opportunities as men.”

― Ayelet Waldman

“It’s never okay to put other women down.”

― Ayesha Curry

“I think, for women in particular, it’s kind of like you’re expected to get married, have a child, and then you get to be a person. But you don’t need someone else – be it a spouse or child – to complete or validate your existence. Being human is enough and should be enough, and I hope that we all come to a point where we can accept that.”

― Ayobami Adebayo

“Women – always in trouble with them, but can’t live without them.”

― Ayrton Senna

“For more than 30 years the Islamic regime and its apologists have tried to dismiss women’s struggle in Iran as part of a western ploy.”

― Azar Nafisi

“I would like to say how much I resent people who say of the Islamic Republic that this is our culture – as if women like to be stoned to death, or as if they like to be married at the age of nine.”

― Azar Nafisi

“Thus the regime has deprived Iranian women not just of their present rights, but also of their history and their past.”

― Azar Nafisi

“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

“In the past 30 years, officials of the Iranian regime and its apologists have labeled criticism, especially with regard to women’s rights, as anti-Islamic and pro-Western, justifying its brutalities by ascribing them to Islam and Iran’s culture.”

― Azar Nafisi

“Religion was used as an ideology, as a system of control. When they forced the veil upon women, they were using it as an instrument of control in the same way that in Mao’s China people were wearing Mao jackets and women were not supposed to wear any makeup.”

― Azar Nafisi

“I work for women. I only think for them. If I didn’t like women, I wouldn’t do this job.”

― Azzedine Alaia

“I think women should be seductive, not triste. There’s enough sadness in life now without making women look sad, too.”

― Azzedine Alaia

“The danger is we’re losing sight of what women really want to wear.”

― Azzedine Alaia

“I make clothes; women make fashion.”

― Azzedine Alaia

“I never followed fashion. It’s women who have dictated my conduct.”

― Azzedine Alaia

“My obsession is to make women beautiful. When you create with that in mind, things can’t go out of fashion.”

― Azzedine Alaia

“I’m always telling young designers to take the time to surround themselves with women.”

― Azzedine Alaia

“It’s important to make women feel confident, because I think they are more important than men.”

― Azzedine Alaia

“Women must know themselves better than anyone. If you have ugly legs, wear long dresses. If you have long, great legs, show them.”

― Azzedine Alaia

“There was a woman in Tunisia called Madame Pinot. She was a midwife and had helped in the birth of my siblings and me. I assisted her. I helped women give birth to a lot of babies when I was very young.”

― Azzedine Alaia

“You know Sarkozy offered me the Legion d’honneur medal? I refused. People said I refused because I don’t like Sarkozy, but that’s ridiculous. I refused because I don’t like decorations – except on women.”

― Azzedine Alaia

“I’ve been married twice. Most women would rather not be married to a traveling blues singer.”

― B. B. King

“I don’t care for the music when they’re talking bad about women because I think women are God’s greatest gift to the planet – I just like music.”

― B. B. King

“Having done ‘M. Butterfly,’ I’m conscious of the choices women make with their clothes and makeup on screen.”

― B. D. Wong

“I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.”

― B. R. Ambedkar

“Indeed, the Muslims have all the social evils of the Hindus and something more. That something more is the compulsory system of purdah for Muslim women. These burka women walking in the streets is one of the most hideous sights one can witness in India.”

― B. R. Ambedkar

“I’ll promise to go easier on drinking and to get to bed earlier, but not for you, fifty thousand dollars, or two-hundred and fifty thousand dollars will I give up women. They’re too much fun.”

― Babe Ruth

“Lying and corruption are in the Iranian society in all sense of the world, and if you do research about married women, you see that a lot of them tell you they get a lot of enjoyment from breaking the rules of corruption, because just for the fact that they break the rules, it makes them oppose the system.”

― Bahman Ghobadi

“Saving our planet, lifting people out of poverty, advancing economic growth… these are one and the same fight. We must connect the dots between climate change, water scarcity, energy shortages, global health, food security and women’s empowerment. Solutions to one problem must be solutions for all.”

― Ban Ki-moon

“Throughout human history, in any great endeavour requiring the common effort of many nations and men and women everywhere, we have learned – it is only through seriousness of purpose and persistence that we ultimately carry the day. We might liken it to riding a bicycle. You stay upright and move forward so long as you keep up the momentum.”

― Ban Ki-moon

“Countries with higher levels of gender equality have higher economic growth. Companies with more women on their boards have higher returns. Peace agreements that include women are more successful. Parliaments with more women take up a wider range of issues – including health, education, anti-discrimination, and child support.”

― Ban Ki-moon

“Achieving gender equality requires the engagement of women and men, girls and boys. It is everyone’s responsibility.”

― Ban Ki-moon

“Climate change, demographics, water, food, energy, global health, women’s empowerment – these issues are all intertwined. We cannot look at one strand in isolation. Instead, we must examine how these strands are woven together.”

― Ban Ki-moon

“Women hold up more than half the sky and represent much of the world’s unrealized potential. They are the educators. They raise the children. They hold families together and increasingly drive economies. They are natural leaders. We need their full engagement… in government, business and civil society.”

― Ban Ki-moon

“All women and girls have the fundamental right to live free of violence. This right is enshrined in international human rights and humanitarian law. And it lies at the heart of my UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign.”

― Ban Ki-moon

“Equality for women is progress for all.”

― Ban Ki-moon

“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

“Women can drive progress towards the central goals of mine action, which aims to increase security, rebuild communities, reclaim land and end the looming fear caused by explosive remnants of war.”

― Ban Ki-moon

“I call for greater measures to involve more women at higher levels in mine action. Governments should do more to address gender in their mine action programmes and through their implementation of the Anti-personnel Mine Ban Convention.”

― Ban Ki-moon

“Within the U.N. itself, I have appointed a record number of women to high-level positions. I did not fill jobs with women just for the sake of it – I looked for the best possible candidate, and I found that if you strip away discrimination, the best possible candidate is often a woman.”

― Ban Ki-moon

“Gender equality and women’s empowerment have been a top priority for me from day one as Secretary-General. And I am committed to making sure that the U.N. leads by example.”

― Ban Ki-moon

“I feel more comfortable being confrontational and authoritative. It’s important for women in this business.”

― Banks

“I think the attraction to Israeli women stems from the fact that we’re exotic and the fact that there are many talented and beautiful women in Israel. I think that there is also greater awareness of Israel than before in the movie industry.”

― Bar Paly

“I just like doing comedies, and think that my timing and love for the genre set me apart from other young women who look like me.”

― Bar Paly

“I see Americans of every party, every background, every faith who believe that we are stronger together: black, white, Latino, Asian, Native American; young, old; gay, straight; men, women, folks with disabilities, all pledging allegiance under the same proud flag to this big, bold country that we love. That’s what I see. That’s the America I know!”

― Barack Obama

“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

“It is in Saudi Arabia’s best interest to allow women to fully participate in its society, and this includes the right to vote and run for office.”

― Barbara Boxer

“Tonight, you are hearing from the Democratic women of the Senate… We stand together on so many issues: economic prosperity, quality education for all, protecting a woman’s right to choose.”

― Barbara Boxer

“More than anything, I think as our country matures, we recognize that women deserve to be treated with respect and dignity.”

― Barbara Boxer

“The Saudi government’s denial of basic rights to women is not only wrong, it hurts Saudi Arabia’s economic development, modernization and prosperity.”

― Barbara Boxer

“Bias has to be taught. If you hear your parents downgrading women or people of different backgrounds, why, you are going to do that.”

― Barbara Bush

“I’m not a competitive person, and I think women like me because they don’t think I’m competitive, just nice.”

― Barbara Bush

“Suddenly women’s lib had made me feel my life had been wasted.”

― Barbara Bush

“I have always found women difficult. I don’t really understand them. To begin with, few women tell the truth.”

― Barbara Cartland

“Among men, sex sometimes results in intimacy; among women, intimacy sometimes results in sex.”

― Barbara Cartland

“A woman asking ‘Am I good? Am I satisfied?’ is extremely selfish. The less women fuss about themselves, the less they talk to other women, the more they try to please their husbands, the happier the marriage is going to be.”

― Barbara Cartland

“That was not what men and women fought for during the war.”

― Barbara Castle

“It is true that they paid much more attention to the trade unions because the trade unions were after all speaking for the rights and conditions of working men and women in their employment.”

― Barbara Castle

“Whatever you got you have to accentuate. I ran my female card up and down the ladder my whole career, because I was in a man’s world. It was worked by women but owned by men. I was the only female owner in my field at that time.”

― Barbara Corcoran

“Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away.”

― Barbara De Angelis

“A man’s brain has a more difficult time shifting from thinking to feeling than a women’s brain does.”

― Barbara De Angelis

“Men aren’t the way they are because they want to drive women crazy; they’ve been trained to be that way for thousands of years. And that training makes it very difficult for men to be intimate.”

― Barbara De Angelis

“Men are just as sensitive, and in some ways more sensitive, than women are.”

― Barbara De Angelis

“As I plotted ‘Blueprints,’ I realized that ageism against women is most obvious in the field of entertainment – and that I needed a TV show in my book.”

― Barbara Delinsky

“After the revolution, let us hope, prisons simply would not exist – if by prisons we mean places that could be experienced by the men and women in them at all as every place that goes by that name now is bound to be experienced.”

― Barbara Deming

“We learn best to listen to our own voices if we are listening at the same time to other women – whose stories, for all our differences, turn out, if we listen well, to be our stories also.”

― Barbara Deming

“Of all the nasty outcomes predicted for women’s liberation… none was more alarming, from a feminist point of view, than the suggestion that women would eventually become just like men.”

― Barbara Ehrenreich

“Like many other women, I could not understand why every man who changed a diaper has felt impelled, in recent years, to write a book about it.”

― Barbara Ehrenreich

“There’s more pressure on women to be chirpy and perky.”

― Barbara Ehrenreich

“Marriage finally became acceptable to the churches when laws were established that could make it a means of depriving women of incomes and property, and making wives the equivalent of slaves.”

― Barbara G. Walker

“I see my role as a scholar announcing that women’s feelings of unworthiness and insecurity often may be traced to training in a male-oriented religion, and I’m trying to investigate a richer spiritual life for both sexes.”

― Barbara G. Walker

“Women’s propensity to share confidences is universal. We confirm our reality by sharing.”

― Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

“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 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

“Women’s art, political art – those categorisations perpetuate a certain kind of marginality which I’m resistant to. But I absolutely define myself as a feminist.”

― Barbara Kruger

“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

“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 am emphatically against the privatization of Social Security. It is going to hurt millions of American women, American families and ultimately the whole country.”

― Barbara Mikulski

“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

“We, the women of the Senate, with President Obama by our side, will keep fighting – our shoulders square, our lipstick on – because you deserve equal pay for your hard work.”

― Barbara Mikulski

“I don’t want women and their families to be left out and left behind. We can fight for them. We will fight for them. They deserve better and I want to give them better.”

― Barbara Mikulski

“The women of the Senate are like the U.S. Olympic team: we come in different sizes, but we sure are united in our determination to do the best for our country!”

― Barbara Mikulski

“Women leading means that Congress is working to create jobs, make quality child care more affordable and strengthen the middle class because we understand that America grows the economy and opportunity from the middle out, not the top down.”

― Barbara Mikulski

“The 77 cents that women make for every dollar men earn makes a real difference to our families – families stretching to make every dollar count.”

― Barbara Mikulski

“Black women as a group have never been fools. We couldn’t afford to be.”

― Barbara Smith

“Black women, whose experience is unique, are seldom recognized as a particular social-cultural entity and are seldom thought to be important enough for serious scholarly consideration.”

― Barbara Smith

“A major problem for Black women, and all people of color, when we are challenged to oppose anti-Semitism, is our profound scepticism that white people can actually be oppressed.”

― Barbara Smith

“Women who are stronger than the society allows them to be often feel a need for something stronger than themselves, and to dissolve into it.”

― Barbara Sukowa

“I have affected the way women are regarded, and that’s important to me.”

― Barbara Walters

“Most attractive males talk to most attractive women as if they were Rotarians comparing sales percentages in Des Moines.”

― Barbara Walters

“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

“When I was younger and really interested in acting, I would look at all the women on TV, and even the ones who were supposed to be ‘geeks’ or ‘less attractive,’ they all looked similar because they were extremely attractive and their bodies were all a certain way.”

― Barbie Ferreira

“I don’t think there’s anything wrong with the word ‘curvy’ or ‘plus-size’ because there are women who identify as that, and I’m not offended by it whatsoever because I don’t feel like being bigger is anything wrong.”

― Barbie Ferreira

“I felt the term ‘plus size’ was inaccurate and kept all these beautiful, stunning women with the widest spectrum of body types I’ve ever seen – mind you, curvy agencies start at a size 6 and go up to a size 18 – from being seen and resonated with.”

― Barbie Ferreira

“I feel it’s very important to remove labels; the progress in fashion will be when people completely cut out the words ‘plus size’ from their vocabulary and accept that women come in many sizes – especially over a size 4. Once that happens, I feel as though inclusiveness of body type will finally start happening.”

― Barbie Ferreira

“A man who graduated high in his class at Yale Law School and made partnership in a top law firm would be celebrated. A man who invested wisely would be admired, but a woman who accomplishes this is treated with suspicion.”

― Barbra Streisand

“Men are allowed to have passion and commitment for their work… a woman is allowed that feeling for a man, but not her work.”

― Barbra Streisand

“Why is it men are permitted to be obsessed about their work, but women are only permitted to be obsessed about men?”

― Barbra Streisand

“Britain beat us to the abolition of slavery; the Isle of Man, New Zealand, and Finland all decided to give women the vote well before the United States. Eventually, we got smart and borrowed these egalitarian innovations.”

― Bari Weiss

“I’ve been in love with both men and women. I’ve been ghosted by both men and women.”

― Bari Weiss

“The leaders of the Women’s March, arguably the most prominent feminists in the country, have some chilling ideas and associations. Far from erecting the big tent so many had hoped for, the movement they lead has embraced decidedly illiberal causes and cultivated a radical tenor that seems determined to alienate all but the most woke.”

― Bari Weiss

“The Women’s March moved me.”

― Bari Weiss

“Ever since Eve gave Adam that forbidden fruit, demonizing and disbelieving women has been the planet-wide policy. You don’t need to reach back to the Pleistocene to see the truth of that.”

― Bari Weiss

“I believe that the ‘believe all women’ vision of feminism unintentionally fetishizes women. Women are no longer human and flawed. They are Truth personified. They are above reproach.”

― Bari Weiss

“I believe that it’s condescending to think that women and their claims can’t stand up to interrogation and can’t handle skepticism.”

― Bari Weiss

“Our culture hasn’t stopped objectifying women. We – men and women both – are just getting better at pretending it’s not happening.”

― Bari Weiss

“While men pretend not to judge women for the way they look, we go to great lengths to pretend we don’t care, either.”

― Bari Weiss

“Women are hypocrites. Women are opportunists. Women are liars. They are abusers and bullies and manipulators. They are capable of cruelty, callousness, and evil. Just like men.”

― Bari Weiss

“’Believe women’ only works as a rule of thumb when all women are good. That myth falls flat outside Victorian England.”

― Bari Weiss

“We need a feminist movement that is robust enough to survive women who have preyed on others without trying to justify their behavior or maligning their victims.”

― Bari Weiss

“Most women who go public with #MeToo stories are fearful for obvious reasons. There is the pain of reliving traumatic experiences. There is the rage of not being believed.”

― Bari Weiss

“I would love to do stuff on camera. That’s what I want to do. It took me a really long time to feel confident as an actor. I think, also, because there’s a weird stigma about musical theater where we treat the men who do musical theater differently than we treat the women in musical theater.”

― Barrett Wilbert Weed

“If everybody in this town connected with politics had to leave town because of chasing women and drinking, you would have no government.”

― Barry Goldwater

“I have beautiful, beautiful clothes, designed by my bachelor boy son, Kenny. Kenny has a big following as it is, and even Lady Gaga has asked Kenny to design dresses for her. But Kenny isn’t very keen on, well, shall we say, extreme women. He likes someone that women all over the world can identify with.”

― Barry Humphries

“Those women with collagen lips just look like frogs – ‘muffin mouths,’ I call them. There’s not a line on their brows, and all the emotion gone from their faces, like all those actresses in ‘Desperate Housewives.’”

― Barry Humphries

“I’m good to women. I treat women with a lot of respect.”

― Barry Keoghan

“It was tough trying to figure out how to put on all the women’s clothes.”

― Barry Watson

“Today in Saudi, women are either at the mercy of their husbands or at the mercy of judges who tend to side with the husbands. The only circumstance that a woman can ask for a divorce or a ‘khali’ is when her husband is in total agreement with her or if she comes from a very powerful family who decide to back her up.”

― Basmah bint Saud

“The way women today are treated in Saudi Arabia is a direct result of the education our children, boys and girls, receive at school.”

― Basmah bint Saud

“Our religious police has the most dangerous effect on society – the segregation of genders, putting the wrong ideas in the heads of men and women, producing psychological diseases that never existed in our country before, like fanatacism.”

― Basmah bint Saud

“My father established the first women’s university in the kingdom, abolished slavery, and tried to establish a constitutional monarchy that separates the position of king from that of prime minister.”

― Basmah bint Saud

“On the whole, it is the rights and freedoms of all citizens that are crucial in Saudi Arabia and from those the rights of women will emanate.”

― Basmah bint Saud

“I could talk for ages about how women are amazing, but essentially we shouldn’t be manipulated by the media’s expectations of our bodies. I’d recommend every woman to read ‘Women Who Run with the Wolves’ – it’s about being in touch with your more wild, free and powerful side.”

― Bat for Lashes

“In the music industry, intelligence in women is undervalued.”

― Bat for Lashes

“’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

“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

“I trained with a locker room and roster full of men, and we were all a family, and they all took care of me like their little sister. It’s what I want out of a locker room. I think it helps the locker room, and it’s a part of the success of the NXT women’s division.”

― Bayley

“Ever since I lost the Women’s Championship to Askua, I feel like I’ve been targeted in a whole different way. People have tried to keep me down and keep me away from the title picture to make sure that I never get a chance again.”

― Bayley

“I love being the NXT Women’s Champion.”

― Bayley

“I’m at the forefront of the NXT women’s division, and it’s really humbling to think that I’m not just a part of this new era but that I’m the leader of it.”

― Bayley

“I’ve beaten some of the wisest, most opportunistic and powerful women, and I will prove to Asuka that she is not unstoppable.”

― Bayley

“My goal is to be the women’s champion, to main event on a regular basis, to be at ‘WrestleMania.’”

― Bayley

“In sitcoms, the women are so beautiful, understanding and well-bred. They have humor, but sort of display it with a twinkle of the eye and not a guffaw. But there’s no juice in that for me.”

― Bea Arthur

“My dream was to become a very small blonde movie star like Ida Lupino and those other women I saw up there on the screen during the Depression.”

― Bea Arthur

“I… was not too happy to suddenly take on this public role thrust upon me. They just assumed I was the Joan of Arc of the women’s movement. And I wasn’t at all. It put a lot of unnecessary pressure on me.”

― Bea Arthur

“I was very shy and withdrawn as a child, but people know me as these assertive women. They are not me.”

― Bea Arthur

“I only ever want to be a part of something that feels good to me, because I’m such a feminist and a believer in the power of women and the stories we have to tell.”

― Beanie Feldstein

“When you have two people who are the smart girls, then the ‘smart’ ceases to exist; they’re just women who are smart.”

― Beanie Feldstein

“Some of the greatest survivors have been women. Look at the courage so many women have shown after surviving earthquakes in the rubble for days on end.”

― Bear Grylls

“And I think maybe all women, if they just had a chance, would be romantic and believe in love and not sex. And men believe in sex and not love.”

― Beatrice Wood

“When I think of the most beautiful women, they’re not supermodels.”

― Becki Newton

“Normally, it’s one or the other – a pretty, straight woman or a more charactery woman who isn’t supposed to be attractive. But women like Tina Fey are leading the charge on being both. You can be funny and attractive.”

― Becki Newton

“We’re changing the way people are going to look at wrestling, women’s wrestling, forever. Forever. And we’re at the start of it? That’s unbelievable. That’s unbelievable! Unbelievable.”

― Becky Lynch

“This was something I always dreamed and wanted to be part of, when women’s wrestling was freakin’ cool, and now it is.”

― Becky Lynch

“When I came into WWE, what I said to myself was, I wanted to change the term from ‘divas’ to ‘women.’”

― Becky Lynch

“When I was younger, I didn’t want to come to WWE because I didn’t fit into the mold. I couldn’t identify myself with the term ‘diva.’ The divas brand was meant to put a spotlight on the women, but the term, to me, felt more glamorous than me.”

― Becky Lynch

“Ronda Rousey changing the game for MMA, you know? Dana White said he’d never have a girl in the Octagon. Ronda Rousey comes along, and she’s the main event any time she’s on. The women, I feel, in the UFC are stealing the show.”

― Becky Lynch

“With women empowerment and women coming together, it’s not about being better than the guys or whatever. It’s just about collaboration; it’s about being equal people and having more of a highlight on women’s athletics and just women being equal in every aspect.”

― Becky Lynch

“I think we have the best women’s division on Smackdown Live. But, I miss Charlotte like a son of a gun. She’s my favorite person to be in the ring with. She’s the most incredible talent, and she keeps improving. When you’ve got a talent like that who’s always stepping up their game, it always keeps you stepping up your game.”

― Becky Lynch

“I’d like there to be consistently more women’s storylines going on at the same time.”

― Becky Lynch

“The women’s national team is a very successful team, and that success has given us a platform to speak on gender equity issues. Millions of young women play soccer in this country, and it’s empowering for them to see that our contribution to the game is valued.”

― Becky Sauerbrunn

“A lot of young women play soccer, and it’s wonderful to give them something to aspire to.”

― Becky Sauerbrunn

“The devadasis have a multilayered story, a story in which poverty, deprivation and injustice against women is central – but what has happened to them is absolutely an outcome of imperialism and the impact of British rule in India.”

― Beeban Kidron

“I’ve walked down the street with Madonna, and I’ve walked down the street with Colin Firth, and it was a little bit more… with Madonna they were a little rougher, but they were all there for Colin. It was amazing. Women adore him. They swoon.”

― Beeban Kidron

“The Greenham women left home for peace: ‘Not in our name!’ they cried. And in doing so, they spoke for millions.”

― Beeban Kidron

“For most women, Greenham was a place of principle, growth and song. Often joyful, sometimes terrifying, and almost always cold. As it got harder, with constant evictions and mounting violence from a frustrated and humiliated police force, the women got more determined. It was a community with a shared purpose – to live in peace.”

― Beeban Kidron

“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

“I absolutely don’t want to suggest that women are unreliable because we’re mothers – on the contrary. But the question of who brings up the kids has a material effect on all women’s careers.”

― Beeban Kidron

“A white woman with a camera in the Devadasi belt of Karnataka is not inconspicuous… it took time for these women to believe that I was not an official, carrying the threat of fine and imprisonment.”

― Beeban Kidron

“Not many young women of my age have been lucky enough to have had a wonderful mentor in their life.”

― Beeban Kidron

“I want to keep playing strong female roles. I don’t mean superheroes, but women who are really alive.”

― Bel Powley

“It sounds so negative of me to say, but I don’t feel like there were many coming-of-age films when I was growing up. I think that when I was a teenager, I felt really misrepresented in the teenage roles that I was watching onscreen. Especially in women.”

― Bel Powley

“We try to push such crazy ideals onto young women: the Hollywood version of what they should look like, what they should do, and the kind of Prince Charming they should be looking for. We should just be proud of who we are, because we can’t be anybody else. So what’s the point of trying?”

― Bel Powley

“I feel confident that I’m presenting myself in a feminist way that is good for young women.”

― Bel Powley

“It is women who bear the race in bloody agony. Suffering is a kind of horror. Blood is a kind of horror. Women are born with horror in their very bloodstream. It is a biological thing.”

― Bela Lugosi

“Women have a predestination to suffering.”

― Bela Lugosi

“It is women who love horror. Gloat over it. Feed on it. Are nourished by it. Shudder and cling and cry out-and come back for more.”

― Bela Lugosi

“Most of my mentors in my early career were men; I’m happy to see today the partnership between the newer generation coming through and more senior women leaders helping others advance their careers.”

― Belinda Johnson

“Programs that encourage mentorship, workshops that teach women how to self advocate, and even employee resource groups that are focused on women in the workplace are all very powerful outlets that foster safe-space conversations.”

― Belinda Johnson

“We want for everyone to be treated with dignity and respect in any situation. And so we’ve been thinking about how do we use our platform to empower women. More than half of our hosts are women, and many are using the extra income to start their own businesses.”

― Belinda Johnson

“Lead by example. Women often wait for permission instead of acting, and I try to encourage bold action.”

― Belinda Johnson

“Whether we work in the private, public, or nonprofit sectors, International Women’s Day is a time for us to think about how we can all step up and do everything in our power to help women make real economic progress.”

― Belinda Johnson

“While Airbnb cannot singlehandedly level the playing field for women, I believe we can play a role in enabling women around the world to follow their passions and design the lives they want.”

― Belinda Johnson

“Even with uncertainty around the future of work in an increasingly automated world, Airbnb will remain a way for women to achieve greater financial independence and social empowerment in the years ahead.”

― Belinda Johnson

“My best advice to young women looking to get into both travel and tech is to put yourself out there, get out of your comfort zone, and be persistent.”

― Belinda Johnson

“Whenever women struggle with breast cancer and face better care than ever, that’s feminism.”

― bell hooks

“I’m so disturbed when my women students behave as though they can only read women, or black students behave as though they can only read blacks, or white students behave as though they can only identify with a white writer.”

― bell hooks

“No other group in America has so had their identity socialized out of existence as have black women… When black people are talked about the focus tends to be on black men; and when women are talked about the focus tends to be on white women.”

― bell hooks

“I get so tired of people acting like, you know, black men and women never help each other, never support each other.”

― bell hooks

“I think the Women’s movement has had a major impact on everybody’s lives in our nation and in the world as a whole.”

― bell hooks

“What’s really sad is that so many young women between the ages of 16 and 25 are ignorant and they already believe that women get the same pay as men. They don’t even really understand that equality hasn’t happened with the pay force.”

― bell hooks

“I think the number one thing Black women and all Black people should be paying attention to is our health.”

― bell hooks

“As women, we know that we must always find ways to change the process because the present institutions want to hold on to power and keep the status quo.”

― Bella Abzug

“Imperfect though it may be, the Beijing Platform for Action is the strongest statement of consensus on women’s equality, empowerment and justice ever produced by governments.”

― Bella Abzug

“We are bringing women into politics to change the nature of politics, to change the vision, to change the institutions. Women are not wedded to the policies of the past. We didn’t craft them. They didn’t let us.”

― Bella Abzug

“When I first became a lawyer, only 2% of the bar was women. People would always think I was a secretary. In those days, professional women in the business world wore hats. So I started wearing hats.”

― Bella Abzug

“Working women wore hats. It was the only way they would take you seriously.”

― Bella Abzug

“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

“There are those who maintain that in this world women have no right to interfere in the affairs of state, in politics, in plots and counter-plots. Others that are who, more chivalrous, are willing to admit that women have as much right to act, think, and speak as men.”

― Belle Boyd

“I do not believe in sex distinction in literature, law, politics, or trade – or that modesty and virtue are more becoming to women than to men, but wish we had more of it everywhere.”

― Belva Lockwood

“Out of the thousand writers huffing and puffing through movieland, there are scarcely fifty men and women of wit and talent… Yet, in a curious way, there is not much difference between the product of a good writer and a bad one. They both have to toe the same mark.”

― Ben Hecht

“I have always enjoyed the company of women.”

― Ben Lewin

“The security of our nation depends on the men and women who are willing to sacrifice their safety, and possibly their lives, to protect the freedoms the rest of us enjoy.”

― Ben Nelson

“Americans will forever be proud of the brave men and women of our armed forces who served in World War II, and we will never forget those who paid the last full measure of devotion for our country. Their service protected our freedom and changed the course of history around the world.”

― Ben Rhodes

“To be sure, the United States will be eternally proud of our civilian leaders and the men and women of our armed forces who served in World War II for their sacrifice at a time of maximum peril to our country and our world.”

― Ben Rhodes

“A lot of the messed-up stuff that men inflict on women is kind of a symptom of the messed-up stuff that they should be dealing with themselves.”

― Ben Schnetzer

“Men and women succeed because they find a field of endeavor that matches their interests and abilities.”

― Ben Stein

“As a woman leader, I thought I brought a different kind of leadership. I was interested in women’s issues, in bringing down the population growth rate… as a woman, I entered politics with an additional dimension – that of a mother.”

― Benazir Bhutto

“You can tell the strength of a nation by the women behind its men.”

― Benjamin Disraeli

“The pressure is on the women to be particularly small, and then not only that, the whole package. It’s extreme.”

― Benjamin Koldyke

“From a male perspective, you don’t think about how much outward pressure and importance you put on how women look.”

― Benjamin Koldyke

“When women are encouraged to be competitive, too many of them become disagreeable.”

― Benjamin Spock

“A generation of women has grown up thinking of reproductive freedom as a constitutional right, and the Court should not casually take away rights that it has determined the Constitution guarantees.”

― Benjamin Wittes

“Both of us are lucky because we married women who are amazing cooks.”

― Benji Madden

“Sending our young men and women into battle is perhaps the most serious course of action a Nation can undertake.”

― Bennie Thompson

“I used to watch all these great fat women in the audience laughing at the comic, and I would think how wonderful it would be to be that man. He was surrounded by pretty girls, he obviously got more money than anyone else, and everyone loved him.”

― Benny Hill

“I’m 50% Asian actually, so yes I was born in Paris but I feel more international than French so I can’t talk about French women.”

― Berenice Marlohe

“I got quite bored, serving in the bar. Since I was there, the customers wouldn’t talk about women, and with half their subject matter denied them, it was: horses, silence; horses, silence.”

― Bernadette Devlin

“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

“I have a big problem when the sanctimonious, holier than thou congressmen and women go on national television for six hours and beat somebody up with a stick, and not because I’m ‘Ms. Manners.’ That’s not what bothers me. People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.”

― Bernard Goldberg

“I’m not downplaying my age – because humankind is such that people run away from their age. Especially women. Guys pretend not to care, but they do. Age is not a good thing to most human beings. But, being an alien, I embrace it.”

― Bernard Hopkins

“I’m glad I’m not bisexual. I couldn’t stand being rejected by men as well as women.”

― Bernard Manning

“Women have a favorite room, men a favorite chair.”

― Bernard Williams

“Yes, we become stronger when men and women, young and old, gay and straight, native-born and immigrant fight together to create the kind of country we all know we can become.”

― Bernie Sanders

“Finally, let us 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

“Low-income people, racial or ethnic minorities, pregnant women, seniors, people with special needs, people in rural areas – they all have a much harder time accessing a dentist than other groups of Americans.”

― Bernie Sanders

“I am not aware how you succeed politically when you insult women, who far more than men consistently provide you with great margins of support.”

― Bernie Sanders

“If you ask me about my views on the environment, on women’s rights, on gay rights, I am liberal. I don’t have a problem with that at all. Some of my best friends are liberal.”

― Bernie Sanders

“Love is something far more than desire for sexual intercourse; it is the principal means of escape from the loneliness which afflicts most men and women throughout the greater part of their lives.”

― Bertrand Russell

“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

“Aristotle could have avoided the mistake of thinking that women have fewer teeth than men, by the simple device of asking Mrs. Aristotle to keep her mouth open while he counted.”

― Bertrand Russell

“I decided blacks should not have to experience the difficulties I had faced, so I decided to open a flying school and teach other black women to fly.”

― Bessie Coleman

“Women’s music is underrepresented.”

― Beth Anderson

“My book, ‘The Total Me-Tox,’ is about self-care and self-love and how they lead to success and empowerment. My goal is to encourage women to be their best selves in a warm, friendly way. Think human, not superhuman.”

― Beth Behrs

“Women have been funny for years.”

― Beth Behrs

“What is clear is that business leaders must commit to champion change – to be transparent about their goals for change, to align their incentives systems to drive the change, and to make sure their work environments are flexible in a way that allows men and women who choose to work to be able to achieve all of their potential.”

― Beth Brooke

“We all know business financial performance improves when more women are in senior levels of management and leadership.”

― Beth Brooke

“Not only do the majority of senior women executives have sports in their background, they recognize that the behaviors and techniques learned through sports are critical to motivating teams and improving performance in a corporate environment.”

― Beth Brooke

“Some companies are already investing in women and thereby betting on a brighter future – for a workforce just waiting to blossom, for emerging economies whose development depends on this new talent, and, of course, for their own financial growth.”

― Beth Brooke

“Research shows that women at that mid level tend to get promoted based on performance, and men tend to get promoted based on potential.”

― Beth Brooke

“I find it fascinating that sport has such a strong connection to success in business. Arguably, C-suite women are some of the most successful women, and more than half of them played at a more advanced level than just the general population of women in business that had sport in their background.”

― Beth Brooke

“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

“Sponsorship involves putting your own political capital at risk, so they are going to help that person to succeed. Women get promoted; they don’t get sponsored. Women know they are on their own if they get that promotion.”

― Beth Brooke

“Mentorship has been an excuse not to promote women.”

― Beth Brooke

“I feel sorry… for people who’ve had skinny privilege and then have it taken away from them. I have had a lifetime to adjust to seeing how people treat women who aren’t their idea of beautiful and therefore aren’t their idea of useful, and I had to find ways to become useful to myself.”

― Beth Ditto

“As a kid, I was always mad – just noticing the women at Thanksgiving, running around the kitchen, while the men were watching football. For one, I don’t want to cook, and for two, I hate football. I was stuck in the middle.”

― Beth Ditto

“I love smart commercial fiction. Susan Isaacs, for example and the readers who interest me are, in the preponderance, women. I am one of them; I like the books they like.”

― Beth Gutcheon

“We were so hungry for ‘Sex and the City’ that even though it was heightened and written by gay men, we just needed to see different women on television. Give us another movie.”

― Beth Littleford

“The heart of ‘Truevine’ is about the travails of two strong black women who agitate to get justice for their family.”

― Beth Macy

“I ask women to check the feelings they have about themselves before they do something. If you’re doing it out of a sense of desperation and need, don’t do it.”

― Beth Moore

“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 want women to love Jesus! That is what I would give every single thing I have for, every earthly good I’ve got. That is the greatest desire of my heart.”

― Beth Moore

“I think that what women need to hear is that there is life after failure.”

― Beth Moore

“I love the romance of the ’40s. It was the perfect time to live. Technology wasn’t so advanced that it made life more difficult, but it was just enough that you can send a phone call or a telegram. And people still took pride in how they looked. The men got dressed up and the women got dressed up and they took care of themselves.”

― Bethany Joy Lenz

“My recipes aren’t geared towards women; my books are marketed towards women because women are the biggest market for weight loss, weight management and weight maintenance and for cooking.”

― Bethenny Frankel

“Thinking about women who can’t have their own baby, even the first baby, I’m really lucky.”

― Bethenny Frankel

“There is no excuse for making disrespectful and demeaning comments about women.”

― Beto O’Rourke

“With over 3 million women battling breast cancer today, everywhere you turn there is a mother, daughter, sister, or friend who has been affected by breast cancer.”

― Betsey Johnson

“Women on television are not a fad; we are not a trend – we are a reality!”

― Betsy Beers

“What’s not fascinating about ‘Wonder Woman?’ She’s powerful. She’s strong. She gets her strength from other women. She kicks butt in the world. You know, she’s bulletproof, which is appealing. But she also has the Lasso of Truth. That’s the thing I would want most, that Lasso of Truth. Because in politics, it would be very handy.”

― Betsy Hodges

“Strong women only marry weak men.”

― Bette Davis

“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

“I’ve always liked men better than women.”

― Bette Davis

“I was never very interested in boys – and there were plenty of them – vying with one another to see how many famous women they would get into the hay.”

― Bette Davis

“It was critical to finding a way out. I had assumed young women knew the history of feminism and must have felt gratitude to the movement for the opportunities that the work we have done has afforded them.”

― Betty Buckley

“Sacrifice, sacrifice, sacrifice! That’s the condition of the female. Women have been conditioned to sacrifice for centuries.”

― Betty Dodson

“The search for human freedom can never be complete without freedom for women.”

― Betty Ford

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

― Betty Friedan

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

― Betty Friedan

“Men are not the enemy, but the fellow victims. The real enemy is women’s denigration of themselves.”

― Betty Friedan

“The feminine mystique has succeeded in burying millions of American women alive.”

― Betty Friedan

“I went to the Women’s March in D.C. on January 21, and I, looking around, was thinking, Wow, something that bonds all of us is that we’ve been silent-screaming in our bathrooms, alone, in between sarcastic lunches.”

― Betty Gilpin

“The practice of putting women on pedestals began to die out when it was discovered that they could give orders better from there.”

― Betty Grable

“I think older women still have a full life.”

― Betty White

“I was one of the first women producers in Hollywood.”

― Betty White

“If you have one good series, you know, it’s a blessing. Two good series is unusual. Three is a phenomenon, but right now, I’m working with these wonderful women on ‘Hot in Cleveland,’ and Valerie Bertinelli, and Wendy Malick and Jane Leeves are like, it’s like the buddy-ship we had on ‘Golden Girls’ and ‘Mary Tyler Moore.’”

― Betty White

“War has traditionally been a man’s work, although we know that often women were the cause of violence.”

― Betty Williams

“The voice of women, the voice of those most closely involved in bringing forth new life, has not always been listened to when it pleaded and implored against the waste of life in war after war.”

― Betty Williams

“The voice of women has a special role and a special soul force in the struggle for a nonviolent world.”

― Betty Williams

“I don’t think I’m yet peaceful because I have to struggle every day within myself when I see the suffering of the people of the world, the women and the children. And fury sets in. But I have to transform that and take it out and do something positive with it – but I have to do that sometimes minute to minute.”

― Betty Williams

“There’s nothing women can’t do. There’s absolutely nothing we can’t do. We’re far stronger in a lot of ways than men. Way, way stronger than men. And that’s my message to any woman I meet – that includes you – there’s nothing you can’t do, and you know that.”

― Betty Williams

“I respect women that have a voice and use it for a proper reason.”

― Betty Wright

“Women have to be very vigilant, and demand the very best in public schools, health care and pay, those things that men and women of this state value are at risk.”

― Bev Perdue

“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

“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

“There is a growing strength in women but it’s in the forehead, not the forearm.”

― Beverly Sills

“I truly believe that women should be financially independent from their men. And let’s face it, money gives men the power to run the show. It gives men the power to define value. They define what’s sexy. And men define what’s feminine. It’s ridiculous.”

― Beyonce Knowles

“I remember being in Japan when Destiny’s Child put out ‘Independent Women,’ and women there were saying how proud they were to have their own jobs, their own independent thinking, their own goals. It made me feel so good, and I realized that one of my responsibilities was to inspire women in a deeper way.”

― Beyonce Knowles

“In traditional Hindu families like ours, men provided and women were provided for. My father was a patriarch and I a pliant daughter. The neighborhood I’d grown up in was homogeneously Hindu, Bengali-speaking, and middle-class. I didn’t expect myself to ever disobey or disappoint my father by setting my own goals and taking charge of my future.”

― Bharati Mukherjee

“Priyanka Chopra – I have actually adored her since I was 10, maybe, when she became Miss India. She’s just super strong, and I crush on all strong women!”

― Bhumi Pednekar

“My parents always told me that we won’t get you married until you are independent. Women have always been celebrated in my house.”

― Bhumi Pednekar

“I love being an actor so much because, as a person, I would be conscious about pimples and weight because I love vanity, and I own up to it. I have been like that since I was a child, but where my characters are concerned, they are such confident women that I love celebrating my flaws on screen.”

― Bhumi Pednekar

“The sad truth of our country is that Indian women don’t get a moment of rest.”

― Bhumi Pednekar

“I am an opinionated feminist. I can never say or do anything against women.”

― Bhumi Pednekar

“Women, especially in rural India, have to undergo such suffering and pain. It is important for our cinema to address their pain, anger, and frustration.”

― Bhumi Pednekar

“As a woman, my stance is that I’m a fighter, and in no way will I support any kind of injustice against women in our society.”

― Bhumi Pednekar

“Women face so much at various levels – it can be as simple as the common belief that a woman is incapable of doing certain things or the fact that even if you do something wrong to her, she won’t speak up for fear of embarrassment… The time is here that we all should fight against such wrongs.”

― Bhumi Pednekar

“I want to change the sport for the better. I want to do a lot for women’s tennis.”

― Bianca Andreescu

“I really love women that manage to be amazing in their age.”

― Bianca Balti

“A man who gets divorced is not forever going to be talked about for it. There are very different standards that we have for women than we have for men.”

― Bianca Jagger

“The music industry is hard work, especially for women. A lot of people pit us against each other, comparing two body types or two women that are completely different. It’s a lot of pressure.”

― Bibi Bourelly

“A lot of senior artists say that they support women, but they have a machine of people behind them telling them to be that way. l don’t think it’s always true and genuine.”

― Bibi Bourelly

“WWE is a team. Out of the billions of people on this planet, the 75-80 men and women on the roster have the opportunity to call themselves WWE superstars. That’s a very small percentage of people. They are in a position to be thankful.”

― Big Show

“American men are like women.”

― Bikram Choudhury

“Something about glamour interested me. All my schoolbooks had drawings of women on terraces with a cocktail and a cigarette.”

― Bill Blass

“Each individual piece is a calculated attempt to entice women to add to their wardrobe.”

― Bill Blass

“Cable made the Food Network possible. It was invented in 1993 by Reese Schoenfeld, a co-founder of CNN, who was convinced that its natural audience was women – millions of them.”

― Bill Buford

“I gotta be honest with you. I’m kind of jealous of the way my dad gets to talk to my mom sometimes. Where are all those old-school women you can just take your day out on? When did they stop making those angels?”

― Bill Burr

“When it comes to two of the big social earthquakes in the last fifty years – which are the gay movement and the women’s movement – I think there is a direct line from Kinsey to those.”

― Bill Condon

“Not only is women’s work never done, the definition keeps changing.”

― Bill Copeland

“I don’t pay attention to celebrities. I don’t photograph them. They don’t dress so… interestingly. They have stylists. I prefer real women who have their own taste.”

― Bill Cunningham

“The problem is I’m not a good photographer. To be perfectly honest, I’m too shy. Not aggressive enough. Well, I’m not aggressive at all. I just loved to see wonderfully dressed women, and I still do. That’s all there is to it.”

― Bill Cunningham

“I could never concentrate on Sunday church services because I’d be concentrating on women’s hats.”

― Bill Cunningham

“I just loved to see wonderfully dressed women, and I still do. That’s all there is to it.”

― Bill Cunningham

“Women have always been a good influence on me.”

― Bill Cunningham

“Imagine having all of your freedoms taken away, being forced to work against your will, and constantly living under the threat of violence – in short, being forced to live as a slave. Sadly, this situation is a reality for millions of children, women, and men each year as part of the global human trafficking industry.”

― Bill Flores

“America’s history is exemplified in the efforts of the men and women who died for our country. The one thing that they all have in common is their selfless love for our nation and their courage to stand up to protect and defend it. They raised their gaze in the face of conflict, believed in what America could be, and pushed forward.”

― Bill Flores

“On Memorial Day, we remember the service of those brave military men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice defending and protecting our freedoms.”

― Bill Flores

“The freedoms and prosperity we enjoy in America are thanks to the brave men and women who have served in our armed forces.”

― Bill Foster

“The valor and courage of our young women and men in the armed services are a shining example to all of the world, and we owe them and their families our deepest respect.”

― Bill Frist

“By improving health, empowering women, population growth comes down.”

― Bill Gates

“There are some really funny women at ‘SNL,’ man.”

― Bill Hader

“I grew up with my two sisters and my mom, so it’s my lot in life to be surrounded by women.”

― Bill Hader

“Men and women motivated by faith have every right and obligation to bring their belief and commitment to the public debate. However, that is very different from the governmental establishment of religion that our founders warned against and our constitution prohibits.”

― Bill Haslam

“Women priests. Great, great. Now there’s priests of both sexes I don’t listen to.”

― Bill Hicks

“Women cannot complain about men anymore until they start getting better taste in them.”

― Bill Maher

“What Democratic congressmen do to their women staffers, Republican congressmen do to the country.”

― Bill Maher

“Most of the men and women who vote in Congress each year to continue subsidies have taken campaign donations from big energy companies.”

― Bill McKibben

“Parties are only bad when a fight breaks out, when men fight over women or vice versa. Someone takes a fall, an ambulance comes, and the police arrive. If you can avoid those things, pretty much all behaviour is acceptable.”

― Bill Murray

“I wanted to be a journalist, I thought it was glamorous and that I’d meet beautiful women in the rain.”

― Bill Nighy

“With breast cancer, it’s all about detection. You have to educate young women and encourage them to do everything they have to do.”

― Bill Rancic

“The ability to mingle with so many countries and cultures is extremely valuable for men and women.”

― Bill Toomey

“Now that women are jockeys, baseball umpires, atomic scientists, and business executives, maybe someday they can master parallel parking.”

― Bill Vaughan

“In the public eye, girls and women with strong perspectives are hated. If you’re a girl with an opinion, people just hate you. There are still people who are afraid of successful women, and that’s so lame.”

― Billie Eilish

“Men can have a huge turnover of sponsorship and still survive a lot better than the women. But the women’s ratings are better, at least at home in the United States than in the men’s tennis.”

― Billie Jean King

“I always liked co-ed events best so we have two men and two women on each team.”

― Billie Jean King

“In 1973, women got 59 cents on the dollar; now we are getting 74 cents on the dollar. In the area of finance and business, we are at 68 cents on the dollar.”

― Billie Jean King

“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

“When they take surveys of women in business, of the Fortune 500, the successful women, 80% of them, say they were in sports as a young woman.”

― Billie Jean King

“Women’s sports is still in its infancy. The beginning of women’s sports in the United States started in 1972, with the passage of Title 9 for girls to finally get athletic scholarships.”

― Billie Jean King

“Women get the attention when we get into the men’s arena, and that’s sad.”

― Billie Jean King

“In the seventies we had to make it acceptable for people to accept girls and women as athletes. We had to make it okay for them to be active. Those were much scarier times for females in sports.”

― Billie Jean King

“When we reach the point where the women athletes are getting their pick of dates just as easily as the men athletes, then we’ve really and truly arrived. Parity at last!”

― Billie Jean King

“She raised me to not think of men and women as different. She raised me without gender. It’s kind of the reason she named me Billie. It’s not about being a strong woman – it’s about being a strong person.”

― Billie Lourd

“The great thing about women directors is that they’re not only involved in the performances – they can gauge where we all are personally and know how to direct us better because of that.”

― Billie Lourd

“’Scream Queens’ was so much fun, kind of like a big sorority. And ‘American Horror Story’ is very serious, like a really hip family of middle-aged women. The deaths were fun on ‘Scream Queens’; the deaths on ‘Horror Story’ are very real and intense, and you have to be emotionally prepped for them.”

― Billie Lourd

“The public is probably more suspicious of poets than women, and maybe for good reason.”

― Billy Collins

“Women need a reason to have sex. Men just need a place.”

― Billy Crystal

“Scripture is filled with examples of men and women whom God used late in life, often with great impact – men and women who refused to use old age as an excuse to ignore what God wanted them to do.”

― Billy Graham

“I don’t eat with beautiful women alone.”

― Billy Graham

“Everyone thinks of the roaring twenties and associates it with decadence and flappers, female sexual liberation, the freedom of women to express themselves, the beginning of feminism. But it was also a time of huge, huge change.”

― Billy Howle

“I’m probably writing music now for the same reason as I started writing songs when I was 14 – to meet women.”

― Billy Joel

“A revival does two things. First, it returns the Church from her backsliding and second, it causes the conversion of men and women; and it always includes the conviction of sin on the part of the Church. What a spell the devil seems to cast over the Church today!”

― Billy Sunday

“You can’t raise the standard of women’s morals by raising their pay envelope. It lies deeper than that.”

― Billy Sunday

“I want to tell women that you need to love yourself and make yourself a priority. It’s only when you are happy yourself, can you make everyone else around you happy. I am still a dreamer and still believe in fairy tales, but there is only that much one should give another person. You need to keep something for yourself.”

― Bipasha Basu

“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

“As women, we tend to take the easy way out in showbiz. I have done movies where all I did was look pretty in every frame.”

― Bipasha Basu

“For the longest time, Indian women have been okay with being curvy. But I think the modern Indian woman needs to get toned. I don’t endorse being thin. Anorexia and bulimia are a reality in India because everybody wants to be thin.”

― Bipasha Basu

“I should point out that I was intimately involved with a group of women here a year and a half ago when there was an effort made by a right wing element in the President’s party to get him to turn back the clock.”

― Birch Bayh

“If you go for an audition, you have a character description, and for the women, it’s always about being beautiful, sexy. And for the men it’s more about the character than how he appears physically. That annoys me.”

― Birgitte Hjort Sorensen

“Quite a lot of British women stop working when they have children, and that is rarely the case in Denmark. We have a very flat, structured way of approaching everything. Nobody’s the boss. In a sense, we’re all equal.”

― Birgitte Hjort Sorensen

“I would just like to say something to all the women out there. You’re not the only one that’s probably going through something, so I feel as though if one person speaks up, maybe it – hopefully – will be a domino effect.”

― Blac Chyna

“Sex in the City was a different kind of phenomenon because of the show itself is a phenomenon and to me that’s successful because to resonate with women across the board for six years and have only one African-American actor pass through for one episode.”

― Blair Underwood

“Team Griffin Foundation is a foundation trying to inspire young men and women to give them organization, give them something to have, kind of like when I was growing up. I had people who were supporting me, giving me the right tools that I needed to be able to achieve my dreams.”

― Blake Griffin

“When I see old movies with women in floor-length dressing gowns, or when they’re going to the store and they’ve got a pillbox hat with a net over the eyes and white gloves, I’m offended that I can’t go to the store like that.”

― Blake Lively

“Michael Buble is seriously my favorite entertainer. Have you ever seen the guy in concert? He’s hilarious. Women love him. Guys want to meet him. He has everything that I wish I could do onstage. And I’m guessin’ he’s a good-lookin’ guy – although he’s not one of ‘People’ magazine’s sexiest men.”

― Blake Shelton

“We still have tremendous work ahead of us to ensure that women have equal opportunities in the workplace and in our society.”

― Blanche Lincoln

“Some pro-life advocates focus almost exclusively on the rights and suffering of the unborn baby, while some pro-choice advocates focus equally exclusively on the rights and suffering of pregnant women. This is a distortion of the moral choice that confronts us as a society.”

― Blase J. Cupich

“I feel like I’m a very good role model for women.”

― Blu Cantrell

“I am a role model, definitely and I definitely support women.”

― Blu Cantrell

“I try to avoid a specific image. I seek to play as many different women as I can to avoid having a label put on me.”

― Blythe Danner

“It is noticeable how many times you see a panel at a conference made up of all men or look into the audience and see very few women, whether it is an event focused on technology or business.”

― Blythe Masters

“If you exclude your talent base from the benefits of hiring and deploying and making women successful, you’re going to do less well than businesses that do a better job on that front.”

― Blythe Masters

“When you look at women who have had plastic surgery, they have lost something – usually an expression, something unique to their face.”

― Bo Derek

“I think it’s clear to most people that the description of pro-life Democrat is accurate. I’ve been very consistent. What it means is I try to support policies that help women and children both before and after birth.”

― Bob Casey, Jr.

“In college, I got interested in news because the world was coming apart. The civil rights movement, the antiwar movement, the women’s right movement. That focused my radio ambitions toward news.”

― Bob Edwards

“I’m a hugger of both men and women. As it turns out that those are taken in an offensive manner, I need to have a greater sense of awareness of what I am doing, and we will correct that, and I am taking those steps.”

― Bob Filner

“To all the women that I’ve offended, I had no intention to be offensive, to violate any physical or emotional space. I was trying to establish personal relationships, but the combination of awkwardness and hubris led to behavior that I think many found offensive.”

― Bob Filner

“And whereas women had to fight to find their way into the workforce, men are now fighting to reclaim their place in the family structure.”

― Bob Geldof

“90% of the divorces are initiated by women. That is really odd. Why? What’s going on? What’s the great discontent at the heart of it?”

― Bob Geldof

“One of the things I’ve realised is that I am very simple. My wife asked me once if I loved her. I said: ‘Look love, I’m a simple man. I love you. End of story.’ But I guess you gotta keep saying it with women. I guess she needed reassurance.”

― Bob Hoskins

“I realised one day that men are emotional cripples. We can’t express ourselves emotionally, we can only do it with anger and humour. Emotional stability and expression comes from women.”

― Bob Hoskins

“I’d say I am partial to women.”

― Bob Hoskins

“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

“I don’t think the objective of an abortion clinic is to try to talk women out of having the procedure. That obviously would not be positive for their bottom line.”

― Bob McDonnell

“The principles of fairness and equality for working men and women are deeply interwoven within the fabric of our nation’s history.”

― Bob Menendez

“The men and women who serve in our military have won for us every hour we live in freedom, sometimes at the expense of the very hours of the lifetimes they had hoped to live.”

― Bob Riley

“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

“Sure, women sportswriters look when they’re in the clubhouse. Read their stories. How else do you explain a capital letter in the middle of a word?”

― Bob Uecker

“So much of what I do is about inspiring and empowering women.”

― Bobbi Brown

“The most common mistakes women make when applying makeup are not applying it in the proper light and not using their hands as blending tools.”

― Bobbi Brown

“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

“I am in an industry that makes women feel bad about themselves, absolutely.”

― Bobbi Brown

“I never in a million years thought I would be the person to go to for self-esteem; that was not my intent. But I happen to love beauty, I love the way people look, and I love making women look beautiful.”

― Bobbi Brown

“I rejected the traditional notion of ‘women’s work,’ but I never thought of my early ambitions in a feminist way, exactly. Primarily I rebelled against apathy and limited education. I was rejecting a whole way of life that I thought trapped everyone.”

― Bobbie Ann Mason

“I think women’s wrestling has had a hard time because of GLOW. When GLOW came out, it looked like somebody was ripping off the male industry. Everybody made fun of it. WOW is a great product. It’s produced right. It’s got a little story line, and it’s got good-looking girls who can work and can talk.”

― Bobby Heenan

“No matter where people stand on the policies that led to the conflicts, Americans recognize the depth of sacrifice and patriotism of our men and women in uniform. Everyone agrees these heroes deserve every advantage we can give them.”

― Bobby Kotick

“Billie Jean King is one of the all-time tennis greats; she’s one of the superstars. She’s ready for the big one, but she doesn’t stand a chance against me. Women’s tennis is so far beneath men’s tennis; that’s what makes the contest with a 55-year-old man the greatest contest of all time.”

― Bobby Riggs

“Women’s tennis? I think it stinks. They hit the ball back and forth, have a lot of nice volleys, and you can see some pretty legs. But it’s night and day compared to men’s tennis.”

― Bobby Riggs

“No. 1, women should be in the bedroom. No. 2, get to the kitchen. No. 3, support the man, support the king.”

― Bobby Riggs

“No woman ever lived who could compete with a man on an equal basis – even a 55-year-old man. There’s a lot of talk about Women’s Lib. They feel they’re worth as much as the guys, but they can’t play a lick if they can’t beat a 55-year-old guy.”

― Bobby Riggs

“Women belong in the bedroom and the kitchen, in that order.”

― Bobby Riggs

“Women play about twenty-five percent as good as men, so they should get about twenty-five percent of the money men get.”

― Bobby Riggs

“I consider myself just a lovable old man who just loves women. I’ve reversed 100 percent.”

― Bobby Riggs

“Billie and I did wonders for women’s tennis. They owe me a piece of their checks.”

― Bobby Riggs

“The best way to handle women is to keep them pregnant and barefoot.”

― Bobby Riggs

“That’s the trouble with the women’s game. Those women think they’re men, and they go off hitting all over the place. They’d be better off if they’d played like women.”

― Bobby Riggs

“Women should do kitchen work and take care of babies.”

― Bobby Riggs

“I like women. I like them so much, I think every man should own two.”

― Bobby Riggs

“Women who can, do. Those who can’t become feminists.”

― Bobby Riggs

“I said a lot of things about which I was wrong. Now I have to sit back and take what’s coming, and I will. I still like women in the bedrooms and kitchens in that order, but some of them can do other things.”

― Bobby Riggs

“Women over 35 have great stories, and the actresses are there, but you can’t get the movies made.”

― Bonnie Bedelia

“In the American office lexicon, ‘aging’ – and its close cousin ‘old’ – are inconsistent modifiers. While older women are often labeled as ‘tired’ and ‘out of touch,’ aging men get to be ‘distinguished’ and ‘seasoned.’”

― Bonnie Hammer

“To put it bluntly, I feel relevant and valuable, and I am struggling to understand why, when women reach age 65, they encounter an invisible barrier of perception that says it’s time to walk away. Shouldn’t we have a choice in the matter? Shouldn’t our experience and energy be worth more?”

― Bonnie Hammer

“Most people assume wrongly that science fiction is a male-based genre, when, in fact, there are far more women who tune into sci-fi than anyone expects.”

― Bonnie Hammer

“Women have an instinct for what the market is. We have tremendous insight in terms of understanding products and consumerism.”

― Bonnie Hammer

“I love writing about men. To get by in the world you have to know how men think. Not that all guys think alike, but women tend to think about more things at the same time, an overgeneralization, but I find it easier to make my male characters focus than I do my female characters.”

― Bonnie Jo Campbell

“Nobody taught me to play bottleneck. I just saw it and taught myself. I got an old bottle and steamed the label off, put it on the wrong finger, I basically did everything wrong until I met some of the Blues legends early in my career who taught me another way. I didn’t have anyone to tell me women didn’t play bottleneck.”

― Bonnie Raitt

“I never saw music in terms of men and women or black and white. There was just cool and uncool.”

― Bonnie Raitt

“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

“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

“Women do love each other; this whole women-against-each other, ‘Dynasty’ thing… we’re not all after each other.”

― Bonnie Somerville

“I’ve noticed over my 22 years of living that, yes, women can be difficult, and I call myself a ladies’ man, thinking I have them figured out. But as men, we will never understand women.”

― Bow Wow

“I think the women – Lauryn Hill, Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu – are doing new conceptual things and using their voices to create new American music.”

― Boz Scaggs

“There’s a whole lot of songs that men just can’t do. The words are from another time and represent too much of an emotional commitment, whereas women can say that because of who they are.”

― Boz Scaggs

“I think women have a unique talent for being able to see the forest and the trees at the same time.”

― Bozoma Saint John

“Even though society has come a long way in correcting the inequalities between men and women in the workplace, it still has to be said that women are oftentimes subconsciously playing to the gender roles which we are taught from birth.”

― Bozoma Saint John

“Don’t let the myths make you believe that women don’t support other women.”

― Bozoma Saint John

“I think a lot of women have felt really powerless.”

― Bozoma Saint John

“I want things to be great for people of color and for women.”

― Bozoma Saint John

“It’s important to be an ally. You don’t have to be a black woman to think we should have more black women in tech.”

― Bozoma Saint John

“I think diversity and having women and people of color in key positions is really important.”

― Bozoma Saint John

“Ten-year-old boys move differently than middle-aged women, who move differently than athletic guys, who move differently than government bureaucrats.”

― Brad Bird

“I believe that all men and women are created equal, but it took our country until 1920 to acknowledge this for women. And then it took until 1964, the year before I was born, to outlaw discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. And same-sex marriage became the law of the land in 2015.”

― Brad Feld

“I’m out about my misogyny. Most men are misogynists, and most women are feminists. I work with a lot of women. They have their finger on the pulse of things. But women do things to other women that men would never do to other men.”

― Brad Garrett

“Men and women are like cats and dogs. I’ve learned more about myself from women. My comedy is based on this.”

― Brad Garrett

“I love strong women, not only in life but in craft.”

― Brad Garrett

“I think women are usually a little bit nervous about wearing white denim.”

― Brad Goreski

“I have been so lucky to have the support of ‘InStyle’ magazine. My first big women’s fashion story was for them.”

― Brad Goreski

“Women are not weaker. Read that again. Women are not weaker. They are just as strong, just as resolute, just as creative, and are filled with just as much potential as any man.”

― Brad Meltzer

“I’m 100 percent in support of women’s rights, the right of a woman to make her own choice.”

― Brad Schneider

“House Republicans continue to vote to repeal health care reform, not only removing guarantees that women aren’t charged more than men for coverage, but also assuring the world knows they don’t believe women should have control over their own health care decisions.”

― Brad Schneider

“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

“When I grew up, and I think about City Council, I look at the men and women then – these were people who just wanted to be a part of the community and give something back. They weren’t necessarily trying to use it as a steppingstone to something else. I looked up to those people.”

― Brad Wenstrup

“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

“Julie, Mia and I just met for a couple days, doing some work but really under the guise of having fun. We do events like the Women’s Sports Foundation Dinner, where we get to not only do a good thing for the community but we get to hang out with one another again.”

― Brandi Chastain

“I can’t believe that women have got to put on so much in the morning. What time do women wake up? Man, I put a t-shirt and jeans on, and that’s it.”

― Brandon T. Jackson

“Why don’t women have respect for themselves nowadays? What happen to the woman who learned her grandmama’s recipes and made her man sweet potato pie? I tell you, they don’t make ’em like they used to. Will my real women stand up, please?”

― Brandon T. Jackson

“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

“The producers, the creators, and the cast, we recognize that ‘Hamilton’ is an inherently American story told by the definition of an American community; we are men and women of different colors, creeds, and orientations.”

― Brandon Victor Dixon

“My gender has never been an issue or a limitation. I was fortunate enough to be surrounded by strong women growing up, and with them as my role models, I was never limited by the traditional roles women find themselves in.”

― Brenda Brathwaite

“My costumes were made for sex appeal not for women.”

― Brenda Holloway

“The game business arose from computer programs that were written by and for young men in the late 1960s and early 1970s. They worked so well that they formed a very lucrative industry fairly quickly. But what worked for that demographic absolutely did not work for most girls and women.”

― Brenda Laurel

“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

“There’s an integrity and a strength to women who have been raised in rough country.”

― Brenda Strong

“I have a total irreverence for anything connected with society except that which makes the roads safer, the beer stronger, the food cheaper and the old men and old women warmer in the winter and happier in the summer.”

― Brendan Behan

“I’ve learned that men and women who are living wholehearted lives really allow themselves to soften into joy and happiness. They allow themselves to experience it.”

― Brene Brown

“I started off in drama, and there are so many women that I admire. Women in this industry are gladiators. Cicely Tyson, Viola Davis, Taraji Henson, Regina Hall, Regina King.”

― Bresha Webb

“I can say I know Linda McMahon quite well, yet they’ve only been brief encounters going all the way back to 1985 when I first worked for WWF/WWE. I started in 1984, but I don’t recall meeting her until 1985. I can say this much: Linda McMahon has never changed. I think of few women in my lifetime that I respect more than her.”

― Bret Hart

“The supposedly petty sexual harassment that so many women have to endure, from Hollywood studios to the factory floor at Ford, is a national outrage that needs to end. Period.”

― Bret Stephens

“Every white liberal straight man needs to take action and work at unifying all peoples of our sides and stop making women and people of color and the LGBT community fight it out themselves and just pat them on the back. We have to take active roles in supporting them, defending them, and hiring them.”

― Brett Gelman

“Really go out of your way to hire women, people of color, homosexuals, transgendered people – go out of your way to hire them.”

― Brett Gelman

“I like women around. I like female energy. I find it very important.”

― Brett Gelman

“I am proud that a majority of my law clerks have been women.”

― Brett Kavanaugh

“I’ve always treated women with dignity and respect.”

― Brett Kavanaugh

“I am the leading federal judge in the country – the leader in the entire country of promoting women law clerks to get Supreme Court clerkships.”

― Brett Kavanaugh

“There’s a fundamental difference between how often men remember to say ‘I love you’ and how often women want to hear ‘I love you.’ For the most part, it’s on the guy. He’s not withholding it intentionally. It’s just that we kind of miss the point sometimes, that even in the most nonchalant way, telling the person how you feel is important.”

― Brett Young

“Somebody who’s really comfortable with who she is and doesn’t care what other people think. I like women who are really strong and were brought up to be comfortable with themselves and respect themselves.”

― Brian Austin Green

“I like my women to be feminine, not sliding into tackles and covered in mud.”

― Brian Clough

“Women who choose to stay home and raise their families make one of the most valuable contributions to society. as far as I am concerned.”

― Brian Clough

“If you want to make computers that really work, create a design team composed only of healthy, active women with lots else to do in their lives, and give them carte blanche.”

― Brian Eno

“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 grew up with a sister I was very close with and a mom who was a powerful influence on my life. I was always close with women.”

― Brian K. Vaughan

“I’ve always seen ‘Y’ as an unconventional romance between a boy and his protector. It was always about the last boy on Earth becoming the last man on Earth, and the women who made that possible.”

― Brian K. Vaughan

“Women are everywhere. We’re letting them play golf and tennis now. It’s out of control.”

― Brian Kilmeade

“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

“Let the politicians debate equal pay and pursue the folly of a war on women in America.”

― Brian Kilmeade

“From Clara Barton’s tireless work founding the American Red Cross to the first female Medal of Honor winner, Dr. Mary Walker, to our first female combat fighter pilot Lt. Kara Hultgreen, no list of American heroes is complete without the names of some of these extraordinary women.”

― Brian Kilmeade

“It’s not good enough to say we value diversity and then underrepresent women and minorities.”

― Brian Krzanich

“Men will shop, but they only shop when they need something. Women shop with passion and because it’s enjoyable, and for some, it’s even entertainment. All you have to do is step into a mall and see how many stores are geared towards men and how many are geared towards women, and you’ll get the picture.”

― Brian Lee

“I think, as e-commerce grows as a category, most e-commerce companies are focused on women because they are the decision makers and the consumers. When you think of e-commerce, and fashion is a big part of that, women are much more in tune with what other women are looking for online.”

― Brian Lee

“In general, the more entrepreneurs we have, the better off we will be because the economy is driven by small businesses and creative ideas… I’m really excited about what the future holds for women entrepreneurship and to be a small part of that by helping Kim Kardashian and Jessica Alba start their businesses.”

― Brian Lee

“Would you love a man of a broken shell after the passing of a women’s soul?”

― Brian Perkins

“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

“Decisiveness is a characteristic of high-performing men and women. Almost any decision is better than no decision at all.”

― Brian Tracy

“These dudes were 30 years old, and they would compete about getting the best chick. That came before their friendships. Some of them treat women like they’re objects. I never felt like that.”

― Brian Welch

“Dream and Ne-Yo understand what women go through, what we feel, what we talk about, what we’re scared of, and I think that their records show that clearly as well.”

― Bridget Kelly

“We always called ourselves Divas. I came in through Diva Search. I was a Divas Champion. I always felt like it had this negative feeling to it because a Diva is so much more high maintenance, and that’s the last thing we women wrestlers are.”

― Brie Bella

“I think sometimes wrestling fans will feel different, but the thing is, ‘Total Divas’ introduced women’s wrestling to the world.”

― Brie Bella

“The first time I ever saw women wrestling, I immediately felt connected. I thought, ‘This is what I’m supposed to do.’”

― Brie Bella

“I love dominating in what’s been considered man’s world and showing them that women are equal talent.”

― Brie Bella

“The retirement at WrestleMania 32 was a bittersweet moment for me. I was excited to see the next chapter of my life, which is becoming a mother, but at the same time, it was a very historical moment. It was a big part of what the Women’s Division has been striving and fighting for.”

― Brie Bella

“I think the success of ‘Total Divas’ has opened people’s eyes to women in wrestling and to WWE divas.”

― Brie Bella

“I look at my grandmother, and she has this grace and class about her. When she walks into a room and sits down and talks to someone. Everything she does in life. I feel that women of her generation were really taught that.”

― Brie Bella

“We love Ronda Rousey – talk about someone who empowers women!”

― Brie Bella

“Women are such strong, powerful leaders, and a lot of the time, we play it silent.”

― Brie Larson

“A lot of stuff I was reading in mythology was about how women used to be taught to be wild. The wild woman was an essence that existed in the world. We’re still coming back from many years of us being chiseled out to be identical and quiet.”

― Brie Larson

“I started watching so many different types of women, saw all the complexities of them, all the ways and the look and shapes they could be, and I felt it was missing for me in American film. I didn’t see anybody I was watching in movies that felt like me. I felt rather tortured and lonely about it.”

― Brie Larson

“I’ve been really fortunate that I’ve worked with a lot of strong women who are also mothers.”

― Brie Larson

“We’re coming into a new generation of women where there’s the submissive woman, and then our reaction to it is, ‘No, I’m a man, too, and I’m masculine,’ and then we fight against it, which isn’t the answer, either.”

― Brie Larson

“Films have never shown the kind of relationship that can exist between two women.”

― Brigitte Bardot

“Women get more unhappy the more they try to liberate themselves.”

― Brigitte Bardot

“I think that the 21st century will be feminine, that it’s women who will, perhaps, find a way out for this world.”

― Brigitte Macron

“A lot of women say, ‘I look good thanks to magic creams,’ but that’s a joke.”

― Brigitte Nielsen

“Hundreds of years ago, the most beautiful women of Havana were only glimpsed stepping in or out of carriages on this street. The first foreign writers who arrived and saw this could never get past just how incredibly beautiful their feet were.”

― Brin-Jonathan Butler

“When I first asked my boxing coach, two-time Olympic champion Hector Vinent, what made the Cuban style of fighting distinct from the rest of the world, he smiled and told me to sit on a bench in Prado and watch the Cuban women walk.”

― Brin-Jonathan Butler

“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

“When I was a kid and going to the movies I was overwhelmed by the way women were always second-class citizens in the film.”

― Brit Marling

“So writing became a way to get to act in things that I thought were meaningful, and hopefully write stronger roles for other women.”

― Brit Marling

“While it’s true that women are the minority in most tech companies, I don’t think that inhibits entry into the tech space. My motto has always been, ‘Live What You Love,’ and as such, I think it’s incredibly important to do work you believe in and to work for a company that has values that align with your own, be it in tech or another industry.”

― Brit Morin

“I made physical objects because I know how to do something on the computer. That struck a chord with me: Most women of my generation have grown up with technology but lack the handmade creative skills of former generations. This is a big opportunity to fill that gap.”

― Brit Morin

“Brit + Co tries to help women understand that they are creative and give them all sorts of opportunities to try their hand at something creative. We want it to be as easy as possible to start. If that means you uploading a pattern to Spoon flower and make wallpaper, that’s great. You made it!”

― Brit Morin

“Yeah, the majority of Brit+Co users are women, but DIY? You see kids DIY, adult men geeking out hardcore with anything related to woodworking and all these cool new technologies, metalwork, leatherworking, concrete making. Everyone has a passion. I truly believe it’s in our DNA literally to build things.”

― Brit Morin

“Society is still adapting to women being CEOs and professionals rather than homemakers. Because of this, the unfortunate outcome is that we feel we have to be successful at both – in the office and in the home. Striking that balance is different for everyone.”

― Brit Morin

“Women today are wanting to work in the workforce but also come home and learn to bake cupcakes, to do calligraphy, to knit a blanket for their baby, to 3-D print something.”

― Brit Morin

“I’m very organised these days, and I keep my life in my handbag, like most women.”

― Britt Ekland

“There are so many young women who throw their talent away.”

― Britt Ekland

“I always wanted to be a young mom, but generations of women have worked so hard so we can have a career and wait to have children. So I say carpe diem – take advantage of that.”

― Brittany Murphy

“I need to be more romantic. I do. I know that’s something women really appreciate.”

― Brody Jenner

“Having covered the crazy campaign of 2016 and seeing a lot of young women showing up, I just had this ah-ha moment. I went to my bosses and said, ‘Guys, I want to make women my priority.’”

― Brooke Baldwin

“Throughout the 2016 presidential election, I listened. At debates and rallies, I heard their voices clearly and felt compelled to do something more. Thousands and thousands of women spoke with confidence and conviction.”

― Brooke Baldwin

“It has always been important for women to empower other women.”

― Brooke Baldwin

“I want to help lift women’s voices. And I realize, in doing that, I need to use my own.”

― Brooke Baldwin

“I think Halle Berry is one of the most beautiful women on the planet.”

― Brooke Burke

“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 think a lot of women are underestimated.”

― Brooke Burke

“Women communicate with all their senses. Men don’t do that.”

― Brooke Burke

“I think with motherhood and child-rearing in general, everyone’s going to tell you how to do it and why. I’ve always said to other mothers and women when they’ve asked me, that you have to find your own way and find out what works for your family, at all costs.”

― Brooke Burke

“The majority of women in America look like me.”

― Brooke Elliott

“There are so few representations of women that look remotely real in scripted television.”

― Brooke Elliott

“What Tupperware has stood for all these years is the independence of women, allowing women to work from home, earn a living – and that what this Boys & Girls Clubs of America program, the SMART Girls program, is about.”

― Brooke Shields

“My child has changed things for me. Lately, I really wish there were greater roles for women. I think I see it in a different way now. I look at my little girl and I don’t want her to think that all she has to be is pretty and quiet.”

― Brooke Smith

“A Code of Honor: Never approach a friend’s girlfriend or wife with mischief as your goal. There are just too many women in the world to justify that sort of dishonorable behavior. Unless she’s really attractive.”

― Bruce Jay Friedman

“I can think of a lot of women clients of mine who are well into their 50s or 60s who are still quintessentially very elegant.”

― Bruce Oldfield

“When my mother was young, only two professions were open to women ; teaching and nursing. She chose nursing, but the teaching profession was full of talented women like her, confined there in part because they had few career options.”

― Bruce Rauner

“Women exist in my imagination. So they are necessarily a type of abstraction. Many women criticise me for this vision, but I explain to them it’s to be expected, because I am a man.”

― Bruno Dumont

“I think there is this steely strength beneath this beautiful veneer that a lot of women possess. I can’t fathom or understand it.”

― Bryan Batt

“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

“Some comics really thrive on being disrespectful, especially toward women, and it’s somehow understood as edgy, but I’m the opposite. I’ve never liked curse words for that reason.”

― Bryan Callen

“I guess I am attracted to older women. I’m looking for a 40-something who has had her heart broken two or three hundred times. She’s going to be fun!”

― Bryan Callen

“There are so many hot, sexy women in L.A.”

― Bryan Callen

“I’ve done more crap than I care to remember. I really have. ‘Airwolf.’ ‘Murder, She Wrote.’ ‘Amazon Women on the Moon.’ But you learn from all these bad shows. What you don’t want to do and what you don’t want to be involved with.”

― Bryan Cranston

“Women! I have no idea. I don’t know anything about women at all. They’re a complete mystery to me.”

― Bryan Ferry

“I have to be honest, I don’t pay as much attention to women’s fashion, but being a sneaker head, I do like it when a girl can rock a nice pair of sneakers. Not every girl can do it. Every girl looks good in heels – that’s a given – but not every girl can look good in fresh kicks.”

― Bryan Greenberg

“What I had noticed is that there weren’t a lot of women lining up to see a comic book movie, but they were going to line up to see ‘The Devil Wears Prada,’ which may have been something I wanted to address.”

― Bryan Singer

“Using the word ‘bossy’ for girls can be quite harmful. What is that saying – that being focused, being assertive, being the boss has a negative attribute? And I have heard that term associated more with women than with men. ‘He’s so bossy’ – you don’t hear that. It’s a very subtle thing.”

― Bryce Dallas Howard

“Sometimes people are like, ‘Do you want to play strong women?’ I don’t have to play strong women in order to feel like a strong woman myself, but I do feel it’s important to play characters that are complex and interesting and believable.”

― Bryce Dallas Howard

“While ‘The Help’ is in so many ways a celebration of these women’s friendships and what they overcome, it’s also very truthful and very painful, and it was intense for my mom to read that.”

― Bryce Dallas Howard

“Joss Whedon is a hero of mine, and what he’s done for women in film and television, particularly when it comes to writing female roles that would typically go to a man, is awesome.”

― Bryce Dallas Howard

“At a young age, it is hard to be different from the crowd. I want to encourage young girls that it is cool to be different. Young women should be pleased they have something unique and make the most of their talent.”

― Bryony Shaw

“Bigger girls go faster in the wind; lighter girls go better in the calm. Around 57kg is the ideal weight for women in my windsurfing class.”

― Bryony Shaw

“Black women all over the world should re-unite and re-examine the way history has portrayed us.”

― Buchi Emecheta

“I work toward the liberation of women, but I’m not feminist. I’m just a woman.”

― Buchi Emecheta

“We understood, growing up – ’cause it was taught in our family home, my mom and dad – to respect women, for instance. To respect yourself. That you respect your name. Those are the kind of things we were taught.”

― Burgess Owens

“If you wonder why urban young black women are allowing themselves to be victimized by Planned Parenthood, look at BET, which is owned by very wealthy white Democrats.”

― Burgess Owens

“We found that just by the way we stood, affected women dramatically, and if you look at our show, you’ll see that we always stood with our legs open our fists on hips and our bat bulges forward, which had a profound effect on women!”

― Burt Ward

“Even in Los Angeles, where we lived, when we would date somebody or go out with them, if we went out with somebody else the next night, we often found that women were banging on our windows while we were bedded down with other women!”

― Burt Ward

“I feel like it’s the last frontier: the weight thing with women. I think that so many women, like, even myself, I’m so mean to myself about my body sometimes, or I can be judgmental of other people for their bodies. I don’t know how to get over it.”

― Busy Philipps

“It’s sad to me we can’t be in a place where we can acknowledge we’re all doing our best and respect the decisions other women make and even offer to help out.”

― Busy Philipps

“I certainly know women who had children, quit their jobs, and still have full-time nannies. That’s who these women are: Even to the detriment of their own relationship with their kids, they want to appear perfect Martha Stewart moms.”

― Busy Philipps

“When we ask American men and women in uniform to fight for this country and to defend this country’s interest and then to send them overseas, there is no question we have an obligation to protect them and provide for their safety.”

― Byron Dorgan

“The antagonisms between men and women express themselves in the most delicate phase of their life together – in their sexual relationship.”

― C. L. R. James

“Long before history began we men have got together apart from the women and done things. We had time.”

― C. S. Lewis

“I would like to tell the young men and women before me not to lose hope and courage. Success can only come to you by courageous devotion to the task lying in front of you.”

― C. V. Raman

“What is feminism? Simply the belief that women should be as free as men, however nuts, dim, deluded, badly dressed, fat, receding, lazy, and smug they might be.”

― Caitlin Moran

“Most women I know love the idea of fashion, but the practicalities that go with it are just distressing.”

― Caitlin Moran

“There are 3 billion women in the world, so there are 3 billion ways to be a feminist.”

― Caitlin Moran

“I can’t live in a world where there are only, like, four kinds of women. Or where every woman is obsessed with cake. The very least I ask is that we have one female character in the world who likes savory things! I don’t have any role models who like cheese!”

― Caitlin Moran

“I don’t think that women being seen as inferior is a prejudice based on male hatred of women. When you look at history, it’s a prejudice based on simple fact.”

― Caitlin Moran

“If every woman who’s had an abortion took tomorrow off in protest, America would grind to a halt. And that would be symbolic: because women grind to a halt if they are not in control of their fertility.”

― Caitlin Moran

“People get really scared when women reclaim words, talk about themselves honestly and also make jokes because it’s a really unstoppable combination.”

― Caitlin Moran

“The word ‘spinster’ tells you everything you need to know about our attitude of women who choose not to marry.”

― Caitlin Moran

“I know people go on about Twitter, but it is amazing. It’s whatever you want it to be, and all the women got in there before the boys.”

― Caitlin Moran

“It used to be if you wanted something nice to wear, you would sew it yourself for your body type. Women before the 20th century didn’t have this problem. Now, it seems we’re all squeezed into random designs. They’re designed for no one.”

― Caitlin Moran

“If you read all your history books, there are no women in them.”

― Caitlin Moran

“In the U.K., we have a paper called ‘The Daily Mail,’ which is quite misogynist. And every day, it just writes pieces about: ‘Women, you’re going to die now! Women, here’s shoes that give you cancer! Women, just hate yourselves!’”

― Caitlin Moran

“The thing is, one in three women in the Western world will end up having an abortion, but they never talk about it. When you keep silent about that stuff, it is because you are embarrassed by the societal distaste of the topic.”

― Caitlin Moran

“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

“A majority of women’s magazines feature women who do amazing things, but then the article focuses on how she ruined it with her shoes.”

― Caitlin Moran

“The idea of not being able to control my own fertility genuinely terrifies me. That one mistake might change your life. That everything I am, and do, could be ended by the repeal of laws our mothers fought so hard for, that women had waited for the entire span of humanity to come about.”

― Caitlin Moran

“I have found that women have so much unleashed power that they don’t really utilize because they don’t have confidence in themselves about who they are and what they can do.”

― Caitlyn Jenner

“I have always actually been with and attracted to very strong women, and I think I’ve learned a lot from them.”

― Caitlyn Jenner

“Every so often, we – women in film and TV – get annoyed and frustrated. We kick up a fuss and make some gains. But then we become complacent, and things slide backwards again until the next generation comes up and gets frustrated again.”

― Caitriona Balfe

“When I was a kid, I loved ‘Little Women.’”

― Caitriona Balfe

“I think women today are really struggling with these dual roles: How do you have a full-time career and be ambitious and still take care of your family?”

― Caitriona Balfe

“So often, women are there just to be looked at and be objectified for the titillation of the male audience.”

― Caitriona Balfe

“With a male-centric show, the women are usually very two-dimensional.”

― Caitriona Balfe

“There’s definitely stories I would like to tell; I’d like to see more films focusing on women’s lives.”

― Caitriona Balfe

“I have to be very careful, however, because I have no intention of providing an excuse for this behavior. It’s an attempt to explain how so many women come from backgrounds where the pressure to be a good mother is so severe that if they can’t do it, something really snaps.”

― Caleb Carr

“I want to make something that’s respectful and respected. And I think you can make something for women that is respected on television.”

― Callie Khouri

“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

“You’re allowed to make things for women on television and there’s not like… you don’t have to go through the humiliation of having made something directed at women. There it’s just accepted, whereas if it’s a feature, it’s like ‘So, talk to me about chick flicks.’”

― Callie Khouri

“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

“If the same energy went into marketing movies to women as they do on the other demographics we might see more of a spike.”

― Callie Khouri

“What I’m mainly interested in is not having women characters that have to be perfect, obviously. That’s something I feel strongly about and have that in every single thing I’ve ever done.”

― Callie Khouri

“You’re allowed to make things for women on television, and there’s not like… you don’t have to go through the humiliation of having made something directed at women. There it’s just accepted, whereas if it’s a feature, it’s like ‘So, talk to me about chick flicks.’ It’s like… I don’t think you want to hear my opinion about this.”

― Callie Khouri

“I wrote ‘Thelma & Louise’ in 1988, and we shot it in 1990. Everyone kept saying, ‘This is so groundbreaking… this is going to change the landscape,’ but I don’t see that result at all. When we saw some female studio executives, we were hopeful that more women would be hired as directors, but that didn’t really seem to happen.”

― Callie Khouri

“What I’m not about is exploiting women.”

― Callie Khouri

“I like writing flawed women, and being one, it’s something I feel I can write with some veracity and authority.”

― Callie Khouri

“I love women. I’m trying to do beautiful things with them. I’m not trying to insult them. My life is not about that.”

― Calvin Klein

“Women’s Wear Daily can do more than any other publication to establish a designer.”

― Calvin Klein

“There’s a long line of difference makers in my family. I’m following in the footsteps of some really strong men and women who have showed me what it means to give back; it’s the greatest way to fulfill yourself.”

― Cameron Boyce

“Women are capable of doing so many things these days, physically, emotionally, within relationships and career. There are so many things that women have evolved into and I feel really proud about where women are right now.”

― Cameron Diaz

“What we women need to do, instead of worrying about what we don’t have, is just love what we do have.”

― Cameron Diaz

“Statistics show that diversity in the media is pretty dismal. Critical voices from women and people of color are missing from many important conversations.”

― Cameron Russell

“If you are ever wondering, ‘If I have thinner thighs and shinier hair will I be happier?’ you just need to meet a group of models because they have the thinnest thighs and the shiniest hair and the coolest clothes and they’re the most physically insecure women on the planet.”

― Cameron Russell

“We can’t just pay attention to women who look fantastic in a photograph, because there are a lot of people that have fantastic things to say that don’t look like 25-year-old white models.”

― Cameron Russell

“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

“Women are often worried about how they look, and that’s not superficial. We know that our appearance has nothing to do with how smart, creative, or hardworking we are, but it plays powerfully into what society decides we are worth.”

― Cameron Russell

“Women inspire me. Women in the airports, around the country in different cities, destinations around the world, inspire me with the way they express their individuality. I love watching women and discovering all the ways each person uses a color, pattern, a style, even a lipstick color. I’m a people watcher.”

― Camila Alves

“Fifth Harmony as a group represents more confidence, more girl power, more unity. They’re anthems, as opposed to confessional songwriting about one person’s life when there are five individual women.”

― Camila Cabello

“All pregnant women are warriors. It takes strength just to get up and go to work.”

― Camilla Luddington

“I sleep completely naked to make me believe you are here, but when I wake up it is not the same thing. Most of all, don’t deceive me with other women any more.”

― Camille Claudel

“You know what black hatred women feel toward me as soon as they see me, until I return inside my shell, they use every possible weapon. As soon as a generous man tries to help me out, a woman is here to hold his arm and prevent him from acting.”

― Camille Claudel

“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

“It is capitalist America that produced the modern independent woman. Never in history have women had more freedom of choice in regard to dress, behavior, career, and sexual orientation.”

― Camille Paglia

“Men know they are sexual exiles. They wander the earth seeking satisfaction, craving and despising, never content. There is nothing in that anguished motion for women to envy.”

― Camille Paglia

“A lesser complaint: hair extensions. There are moments on ‘All My Children’ when half the women actors, young and old, seem to be afflicted by android Barbie creep. All those thick swatches of lifeless strands clustering lankly round ladies’ necks! Like orange tanning spray, this is a fashion fad that should be put out of its misery.”

― Camille Paglia

“Working moms commonly testify that they feel guilty when they are away from their children and guilty when they are not at their jobs. Devoted fathers certainly miss their children deeply, but it does not seem to be with the same gnawing, primal anxiety that often afflicts women.”

― Camille Paglia

“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

“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

“When anything goes, it’s women who lose.”

― Camille Paglia

“Perhaps there is no greater issue facing contemporary women than the choices they must make about balancing home and work.”

― Camille Paglia

“Except for naval and air exercises, our military should be stationed on American soil, where service men and women can lead normal lives in close proximity to family and friends.”

― Camille Paglia

“Music never dies. Do we really need another Madonna tour? Does she have to compete with women performers 25 years her junior?”

― Camille Paglia

“Young feminists have been sold a bill of goods about American feminism. The enormous changes in women over the past 40 years are constantly and falsely attributed to the organized women’s movement of the late 1960s and ’70s.”

― Camille Paglia

“My generation of bossy, confident, baby-boom women were something brand new in history. Our energy and assertiveness weren’t created by Betty Friedan, unknown before her 1963 book, or by Gloria Steinem, whose political activism, as even the Lifetime profile admitted, did not begin until 1969.”

― Camille Paglia

“Younger women have no problem in reconciling beauty with ambitions as a professional woman.”

― Camille Paglia

“Capitalism has its weaknesses. But it is capitalism that ended the stranglehold of the hereditary aristocracies, raised the standard of living for most of the world and enabled the emancipation of women.”

― Camille Paglia

“I want young women when they’re 14 to start thinking about what they want over the course of their lives.”

― Camille Paglia

“If colleges and universities are really concerned about women’s rights, then they must adjust to a far more flexible structure to allow young women students to take leaves of absence if they want to have children early.”

― Camille Paglia

“I regard affirmative action as pernicious – a system that had wonderful ideals when it started but was almost immediately abused for the benefit of white middle-class women.”

― Camille Paglia

“I wanted to write a book about two women falling in love that wasn’t hinged on tragedy or that involved some horrible identity-based misfortune. I wanted to write a pretty standard romantic comedy where nobody dies, nobody gets hurt, nobody gets sick.”

― Camille Perri

“I certainly firsthand know and love people who didn’t fall in love with a woman or didn’t even realize they were attracted to women until much later in life, and I’m sure that’s true for many men who find themselves attracted to men as well. It doesn’t always happen in adolescence. And that experience is completely valid and OK.”

― Camille Perri

“’When Katie Met Cassidy’ is a romantic comedy about two very different women who find themselves uncontrollably drawn to one another. Issues of gender and sexuality play their part in the novel, but first and foremost, it’s a fun, fast-paced love story.”

― Camille Perri

“Most of Planned Parenthood’s work focuses on health care for low-income women: things like screenings for breast cancer and diabetes, and family planning.”

― Campbell Brown

“Let’s just start with the word ‘diva.’ It is obviously a sexist slight – a term that is only applied to women, almost always in a derogatory way. It’s usually applied to women who are viewed as overly ambitious. It is applied to demanding women, to women who follow their own path.”

― Campbell Brown

“We are not yet a society free of sexism, and this will continue to be an issue for all women candidates.”

― Campbell Brown

“Women get scrutinized based on appearance far more than men. And look, I speak from experience here. When I wear a bad outfit on the air, I get viewer e-mail complaining about it. A lot of e-mail. Seriously.”

― Campbell Brown

“When Wolf Blitzer wears a not-so-great tie, how much e-mail do you think he gets? My point is, for women, unfortunately, appearance is part of the job.”

― Campbell Brown

“When I listen to President Obama speak to and about women, he sometimes sounds too paternalistic for my taste.”

― Campbell Brown

“Some women are smarter than men, and some aren’t. But to suggest to women that they deserve dominance instead of equality is at best a cheap applause line.”

― Campbell Brown

“It’s okay to be a fat man. It’s prestige and power and all of that. But fat women are seen as just lazy and stupid and having no self-control.”

― Camryn Manheim

“Years ago women of my size were considered royalty.”

― Camryn Manheim

“Nobody else knew what to do with me because big women are old.”

― Camryn Manheim

“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

“Handsome, thin, sophisticated men often fall madly in love with larger women, we just never see it on TV.”

― Camryn Manheim

“If I’m with a man, is that going to prevent me from achieving my goal? What sacrifices will I have to make in terms of being myself, if I’m with a man? Something that young women find out really quickly is that when you start dating, all of a sudden you’re supposed to have a role. You’re not allowed to just be yourself.”

― Candace Bushnell

“Women with money and women in power are two uncomfortable ideas in our society.”

― Candace Bushnell

“The ’80s was all about this idea that women could have it all. You could have a career, and you could have a husband, and you could have children.”

― Candace Bushnell

“I’ve always been fascinated by young women who come to New York. The characters in ‘Lipstick Jungle’ were once young women who came to New York and we see their early experiences through flashbacks.”

― Candace Bushnell

“The women I know who have children and have careers, they seem to be very happy. They love their children and they love their jobs. But happiness comes out of being willing to do your work in your twenties to find out who you are, what you love.”

― Candace Bushnell

“We need to encourage young women to find what they love to do. That is a very valuable pursuit – more so than the pursuit of a boyfriend. When you have that core, you bring that core to every aspect of your life.”

― Candace Bushnell

“The reality about being economically dependent on someone else usually doesn’t work out for women in the end. It’s about being an adult and being responsible for your life. Most women have to work, so let’s just get on with it.”

― Candace Bushnell

“I love watching Zendaya or Victoria Beckham hit the red carpet, but my real style icons are the women that I see walking around every day.”

― Candace Cameron Bure

“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 love Amy Adams. She is wonderful. Evan Rachel Wood is a blast. I am also really excited about Ari Graynor from ‘Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist’ and ‘American Crime.’ I think it is an exciting time for young women in this industry. I am excited to make my own path.”

― Candice Accola

“Were women meant to do everything – work and have babies?”

― Candice Bergen

“I got the role I loved the most at a point in my career when most women are being phased out.”

― Candice Bergen

“It’s not just in Hollywood that women run the risk of being passed by once they reach 50. It happens in real life, too.”

― Candice Bergen

“The last thing we need is women on TV hating each other.”

― Candice Patton

“’Heroes’ was great, but I was like the sorority sister, the friend. So often, we as black women, we are cast as the best friend; we are rarely the leading lady. So for me, being on ‘The Flash,’ it’s been so important for me to be the leading lady, to be the woman that is desired by the superhero, to be the hero herself.”

― Candice Patton

“It’s so important for young girls of color – young girls of any color – to see diverse women as the heroes of their own story.”

― Candice Patton

“Women are complicated. We all know that.”

― Candice Swanepoel

“Most women find a man with good manners sexy.”

― Candice Swanepoel

“Boxing is the most beautiful thing after women.”

― Canelo Alvarez

“I am in a charity out there to stop violence against women.”

― Caprice Bourret

“Victoria’s Secret is really about celebrating women and what they stand for: the strength.”

― Cara Delevingne

“Women are what completely inspire me, and they have also been my downfall.”

― Cara Delevingne

“It’s strong to be vulnerable. To be able to communicate with other women is one of the most powerful things.”

― Cara Delevingne

“The women that inspire me to be honest are the women that struggle.”

― Cardi B

“When women come up to me like, ‘I am a freaking senator,’ or, ‘I’m a doctor,’ it’s like, ‘Damn, y’all like me? I look up to y’all!’”

― Cardi B

“When I do music, I don’t feel like it’s competition. Then again, it kinda is, but I don’t like thinking like that. And I don’t understand why they do that to women and, especially, women in hip-hop.”

― Cardi B

“What counts the most for women is having the confidence to make your own money.”

― Cardi B

“A lot of females, they want to do the things that I do. Some females are so closed, but they want to be open. Some girls, they want to feel that power that I tell them that I have. I tell women that I have power over these men, that I use these men.”

― Cardi B

“Whenever you have to do a photo shoot with a woman, there is this weird competition. They need to prove something. They need to play games – maybe unconsciously – but women are so sensitive, and people call me more masculine sometimes.”

― Carice van Houten

“I love curvy women. Maybe because I’m not. I would love to be a Marilyn Monroe, but I’m very far away from that… So I love very curvy girls.”

― Carine Roitfeld

“I want more women to run countries. There’d be more peace on Earth.”

― Carine Roitfeld

“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

“We have the sort of beautiful older woman here in Paris. People like Loulou de la Falaise and Betty Catroux, all these beautiful looking women over 60… So there is culture here in France that even if you are older, you can stay beautiful.”

― Carine Roitfeld

“We are very luck to be women, so even if we’re wearing trousers, I always wear them with some lace underwear or a very feminine bra – I like that.”

― Carine Roitfeld

“For guys who are into fitness, I think it’s important to wear slim-fit stuff that is pretty tight so they can show off the bodies they have been working hard to have. Women are going to appreciate that.”

― Carl Hagelin

“When moms stayed home, it was easier just to let the kids play around the house. But as women entered the workplace and the extended family dissolved, someone else had to pick up the slack on the child-care front. Extracurricular activities fit the bill perfectly, promising not only supervision but also enrichment.”

― Carl Honore

“In other restaurants you’ll see employees signing to each other, since we also hire many deaf men and women.”

― Carl Karcher

“Firefighters are essential to the safety and security of our local communities. We owe it to these men and women to provide them with better training and equipment so they can do their jobs more effectively and safely.”

― Carl Levin

“Unfortunately, ‘chick flick’ has become a term to describe most movies that I don’t even like. They’re these movies that, yes, have women in them but they really don’t reflect who women are, and there’s something kind of silly or shallow or gossipy about them.”

― Carla Gugino

“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

“It’s a matriarchal family, the Carters. A.P. was the original head of the Carter family, but the women were always strong. There were no questions asked in that regard; you had better be strong.”

― Carlene Carter

“In men’s sports, people criticize coaches and managers all the time, call out teammates, too, and it’s not that huge of a deal. Often, the guy speaking out is even lauded for having the courage to tell the truth. When it happens in women’s sports, though, it always seems to be viewed as a nasty, claws-out cat fight.”

― Carli Lloyd

“I don’t think anyone would say that the women on the United States national team are not great role models and ambassadors. Everywhere we go, we connect with fans, sign autographs, and represent our sport and federation with class.”

― Carli Lloyd

“I don’t like actors, I like women.”

― Carlo Ponti

“Contrary to the macho culture of Mexico, both my grandmothers were very brave young widows. I was always very close to these hard-working, intelligent women.”

― Carlos Fuentes

“I’ve dated many women at the same time. But I told them. I didn’t keep any secrets from them.”

― Carlos Mencia

“I’ve never thought in terms of ‘men do this’ and ‘women do that.’”

― Carly Fiorina

“Women are not all single-issue voters.”

― Carly Fiorina

“You can find lots of people like you through technology, and women in particular like communities.”

― Carly Fiorina

“When men cut jobs, they’re seen as decisive. When women do, they’re vindictive.”

― Carly Fiorina

“Nowadays, women are looked at as equal to the men when it comes to competing, and I think that’s a really cool message to send to little girls and show them that whatever they want to do, they can set their mind to it and make it happen.”

― Carmella

“I want to be NXT Women’s Champion.”

― Carmella

“It’s really exciting to be a part of the Women’s Division here in NXT.”

― Carmella

“I would love to see The IIconics become the first women tag team champions.”

― Carmella

“I just feel so lucky and fortunate to be a part of all these ‘first-evers.’ Now it’s getting to a point where we don’t even have to say the ‘first-ever’ or anything like that because it’s just become the norm. Before, it was, ‘Oh my gosh, the women are the main event of ‘Smackdown’ tonight.’ And now it’s, ‘The women are the main event.’”

― Carmella

“I really want to show women that it is OK to have a career and put that – not necessarily first, but to put it out there. You can do it all. Is it going to be hard? Yes. Is it going to be worth it? Of course.”

― Carmella

“After starting off in NXT and then getting here to ‘SmackDown Live,’ all I ever wanted to do was to create history and be a part of the women’s revolution.”

― Carmella

“I want to make history and be the first-ever SmackDown Women’s Champion, and whatever I have to do to make that happen, I’m going to do it.”

― Carmella

“It just brings a different element to the table when you’re wrestling with a guy as a partner because you don’t know what’s going to happen. When you have just a regular women’s match or regular men’s match you know they’re going to fight. When there’s a little bit of a mixture, you never know what’s going to happen, and I think it’s a lot of fun.”

― Carmella

“I feel very fortunate to be the face of the women’s division on ‘Smackdown Live’ and defend that championship any opportunity that I get.”

― Carmella

“I didn’t marry to have children. I married to have a relationship, and I was blessed with one child. I was an only child, too – my mother was smarter than most women today; she just had me.”

― Carmen Dell’Orefice

“I was the Kate Moss of my day, atypical of what the public wanted, which was Brigitte Bardot. I was always tall, skinny and angular. But now, society has bought 55 years of my marketing ‘Carmen,’ and I’m considered beautiful. I hope that empowers older women.”

― Carmen Dell’Orefice

“With Aerobic Strip Tease, you can do it at home – it makes it easier for women that don’t want to go to the gym.”

― Carmen Electra

“Society says that men need to be bigger and stronger, and they must protect their women and so on.”

― Carol Alt

“It’s always good when women win things in fiction because it tends to be more male-dominated, unlike poetry, which is more equal.”

― Carol Ann Duffy

“It’s a terrible thing to admit, but I’m not sure I know what Women’s Lib is.”

― Carol Channing

“Many women have told me they remember where they were when they read the book, and how they felt suddenly that what they really thought or felt about things made sense.”

― Carol Gilligan

“Everything about women is in perpetual crisis.”

― Carol Gilligan

“The women’s movement is taking a different form right now, and it is because it has been so effective and so successful that there’s a huge counter movement to try to stop it, to try to divide women from one another, to try to almost foment divisiveness.”

― Carol Gilligan

“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

“Women have traditionally deferred to the judgment of men although often while intimating a sensibility of their own which is at variance with that judgment.”

― Carol Gilligan

“There were very few women comics when I started out doing stand-up. But I always saw that as a great advantage.”

― Carol Leifer

“I always say to women, ‘Take advantage of the fact that you’re in the minority, don’t see it as a disadvantage. You’re that much more unique when there’s fewer of you.’”

― Carol Leifer

“New Zealand, by the way, where I was ambassador, has had two women prime ministers – one from either party.”

― Carol Moseley Braun

“The reason that minorities and women don’t have a better shot at getting elected to the Senate or to statewide office is because the campaign finance rules are so skewed as to make it very difficult for non-traditional candidates to raise the money necessary to get elected.”

― Carol Moseley Braun

“I think the legacy of the civil rights movement is that now whites are more open to being represented by people of color or people who are women or, again, non-traditional candidates.”

― Carol Moseley Braun

“Throughout the years, many Christian women have told me of their great respect for the bravery and courage evident in my work, perhaps even gesturing to their own Isis earrings or a Nile River Goddess pendants.”

― Carol P. Christ

“Our great symbol for the Goddess is the moon, whose three aspects reflect the three stages in women’s lives and whose cycles of waxing and waning coincide with women’s menstrual cycles.”

― Carol P. Christ

“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

“After much diligent research, aided by other women, I gradually came to understand that beneath the familiar Goddesses of the patriarchy, there is a much more ancient Goddess.”

― Carol P. Christ

“Women must be the spokesmen for a new humanity arising out of the reconciliation of spirit and body.”

― Carol P. Christ

“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

“The women’s movement will present a growing threat to patriarchal religion less by attacking it than by simply leaving it behind.”

― Carol P. Christ

“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

“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

“We say women have made great strides: in biology, in many areas of chemistry, in many places, women are now the majority of medical students. But when I began my career, that wasn’t the case. There were very strong stereotypes in biology and medicine.”

― Carol S. Dweck

“When I went into psychology, there were very few women.”

― Carol S. Dweck

“I had the great good fortune of getting my Ph.D. in the very first year that universities were actively seeking women faculty. The government was putting pressure on universities to hire more women.”

― Carol S. Dweck

“I’m terrible as I never take my make-up off at night, which I know is really dreadful. Whenever I’m out partying I just can’t be bothered and now I am on ‘Loose Women’ that tends to be all the time. I hope next year holds even more parties for me.”

― Carol Vorderman

“I think actively promoting women in science is very important because the data has certainly shown that there has been an underrepresentation.”

― Carol W. Greider

“I don’t get my inspiration from books or a painting. I get it from the women I meet.”

― Carolina Herrera

“Sometimes you see women that don’t realize that age is changing your style, and they don’t change.”

― Carolina Herrera

“We women manage to do many things at the same time. Men, no. Men do one thing at a time.”

― Carolina Herrera

“You have to deal with the fashion egos. You know, there is a lot. It shouldn’t be treated that seriously because fashion is only making dresses to make women look beautiful. We’re not inventing anything new.”

― Carolina Herrera

“British and American women have very different styles and a different way of living.”

― Carolina Herrera

“I have always loved trouser suits. It’s something I absolutely believe in for women.”

― Carolina Herrera

“You have to have talent to design and to dress thousands of women or millions of women around the world. And you know very well, the only thing they want is to look more beautiful.”

― Carolina Herrera

“Don’t wear excessive make-up as you grow older. Young women can wear whatever make-up they want, but if you are older, you will regret it.”

― Carolina Herrera

“I started racing BMX when I was five years old. I followed in my brother’s footsteps, and I was a little tomboy. When I came into the sport, there wasn’t many women. I raced with the boys; I looked up to the boys, and all my mentors were boys.”

― Caroline Buchanan

“I guess people have this image of women being more compassionate, being the mother, being caring, but I don’t know if that’s true. I think it’s an image we’ve all carried over the years. I never want to attribute certain qualities to gender.”

― Caroline Dhavernas

“Having women who are already successful take the leap of faith to help younger women is critical.”

― Caroline Ghosn

“Men are much more likely to make sure the boss knows they were in the office until midnight. But women tend to avoid seeking that kind of acknowledgement for their work. They just assume that the boss knows – but the boss usually doesn’t. I experienced that firsthand.”

― Caroline Ghosn

“The issue of women in the workplace is not a women’s issue: it’s an economic problem.”

― Caroline Ghosn

“Education has rules and parameters. Women outperform men when the parameters are clear.”

― Caroline Ghosn

“As individuals, we professional women need to learn how to raise our hands and ask for more throughout our careers.”

― Caroline Ghosn

“Whenever you have to figure out things that aren’t explicit, like in salary negotiations, you see differences in how women and people of color succeed.”

― Caroline Ghosn

“I would encourage women to think about leaders in different fields or companies who they can draw parallels with. For example, I am constantly studying the lives and lessons of leaders in fields outside of technology, from the arts to politics. There is always something to learn.”

― Caroline Ghosn

“After graduation, I discovered that I’d hit the limit of what I could learn from the women in my family. On top of that, in the workforce, all of the things that mattered in college suddenly weren’t enough.”

― Caroline Ghosn

“It can be very challenging to be what you can’t see. Think about it in the physical world. You walk into a room, and no one looks like you. Can you relate to them? Do you feel welcome? Let’s stop talking about how men dominate the technology industry and instead focus on the women who are killing it.”

― Caroline Ghosn

“We are very committed to highlighting women succeeding in entrepreneurship or technology.”

― Caroline Ghosn

“Growing up in politics I know that women decide all elections because we do all the work.”

― Caroline Kennedy

“I think one of my father’s great legacies is the people that he inspired and the generation that he inspired transformed America through civil rights, women’s rights, equal justice, and they’ve passed that on to their children and grandchildren.”

― Caroline Kennedy

“I go to a restaurant with a group of women and pray that we can order lunch without falling into the semi-covert business of collective monitoring, in which levels of intake and restraint are aired, compared, noticed: ‘What are you getting? Is that all you’re having? A salad? Oh, please.’”

― Caroline Knapp

“Women are actually superb at math; they just happen to engage in their own variety of it, an intricate personal math in which desires are split off from one another, weighed, balance, traded, assessed.”

― Caroline Knapp

“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

“Very few women get asked to be in the swimsuit issue, and I’m really proud to be one of so many beautiful and empowering women.”

― Caroline Wozniacki

“I find it funny when women share makeup-free selfies on Twitter or Instagram, and it’s such a huge deal.”

― Caroline Wozniacki

“With the depth of the women’s game, the entertainment it gives, and the work we put into it, I think equal pay is right.”

― Caroline Wozniacki

“I think a lot of us women feel like we deserve to play on the big courts in front of a big crowd as well.”

― Caroline Wozniacki

“I like to watch the men play. I like the way that they’re playing, and I can always learn something from them. They’re playing differently than the women, so I like to learn from them as well.”

― Caroline Wozniacki

“My creativity for making women feel beautiful is one of the reasons I love being Latina. Just making people feel more attractive was always a goal of mine; the creativity – I think it has a lot to do with my culture as well.”

― Carolyn Aronson

“I aspire to be a role model for women to pursue their dreams no matter what odds are stacked against them.”

― Carolyn Aronson

“We work closely with a number of powerful organizations, including Christina Applegate’s Right Action for Women.”

― Carolyn Aronson

“The Miss America Organization’s philanthropic arm is particularly appealing to me, as I have made it my mission to give back in ways that empower women and celebrate diversity.”

― Carolyn Aronson

“To recommend that women become identical to men, would be simple reversal, and would defeat the whole point of androgyny, and for that matter, feminism: in both, the whole point is choice.”

― Carolyn Gold Heilbrun

“Ironically, women who acquire power are more likely to be criticized for it than are the men who have always had it.”

― Carolyn Gold Heilbrun

“I like men. I like the sound of their voices, the way they think. They’re more sensitive than women. With a woman, everything is either this or that, black or white. But a man can see shades of gray. That’s what I call being sensitive.”

― Carolyn Jones

“Environmental concerns and feminism are locked together. Generally, women have closer connections to the organic nature of our lives.”

― Carolyn Kizer

“I was proud to be an original cosponsor of the Violence Against Women Act when Congress passed it in 1994, and was proud to support the previous renewals in 2000 and 2005. These bills always enjoyed large, bipartisan support.”

― Carolyn Maloney

“The proposal that men and women should be treated equally under the law is hardly a controversial concept.”

― Carolyn Maloney

“While men’s rights are guaranteed by specific language in the Constitution, women’s equal rights aren’t mentioned.”

― Carolyn Maloney

“The only way to ensure equality for women is to clearly declare it in our Constitution.”

― Carolyn Maloney

“We cannot ensure that women will be free of discrimination in the workplace and everywhere as long as women are not universally defended under our Constitution. As it stands now, the equal rights of women are subject to interpretation of law. That is a risk our mothers, sisters and daughters cannot afford.”

― Carolyn Maloney

“Women deserve the same permanent rights and explicit protections given men in the Constitution.”

― Carolyn Maloney

“I’d like to reach out to more women and different body types.”

― Carolyn Murphy

“Make education more accessible to women – all women, not just Americans.”

― Carolyn Porco

“I don’t think I’m interested in writing women’s novels anymore.”

― Carolyn See

“Very much as men project weird fantasies on women, the people in New York project weird fantasies on California.”

― Carolyn See

“Just as young people absorb all kinds of messages from the media, young girls learn what it means to be a woman by watching the older women in their lives.”

― Carre Otis

“While women across the globe have many differences – language, culture, environment – our similarities are undeniable, and the impact of abuse and oppression affects us all.”

― Carre Otis

“Motherhood has brought me many joys and insights, but the new perspective it granted me on the role I had inadvertently played in young women’s lives for the 2 decades I spent in the modeling industry was downright sobering.”

― Carre Otis

“I’ve learned to surround myself with women who lift me up and leave me feeling nurtured rather than drained.”

― Carre Otis

“I am a daughter, a sister, a wife and a mother. I am a friend of women and I am their advocate.”

― Carre Otis

“Many women who have anorexia put their hearts in a compromised situation.”

― Carre Otis

“It not unusual for women with anorexia to suffer heart attacks.”

― Carre Otis

“I think that we can’t deny the public’s want for balancing out the images that are out there depicting women. Not all of us are 17 and a size two.”

― Carre Otis

“I believe that as women, we must commit ourselves to sustaining the progress made by our foremothers who fought so hard for women’s equality and liberation.”

― Carre Otis

“Everyone has different issues, and I think for a great deal of women, those issues are self-esteem. And for me, I really wanted to understand it and get through it because I didn’t want to be an actress afraid of getting older. I refuse to live that way.”

― Carrie-Anne Moss

“I love to play women who are strong and unapologizing and kind of rough around the edges and don’t care what anybody thinks about that.”

― Carrie-Anne Moss

“I tend to play strong characters and people just assume that I would want to play romantic comedies, which I would love to do, but there are other women that do it so great and they maybe couldn’t do what I do, play the kind of characters that I play.”

― Carrie-Anne Moss

“Not for one second do I not, like, pinch myself that I’ve had a successful acting career for 24 years. I am so grateful. But it’s unfortunate that we live in a society that really puts a lot of pressure on women to look a certain way and to age a certain way. I think that sucks.”

― Carrie-Anne Moss

“When I realised that what I do really well is play women who are tough and vulnerable, it was a moment of clarity. Many female characters either have one trait or the other, but I play both. I don’t need to play characters who are like me. I can just do that with my life.”

― Carrie-Anne Moss

“There is so much conflicting advice for mothers. Women finding out what works for them is the most important aspect. For me, being connected to myself helps me make decisions better to take care of my children.”

― Carrie-Anne Moss

“For me, I always nurse out in public. It never crossed my mind, because I was taking care of my child, and I was living my life. We need to know as women that that is normal and great and beautiful and OK. And I want to be part of that conversation – not making anyone feel wrong if they don’t do it.”

― Carrie-Anne Moss

“I have absolutely no problem being thought of as an action chick because, quite frankly, very few women have ever done that.”

― Carrie-Anne Moss

“To me, it’s exciting that women are dominating the pop charts.”

― Carrie Brownstein

“In the adjustment of the new order of things, we women demand an equal voice; we shall accept nothing less.”

― Carrie Chapman Catt

“The women I know are smart, interesting people who aren’t just there to service the men’s stories, so I don’t know why our art continues to do that.”

― Carrie Coon

“I think women have long been defined by their roles as procreators and wives, and we’re expected to serve, take care of, say ‘Yes,’ and not ruffle any feathers. Women, in particular, are sometimes not allowed to consider who they are outside of the roles that they play.”

― Carrie Coon

“My family was always wondering why I ended up playing people who were mentally ill, insane, downtrodden, and a little crazy. I think what they don’t understand is that most female parts are written basically as hysterical women.”

― Carrie Coon

“We haven’t evolved a hero story that’s female. We’re always trying to fit women’s stories into this male structure, which is this rising action, this powerful conflict, and this falling action. And I think a female hero story is not that. It’s something else.”

― Carrie Coon

“I’ve seen pictures of myself with makeup on, and I look like those women who look like they’re wearing makeup so they can look young, and I don’t think that’s good. They have all these products now called – wait, what’s it called, it’s my favorite – youth suppressant, or age go away; they don’t work.”

― Carrie Fisher

“Fashion design is an important part of the creative industry that means the most to women.”

― Carrie Lam

“I think that still, for the most part, even in 2010, the vast majority of museum shows and gallery shows and gallerists are pretty much dominated by men. So having a sense of what women are up to, for me, frankly, is very, very important.”

― Carrie Mae Weems

“We’ve actually named asteroids for other famous women in history, like Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, and Sojourner Truth. But it’s really this Malala one that’s catching people’s attention.”

― Carrie Nugent

“Let’s stop pretending we can arrest our way to safety and security. Despite all the fine work that policemen and women do, we have got to find other solutions to deter crime.”

― Carrie P. Meek

“’That’s What She Said’ is not Hollywood’s standard picture of women: preternaturally gorgeous, wedding obsessed, boy crazy, fashion focused, sexed up ‘girl’ women. These are real women, comically portrayed, who are trying to wrestle with the very expectations of womanhood that Hollywood movies set up.”

― Carrie Preston

“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 would love to see more women making their mark in the music that I love so much … There are so many more out there just waiting for their shot. I hope they get it!”

― Carrie Underwood

“It seems women are expected to be so much more than men, which means we have to work that much harder. We’re the ones under the microscope. We’re expected to sound perfect. We’re expected to look perfect all the time. We’re expected to be style-setters, whereas the boys roll onto the stage in their jeans, T-shirts and baseball caps.”

― Carrie Underwood

“Sheer flattery got me into the theater. Flattery always works with me, particularly the flattery of women.”

― Carroll O’Connor

“I do not envy the headache you will have when you awake. In the meantime, dream of large women.”

― Cary Elwes

“The trouble with women umpires is that I couldn’t argue with one. I’d put my arms around her and give her a little kiss.”

― Casey Stengel

“My mom worked tirelessly on getting equal rights for women.”

― Casey Wilson

“I want to see a ton more comedy for women.”

― Casey Wilson

“Frankly, ‘Bride Wars’ got made because movies with women need to be about weddings and love.”

― Casey Wilson

“I think women are too valuable to be in combat.”

― Caspar Weinberger

“We make a lot of mistakes for women, and we’ll always do it again.”

― Casper Van Dien

“If interviewers are prejudiced against women or Hispanics, for example, a face-to-face interview will predictably result in discrimination. Reliance on tests, or on actual or past performance, can promote equality.”

― Cass Sunstein

“In ‘The Force Awakens,’ women as well as men are in positions of authority. And you don’t have to work hard to do that – it’s not a statement, it’s the world.”

― Cass Sunstein

“Empowering girls is extremely important to me because, growing up, I needed those empowering women to show me the way. When my parents divorced when I was 11, my mom was a force to be reckoned with. She showed me how to be self-sufficient and independent.”

― Cassadee Pope

“I think as women we’ve always been very used to growing up reading and identifying with male protagonists, especially in fantasy. There’s a saying in publishing that girls will read about boys, but boys will only read about boys, and it’s important to give women strong heroines.”

― Cassandra Clare

“For me, the triad of ‘Harry Potter,’ the ‘Hunger Games’ and ‘Twilight’ feature strong women, and as a declared feminist, it’s a wonderful thing. These women have really opened up this particular world of storytelling, which I’m very grateful for.”

― Cassandra Clare

“Women like to be scared, but they don’t like the blood and the gore, and especially movies that have violence and torture involving women. Women don’t want to see that, I can tell you for damn sure right now.”

― Cassandra Peterson

“It is so hard nowadays to find a movie that I like. I don’t mind blood and gore. But I mind when its a slasher film, and its some guy looking for women. I am opposed to that kind of thing. Blood and gore? I love that kind of thing.”

― Cassandra Peterson

“Style is a very personal thing and women should develop their own individual look.”

― Cat Deeley

“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

“The trouble is that as women we try to take care of everybody else before we take care of ourselves.”

― Cat Deeley

“Women’s MMA has come a really long way. People look forward to us fighting, and they get excited.”

― Cat Zingano

“You can have a fight card full of male fights, but yet when that women’s fight comes on, that’s what people watch. They’re super excited by it.”

― Cat Zingano

“I think there is a long exploration in American drama of women in particular who, by force of circumstances or because they are predisposed to, choose fantasy over reality.”

― Cate Blanchett

“Those of us in the industry who are still foolishly clinging to the idea that female films with women at the center are niche experiences – they are not. Audiences want to see them and, in fact, they earn money. The world is round, people.”

― Cate Blanchett

“I’ve an enormous respect for my mother who at the age of 39 raised three children, and I grew up with my grandmother in the household. And so it was a really strong household of women – my poor brother! It was great growing up with so many generations of women.”

― Cate Blanchett

“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

“Conservatism is affecting the way women perceive who they are in the world.”

― Cate Blanchett

“I applaud Women in Film – not only for celebrating the successes of women, but for providing a safety network to mentor women and to discuss the particular issues that arise in a very male-dominated industry.”

― Cate Blanchett

“Ageing is something that both men and women are utterly terrified about.”

― Cate Blanchett

“Men are boys for such a long time and really don’t start getting the great roles until they’re in their mid-thirties. But then they’ve got a long time to do them, whereas for women, it’s all about playing younger and younger and younger.”

― Cate Blanchett

“A lot of the reason I wanted to become an entrepreneur and avoid working for others is that you get to create the world you want to live in and the company you want to work for, and I’ve loved that. It’s a part of entrepreneurship that women should really embrace.”

― Caterina Fake

“There is great work to be done, and the women will lead us. So I say, Astonish us with your genius. Inspire us with your creation. Work with one another. Endure the tribulations.”

― Caterina Fake

“I wish we didn’t have to be nude to be noticed… But given the game as it exists, women make decisions. For instance, the Miss America contest is, in all of its states… the single greatest source of scholarship money for women in the United States.”

― Caterina Fake

“If you want to have high-powered career women who have families, you need to provide options for them in terms of childcare.”

― Caterina Scorsone

“I think that the female workforce is so valuable. And if we’re going to champion women in the workforce, which our economy seems to want to do, we have to deal with the realities, which is that they have children, and they need a way to take care of their children in a supportive work environment.”

― Caterina Scorsone

“Postmodernism is an academic theory, originating in academia with an academic elite, not in the world of women and men, where feminist theory is rooted.”

― Catharine MacKinnon

“In not having an appointment at Harvard, I’m in the company of a great many people whose work I admire tremendously, in particular women of color.”

― Catharine MacKinnon

“It’s mainly a few elite women who benefit greatly from standing with the forces that keep women down.”

― Catharine MacKinnon

“I am proud of the fact that women have been recognised as being as capable, as able to do the senior jobs in Europe as any man.”

― Catherine Ashton

“I understand men much better than most women I know.”

― Catherine Bell

“I say this to women all the time: If you’ve got the passion, you believe in making change, and you’ve got an issue or policy or something that you want to do, believe in it. Have confidence in yourself. You can do it.”

― Catherine Cortez-Masto

“When women apply for a job, we ask ourselves, ‘Am I qualified? Do I have the experience? Do I have the education? Do I have the abilities?’ When a man looks at that job, he thinks, ‘How much does it pay?’ We need to stop second-guessing our abilities. We need to stand up and make ourselves heard.”

― Catherine Cortez-Masto

“I think exercise is so important. Yes, as women we are multi-taskers, but we have to take care of our bodies.”

― Catherine Cortez-Masto

“We need to do a better job of mentorships and role models to bring other young women along so that there’s more women in our boardrooms, there’s more women here in the United States Senate and in Congress. I think there’s an important role for women to play.”

― Catherine Cortez-Masto

“It has been very erotic and provocative for people to wonder about my feelings for women.”

― Catherine Deneuve

“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

“All women who kill or have sexual obsessions or who are prostitutes have trouble with their fathers.”

― Catherine Deneuve

“I cannot imagine having a physical relationship with a woman. I have not done that. But I really love women.”

― Catherine Deneuve

“Even if there are a lot women in films, there are few who are lesbians, that people know about.”

― Catherine Deneuve

“The fact that I ended up married to a decent man is still a source of amazement to me, thanks to ‘The Women’s Room.’”

― Catherine Jinks

“I happen to have worked with male directors who don’t understand women at all. Not at all. I’m flabbergasted by their ignorance.”

― Catherine McCormack

“I guess the more women are present and out there in life, the more their stories will be told. I don’t know. Their stories have always been told on Lifetime.”

― Catherine O’Hara

“There are more and more women writing. And there are more and more good male writers who are writing and who learned and decided it’s worth writing for women.”

― Catherine O’Hara

“When I was younger, we’d stay at stately homes, and at the end of dinner, women would have to leave the table. I used to sit there. I wouldn’t leave. I felt England should come out of the Victorian era.”

― Catherine Oxenberg

“I talk about postpartum depression and all these things I don’t hear a lot of women talking about on TV.”

― Catherine Reitman

“Hire women. Trust women. Let them succeed. They are a pleasure to work with.”

― Catherine Reitman

“There’s a different expectation, not just on mothers but on women. We’re expected to do it all, to have it all, and look good through the process and have a smile on our face, and that’s not always the case.”

― Catherine Reitman

“I like women who look like women. I hated grunge. No one’s more feminist than me, but you don’t have to look as if you don’t give a – you know. You can be smart, bright, and attractive aesthetically to others – and to yourself.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“There are a lot of women who live with pot-bellied pigs.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“I find this wave of super-skinny women scary. I’m not going to lie to you, I’ve got to drag myself down to the gym like everybody else. But I look at the red carpet sometimes and it’s like a pageant.”

― Catherine Zeta-Jones

“For women, World War II had offered an opportunity, and often the necessity, to get out of the house to work.”

― Cathleen Schine

“Anyone who has read a Trollope novel knows that women did not have to wait until 1960 to feel trapped.”

― Cathleen Schine

“Stewardesses were a joke to many of us coming of age in the liberated Sixties. They were no joke in the women’s movement that liberated us, however.”

― Cathleen Schine

“Women are in positions of power the most radical of activists could only dream of in 1960.”

― Cathleen Schine

“We can all think we’re discriminated against, and I’m sure many of us are. But I see a ton of optimism in corporate America around the advancement and retention of women.”

― Cathy Engelbert

“I’m probably a little bit of an outlier for women because I don’t believe that you have to self-promote to get where you’re going.”

― Cathy Engelbert

“In the global marketplace, women remain the most untapped natural resource.”

― Cathy Engelbert

“To take women’s equality from novelty to norm, we need to change narratives at a societal and individual level.”

― Cathy Engelbert

“As you think about the workforce of the future, women and minorities are such an important part of that future.”

― Cathy Engelbert

“Women shouldn’t aspire to a box or a title. They should look toward being leaders.”

― Cathy Engelbert

“It is important that women have the opportunity to balance different priorities at different stages in their career.”

― Cathy Engelbert

“My path has been, I think, a path a lot of women can foresee themselves taking.”

― Cathy Engelbert

“I joined a very male-dominated profession back in 1986. I wanted to work with big multinational Fortune 500 companies, but you don’t come into the firm and automatically get those. So, quite frankly, a key to my success was that I found male mentors and male sponsors. I think some women are afraid to say that.”

― Cathy Engelbert

“The biggest barrier for women is the thought that they can’t have it all.”

― Cathy Engelbert

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

― Cathy Guisewite

“Cathy was the first widely syndicated humor strip created by a woman. The strip was pretty revolutionary at the time not only because it starred a female, but also because it was so emotionally honest about all the conflicting feelings many women had in 1976.”

― Cathy Guisewite

“In 1976 I wrote a lot about women trying to claim the right to work.”

― Cathy Guisewite

“Because the majority of my readers are women, I feel that one public service I can provide to them is to spread the message of regular mammograms and early detection within the strip.”

― Cathy Guisewite

“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 think it is important that we respect that women have different political views.”

― Cathy McMorris Rodgers

“Women oftentimes are the ones making those economic decisions, sitting around the kitchen table and trying to figure out how to pay for rising gas prices or food prices or the health insurance costs. And I think that they see where they expect their leaders in Congress to also make those tough decisions.”

― Cathy McMorris Rodgers

“Women oftentimes are the ones making those economic decisions, sitting around the kitchen table and trying to figure out how to pay for rising gas prices or food prices or the health insurance costs.”

― Cathy McMorris Rodgers

“Economic opportunities will win the women’s vote.”

― Cathy McMorris Rodgers

“Republican women bring an important voice to the table.”

― Cathy McMorris Rodgers

“The Republicans won the women’s vote in 2010. It was the first time since Ronald Reagan that the Republicans had won the women’s vote. And when you look at the issues that really drove women to the Republican Party, it’s been the issues related to the economy, to jobs, the debt.”

― Cathy McMorris Rodgers

“Well, I’m celebrating the fact that Republicans are doing better with women.”

― Cathy McMorris Rodgers

“I do see women voters shifting to the Republican Party and doing so significantly. And the issue that’s doing this is the fear the federal government will prevail in making the Affordable Health Care Act permanent law and how that will hurt small businesses.”

― Cathy McMorris Rodgers

“With each generation, women’s ability to live the lives they choose reaches a place their grandmothers never thought possible. But that doesn’t mean everything is perfect or that our work is finished.”

― Cathy McMorris Rodgers

“When I think of the limitless potential my young daughters, Grace and Brynn, will have as they grow into young women, I want my girls’ generation to remember the strength, determination, and struggles of the women who came before them and paved the way.”

― Cathy McMorris Rodgers

“House Republican women are trailblazers in their own right, and we are focused on a bold, forward-looking agenda to restore a confident America, where every individual and family feels secure in their lives and in their futures.”

― Cathy McMorris Rodgers

“I think Miss Universe is wonderful platform that we promote diversity and women empowerment. Why? Because we are achieved women who have stories, who have passions, who have careers.”

― Catriona Gray

“The good news is when we are in full-on sisterhood, women are the most powerful, political force in America.”

― Cecile Richards

“And because of President Obama, more women than ever are serving in the Cabinet and on the Supreme Court.”

― Cecile Richards

“President Obama understands women. He trusts women. And on every issue that matters to us, he stands with women.”

― Cecile Richards

“All across the country, the Women’s March inspired doctors and teachers and mothers to become activists and organizers and, yes, candidates for office.”

― Cecile Richards

“It is not up to women of color to save this country from itself. That’s on all of us. That’s on all of us.”

― Cecile Richards

“I worked with women who were nurses and workers, women who worked in hotels, janitors who basically cleaned buildings, worked two jobs just to support their family. And, it really taught me a lot about how much opportunity I had to do anything I wanted to with my life.”

― Cecile Richards

“All my life, I’ve been lucky to work in social justice, starting as a labor organizer working with low-wage working women.”

― Cecile Richards

“For women, access to reproductive health care isn’t a political issue.”

― Cecile Richards

“The women who walk into Planned Parenthood clinics come from every background, every political persuasion.”

― Cecile Richards

“Dealing with men in Congress – for the most part, it’s pretty dispiriting in terms of the lack of regard they have for women. And they’re not even… it’s like they don’t know what they don’t know, and they don’t even care what they don’t know.”

― Cecile Richards

“If you look at the workforce and the way our laws work around so many issues, it’s as if women are supposed to retrofit themselves into a workplace that was never created for them.”

― Cecile Richards

“I would be excited if we could reimagine workplaces that start from a premise that women are going to be a central part: Women are going to bear children, people are going to raise those children, and it’s not going to be a nuisance – it’s actually going to be understood as part of the deal.”

― Cecile Richards

“I’m grateful to women who have the privilege and ability to tell their stories and applaud them for doing that. And also recognize that there are many, many women in this country who will never have that opportunity.”

― Cecile Richards

“I think women have the opportunity to change the landscape and change the direction of America.”

― Cecile Richards

“I think women have always been funny. But when Tina Fey became head writer at ‘Saturday Night Live,’ the culture shifted, and women gained a bigger voice in comedy. It’s not as if Hollywood producers are feminists. It’s more that Hollywood said, ”Bridesmaids’ made us so much money, all we want now is funny women.’”

― Cecily Strong

“I think I’m always inspired by really, really funny, amazing women, but I’m also inspired by really funny, amazing men. I think there’s more of a feminist voice, like with Amy Schumer being out right now, whom I adore.”

― Cecily Strong

“I don’t have the most confidence in the world, and I’d venture to say most women in comedy don’t come from a place of, ‘Oh, I’m fabulous!’ She’s just as nervous as you are. So if you’re trying to score with a funny girl, laugh at her jokes and tell her how hilarious she is.”

― Cecily Strong

“It’s something that black men still go through to this day, which is women clutching their purses, hitting the lock button on store, or just basic attitudes. And even as a U.S. congressman, as a black man, it is very, very frustrating, and you build up an internal anger about it that you can’t act on.”

― Cedric Richmond

“Women are our most miraculous muse, an enchanted intangibility that encourages all art.”

― CeeLo Green

“I’m drawn to the unconventional because I’ve been drawn unconventionally. I believe that I’m supposed to topple over these false images of what’s idealistically beautiful. Because, of course, these intangible qualities are very attractive to women. Sincerity. Sense of humor. Success.”

― CeeLo Green

“Books by women, people of color, LGBTQ authors, differently abled people, and non-Americans are a great way of broadening horizons and building empathy.”

― Celeste Ng

“Obviously, the genes of women are flawed. They are poorly designed creatures who do not want to have sex nearly as often as needed for the human race to get along peaceably and fruitfully.”

― Cenk Uygur

“I can’t date women my own age any more – I hate going to cemeteries.”

― Cesar Romero

“But really, we also need to learn how to love one another as women. How to appreciate and respect each other.”

― Chaka Khan

“Half the population of the entire world is women, and people are somehow shocked that this entire half is as capable as the other half.”

― Chamath Palihapitiya

“What women need are not benefits and advantages but a merit-based selection process that will allow them to automatically benefit from various opportunities.”

― Chanda Kochhar

“We actually probably do nothing very special for women. But what we do in a very special manner is to remain an absolute gender-neutral, merit-based organization.”

― Chanda Kochhar

“My father, in a way, was a mentor in the way he instilled the basic values and ethics in me. My mother was a mentor by showing me an example to say that if women have tenacity, they can achieve whatever they have to.”

― Chanda Kochhar

“The MBA entrance exams are so quantitative-oriented that it keeps out more and more women from joining the MBA classes. If we were to make the entrance exams more all-rounded, you could see more participation.”

― Chanda Kochhar

“I remember the reactions I got when we first visited factories to inspect the projects that we were funding. It was not easy for people to see a woman there. That was a time when most of these workplaces were not even equipped with a loo for women.”

― Chanda Kochhar

“ICICI has been a meritocracy. So, a huge amount a lot of responsibilities, big roles, challenges, have been given to women, not because they are men or women or so on, but they were just given to people who have – who the organization believes has the capability to perform.”

― Chanda Kochhar

“I think hip-hop doesn’t give women as much of a chance as it gives guys.”

― Chanel West Coast

“When I think about the shows that we have on our air, we’ve been known for a long time for shows that feature strong, dynamic, powerful women at their forefront. And we’re going to continue with that kind of storytelling.”

― Channing Dungey

“I think that the more that we can show onscreen men and women working together side by side with respect for one another, I think that that’s a good message for us to be spreading.”

― Channing Dungey

“I’m fortunate to be in a position to support nonprofits that align with my personal priorities, which include women’s health issues, cancer research, environmental concerns, and education for women and children domestically and globally.”

― Channing Dungey

“Maybe in past years, perhaps women didn’t feel quite as comfortable with revealing themselves, and their skills and their crafts… and now we are, so we’re out there, just like the guys.”

― Chantal Kreviazuk

“Generally my feeling is that I think women are just in a universal way coming out, coming to their own more. And they have more opportunity, and basically we’re equal.”

― Chantal Kreviazuk

“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

“I hope I’m one of many to come in the Dubai World Cup, and hope I see more women making it at this level. There are a lot of great female jockeys.”

― Chantal Sutherland

“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 don’t know how me having a conversation with Tomi Lahren all of a sudden turned into me hating black women.”

― Charlamagne tha God

“If it’s one entity you don’t want no drama with in this era, it’s black women.”

― Charlamagne tha God

“We need to instill the values that are important for future generations, and above all we have to show boys how to respect women.”

― Charlene, Princess of Monaco

“The real aim of social and industrial organization ought to be the production of strong, healthy men and women, capable of playing and working with the least pain and the greatest joy.”

― Charles A. Beard

“As a Korean War veteran, I know firsthand and understand the sacrifices made by our men and women in uniform.”

― Charles B. Rangel

“America’s legacy has been crafted by generations of hard-working men and women who moved to the United States from all over the globe to pursue their dreams.”

― Charles B. Rangel

“Meanwhile, our young men and women whose economic circumstances make military service a viable career choice are dying bravely in a war with no end in sight.”

― Charles B. Rangel

“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

“After the threat of war is gone, we should not turn our backs on the men and women who eliminated that threat. We should embrace them and keep our promises we made to them.”

― Charles B. Rangel

“I love women’s college basketball, but I don’t want it in the NBA.”

― Charles Barkley

“The unique and supreme voluptuousness of love lies in the certainty of committing evil. And men and women know from birth that in evil is found all sensual delight.”

― Charles Baudelaire

“The lover of life makes the whole world into his family, just as the lover of the fair sex creates his from all the lovely women he has found, from those that could be found, and those who are impossible to find.”

― Charles Baudelaire

“Those men get along best with women who can get along best without them.”

― Charles Baudelaire

“If I write badly about blacks, homosexuals and women, it is because of these who I met were that. There are many ‘bads’ – bad dogs, bad censorship; there are even ‘bad’ white males. Only, when you write about ‘bad’ white males, they don’t complain about it. And need I say that there are ‘good’ blacks, ‘good’ homosexuals and ‘good’ women?”

― Charles Bukowski

“There are women who can make you feel more with their bodies and their souls, but these are the exact women who will turn the knife into you right in front of the crowd. Of course, I expect this, but the knife still cuts.”

― Charles Bukowski

“It has been said that the position of woman is the test of civilization, and that of our women was secure. In them was vested our standard of morals and the purity of our blood.”

― Charles Eastman

“The extension of women’s rights is the basic principle of all social progress.”

― Charles Fourier

“My father was short for a man, with a child’s plaything for a name – Spinner. He had flawless dark brown skin and a head full of big, wet-looking curls, black as oil. And he had the smile of a scoundrel – the kind of smile that disarmed men and undressed women.”

― Charles M. Blow

“Not a day passes over the earth, but men and women of no note do great deeds, speak great words and suffer noble sorrows.”

― Charles Reade

“Our calling is not primarily to be holy women, but to work for God and for others with Him.”

― Charles Simeon

“Motherhood is a great honor and privilege, yet it is also synonymous with servanthood. Every day women are called upon to selflessly meet the needs of their families. Whether they are awake at night nursing a baby, spending their time and money on less-than-grateful teenagers, or preparing meals, moms continuously put others before themselves.”

― Charles Stanley

“I speak Spanish to God, Italian to women, French to men, and German to my horse.”

― Charles V

“I think I’m a girl’s girl in the sense that I support women a lot, and I’m definitely all for girl power, but I think I’m quite a tomboy at heart – even though I love my fashion and dressing up, I think my essence is very boyish.”

― Charli XCX

“I think what women think is sexy is what is sexy. Girls eating pizza are massively sexy.”

― Charli XCX

“In the ’90s, there was always this continuous pitting of women against each other in the media, trying to make them battle it out.”

― Charli XCX

“I really just want to change the way women think about themselves.”

― Charli XCX

“I really just want to change the way women think about themselves. A lot of young girls are quite lost.”

― Charli XCX

“There’s no way to approach anything in an objective way. We’re completely subjective; our view of the world is completely controlled by who we are as human beings, as men or women, by our age, our history, our profession, by the state of the world.”

― Charlie Kaufman

“I think today women are very scared to celebrate themselves, because then they just get labeled.”

― Charlize Theron

“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

“Feminism is an entire world view or gestalt, not just a laundry list of women’s issues.”

― Charlotte Bunch

“We need women leaders. But we need them to have a vision for something.”

― Charlotte Bunch

“As a human rights issue, the effort to end violence against women becomes a government’s obligation, not just a good idea.”

― Charlotte Bunch

“What is being called the UN ‘gender architecture’ is more like a shack. Women need a bigger global house if equality is ever to become a reality.”

― Charlotte Bunch

“Competing in show jumping is a school of life. And it’s one of the few Olympic sports where men and women are equal.”

― Charlotte Casiraghi

“I think we’re actually the only sport that has a mix of men and women competing together. The majority of other sports are separated by gender.”

― Charlotte Dujardin

“The most important thing is for women not to tear other women down. Everyone in our division is helping each other, and that’s a message we send behind the scenes: that we are a unit and working to make the best product and highlight women as strong and independent superstars.”

― Charlotte Flair

“When I won the NXT women’s title from Natalya at Full Sail, becoming the second-ever woman’s champion for NXT, that’s when I knew, ‘Okay, I’m doing the right thing,’ and that I could do this.”

― Charlotte Flair

“I think what people don’t realize is the transition from NXT to the main roster is a big jump. It’s getting a whole new audience familiar with a certain character. If you debut too many women at one time, it’s hard for the audience to get to know, understand, and see the rise of that character.”

― Charlotte Flair

“I think with the Mae Young Classic, bringing in 30 women from all over the world shows what an impact women have in the company.”

― Charlotte Flair

“Negative comments in terms of body image are the hardest thing the women probably struggle with. But I think the best thing that we can do as WWE superstars is taking that negativity and using it in a positive way, because there are so many young kids on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to not send the message of hate on to.”

― Charlotte Flair

“That is a message I hope to send and that I know all the other women hope to send: that no matter what your job is or what you want to achieve in life, anything you set your mind to, you can do.”

― Charlotte Flair

“Charlotte Flair is continuing her father’s legacy but paving her own, and she’s opening the door for women all over the world to be superstars in a male dominated industry.”

― Charlotte Flair

“The reason I don’t do the Flair Flop anymore is because women’s wrestling is being taken so seriously. I’ll only perform something comedic like that at a house show.”

― Charlotte Flair

“Women tend to overthink things.”

― Charlotte Flair

“We continue to hire women who seem to already be polished and who have already made it outside of WWE and whose whole goal was to get to WWE.”

― Charlotte Flair

“I think printed fiction is what women read.”

― Charlotte Lamb

“If you want to talk about a subject that is important to women, romantic fiction is the place to talk about it because that’s where your audience is.”

― Charlotte Lamb

“I think love is always going to be the most important subject for women.”

― Charlotte Lamb

“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

“War stories, westerns, spy stories are all accepted as respectable because they are read by men. It is only women’s light reading which is derided.”

― Charlotte Lamb

“A romantic novel is an adult fairy story, repeating the recurring symbols and images which can explain life to a woman and satisfy a powerful need within her. The need to love and be loved is vital to all human beings, but especially to women.”

― Charlotte Lamb

“Writers and readers are still trying to work out unresolved problems between men and women, and that is why millions of women around the world are hooked on romantic fiction. So am I.”

― Charlotte Lamb

“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

“One of the reasons I don’t see eye to eye with Women’s Lib is that women have it all on a plate if only they knew it. They don’t have to be pretty either.”

― Charlotte Rampling

“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

“We must be very careful when we say that somebody giving you compliments about your looks should be offensive. I think women really should look at why they’re being offended by that.”

― Charlotte Rampling

“Whatever women do, they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.”

― Charlotte Whitton

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

― Chauncey Depew

“Around 2001, I started analyzing lesbians. I started to realize that even really butch-acting or -dressing women still had a strong female identity that I never had.”

― Chaz Bono

“My mom was Sicilian, my dad was Sicilian. Mom was a great cook, but all the women were.”

― Chazz Palminteri

“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

“Service is an opportunity for young women to really empower themselves.”

― Chelsea Clinton

“My mother has often said that the issue of women is the unfinished business of the 21st century. That is certainly true. But so, too, are the issues of LGBTQ rights the unfinished business of the 21st century.”

― Chelsea Clinton

“We need women who are at the head of a boardroom, like at the head of the White House, at the head of kind of major scientific enterprises so that little girls everywhere can then think, you know what? I can do that, I want to do that, I will do that.”

― Chelsea Clinton

“I think that we need women role models everywhere. I think that it’s really hard to imagine yourself as something that you don’t see.”

― Chelsea Clinton

“I think that there are more opportunities for young women in America than there are in Tanzania. But I also think there are many of the same problems.”

― Chelsea Clinton

“People ask me why I’m so hard on men. It’s because they’ve gotten a really easy ride. And it’s not that I think women should take over the world. But I do think it should be 50/50.”

― Chelsea Handler

“There’s a lot of pretty funny women out there.”

― Chelsea Handler

“We women have to stick together.”

― Chelsea Handler

“I have a huge impact with young girls. Young women. That’s my demographic.”

― Chelsea Handler

“The pressure to keep up with what society tells us is perfect is causing us to enter a time when women are no longer women, but plastic shells of what women used to be.”

― Chelsea Hobbs

“I cannot be silent when facing these evils against women and children.”

― Chen Guangcheng

“Black women are the most passionate commentators, and even as black female geeks and nerds, they are rarely acknowledged.”

― Cheo Hodari Coker

“In reality, black women, women of color, are powerful, bold, dynamic, and self-assured, so there’s no reason their TV counterparts shouldn’t be as such.”

― Cheo Hodari Coker

“Women are the real architects of society.”

― Cher

“The trouble with some women is that they get all excited about nothing – and then marry him.”

― Cher

“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

“Yes, it’s a man’s world, but that’s all right because they’re making a total mess of it. We’re chipping away at their control, taking the parts we want. Some women think it’s a difficult task, but it’s not.”

― Cher

“Women tend to judge other women harshly. We should be kinder to each other, accept that we’re all different and can make different choices. Not go for some kind of stereotypical idea that we’re perfect. Frankly, I’m not perfect.”

― Cherie Blair

“For many women, becoming a widow does not just mean the heartache of losing a husband, but often losing everything else as well.”

― Cherie Blair

“Many of the big decisions over progression, promotion and future career trajectory are taken when people are in their late twenties and thirties, putting women at a huge disadvantage because this is the very time they are most likely to be having a break to have children.”

― Cherie Blair

“My own foundation concentrates on women’s economic empowerment on the basis that if women have their own money and are able to support themselves, they can make choices about what happens to them in their lives, about whether they have education, whether they get married, and what happens to their children.”

― Cherie Blair

“I think, when I was a young lawyer starting out, I was so determined to prove that I was as good as the men and that I could be given the same opportunities as the men, and it wouldn’t make any difference at all that I was a woman. But actually, looking back on it now, I did do things that I wouldn’t recommend to other women at all.”

― Cherie Blair

“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

“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

“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 feel very strongly about contraception even though I know people say that, as a good Catholic girl, I shouldn’t. But I disagree because I think one of the keys to women’s progression in the 20th century is being able to control their fertility.”

― Cherie Blair

“I think it is what you do with your wealth that is important. I don’t believe in accumulating money for money’s sake. It’s one of the reasons I want to do more about helping women.”

― Cherie Blair

“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

“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

“As a Catholic, I am proud of the social mission of the church and its concerns for the poor and dispossessed, but I still personally would support women priests.”

― Cherie Blair

“I have never been ashamed of calling myself a feminist, and I believe passionately in women’s rights.”

― Cherie Blair

“We need to empower all women, both financially and socially, to give them the tools to support themselves and their families. We need to start seeing them as contributors to society, as assets, not as objects of pity or, even worse, objects of shame.”

― Cherie Blair

“I just want to say to women, ‘Be yourself – it’s the inner beauty that counts. You are your own best friend, the key to your own happiness, and as soon as you understand that – and it takes a few heartbreaks – you can be happy.’”

― Cherie Lunghi

“I want to play women my own age, rather than artificially ‘de-age’ myself so that I can play women who are younger or much younger than I am. I want to grow into those kind of more mature parts, not try and keep them at bay for as long as I possibly can.”

― Cherie Lunghi

“The Go Red for Women campaign raises awareness of the risk of heart disease. I think a lot of people don’t realize that heart disease is the number one killer of women. So what we’re doing is encouraging women to tell five other women to learn more about heart disease and how they can prevent it.”

― Cheryl Hines

“Rap is hardcore street music but there are women out there who can hang with the best male rappers. What holds us back is that girls tend to rap in these high, squeaky voices. It’s irritating. You’ve gotta rap from the diaphragm.”

― Cheryl James

“One of the speakers asked how many women had been harassed or abused sexually in their life? There were thousands of women in the audience, and almost every one of them raised her hand.”

― Cheryl James

“I don’t like the fact that there are so few women in rap.”

― Cheryl James

“The quality of films out there depends on how much responsibility we’re willing to take. I try to play women who are positive and heroic.”

― Cheryl Ladd

“Oxygen was a good fit of values, and I liked the idea of being able to communicate with women.”

― Cheryl Mills

“I really want women to appreciate their power. It was obvious to me that lots of people are comfortable with power, and they see what it can do, but women’s expression of it was never as comprehensive as it could be. It seemed like an amazing gift that Oxygen could give.”

― Cheryl Mills

“Women are not only deciding the outcome of elections, they serve as important role models for their daughters and other young women – they hold a key to expanding the way in which women value and experience politics.”

― Cheryl Mills

“Women need to become conscious of the impact that their attitudes and actions can have on future generations of voters and politicians.”

― Cheryl Mills

“No, but women are saying, and they say, are you crazy? But because they’ve had children since they were 20 years old. I haven’t. So I had a child when I was 43, and now he’s really out with his friends.”

― Cheryl Tiegs

“Anything I have blown a lot of money on? Well, I have three daughters and a wife – that’s four women, and I’m working on a sitcom, so you could say that I am just trying to stay alive!”

― Chevy Chase

“When I first started writing ‘Still Missing,’ I didn’t actually realize I was writing a thriller. I thought it was more women’s fiction, but during the many years of rewrites, I kept taking out the boring parts, and then my agent informed me that I had written a thriller.”

― Chevy Stevens

“I think probably like seeing women fight because we’re generally not thought to be strong, especially in the case of this movie.”

― Chiaki Kuriyama

“I don’t follow other fashion blogs, but I do follow other fashionistas on Instagram. Many of them are my friends; it’s really cool: they can inspire me, and they’re also my friends. I also look for inspiration in the street; there are so many fashionable women walking around.”

― Chiara Ferragni

“I hope that no more groans of wounded men and women will ever go to the ear of the Great Spirit Chief above, and that all people may be one people.”

― Chief Joseph

“Youth is impulsive. When our young men grow angry at some real or imaginary wrong, and disfigure their faces with black paint, it denotes that their hearts are black, and that they are often cruel and relentless, and our old men and old women are unable to restrain them. Thus it has ever been.”

― Chief Seattle

“I think white women need to wake up and say, ‘Not all women are white,’ three times in front of the mirror.”

― Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“I am a bit of a fundamentalist when it comes to black women’s hair. Hair is hair – yet also about larger questions: self-acceptance, insecurity and what the world tells you is beautiful. For many black women, the idea of wearing their hair naturally is unbearable.”

― Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“From the very beginning, I think it’s been quite clear that there’s no way I could possibly say that trans women are not women. It’s the sort of thing to me that’s obvious, so I start from that obvious premise.”

― Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“Perhaps it is time to debate culture. The common story is that in ‘real’ African culture, before it was tainted by the West, gender roles were rigid and women were contentedly oppressed.”

― Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“I find that women… deal with immigration differently. And I’m interested in that.”

― Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“This idea of feminism as a party to which only a select few people get to come – this is why so many women, particularly women of colour, feel alienated from mainstream western academic feminism. Because don’t we want it to be mainstream?”

― Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“Girls are socialised in ways that are harmful to their sense of self – to reduce themselves, to cater to the egos of men, to think of their bodies as repositories of shame. As adult women, many struggle to overcome, to unlearn, much of that social conditioning.”

― Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“I don’t think it’s a good thing to talk about women’s issues being exactly the same as the issues of trans women because I don’t think that’s true.”

― Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“Gender is not an easy conversation to have. It makes people uncomfortable, sometimes even irritable. Both men and women are resistant to talk about gender or are quick to dismiss the problems of gender. Because thinking of changing the status quo is always uncomfortable.”

― Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“I am China, pronounced as Chee-na. And I think it’s time the world lets older women age gracefully.”

― China Machado

“Women know when a man touches them inappropriately. Hugging one man doesn’t mean it is an invitation. Wearing nail polish isn’t an invitation.”

― Chinmayi

“A man might actually brush off vulgar tweets that come to him. Women are likely to be affected by it.”

― Chinmayi

“I definitely hope women know that abuse/harassment/blackmail on social media is also a crime, and the police definitely help.”

― Chinmayi

“When the British came to Ibo land, for instance, at the beginning of the 20th century, and defeated the men in pitched battles in different places, and set up their administrations, the men surrendered. And it was the women who led the first revolt.”

― Chinua Achebe

“Black women do not have as many positive images in the media as we should.”

― Chirlane McCray

“We have to think about the state of women in a more holistic way going forward. We can’t be segregated by class and race as we have been. Because even the women at the top can do something about violence against women, right?”

― Chirlane McCray

“Violence against women is a huge issue. A good feminist should be working on that – making the world a safer place for girls and women, wherever they live.”

― Chirlane McCray

“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

“Perhaps what distinguishes my characters is their courage and spirit and a certain stubbornness which enables them to keep going even when facing a setback. I think this developed organically as I wrote, but also it came out of a desire to portray women as powerful and intelligent forces in the world.”

― Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

“I have been watching how Indian women are forced to do certain things, as the stories of sacrifice and devotion in mythology demand from them. And then there are inspiring stories about women like the Rani of Jhansi that offer women refreshing role models.”

― Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

“I want people to be sensitive about how women feel and think.”

― Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

“Immigration was a huge force in changing my outlook. I moved to America 30 years ago. I had to reassess my beliefs, especially about women’s roles.”

― Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

“It’s very important to balance things; it’s imperative to do something for the society, and women in particular, and help women who aren’t in position to help themselves.”

― Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

“In community work, you reach some people, but in writing, I can reach many more people, not only in exploring issues of domestic violence, but also by showing the importance of strong women in communities.”

― Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

“I show women growing, changing, becoming stronger in many kinds of situations.”

― Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

“With the strong women I write about, I want to create a sense of strong possibilities.”

― Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

“Zendaya – she’s a boss – and Rihanna as well. I feel like those are two very powerful women.”

― Chloe Kim

“When I was growing up in Nigeria – and I shouldn’t say Nigeria, because that’s too general, but in Afikpo, the Igbo part of the country where I’m from – there were always rites of passage for young men. Men were taught to be men in the ways in which we are not women; that’s essentially what it is.”

― Chris Abani

“Men do communicate, often very directly, but women sometimes cannot accept how simple what we have to say is.”

― Chris Abani

“That women are mysterious and unknowable is something every young man grows up believing. Men, on the other hand, never think of themselves as mysterious or confusing, and we are often at a loss as to why women want to figure us out.”

― Chris Abani

“The men and women that are hired to take care of players’ health, their salaries are paid by the team. Before games, you would see team docs and trainers, and they’re every bit as as excited to, say, beat the Raiders as you are; their emotions are tied up in it.”

― Chris Borland

“Sometimes men and women have trouble with just being vulnerable.”

― Chris Borland

“I’m 18 in this album. I’m not losing fans, and I’m not disrepecting women, but you reach the maturity of taking it to the next level with a girl. It was only necessary for me to have at least one song like that.”

― Chris Brown

“Our men and women in uniform deserve the best intelligence possible to help them protect America.”

― Chris Cannon

“I really like women who get emotional about babies and puppies. I’ve met some incredibly cool women who are tough, but the woman you marry should have a really soft side.”

― Chris Evans

“My mum fought for feminism in her day so instilled in me the importance of equality. She taught me so much about women.”

― Chris Evans

“If women feel they are able to go from partner to partner without feeling emotionally invested and ultimately hurt, they should go for it.”

― Chris Evans

“Men and women aren’t too dissimilar.”

― Chris Evans

“When my TV show was in production, dozens of women asked me out on Facebook. Some were shy about it; some were blatant. Some I knew, some were total strangers. But they went for it.”

― Chris Gethard

“I like women who are okay with who they are.”

― Chris Kattan

“I love Latin women, yet for some reason I always wind up with blondes.”

― Chris Kirkpatrick

“I don’t know if women gravitate toward me, or I gravitate toward them.”

― Chris Messina

“I can’t stand the idea of a veteran risking her or his life for this country, suffering the wounds of battle, and then being kicked to the curb as a result of those wounds. But that is exactly what has happened to tens of thousands of men & women who have fought and bled for our country.”

― Chris Murphy

“I don’t mind demanding women.”

― Chris Noth

“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 grew up among strong women so I know what it’s like to be loved and humiliated in a heartbeat.”

― Chris O’Dowd

“I’m more like a spoon symbol. I think women just want to spoon me.”

― Chris O’Dowd

“I grew up in a house of forthright women.”

― Chris O’Dowd

“After ‘Bridesmaids,’ women know who I am.”

― Chris O’Dowd

“I don’t think the public here buy this idea that women and men speak different comedic languages.”

― Chris O’Dowd

“For some reason, I find that in the course of my career I’ve worked with more women than most men have.”

― Chris O’Dowd

“I just am so tired of really badly written women. It’s so boring.”

― Chris O’Dowd

“Women think that men don’t talk about their feelings with guys. We do talk to friends about relationships, but it’s succinct – 10 minutes, then we move on.”

― Chris Pine

“I love the ’40s. I love the ’50s. I love the style, I love the clothes. I love how the women looked. I love the dances. I love the music. I love the amber of the light. I’m just in love with the cars. I’m in love with all of it.”

― Chris Pine

“The American audience has really opened up to women being A.) funny and B.) kinda crude. ‘Bridesmaids’ is R-rated, and I think it was a major coup for women to have an R-rated comedy that did really well. Same as ‘Bad Teacher.’”

― Chris Pratt

“I’ve seen women who don’t have great relationships with their dads, and it all comes down to this: You have to tell girls you love them every day.”

― Chris Rock

“There are only three things women need in life: food, water, and compliments.”

― Chris Rock

“Anything I say about women, I try to make sure that at least five or six friends of mine are going through a similar situation. That way I’m not picking on my wife.”

― Chris Rock

“The thing that surprised me the most is just how much money women that weren’t rich were paying for their hair. When you’re in a beauty parlor in Harlem next to abandoned buildings and somebody’s paying five grand for a weave, that’s a bit much.”

― Chris Rock

“In social settings, under the guise of joking, being collegial, flirting, or having a good time, I undoubtedly caused some women to question themselves, retreat, feel alone, and worry they can’t be their authentic selves.”

― Chris Sacca

“I’ve learned that it’s often the less obvious, yet pervasive and questionable, everyday behaviors of men in our industry that collectively make it inhospitable for women.”

― Chris Sacca

“There are two reasons to pursue diversity and inclusion. One, because you believe one group has benefitted from hundreds of years of discrimination, or two, maybe you don’t like that women make 73 cents on the dollar compared to men.”

― Chris Sacca

“The passage of time hasn’t changed the fact that abortion is a serious, lethal violation of fundamental human rights, and that women and children deserve better, and that the demands of justice, generosity, and compassion require that the right to life be guaranteed to everyone.”

― Chris Smith

“It can be very hard to find clothing for different body shapes. After all, there are only, what, five companies for plus-size women?”

― Chrissy Metz

“I’m paving the road for other women and men who know they’re destined for greatness, but they don’t believe it yet.”

― Chrissy Metz

“There are plus-size women who’ve paved the way – Rebel Wilson, Gabby Sidibe, Melissa McCarthy. I can’t wait for the day when I can have a conversation, and it’s not about the size of my pants but how I prepared for the role.”

― Chrissy Metz

“Women, I love. It’s amazing to me, because I am a swimsuit model; I’m half-naked. I just love the fact that women love me, and it makes me love them so much back.”

― Chrissy Teigen

“No election is ever just about one issue, but I care a lot about women’s rights and making sure parents have what they need to raise healthy kids. I always have cared, but having just had a child, I know how serious it is to be a mother. It’s an incredibly huge challenge. You need support. You need resources.”

― Chrissy Teigen

“Some parents struggle to put food on the table. And plenty of women aren’t getting the pay they deserve. While I don’t expect the government to solve all these problems, I do want leaders who care about these things and do what they can to help.”

― Chrissy Teigen

“I think that a lot of women experience that balance between feeling insecure about and appreciative for their bodies. I definitely have.”

― Christen Press

“I want barriers to be broken down for women.”

― Christen Press

“We want more opportunities for women’s players throughout the world.”

― Christen Press

“I just want women to feel beautiful.”

― Christian Cota

“Speaking as a biologist, I think women are less aggressive than men, and they play a larger role in the early education of the young and helping them overcome their genetic heirloom.”

― Christian de Duve

“After women, flowers are the most lovely thing God has given the world.”

― Christian Dior

“Women are most fascinating between the ages of 35 and 40 after they have won a few races and know how to pace themselves. Since few women ever pass 40, maximum fascination can continue indefinitely.”

― Christian Dior

“Women, with their sure instincts, realized that my intention was to make them not just more beautiful but also happier.”

― Christian Dior

“My dream is to save women from nature.”

― Christian Dior

“Very skinny women don’t look beautiful in clothes.”

― Christian Lacroix

“The higher the better. It’s more about an attitude. High heels empower women in a way.”

― Christian Louboutin

“Men in high heels? That’s a prosthesis. But I sympathise. Women have these giant heels. They get taller and taller. The men need help. But a man in heels is ridiculous.”

― Christian Louboutin

“High heels empower women in a way.”

― Christian Louboutin

“The core of my work is dedicated not to pleasing women, but to pleasing men. Men are like bulls. They cannot resist the red sole.”

― Christian Louboutin

“My relationship with shoes has always been linked to shoes, women, women in their shoes and performance.”

― Christian Louboutin

“My drawing for women is really curvy. My drawings for men are actually quite angular.”

― Christian Louboutin

“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

“I like to undress women – not to dress them. You know, like Manet’s ‘Olympia’ or Helmut Newton’s photographs – naked women with shoes. This is what I am trying to do.”

― Christian Louboutin

“Shoes for men are about elegance or wealth, they are not playing with the inner character. That is why women are happy to wear painful shoes.”

― Christian Louboutin

“I am always surprised by who wears my shoes. This is a good thing. There is no type of woman, but all my women like to feel feminine. They are women who are happy to be women.”

― Christian Louboutin

“The core of my work is dedicated not to pleasing women, but to pleasing men.”

― Christian Louboutin

“For women raised in the ’70s, high heels can still carry a stigma; they’re associated with being stupid, with just wanting to please a man. Other women find them empowering.”

― Christian Louboutin

“Women like my shoes because they look good on them, not because they look good on the rack.”

― Christian Louboutin

“Sometimes women feel uncomfortable when men stare at them when they try on shoes.”

― Christian Louboutin

“A lot of women don’t like when they’re sort of fat, but a fat foot is as beautiful as a skinny foot. Think of Greek statues. Look how many people love the foot of the baby! There is something super-charming about the baby foot.”

― Christian Louboutin

“In the beginning, my first clients were Oprah, Whoopi Goldberg, and all different types of women.”

― Christian Siriano

“We have dresses that I actually think look better if you have more of a bust or more of a hip… or whatever it is. That’s why, in a collection, it should be as diverse as you can be. I think there should be options for a lot of different types of bodies and women.”

― Christian Siriano

“Women are wanting to wear my clothes not only because they’re great clothes but because of what we represent.”

― Christian Siriano

“I think a lot of women aren’t really sure about their bodies, so they don’t always get their fit right, whether it’s too tight and too sexy or way oversized and doesn’t show figure at all.”

― Christian Siriano

“I had such a lack of respect for women that I just treated them as a hobby, trying to live up to the supposed image of Jack Nicholson and all those guys who were womanizers.”

― Christian Slater

“In mathematics and science, there is no difference in the intelligence of men and women. The difference in genes between men and women is simply the Y chromosome, which has nothing to do with intelligence.”

― Christiane Nusslein-Volhard

“I think there are profound differences between women and men. In intelligence and creativity, there is no difference, but in what one loves, what one likes, the passions – there are differences.”

― Christiane Nusslein-Volhard

“I am often asked why there is discrimination against women in science. And I have given it some thought. With prejudicial attitudes, you can’t really do much. You can point out when people discriminate and ask them not to.”

― Christiane Nusslein-Volhard

“In German science, we have a special problem. We lose talented women at the time they get pregnant. Some of it occurs because they are encouraged – by their husbands, bosses and the government – to take long maternity leaves.”

― Christiane Nusslein-Volhard

“In the beginning of my career, I read an article about the reason that men always look five years younger than women is because they shave.”

― Christie Brinkley

“I’m surrounded by very powerful women and very progressive men.”

― Christie Hefner

“Half of my employees are women.”

― Christie Hefner

“I know what the attitudes of the readers are: These are guys who love women and respect women.”

― Christie Hefner

“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

“Relationships between men and women have become much more complicated.”

― Christie Hefner

“Women would all be better off if we realized we didn’t have to choose between being an intelligent being and a sexual being.”

― Christie Hefner

“The world changed on us. In a world where there were singles bars in every city, women weren’t going to go out and hang out in a Playboy Club.”

― Christie Hefner

“It’s embarrassing to be in the only westernized economy that doesn’t have paid family leave and flex scheduling, and that disproportionately helps women.”

― Christie Hefner

“I would like to see both parties aggressively compete for the women’s vote and talk about what they will do to unleash the economic power of women, to protect women’s health, to provide the right policies that provide for real family stability and real family values.”

― Christie Hefner

“I definitely love women. They are more attractive to the naked eye.”

― Christina Aguilera

“Growing up with the childhood that I had, I learned to never let a man make me feel helpless, and it also embedded a deep need in me to always stick up for women.”

― Christina Aguilera

“I think all of us as women have this super-human quality. We create life, we give life, we are the sources of life for our children – we’re all pretty bionic.”

― Christina Aguilera

“When I first came out about my breast cancer, I didn’t want to talk about it, but I had to, because young women were getting it, and people weren’t understanding that.”

― Christina Applegate

“I have talked to women who do yoga, who are vegan, who have never smoked and/or never drank a day in their life, but they have Stage IV breast cancer. So you do what you can to be as healthy as you can if you know you’re high-risk because yes, all those things can factor into that. But sometimes it’s just a fluke.”

― Christina Applegate

“My mother was one of the most dynamic and brilliant women I have ever known. She was also mercurial and unfocused.”

― Christina Baker Kline

“Any woman who has attempted to slip a credit card into an inch-deep trouser pocket knows about the annoying puzzle of women’s clothing: Pockets rarely work.”

― Christina Binkley

“A man’s tailored jacket is like a compartmentalized storage unit with sleeves. Women eye those pockets with envy while searching for a ticket stub lost in a handbag.”

― Christina Binkley

“Women’s stories are valid, and they need to be developed in a way that appeals to a broader audience. And what is ‘women’s television’ other than TV that women would enjoy watching?”

― Christina Cox

“Sexiness is about confidence and individuality. I can’t keep my eyes off the women you see in cities like London, New York and Paris – the way they carry themselves and put themselves together are always so unique.”

― Christina Hendricks

“I have women coming up to me and saying: ‘I love your character! She’s so empowered. She takes control; she gets what she wants.’ That’s another side of her. And I respect that in Joan. She says and does things that I would never allow myself to do.”

― Christina Hendricks

“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

“I think the rules will change and I think more and more young women are going to decide that having a family and taking care of a home is not a bad choice, but how do we subsidize it – not necessarily European-style socialism. It’ll have to be a new more creative, dynamic and local solution.”

― Christina Hoff Sommers

“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

“’We Are Pop Culture’ is my clothing line for women that started with just T-shirts. The clothing line is urban street wear. It’s for women that feel confident in their own skin and want to express themselves. The whole idea is to play with modern pop culture and previous pop culture using art and sayings.”

― Christina Milian

“Women need each other. Be there for each other, and don’t feel threatened.”

― Christina Milian

“I would just love to do something where I’d have to train and work really hard and do one of those types of action movies, which a lot of women are doing now.”

― Christina Milian

“Women, we’re all coming together.”

― Christina Milian

“I was raised by a gaggle of women who all loved to bake. Dessert always existed after any savory meal. I was raised with cookies on the plate, brownies in a Tupperware container, and so on.”

― Christina Tosi

“I love funny women.”

― Christine and the Queens

“I love sensual women like Beyonce who are very empowering and sexy at the same time, but if it’s not what you want to do then you have to say no.”

― Christine and the Queens

“I always say God should have given women one extra decade at least, especially if you want a family. You’re trying to pack a lot in.”

― Christine Baranski

“I have lived with extraordinary women, whether it was my grandmother, my mother. My father passed away when I was 16… I was witness to a woman who single handedly brought up the entire family and managed to do everything… She was an extraordinary role model for me.”

― Christine Lagarde

“I do believe women have different ways of taking risks, of ruminating a bit more before they jump to conclusions. And I think that as a result, particularly on the, on, you know, on the trading floor, in the financial markets in general, the approach would be different.”

― Christine Lagarde

“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 know this is economic jargon, but essentially, if you bring more women to the job market, you create value, it makes economic sense, and growth is improved. There are countries where it’s almost a no-brainer: Korea, Japan, soon to be China, certainly Germany, Italy. Why? Because they have an aging population.”

― Christine Lagarde

“In the 2013 Economists Program, we hired 51 percent women, 49 percent men. And the reason for that is that we have a draft from all over the world, and we’ve hired, for instance, in that group, a good number of Chinese economists – highly qualified, all Ph.D.s from the best universities of the world. And guess what? They’re all women.”

― Christine Lagarde

“I have a theory that women are generally given space and appointed to jobs when the situation is tough. I’ve observed that in many instances. In times of crisis, women eventually are called upon to sort out the mess, face the difficult issues and be completely focused on restoring the situation.”

― Christine Lagarde

“Gender-dominated environments are not good… particularly in the financial sector where there are too few women. In gender-dominated environments, men have a tendency to… show how hairy chested they are, compared with the man who’s sitting next to them. I honestly think that there should never be too much testosterone in one room.”

― Christine Lagarde

“I hate to say there are female and male ways of dealing with power, because I think each of us has a male and a female part. But based on my own experience, women will tend to be inclusive, to reach out more, to care a little more.”

― Christine Lagarde

“I guess economists, it’s a bit like scientists; you have definitely fewer women in that field.”

― Christine Lagarde

“Television really does offer still great parts for women, cable in particular.”

― Christine Lahti

“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

“When we talk about feminism – equality without apology for all – we can’t be talking about for all white women or all highly educated women but all women, regardless of color, class, creed, sexual orientation or identity.”

― Christine Pelosi

“Women are the majority of immigrants yet the minority of immigrant employment visas; immigrant and native born women who work in the service arena – such as domestic workers – are not valued for their work, making pennies on the dollar compared to male counterparts; and, women are disproportionately affected by family reunification policies.”

― Christine Pelosi

“Fault lines run along color lines in American public life, and the women’s movement is no exception. Over the years, feminism has become more inclusive but there is still hard work to be done to include LGBT women and communities of color.”

― Christine Pelosi

“Women in America cannot achieve our full economic and personal fulfillment as long as the concentration of wealth and power in the top 1% continues to stifle democratic voices and progressive policies.”

― Christine Pelosi

“When women vote, Progressives can win. When women organize and bring some common sense to the conversation, it becomes more authentic.”

― Christine Pelosi

“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

“When I was growing up, you didn’t know there was a women’s national team. Now girls grow up dreaming of playing for Canada.”

― Christine Sinclair

“I think a lot of people thought women’s soccer had arrived and it was here to stay and it was going to be huge, but that wasn’t realistic. It has progressed slowly.”

― Christine Sinclair

“The best thing women in tech can do is to invest in other women.”

― Christine Tsai

“It’s axiomatic that all husbands are impossible. But I also think it’s axiomatic that women are slightly impossible.”

― Christopher Buckley

“Cindy McCain has emerged as a definite hottie. I think that sometimes happens to women in their early fifties.”

― Christopher Buckley

“My parents always knew I was hopeless at everything else, I was fortunate in that I was backed all the way. I came to it late and only because I thought there’d be loads of women and drinking!”

― Christopher Eccleston

“If I had to give a definition of capitalism I would say: the process whereby American girls turn into American women.”

― Christopher Hampton

“I’m not particularly a feminist, but if you get women off the animal cycle of reproduction and give them some say in how many children they’ll have, immediately the floor will rise.”

― Christopher Hitchens

“For most of my life I let women do the driving and was happy to let them.”

― Christopher Hitchens

“To terrify children with the image of hell… to consider women an inferior creation. Is that good for the world?”

― Christopher Hitchens

“If you look at any Muslim society and you make a scale of how developed they are, and how successful the economy is, it’s a straight line. It depends on how much they emancipate their women.”

― Christopher Hitchens

“Most women are pragmatists who have allowed extremists on the left and right to manipulate the family issue for their own purposes.”

― Christopher Lasch

“The outburst of sexual freedom in the ’60s was bound to happen because the ’50s were so oppressing. You had to live that way; women had to be like this – it was all locked into a false reality.”

― Christopher Lloyd

“In the world of maternal health, cell phone technology is being used to provide prenatal care, linking pregnant women to health care providers when they can’t otherwise reach healthcare facilities.”

― Christy Turlington

“One thing that has become abundantly clear to me as I have advocated for the health and well-being of girls and women over the years is the innate power we each have within us to establish deep connection with one another and heal ourselves simply by sharing our stories.”

― Christy Turlington

“More than half of pregnant women in the U.S. are obese, which leads to complications like hypertension, gestational diabetes and high blood pressure.”

― Christy Turlington

“Even though Haitian women are considered the ‘poto mitan’ – the ‘central pillars’ of the family and their communities – they are often the most underserved members of already poor communities.”

― Christy Turlington

“In some countries, as many as 91 percent of women have no one at their side to assist them during labor and delivery.”

― Christy Turlington

“In many countries, women aren’t jubilant when they learn they are pregnant. Quite the opposite – they’re terrified.”

― Christy Turlington

“On average, African-American women are 4 times as likely to die from pregnancy related complications. Latina women are at 2 times greater risk.”

― Christy Turlington

“When 1970s feminism hit the United States, women demanded the right to natural childbirth and to have their husband or another support person in the delivery room. My mother gave birth to me during this time.”

― Christy Turlington

“Those of us focused on issues related to social justice and equality are grateful for the significant steps President Obama has made to advance women’s equality and status all over the world.”

― Christy Turlington

“If we can’t support a woman while she is giving life, then we don’t support women.”

― Christy Turlington

“Women are more likely to have a ruptured uterus if they’ve had multiple C-sections because there’s more scar tissue.”

― Christy Turlington

“As income inequality increases, the social and political sway of those at the very, very top grows, too. They are nearly all men, and men whose lived experience tells them that women, for whatever reason, just don’t have what it takes.”

― Chrystia Freeland

“I think women realise that I love women, and very often women seem to love me.”

― Chuck Close

“Women in general interest me. I like how women are more liable to talk about real things, personal things.”

― Chuck Close

“Armed Forces Day on May 21, and the Memorial Day weekend that follows, is a time to honor, remember and recognize those who serve and have served our country, as well as those who have died in service. As we reflect, let’s not forget the many sacrifices made at home as well in support of our men and women in uniform.”

― Chuck Norris

“In the many roles I have played in my acting career as military figures, I have simply drawn upon the acts of courage, large and small, I have seen in the men and women with whom I served, and the countless others I met or have come to know through the years.”

― Chuck Norris

“It’s funny how you never think about the women you’ve had. It’s always the ones who get away that you can’t forget.”

― Chuck Palahniuk

“I get a lot of letters from women who insist that ‘Fight Club’ is not just a guy thing. They insist that women have the same rage and need the same outlet.”

― Chuck Palahniuk

“Men are destroyed for being rebellious, and women destroy themselves by failing to be rebellious. Unless you can make that next jump to either getting along with people or resisting people, you are ultimately destroying yourself.”

― Chuck Palahniuk

“Yes, I do strive to be someone young women can look up to.”

― Chyler Leigh

“I have a really big heart for young women – having been one – when there aren’t a lot of good examples for young women.”

― Chyler Leigh

“My mom is one of those women… she don’t take no mess. She is very vocal about what she wants and what she doesn’t want.”

― Ciara

“I think it’s so fun when I get to work with women writers in particular because we really understand the core story or foundation as women. That’s so important to me that the authenticity is there, you know, from the place that I speak from for my women. Having other females with me helps me dig deeper.”

― Ciara

“I want to be one of those moms and women that when I look back, I know that I always stayed focused.”

― Ciara

“You hear women talk about it all the time, like when you turn thirty, ‘That’s when it all came together for me, girl.’ Honestly, that’s what I feel.”

― Ciara

“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

“Men and women are custodians of this society, and we both decide what’s going to happen for our future. I feel that very, very strongly.”

― Cillian Murphy

“Modern women – we’re very good at keeping ourselves busy. There are PTA meetings, exercising, bake sales at school. I like that my life is not the same every day.”

― Cindy Crawford

“I deplore the shying away that can go on, within women, from the term ‘feminist.’ I am, absolutely, all about being a feminist.”

― Cindy Gallop

“My personal cause and platform, if you like, is women’s rights and women’s issues.”

― Cindy Gallop

“I like to describe myself as a proudly visible member of the most invisible segments of our society – older women.”

― Cindy Gallop

“When we launched If WeRanTheWorld, I said to my team, I want us to innovate in every aspect of how we design and operate this as a business venture, as much as the web platform itself – because I want us to design our own startup around the working lives that we would all like to live. Women and men alike.”

― Cindy Gallop

“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 think that’s the great thing, ya’ know, that women can do anything that they want now.”

― Cindy Margolis

“I wanted pretty pictures of older women – women who are trying too hard but succeeding – pulling off an extreme look. What I didn’t know would creep into the portraits was a vulnerability behind the strong facade that most of them wear.”

― Cindy Sherman

“As I was looking through a book about German Expressionist films and their stars, it all came together because of the extreme way actors made their faces up in those early day of film in order to pop out in the black-and-white. I just wanted to use makeup in the same way, partly perhaps because as women get older, they’re told to wear less makeup.”

― Cindy Sherman

“I want to represent Asian women.”

― CL

“I love men’s clothes better than women’s collections.”

― CL

“Normally, people think of Asian women as timid, but I think I’m very strong.”

― CL

“My go-to gifts are scarves from my friend Matin Maulawizada’s nonprofit organization, Afghan Hands, which supports disenfranchised women in Afghanistan. In exchange for their beautiful embroidery, the women are given financial aid and classes in math and literacy. The scarves are all stunning and one of a kind.”

― Claire Danes

“I could truly have gone through life thinking that women were these venomous creatures. Turns out, they’re not.”

― Claire Danes

“I hate the victimization of women, always.”

― Claire Denis

“I’ve never seen a world where only men were responsible for the violence, and the women were innocent. They go together. Men and women are a violent mixture.”

― Claire Denis

“There seem to be more women producers than men.”

― Claire Denis

“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

“Corporate governance is a huge issue too. We don’t have women on these corporate boards. More than half of the students in law school are women, more than half of the women, I think, in medical school now are women.”

― Claire McCaskill

“We still have not been able to move into those positions in our country that are really directing traffic among that 1 percent, and that’s where women have to break through.”

― Claire McCaskill

“We live in a culture that wants to put a redemptive face on everything, so anger doesn’t sit well with any of us. But I think women’s anger sits less well than anything else.”

― Claire Messud

“Women’s anger is very scary to people, and to no one more than to other women, who think, ‘My goodness, if I let the lid off, where would we be?’”

― Claire Messud

“It’s still unacceptable for women to have negative emotions, especially anger, and I was trying to write against that.”

― Claire Messud

“The fictional narratives that television, film, and the news provide for girls and young women are appalling.”

― Claire Messud

“Women aren’t supposed to want stuff. They’re not supposed to have high emotions.”

― Claire Messud

“Biographers use historians more than historians use biographers, although there can be two-way traffic – e.g., the ever-growing production of biographies of women is helping to change the general picture of the past presented by historians.”

― Claire Tomalin

“Technology may be traditionally perceived as a male-dominated industry, but it won’t always be that way. Every day we see more and more powerful women leaders boasting outstanding achievements.”

― Clara Shih

“What made women’s labour particularly attractive to the capitalists was not only its lower price but also the greater submissiveness of women.”

― Clara Zetkin

“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

“When the men kill, it is up to us women to fight for the preservation of life.”

― Clara Zetkin

“Bourgeois society is not fundamentally opposed to the bourgeois women’s movement, which is proven by the fact that in various states reforms of private and public laws concerning women have been initiated.”

― Clara Zetkin

“All women, whatever be their position, should demand political equality as a means of a freer life, and one calculated to yield rich blessings to society.”

― Clara Zetkin

“When a battle for suffrage is conducted, it should only be conducted according to socialist principles, and therefore with the demand of universal suffrage for women and men.”

― Clara Zetkin

“In individual industries where female labour pays an important role, any movement advocating better wages, shorter working hours, etc., would not be doomed from the start because of the attitude of those women workers who are not organized.”

― Clara Zetkin

“The machines, the modern mode of production, slowly undermined domestic production and not just for thousands but for millions of women the question arose: Where do we now find our livelihood?”

― Clara Zetkin

“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

“Women’s propaganda must touch upon all those questions which are of great importance to the general proletarian movement. The main task is, indeed, to awaken the women’s class consciousness and to incorporate them into the class struggle.”

― Clara Zetkin

“In the women’s world, as well as in the men’s world, there exists the class law and the class struggle, and it appears as fully established that sometimes between the socialist working women and those belonging to the middle class, there may be antagonisms.”

― Clara Zetkin

“It is out of the question that the task of socialist women’s activity should be to alienate proletarian women from duties as wives and mothers; on the contrary, it must operate so this task is fulfilled better than before, precisely in the interests of the proletariat.”

― Clara Zetkin

“I want to make the world a better place, for women, mainly.”

― Clare Balding

“Women’s sport helps break down a lot of barriers for women in other areas, whether in religion or politics.”

― Clare Balding

“If you look back at British history, women being allowed to play sport in schools meant they had to change their clothing. They couldn’t be running around in their long skirts and corsets, because you can’t.”

― Clare Balding

“I think ‘ambitious’ is one of those adjectives used for women in a derogatory way.”

― Clare Balding

“Lots of women don’t realize that they’re gay until they’re grown up.”

― Clare Balding

“I have never understood the clamour for waif-like women whose flesh acts merely as a thin veil for their bones – much as I would love to be thinner, I would hate to take it so far that I had no actual shape at all.”

― Clare Balding

“Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, ‘She doesn’t have what it takes’; They will say, ‘Women don’t have what it takes.’”

― Clare Boothe Luce

“Women know what men have long forgotten. The ultimate economic and spiritual unit of any civilization is still the family.”

― Clare Boothe Luce

“They say women talk too much. If you have worked in Congress you know that the filibuster was invented by men.”

― Clare Boothe Luce

“They say that women talk too much. If you have worked in Congress you know that the filibuster was invented by men.”

― Clare Boothe Luce

“The women who inspired this play deserved to be smacked across the head with a meat ax and that, I flatter myself, is exactly what I smacked them with.”

― Clare Boothe Luce

“In politics women type the letters, lick the stamps, distribute the pamphlets and get out the vote. Men get elected.”

― Clare Boothe Luce

“Most of us women like men, you know; it’s just that we find them a constant disappointment.”

― Clare Short

“Wolves and women are relational by nature, inquiring, possessed of great endurance and strength. They are deeply intuitive, intensely concerned with their young, their mate and their pack. Yet both have been hounded, harassed and falsely imputed to be devouring and devious, overly aggressive, of less value than those who are their detractors.”

― Clarissa Pinkola Estes

“When women reassert their relationship with the wildish nature, they are gifted with a permanent and internal watcher, a knower, a visionary, an oracle, an inspiratrice, an intuitive, a maker, a creator, an inventor, and a listener who guide, suggest, and urge vibrant life in the inner and outer world.”

― Clarissa Pinkola Estes

“No Latina woman would be called ‘Ms.’ – that’s an invention of middle-class Anglo women. Latina women are proud to be called ‘Mrs.’ That simply means that we have a family.”

― Clarissa Pinkola Estes

“If women were in charge of everything, there would be women tyrants. If black people were in charge, there would be black tyrants. If Hispanics were in charge, then Hispanic tyrants.”

― Clarissa Pinkola Estes

“Not all the roles that I’ve gotten were stereotypical, but in Korea, especially for TV, it’s a bit limited for women in their twenties and thirties. There aren’t enough female roles.”

― Claudia Kim

“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

“The character of Samantha Jones proved that women over the age of 40 could be magnificently sexy and attractive to men of all ages.”

― Claudia Winkleman

“If you asked 100 women on the street who they’d like to be, I’m sure most of them would say Kirsty Wark or Germaine Greer. Yawn. Do me a favour – they’re lying.”

― Claudia Winkleman

“I was a sucker for glamorous women in shoulderpads eating fancy things like eggs benedict.”

― Claudia Winkleman

“Whenever we have thanked these men and women for what they have done for us, without exception they have expressed gratitude for having the chance to help – because they grew as they served.”

― Clayton M. Christensen

“Because we employ no professional preachers, it means that every sermon or lesson in church is given by a regular member – women and men, children and grandparents.”

― Clayton M. Christensen

“I feel so lucky that I live in a society that lets women be. I think that’s the one of the biggest fights to keep having, is to fight for women to have the right to live their life the way they want to live it.”

― Clemence Poesy

“The stronger the participation of the female characters, the better the movie. They knew that in the old days, when women stars were equally as important as men.”

― Clint Eastwood

“I love stories about women.”

― Clint Eastwood

“The presidents and the founding fathers and all of the people we sort of raise up as false idols, we don’t wrestle with the fact that many of these were brilliant men, but they were also men with deep prejudices against people of color, against indigenous people, against women.”

― Clint Smith

“Living under the perpetual and pervasive threat of racism seems, for black men and black women, to quite literally reduce lifespans.”

― Clint Smith

“After my second marriage failed… I said, ‘You know, could I have a relationship with a man? A loving relationship with a man that would involve intimacy?’ For a while, before I did get into a relationship, I saw, for a few years, either women or men. And I found that I could be attracted to both.”

― Clive Davis

“Hinde Esther Singer was born in Poland on March 31, 1881, the daughter of Bathsheva and Pinchos Mendel Singer. Bathsheva was an intellectual, but both Bathsheva’s father and her husband disapproved of erudite women.”

― Clive Sinclair

“As an older dad who grew up in a rural culture in the South, certain things were expected of women, and that included raising the children. But I think it’s just as important for the father to give the baths, to hug, to change the diapers, to tell the stories.”

― Clyde Edgerton

“Obviously, I carved out a pretty successful path and career for myself. But I’m kind of fascinated with, for lack of a better term, Renaissance men. And women. People who do a lot of different things.”

― CM Punk

“I come from Canada, and maternity leave is six months to a year, and they also have paternity leave, and I think that there’s something to that. There’s also something to making a more comfortable environment for women to breast feed or to bring their kids into work and to have more nurseries in these office buildings.”

― Cobie Smulders

“The best of me now lives on in my two little women, baby girls I was lucky enough to be able to make with my own body.”

― Cobie Smulders

“I wish that we, as women, spent as much time on the well-being of our insides as we do with our looks on the outside.”

― Cobie Smulders

“Since my article in ‘Women’s Health’ came out, I have had so many conversations with women about their own battles with cancer, and it feels so empowering to open up this dialogue and learn from each other.”

― Cobie Smulders

“I think it’s really important to get in early and for women to do mammograms, to do screenings, to do all these things that aren’t always necessarily covered by Medicare, by insurances, and to really start working to get those more available for people.”

― Cobie Smulders

“The real women who decide to enlist to work their way up in the ranks to become a Major in the United States Army are some freakin’ tough broads.”

― Cobie Smulders

“Sometimes I feel like women of the world who are single moms and are working in Walmart are the strongest women out there, and that’s what’s really exciting to me is being all these different types of women.”

― Cobie Smulders

“I’ve always had a booty even when I was a baby, and when I was in high school and was skinny, I still had the booty. In Hollywood’s eyes, the perfect women has to be a stick figure, tall, blonde hair, with big boobs.”

― Coco Austin

“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.”

― Coco Chanel

“Fashion is always of the time in which you live. It is not something standing alone. But the grand problem, the most important problem, is to rejeuvenate women. To make women look young. Then their outlook changes. They feel more joyous.”

― Coco Chanel

“A women who doesn’t wear perfume has no future.”

― Coco Chanel

“Women have always been the strong ones of the world. The men are always seeking from women a little pillow to put their heads down on. They are always longing for the mother who held them as infants.”

― Coco Chanel

“I don’t know why women want any of the things men have when one of the things that women have is men.”

― Coco Chanel

“Women must tell men always that they are the strong ones. They are the big, the strong, the wonderful. In truth, women are the strong ones. It is just my opinion, I am not a professor.”

― Coco Chanel

“All of my role models as an artist have always been women actors.”

― Cody Fern

“I’m far more drawn to performances by strong women than I am to men.”

― Cody Fern

“I just think that women make better actors; I just do. I think it’s undeniable.”

― Cody Fern

“No matter what else they’re doing, women are also always nurturing.”

― Cokie Roberts

“Women’s roles are diminished for obvious reasons. It’s the men whose names are on the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, and who were generals and soldiers.”

― Cokie Roberts

“But, the truth is and we can argue about whether this is right or not as long as we want to, but the fact is that women really do spend more time with their families. Until I can find a man who can tell me the dates of all of his nieces and nephews birthdays and get presents out to them regularly, I’m going to stay by that statement.”

― Cokie Roberts

“I realize that men and women of the military go out and sacrifice their lives and put their selves in harm’s way for my freedom of speech and my freedoms in this country, and my freedom to take a seat or take a knee, so I have the utmost respect for them, and I think what I did was taken out of context and spun a different way.”

― Colin Kaepernick

“I have great respect for the men and women that have fought for this country. I have family, I have friends that have gone and fought for this country. And they fight for freedom, they fight for the people, they fight for liberty and justice, for everyone.”

― Colin Kaepernick

“Where I live, in Vermont, there’s this thing that women know about men, which is this disease: their childhood was so idyllic that nothing in the rest of their life can ever be satisfying. It’s almost a plague.”

― Colin Trevorrow

“I have a whole new perspective on pregnancy and motherhood now that I’m experiencing it. Just because it’s so hard and so confusing and so exciting. Women are so amazing that their bodies can do this and that they’re strong enough to do this. I can’t believe almost every woman goes through this, because it’s so hard.”

― Colleen Ballinger

“Women have helped shape our world, yet still do not receive the recognition and compensation they deserve.”

― Colleen Hanabusa

“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

“She told fortunes for a living. It’s a wacky book and was great fun to write. It is very much a look at what life was like for women in Australia in the 1960’s.”

― Colleen McCullough

“Three of my novels and a good number of my short stories are told from the point of view of men. I was brought up in a house of women.”

― Colm Toibin

“A study in the Washington Post says that women have better verbal skills than men. I just want to say to the authors of that study: ‘Duh.’”

― Conan O’Brien

“I’ve found that in places where women have not really been afforded full rights yet – for instance, in the Middle East – even very conservative politicians in the region will say, ‘You know, my daughter would really like to meet you,’ or, ‘Would you send a note to my granddaughter?’”

― Condoleezza Rice

“We were spending American blood and treasure to liberate the people of Afghanistan from one of the most brutal regimes on the face of the earth. That we would not use that moment to press for women’s rights seems to me unthinkable.”

― Condoleezza Rice

“All women should have the ability to get ahead with hard work, be treated fairly in the workplace, and live free from fear.”

― Conner Eldridge

“I am so grateful for the service our veterans have given to our country. These men and women put their lives on the line for our safety and security, and we need to honor their service and our commitment to them.”

― Conner Eldridge

“Hardworking women are the foundation of Arkansas’s success. But we must do more to ensure that all of our mothers, sisters, and daughters are protected and that they have the choices available to make the best decisions for them and their families.”

― Conner Eldridge

“In 1994, the bipartisan Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was signed into law to prevent and combat domestic violence.”

― Conner Eldridge

“As a prosecutor, I saw firsthand how VAWA has made a difference in the lives of women and girls by ensuring an aggressive response to domestic violence, boosting victims’ services, and enhancing efforts to prevent and prosecute these horrible crimes.”

― Conner Eldridge

“There’s something about Southern women that is so unique yet so universal. Strong southern women are allowed to be soft and feminine and have a sense of humor. But what I love about Southern women in particular is their universality.”

― Connie Britton

“The funniest women I’ve known are Southern. It is such a vital way to get what you want. Charm and grace and a sense of humor will take you a long way.”

― Connie Britton

“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

“I was thrilled when I heard about the Time’s Up campaign’s legal defense fund for women who’ve experienced harassment and sexism. I’d been longing for this movement to extend beyond Hollywood.”

― Connie Britton

“In many ways, the South can be very traditional and confining. And what is interesting to me is how women find their way around it. Those obstacles create an amazing sense of humor, of fun, and, ultimately, of integrity. The fiercest and savviest women I have ever known are the women I grew up with.”

― Connie Britton

“I think men are allowed to be fat and bald and ugly and women aren’t. And it’s just not – there is no equality there.”

― Connie Chung

“In the beginning, all of us got ‘women type’ stories. Like covering the first lady instead of the president.”

― Connie Chung

“It’s disconcerting that there’s been this weird business model focused on teenaged boys, and it comes with a completely unexamined social cost. I hope there’s an awareness happening to create an audience habituated to seeing women as they really are, rather than just a masticated shadow.”

― Connie Nielsen

“I’ve played lots of strong women in film, in big Hollywood films, and I’ve sometimes had a hard time in coming to a consensus of what makes a woman strong.”

― Connie Nielsen

“I could only try to comfort the women that I came face-to-face with. I was really moved by how much they wanted to talk, how much they needed to be comforted, and how happy they were that we were there.”

― Connie Sellecca

“Today, our brave military men and women, just as those who have gone before them, stand on alert, securing freedom at home and guarding the innocent abroad.”

― Conrad Burns

“The women’s rights movement of the 1970s had not yet emerged; except for Bella Abzug, I had no women supporters.”

― Constance Baker Motley

“There appears to be no limit as to how far the women’s revolution will take us.”

― Constance Baker Motley

“Columbia Law School men were being drafted, and suddenly women who had done well in college were considered acceptable candidates for the vacant seats.”

― Constance Baker Motley

“I’m very supportive of women getting to a place in life when it’s right for them to start a family. It’s important for women to take their time to come into their own. I only want to say we might not have as much time as we think we have.”

― Constance Marie

“I totally support women working on their relationships, their careers, or whatever they need to do to be healthy moms, but it’s also important to realize you may not have as much time as you think.”

― Constance Marie

“Working on ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ has been really enlightening to me because it’s made me actually think about the roles that Asians and Asian-American women have played in media. Not because I didn’t think it was important before, but because before, I was really focused on just paying my rent.”

― Constance Wu

“You look at Kerry Washington on ‘Scandal,’ and a lot of the women on that show in general are very strong, and I think we’re seeing it more, and I’m excited because when I was doing Dana Gordon on ‘Entourage,’ there weren’t a lot of strong female characters, which is why I think she came out as such a standout character.”

― Constance Zimmer

“The woman power of this nation can be the power which makes us whole and heals the rotten community, now so shattered by war and poverty and racism. I have great faith in the power of women who will dedicate themselves whole-heartedly to the task of remaking our society.”

― Coretta Scott King

“Wherever there was injustice, war, discrimination against women, gays and the disadvantaged, I did my best to show up and exert moral persuasion.”

― Coretta Scott King

“Women, if the soul of the nation is to be saved, I believe that you must become its soul.”

― Coretta Scott King

“I believe that women know if their husbands are unfaithful. They feel it.”

― Coretta Scott King

“If American women would increase their voting turnout by ten percent, I think we would see an end to all of the budget cuts in programs benefiting women and children.”

― Coretta Scott King

“Older women have always been attracted to me.”

― Corey Clark

“My addiction has always been beautiful women, being surrounded by them.”

― Corey Feldman

“I have the most utmost respect for the men and women overseas, and I only played a soldier on television. Again, I can only imagine the sacrifices that they make every single day.”

― Corey Hawkins

“The men and women who serve in the armed forces are great role models.”

― Corey Stewart

“I do think we have a long way to go in terms of the culture around women still being career women, and asking a woman about her career and her work, just seeing them as fully validated human beings in the workplace.”

― Corin Tucker

“Twenty years later, twenty years after I joined the women’s movement, we’re still talking about the same issues. We’re still talking about reproductive rights for women, and we’re still talking about getting equal pay for women. And that’s just frustrating.”

― Corin Tucker

“It’s great for my daughter to see Beyonce and Taylor Swift, women that are in charge of their own careers, writing songs from their own perspective and taking people to task. That’s very different from when I was growing up – it was all like, ‘Stand by your man.’”

― Corin Tucker

“Women’s liberation is the liberation of the feminine in the man and the masculine in the woman.”

― Corita Kent

“Neofascism in the United States takes the form of big money, big banks, big corporations, tied to xenophobic scapegoating of the vulnerable, like Mexicans and Muslims and women and black folk, and militaristic policies abroad, with strongman, charismatic, autocratic personality, and that’s what Donald Trump is.”

― Cornel West

“Women have a special corner of their hearts for sins they have never committed.”

― Cornelia Otis Skinner

“Women’s virtue is man’s greatest invention.”

― Cornelia Otis Skinner

“After leaving college, I was in a show called Sculpture by Women where I was asked to talk about my history of victimisation in art, and I genuinely didn’t think I had been victimised. Although I obviously believe in a lot of the feminist aspirations, I was wary about being dragged down by the politics of it.”

― Cornelia Parker

“Patriotism is a love of country. If you love your country, you should love your countrymen and women. It doesn’t mean you always agree with them or even like them. It is understanding that we have interwoven destiny.”

― Cory Booker

“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

“To me, feminism is believing in women’s equality, and I ardently ascribe to that belief.”

― Cory Booker

“While most men don’t have first-hand experience with gender-based discrimination, we can still be powerful allies for advancing women’s rights. We need to do a better job of listening to women and standing up for what’s right, even when it’s not popular or comfortable.”

― Cory Booker

“Funding for women’s healthcare must actually go to fund women’s healthcare, not to line the coffers of an organization under increased scrutiny for reprehensible, inhumane behavior.”

― Cory Gardner

“From what we understand about participation by women and minorities, we need to do a better job of exposing people early in their careers to STEM fields.”

― Cory Gardner

“The fact is, our men and women in uniform, the bravest in the world, did everything they could to protect this country from a terror threat and to protect others from the terror threat that was Saddam Hussein. And nobody can deny that we are in a better place because Saddam Hussein is dead.”

― Cory Gardner

“Republicans have always talked about having a big tent, but it doesn’t do any good if the tent doesn’t have any chairs in it. Bringing Latinos to the forefront, bringing women in is absolutely critical.”

― Cory Gardner

“I really do love male characters, in some ways, for the fact that they get surprised when they’re vulnerable. Women are more surprised by their strength.”

― Courtney A. Kemp

“The baseline character in a lot of Western literature is a man. So we, as women, do a lot of suspending of our disbelief to experience a novel or a play or a movie through that male character.”

― Courtney A. Kemp

“I think women judge other women more harshly, always, which is a shame.”

― Courtney A. Kemp

“My experience as a black woman in the industry is simply that often I was the only one in the room. Often I would be the only woman and the only person of color. Sometimes I would be one of several women but the only person of color. Sometimes I would be one of several people of color, but the only woman.”

― Courtney A. Kemp

“I surrounded myself with women when I was growing up because I had this horrible psycho father. Now I’m trying to really appreciate and like men more.”

― Courtney Love

“I’ll always prefer to play with women and hang out with women, and I’ll always be a feminist.”

― Courtney Love

“A lot of women are in a crazy exercise cycle; they’re so afraid they’ll gain weight if they stop, and it’s especially hard when they get pregnant. What they need to realize is that if you’re not exercising so much, you don’t have to eat so much, and your body adjusts. It sounds so simple, but you really do have to listen to your body.”

― Courtney Thorne-Smith

“There’s so many young women today who look so lost. And I feel like, of course they’re lost. They have no one around them to give them real, authentic reflection.”

― Courtney Thorne-Smith

“Women are more sensitive, more practical, more intelligent, more balanced, better able to deal with people, better cooks, better parents, better carers, better leaders, and so on and so forth.”

― Craig Brown

“Men know something that women don’t know. Never ask directions of a stranger.”

― Craig Brown

“I have admiration for beautiful women.”

― Craig David

“I realized women and humor were linked very closely.”

― Craig Ferguson

“Women are suspicious of this male ritual of the bachelor party and are suspicious of what men do and say when they are not being watched by them.”

― Craig Mazin

“Part of the problem with the discovery of the so-called breast-cancer genes was that physicians wrongly told women that had the genetic changes associated with the genes that they had a 99% chance of getting breast cancer. Turns out all women that have these genetic changes don’t get breast cancer.”

― Craig Venter

“I fight for the women. I try to do my best inside the Octagon to fight like a man; then, people will respect girls in the Octagon.”

― Cris Cyborg

“I never hated Ronda. She’s always talked about me; she did that to promote herself because when she started, nobody knew her, and she talked about me for people to know who she is. And she opened the doors for women’s MMA.”

― Cris Cyborg

“I feel like elements of race and identity and ethnicity are sort of missing in all of literature, not just in women’s literature.”

― Cristina Henriquez

“I teach a lot of graduate creative writing classes, and on the first day, I like to go around the room and ask everybody what’s the last book you’ve read that you really loved. And all of the women tend to give me chick lit titles. And to me, that’s sort of disappointing because it’s their only exposure to fiction somehow.”

― Cristina Henriquez

“We Latin women are liberated from the neck up, not the neck down.”

― Cristina Saralegui

“You can’t ignore the obvious. Women after a certain age are believed to be good for nothing in the entertainment field, especially in the Latin world.”

― Cristina Saralegui

“When I put on our U.S. kit, I do it for my family and for my country. But I understand now that I also do it for every single American girl out there who wants to see someone who looks like them – someone whose story reminds them of their own – when they watch their women’s national team.”

― Crystal Dunn

“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

“Until women learn to want economic independence, and until they work out a way to get this independence without denying themselves the joys of love and motherhood, it seems to me feminism has no roots.”

― Crystal Eastman

“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

“Women have to show that tummy to stay noticed.”

― Crystal Gayle

“It’s so important for us to write complex, realistic women because that’s what we are.”

― Crystal Hana Kim

“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

“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

“A lot of times, in a store, clothes appear strange to me, their cuts or flourishes arbitrary. Why is this look stylish now? How long will it be stylish for? It’s slightly embarrassing to admit this – because, as a novelist, I’m supposed to be observant – but I’m flummoxed by the way other women dress.”

― Curtis Sittenfeld

“I think in general, novels by men tend to be taken more seriously than novels by women.”

― Curtis Sittenfeld

“I just think that people are complicated, both men and women. It happens that I write more about women.”

― Curtis Sittenfeld

“I love how the men stand around cooking the barbie while the women have done all the work beforehand doing the marinade and making the salads and then everybody says, ‘what a great barbie’ to the guy cooking. A barbecue is just the ultimate blokes’ pastime, isn’t it?”

― Curtis Stone

“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

“I did many interviews, and went out and talked to many people and went to rallies. It was the same thing with menopause. I traveled around the country on talk shows and talking to women about.”

― Cybill Shepherd

“I know you are going to be embarrassed. We’re all embarrassed by it, but to hide the embarrassment… silence has never protected women or helped them. We need to talk about it more with our, you know – whoever – our friends, our family.”

― Cybill Shepherd

“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

“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

“You know, women have a history of just being – we’ve been told all our lives not to say – in the fifties you couldn’t say birth or even be pregnant hardly on television – and then gradually things have changed.”

― Cybill Shepherd

“I had the serendipity of modeling during a temporary interlude between Twiggy and Kate Moss, when it was actually okay for women to look as if we ate and enjoyed life.”

― Cybill Shepherd

“Men and women are different. I don’t think men grow a brain until 26 or even 30. Girls mature a lot quicker.”

― Cyndi Lauper

“I come from a line of great Sicilian women, and their mentality is to endure and push through to the other side.”

― Cyndi Lauper

“I think there is a need to have more women running companies, but you can’t… appoint women just to appoint women, just to satisfy a particular condition. What you want more than anything is to develop women in the organisation who will, when they get to the top, be fully capable of delivering and doing the job effectively.”

― Cynthia Carroll

“You need mentors, people with that desire to support women and the vision to have more. We have that in Anglo American in a big way.”

― Cynthia Carroll

“Where I’d like to see more women is at the executive table.”

― Cynthia Carroll

“The combat exclusion policy was adopted during the Clinton Administration in 1994 and says women can ‘be assigned to all positions for which they are qualified, except that women shall be excluded from assignment to units below the brigade level whose primary mission is to engage in direct combat on the ground.’”

― Cynthia Dill

“It’s kind of epic to see four women really be physically and mentally strong, in themselves and in their lives. That’s what ‘Widows’ is.”

― Cynthia Erivo

“I think women still want to be married. But I don’t think they’ll do anything to get married anymore.”

― Cynthia Nixon

“Women are half the population and they know how to take care of themselves, if they are only given access to health care.”

― Cynthia Nixon

“The idea of making access to safe abortions harder and more expensive and more difficult, having to travel across state lines – that puts women’s health and lives in jeopardy, which is something I think no one wants.”

― Cynthia Nixon

“Women’s health needs to be front and center – it often isn’t, but it needs to be.”

― Cynthia Nixon

“Violence against women and children resembles an epidemic. It has spread through society, sparing no social group or class.”

― Cyril Ramaphosa

“In working to end violence against women and children, we need to ensure that men are centrally involved. Men need to organise themselves in a sustained campaign against gender-based violence.”

― Cyril Ramaphosa

“No man is born believing that he has dominion over women. Instead, this view is handed down from generation to generation and amplified through social custom, culture, and popular media.”

― Cyril Ramaphosa

“We want young people to come forward with bright ideas; we want the women and men in our country to have jobs.”

― Cyril Ramaphosa

“I have no idea how women manage their hair. Seriously.”

― Cyrus Broacha

“Men and women should stay apart, till their hearts grow gentle towards one another again.”

― D. H. Lawrence

“The one thing women love more than money is power.”

― D. L. Hughley

“There’s a lot of good police officers. There’s thousands of perfect traffic stops. Lot of good men. Lot of good women. But those don’t get the stories.”

― Dabo Swinney

“The only reason I would stay away from a period piece is because sometimes the women are painted in a very stereotypical weakling, wallflower way – that’s something I don’t want to do. I want to show strength in the women I play, and a journey of some sort.”

― Dagmara Dominczyk

“Women are, in my view, natural peacemakers. As givers and nurturers of life, through their focus on human relationships and their engagement with the demanding work of raising children and protecting family life, they develop a deep sense of empathy that cuts through to underlying human realities.”

― Daisaku Ikeda

“Men and women who know the brutal reality of war, who know that war strips people of their very humanity, must unite in a new global partnership for peace.”

― Daisaku Ikeda

“I get really upset seeing my friends who are mums crying because they feel like they’re not good enough. Clever, confident, kind young women all going, ‘I’m ruining my child’s life.’”

― Daisy Donovan

“I love to feel glamourous. I love to have other women feel glamourous.”

― Daisy Fuentes

“It’s rare to see women in a film who are not somehow validated by a male or discussing a male or heartbroken by a male,or end up being happy because of a male. It’s interesting to think about, and it’s very true.”

― Dakota Fanning

“There’s a history where, when women get to a certain age in this industry, the roles become strictly the mother, the wife, or the older single woman. There should be more of a variety because there are so many different paths that humans take, and they should be given a platform to be seen.”

― Dakota Fanning

“It’s true that I’m not ashamed of my body. I’m comfortable, and I think more women should be more confident.”

― Dakota Johnson

“The basic Buddhist stand on the question of equality between the genders is age-old. At the highest tantric levels, at the highest esoteric level, you must respect women: every woman.”

― Dalai Lama

“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

“It’s successful, middle-class Arab men and women, professionals with seemingly happy family lives, who are prepared to go to paradise for a greater cause. That’s terrifying.”

― Damian Lewis

“Being gay myself, I’m naturally drawn to the interactions between men rather than men and women.”

― Damon Galgut

“There’s no question that women are more risk averse, thoughtful, and deliberative.”

― Dan Abrams

“Growing up with a sister, someone I talk to all the time, helps me appreciate women.”

― Dan Abrams

“When you’re behind, you have to work harder. Women have had to work harder to get ahead, and now they are in a place where they are surpassing men.”

― Dan Abrams

“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

“The more insight I get, the more scared I get of women in general.”

― Dan Byrd

“There’s the same percentage of genius happening in both genders, but there’s less women writing scripts and out there looking for the job.”

― Dan Harmon

“I think women are different, and I think having them in the room is crucial to a family comedy, ensemble comedy, television comedy, where half the eyeballs on your show are women.”

― Dan Harmon

“The reason I wrote about women’s golf is because I’ve helped out some with the Kathy Whitworth Cup, a tournament they have in Fort Worth every year where they invite 60 of the best junior golfers in the country and even some foreign players.”

― Dan Jenkins

“The secret life of women is to men what the universe is to NASA – unimaginably infinite and completely undiscoverable.”

― Dan Levy

“There is a lot men don’t know about women. And I’m not just talking about how you manage to leave the bathroom smelling like a tropical rainforest after you shower or how you’re able to walk in shoes that rely on nothing more than the support of two five-inch toothpicks.”

― Dan Levy

“Through the centuries, over 1.2 million brave men and women have given their lives for our nation.”

― Dan Lipinski

“As the war on terror continues, Americans must honor the brave men and women who gave their lives for the protection of this nation and the hope of peace.”

― Dan Lipinski

“We have the finest military in the world, an elite group of men and women who continue to be a tremendous source of national pride by routinely putting their lives on the line to protect our freedom.”

― Dan Lipinski

“CEOs and employers at for-profit corporations should not be able to prevent women from access to health care simply because of their own personal religious objections.”

― Dan Maffei

“I have consistently supported laws ensuring women are able to make their own health care decisions, and I will continue to protect women’s access to contraceptives and reproductive health care.”

― Dan Maffei

“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

“Women can go on marrying and pretending that their boyfriends and husbands are Mr. Darcy or some RomCom dream man. But where’s that going to get ’em? Besides divorce court?”

― Dan Savage

“The good news is world population growth rate decreases systematically and is expected to reach zero by 2050, thanks to urbanisation and women’s education.”

― Dan Shechtman

“We all know that television is better for women as they get into their 40s. You could be more three-dimensional, not just the wife or the mother.”

― Dana Delany

“It’s rare to find women who have that balance between work and life, who are really psyched for another woman’s success.”

― Dana Fox

“Meryl Streep is at the apex of Hollywood, and it is ludicrous for anyone to think or for her to expect anyone to think that she was completely ignorant of Harvey Weinstein’s serial predation of women.”

― Dana Loesch

“As a young woman, I can say that sexist behavior so often perpetrated by the Left is a major reason why I and many other women left the Democratic party.”

― Dana Loesch

“Don’t do anything to upset the victimhood apple cart, because then young women may want to think for themselves, and the entire racket of feminism ran by women who butter their bread by playing Chicken Little to the subsequent generation would be penniless.”

― Dana Loesch

“The pay gap has nothing to do with employer discrimination; it has to do with choice. Let’s employ a little common sense: statistically, women are the likely of a family to forego a career for more time with the family, and maybe it’s because they want to.”

― Dana Loesch

“It isn’t always on the front pages, but the horrifying mistreatment and subjugation of women around the globe is very much worthy of more attention.”

― Dana Perino

“I think a lot of women, especially ones that want to achieve career goals, tend to worry. I don’t want anyone to worry their life away – time goes by so fast, and worry is really wasted time and energy.”

― Dana Perino

“I have been a Republican, and I’ve worked in Republican circles for so long, and I know that there are really smart, good policy ideas that are grounded in conservative ideology that could be persuasive for women, especially in an election where no one was really excited about either candidate.”

― Dana Perino

“I am particularly interested in helping to heal women who have a fistula after their pregnancies.”

― Dana Perino

“I respect all women who came before me to blaze trails into the workplace for us.”

― Dana Perino

“Ann Coulter is very popular. She has got a niche. She is a best selling author, but she does not represent Republican women.”

― Dana Perino

“I think there is room out there to show the grace and dignity of women like Laura Bush.”

― Dana Perino

“If you’re a Republican woman, you’re mostly on your own when it comes to support from traditional women’s groups.”

― Dana Perino

“For as long as I can remember, we’ve been having debates about the foreign policy disasters and seemingly unsolvable problems around the world. Dinner conversations are replayed over generations – nothing seems to get better, and in some aspects, it seems dramatically worse, and that is especially true for women.”

― Dana Perino

“Vulnerable young women are being brainwashed by the radical lies of ISIS militants in the Middle East.”

― Dana Perino

“With women and women, I think there’s an understanding. Nobody knows what a woman feels or experiences but another woman. We are the nurturers, and there are times when we need to be nurtured.”

― Dana Plato

“The Army confronted racial integration when it was still unpopular in society. It has been struggling to more fully integrate women. Its troops, after all, reflect society.”

― Dana Priest

“I feel like I have so many middle-aged women who look up to me.”

― Dana Torres

“A director has to be on the set when the crew is called and is the last one to leave at night. I’m not saying it’s not possible, but that’s partly why we’re not seeing more women.”

― Dana Walden

“We are used to women’s narratives being defined through the male perspective. I challenge that as a concept.”

― Danai Gurira

“I want women and girls of African descent and of color to be able to not have to keep searching for stories about themselves.”

― Danai Gurira

“I love writing for other actors, women of African descent and people who are generally underrepresented.”

― Danai Gurira

“You look at women like Lena Dunham, you look at how women are kind of crafting their own space on the screen. I want to add to that.”

― Danai Gurira

“Why can’t black women on stage tell stories that can affect white men in the audience?”

― Danai Gurira

“It’s something I’ve constantly found shocking – all this astounding talent amongst black women that never gets to be seen or heard.”

― Danai Gurira

“I want to see women of African descent shine.”

― Danai Gurira

“I often feel like a nutty professor, like I’m going to try this experiment and see if it works. My hypothesis is, people in the West can absorb African women stories without any shaken or stirred mixer. It can come directly from the source.”

― Danai Gurira

“I noticed there were so many people, especially women, who would come up to me having recognized me from TV and say, ‘I heard you were a math person, why math? Oh my gosh, I could never do math!’ I could just see their self-esteem crumbling; I thought that was silly, so I wanted to make math more friendly and accessible.”

― Danica McKellar

“I had done quite a bit of research about math education when I spoke before Congress in 2000 about the importance of women in mathematics. The session of Congress was all about raising more scholarships for girls in college. I told them I felt that it’s too late by college.”

― Danica McKellar

“Look at Michelle Pfeiffer: My God, she’s 50 years old, but she is still so sexy. If I were into women, I would be totally into her.”

― Danica McKellar

“I love surprises – champagne and strawberries, all that pampering, romantic stuff. Guys ought to know how to pamper their women properly.”

― Danica McKellar

“I just did a spread in ‘Maxim’, I’m 35 years old. I’ve had women and parents email me asking if I should really be doing that, since I’m still considered a role model.”

― Danica McKellar

“I have often thought of it as one of the most barbarous customs in the world, considering us as a civilized and a Christian country, that we deny the advantages of learning to women.”

― Daniel Defoe

“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

“Everything men do is for women.”

― Daniel Kaluuya

“I listened to this book, ‘The Beauty Myth,’ about how beauty standards are messing with women in Western society, and I was like, ‘I don’t know this.’ I have no idea, and I don’t pretend to, but now I’m more aware of it because I’ve engaged on that frequency.”

― Daniel Kaluuya

“Some black women hug me and walk away. A lot of black men talk about dating white women and how they’ve been there, too. People open up about their racial experiences. I feel like I’m a walking therapy session. It’s quite intense. But it means a lot to people.”

― Daniel Kaluuya

“All women are wonders because they reduce all men to the obvious.”

― Daniel Mainwaring

“I think female solitude is a mental condition as well as a physical state. You can be married and a spinster. I think spinster is an identity every woman can claim, if she will… I feel like a lot of women, or a lot of feminists, joke about taking to the sea or living alone in a cottage as this kind of fun freedom.”

― Daniel Mallory Ortberg

“I love ‘Jane Eyre,’ and I love the Bronte sisters. I actually didn’t read any of them until I was in college, so I don’t have quite the same connection with them that I think a lot of women do.”

― Daniel Mallory Ortberg

“One of the things that would be great is to some day have so many women comedy writers that we wouldn’t say there’s just one type of female humor. There’s lots.”

― Daniel Mallory Ortberg

“Some women have said, ‘Gee, here I am getting involved with this fat guy, what will people think of me?’ But they were converted and sometimes surprised.”

― Daniel Pinkwater

“I’ve enjoyed collecting. I’ve enjoyed art ever since – I’ll tell you when – I went to Columbia. I went to the Met, and I saw Poussin’s ‘Rape of the Sabine Women’, and it’s this incredible, epic, great, great painting.”

― Daniel S. Loeb

“I feel that we all have missions and purposes in life. Part of mine is allowing women to feel beautiful in whatever they put on – or don’t put on.”

― Danielle Brooks

“There’s a lot to be said for women who want to focus primarily on acting. Other women, on the other hand, aspire to combine their work in acting with other ventures in fashion, business, directing, writing, producing, etc. It’s a very personal decision.”

― Danielle Campbell

“I wanted something that had the feel of a complete band and a variety of instrument. Apart from doing the album for musical satisfaction, I felt it was an important statement for other women – showing you don’t have to rely on other people to do things for you.”

― Danielle Dax

“I’ve been lucky enough to play lots of real women – flawed, strong, independent women – and I love it.”

― Danielle Macdonald

“I want to play characters that people relate to, characters that make different kinds of women in society feel represented.”

― Danielle Macdonald

“There aren’t often plus size, very real normal women in film. It’s never their story.”

― Danielle Macdonald

“You only ever see four women leads on TV today in the ‘Housewives’ shows.”

― Danielle Schneider

“Journalists said they had never seen so many funny women as leads when we did ‘Hotwives’ – we had a cast of seven very funny women. That doesn’t happen.”

― Danielle Schneider

“I grew up with my father, so I know more about cars than most women.”

― Danielle Steel

“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

“Since I’ve been in Playboy myself in Australia, I love it, and I think it’s really empowering and positive towards women, which is not a view that many women hold.”

― Dannii Minogue

“I dress for a certain type of girl that I like. Women dress for us, they dress to attract us, so we should at least show that gratitude to them, you know what I’m saying?”

― Danny Brown

“Most men somewhere in their psyche are still dragging women around by their hair. It’s terrible. I have two daughters, but even before my kids were born I always thought that it was terrible.”

― Danny DeVito

“I love women. I mean, I’m married, but I used to get in all kinds of trouble.”

― Danny DeVito

“Women want love to be a novel, men a short story.”

― Daphne du Maurier

“One out of six women are toxic with mercury. Mercury comes out of coal plants and chlorine plants. I am toxic, I deal with symptoms, children are born with, you know, autism – there is an epidemic in this country. This is like, the air that we breath.”

― Daphne Zuniga

“I’m really attracted to playing strong, outspoken, sassy women. And I love playing characters who have a little bit of conflict or who can be controversial.”

― Darby Stanchfield

“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.”

― Darren Aronofsky

“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

“I’ve spent a life loving women and studying them as much as I can, or am allowed to.”

― Darren Aronofsky

“Male nudity, full-frontal nudity, has always been considered a lot more taboo than female nudity. As far back as I can remember, there’s been a double standard between men and women. I think it’s time that men get equal time in terms of nudity.”

― Darren Star

“I think women have such rich emotional lives that they are expressive about. I also think they’re funny. I like watching strong female characters, and I like writing them. I don’t know if it’s conscious that I gravitate towards women, but it’s certainly evolved that way.”

― Darren Star

“Women are really emotional creatures, and men are kind of closed in terms of emotions. I think women are just a lot more out there.”

― Darren Star

“I think certainly that looking for love is a big part of the show, but I think that if – there’s one thing that is different about ‘Sex and the City’ and the message that I think has resonated with viewers, especially women. It’s that you don’t need to get married. You don’t really need that love to be fulfilled.”

― Darren Star

“I want to make sure that when we’re talking about health care, you want to make sure that women have the ability and access to health care so that they understand all the different options that are out there.”

― Darryl Glenn

“I’ll absolutely be focusing in on the defense of this nation and making sure that our men and women have the proper tools, training, and equipment to do their jobs, that they have clear rules of engagement and, in the event that something happens to them, that we have a VA system that actually works.”

― Darryl Glenn

“Paule Marshall does not let the black women in her fiction lose. While they lose friends, lovers, husbands, homes, or jobs, they always find themselves.”

― Darryl Pinckney

“I’m very proud to be representing Latinas and women of color, young mothers and full-figured women. I just love that we’re seeing different types of people on screen.”

― Dascha Polanco

“Russian women like to be feminine. Even if it’s minus-10 degrees and snowing, a Russian woman will still be in her stilettos.”

― Dasha Zhukova

“I like women. I really like women.”

― Dashiell Hammett

“You know, men and women are a lot alike in certain situations. Like when they’re both on fire – they’re exactly alike.”

― Dave Attell

“Guys are simple… women are not simple and they always assume that men must be just as complicated as they are, only way more mysterious. The whole point is guys are not thinking much. They are just what they appear to be. Tragically.”

― Dave Barry

“I just love all women. A lot of them are women a lot of men wouldn’t find attractive in the least, but they’re mouth-watering to me. All different sizes: tall, short, fat. Just about the only type I’m not into is the typical fashion model.”

― Dave Cooper

“There are many Saudi women doctors, and there are many wealthy and powerful and well-educated Saudi women who circumvent the restrictions put upon them, quietly or otherwise.”

― Dave Eggers

“It is criminal to put our servicemen and women in harm’s way and to put the lives of so many civilians on the line for the misguided frustrations of the Bush administration.”

― Dave Matthews

“I made advances towards multiple women in work-related situations, where it was clearly inappropriate. I put people in compromising and inappropriate situations, and I selfishly took advantage of those situations where I should have known better. My behavior was inexcusable and wrong.”

― Dave McClure

“While I’d like to believe that I’m not a bad or evil person, regardless, it’s clear that some of my past actions have hurt or offended several women. And I probably deserve to be called a creep.”

― Dave McClure

“My personal failures aside, 500 has long supported a diverse community of entrepreneurs including women, minorities, LGTBQ, international, and other overlooked founders.”

― Dave McClure

“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

“I have faith the men and women of the Coast Guard will immediately rise to the challenge and see the people hit by Katrina through until the storm has truly calmed.”

― Dave Reichert

“The evidence that I see around me in society indicates that not only is thinking very much out of favor, but I’m not sure that the last couple of generations – Generation X and Generation Next, or whatever you want to call them – even know what a thought is, having been raised to be women.”

― Dave Sim

“The anger that appears to be building up between the sexes becomes more virulent with every day that passes. And far from women taking the blame… the fact is that men are invariably portrayed as the bad guys. Being a good man is like being a good Nazi.”

― Dave Thomas

“By divine design, men and women are intended to progress together toward perfection and a fulness of glory. Because of their distinctive temperaments and capacities, males and females each bring to a marriage relationship unique perspectives and experiences.”

― David A. Bednar

“The Holy Ghost is manifested to men and women on the earth both as the power and as the gift of the Holy Ghost. The power can come upon a person before baptism; it is the convincing witness that Jesus Christ is our Savior and Redeemer.”

― David A. Bednar

“Stand by the side of law enforcement, the men and women who are often the only semblance of hope and justice in the crime-ridden inner cities.”

― David A. Clarke, Jr.

“Because of Rudy Giuliani’s policies of reducing crime in New York City, tens of thousands of black men, women, and children are alive today that wouldn’t have been otherwise.”

― David A. Clarke, Jr.

“The men and women I work with in law enforcement deal with the consequences of the Democrats’ selfish policies to encourage reliance on government, dependency instead of independence, and victimhood instead of the promise of earning your way to financial security.”

― David A. Clarke, Jr.

“Cancer is the ultimate nemesis that hangs in the balance for one in three women and one in two men in their lifetime.”

― David Agus

“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

“I’ve been used by women all my life, fortunately.”

― David Bailey

“I sort of fall in love with them when I’m photographing them – men and women.”

― David Bailey

“I had a terrible time with feminists in the Seventies. They hated me, those women. I think they hated everything.”

― David Bailey

“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

“I think the Republicans are trying to learn from their mistakes about attacks on women because the women’s vote will backfire.”

― David Brock

“I believe in the family. I believe in marriage, and I think it’s such a great institution. I think men should be able to marry each other, and women should be able to marry each other.”

― David Cameron

“Women are not totally nauseous after seeing me.”

― David Caruso

“Having all that – the fame and adulation and women and all that stuff they talk about – doesn’t make you happy. You have to make yourself happy.”

― David Cassidy

“There are not enough female VCs in an industry so traditionally dominated by males. There are not enough female mentors who are actively engaged with female founders. We need women VCs and entrepreneurs to stand up, get loud, and help guide their peers.”

― David Cohen

“Whitesnake more than most rock bands would get a very significant percentage of women in the audience and those were the ones I’d hear the voices because from where I am on stage is a pretty good spot.”

― David Coverdale

“People think that I don’t like women.”

― David Coverdale

“Normally, I’ve found in my life that the louder you speak, probably, the less of a fighter you are. All the fighters I’ve had a chance and the honor to serve with didn’t pat themselves on the back, were pretty humble men and women.”

― David Dewhurst

“I’m all about freedom to go ahead and practice whatever kind of religions you want, have whatever sort of sexual preference you want, freedom in terms of being pro choice for women.”

― David Draiman

“Women’s fashion is a subtle form of bondage. It’s men’s way of binding them. We put them in these tight, high-heeled shoes, we make them wear these tight clothes and we say they look sexy. But they’re actually tied up.”

― David Duchovny

“You become tyrannized by this notion that women must not only be treated equally, but they must never fail.”

― David Duchovny

“The delta blues is a low-down, dirty shame blues. It’s a sad, big wide sound, something to make you think about people who are dead or the women who left you.”

― David Edwards

“You’ve got to be pretty mean to pick up on women who only know you from television and then cast them aside.”

― David Eigenberg

“I read the collected works of former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee and made a list of everything the old Baptist preacher had ever condemned as immoral or untoward. The subjects of his condemnation ranged from college-age women going braless to dogs wearing clothes to Beyonce.”

― David Fahrenthold

“I’d spent my twenties trying to be everything to everybody. I had my family, my straight friends, and I was starting to develop a gay circle of friends. I was seeing some men, seeing some women, and trying to sort it all out.”

― David Furnish

“I’m into women. I’ve always loved women.”

― David Gest

“I don’t have to announce all the women I’ve slept with.”

― David Gest

“I can help a lot of other people who’ve gone through the same thing by building a center that will help men and women who don’t have the funds to take care of themselves and get the medical treatment.”

― David Gest

“In this business, certainly it’s a lot crazier for women than it is for men, but there’s such a thing where there’s a lot of judgment on the way you look and on your body.”

― David Harbour

“I was in a number of school plays, one in particular, when I was 13 or 14, entitled ‘Illusions.’ It was put together by one of the teachers, and was about famous historical figures. I had to do the Martin Luther King ‘I have a dream’ speech, and some black women in the audience were clapping and crying and whooping.”

― David Harewood

“American television, for all its faults, still has a black presence in shows and even in commercials. You’ll see black people in automobile ads, black women starring on their own television shows. We don’t see that on British television.”

― David Harewood

“The difference between men and women seems to be this: I can argue with my promoter downstairs, accuse him of ripping me off, and 20 minutes later we’ll be playing golf together. With a lady, the same argument can go on for, like, years.”

― David Hasselhoff

“There’s a tendency to locate the cliche of the ‘strong woman’ exclusively in the present day, as if those many women who endured such inconveniences as the Depression and the Second World War were porcelain compared to, say, Amy Schumer.”

― David Hepworth

“Most visitors to Amsterdam will wander into the red-light district out of sheer curiosity. The narrow streets are mostly safe day and night – just don’t try to take pictures of the women working in the windows.”

― David Hewson

“The question of whether women should be made bishops once they had been ordained is absolutely pivotal. It seems to me absolute nonsense for women to be ordained to the priesthood but not to the episcopacy because the two are inextricably linked.”

― David Hope, Baron Hope of Thornes

“From China and India to Turkey and Brazil, when women have gotten access to education, to family planning and to a vital place in the economy, greater prosperity has followed. And when women are free to speak and learn, they temper the extremes of ideology and fanaticism and raise sons who are less likely to become human bombs.”

― David Horsey

“Elevating the status of women is our best path to peace, justice, and prosperity on a global scale.”

― David Horsey

“A couple of websites I’ve come across credit the ‘New York Times’ for reporting that 12,000 women a year are arrested for breastfeeding in public. I could not confirm that number with a quick search, but even 1,200 would be too many – or even 12.”

― David Horsey

“What intrigues me is that there are funny people in the real East End. It’s famous for it. There’d be blokes dressing up as women as a lark, but ‘EastEnders’ seems blind to the fact that they enjoy a laugh. There should be a cheery chappy on there.”

― David Jason

“Women often use weights that are too heavy. I like to stay in the 3- to 15-pound range. If you’re more fitness-experienced, use weights in the 8- to 10-pound range. If you’re a beginner, start in the 3-pound range.”

― David Kirsch

“The most common mistake when women go into the gym is to watch someone else do an exercise and start doing the same one.”

― David Kirsch

“Women can overdo it in their commitment to muscle development.”

― David Kirsch

“I don’t get all the women that I want… I get all the women that want me.”

― David Lee Roth

“It was clear to many American working men and women that the Homestead Steel Strike of the early 1890s, when Andrew Carnegie and Henry Clay Frick broke the backs of the steel workers, that that was a watershed.”

― David Levering Lewis

“Why should sports men and women get punished harsher than people in the normal world?”

― David Millar

“Advertising is a business of words, but advertising agencies are infested with men and women who cannot write. They cannot write advertisements, and they cannot write plans. They are helpless as deaf mutes on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera.”

― David Ogilvy

“What we usually do to great men and women is relegate them to homogenised heroism. Their words and actions become soundbites and images in a way that gives us an excuse not to act bravely in our own lives.”

― David Oyelowo

“I’ve just seen that there is a really amazing perspective that we’re missing by not having more women directing.”

― David Oyelowo

“I actually once sat at the back of a payroll class in America – just me and 40 women! And I’m sitting back there, learning payroll, because I want to understand it. So that when I talk to people about payroll I know what they’re talking about. And I set up and managed and ran a full payroll system myself.”

― David Perry

“I considered our British comrades to rank with the finest men and women of any armed service in the world. And I know that my fellow American soldiers – and those of the other coalition countries under my command – valued very highly the professional expertise, capability, courage, and determination of our British partners on the battlefield.”

― David Petraeus

“All Americans should take great pride in the men and women serving our nation in Iraq and in the courage, determination, resilience and initiative they demonstrate each and every day. It remains the greatest of honors to soldier with them.”

― David Petraeus

“Needless to say, it was the greatest of privileges to serve with the selfless men and women – Iraqi and American and those of our coalition partners, civilian as well as military – who did the hard, dangerous work of the surge. There seldom was an easy period; each day was tough.”

― David Petraeus

“When you look at movies like ‘Titanic,’ they make money because of women. They go to see it and bring their men, too.”

― David Ramsey

“Seventy-five percent of women who smoke would like to quit, and yet only two to three percent quit every year… It’s significant because we can help women quit smoking.”

― David Satcher

“There’s always something funny about men chasing women.”

― David Spade

“I grew up in an age where women’s tennis did not have similar prizes to men, and they played in complete obscurity, really, compared to the men’s game.”

― David Stern

“We pride ourselves on our democratic traditions, but in Canada, women couldn’t vote until 1918, Asians until 1948, and First Nations people living on reserves until 1960.”

― David Suzuki

“I’m not surprised about the lack of women on boardrooms. They were only emancipated 200 years ago, and historically, men have dominated. I welcome women as long as they qualify for the job.”

― David Tang

“A lot of the city boys in London, a lot of the hedge-fund, young city workers at the height of the financial boom were a lot of working-class, brilliantly minded young fellows and women.”

― David Thewlis

“Definitely I love women, I love being around women, I find them incredible and intoxicating, and I’ve never had that feeling I get with women with a man.”

― David Walliams

“We sort of expect to see men in women’s clothes. It’s part of our culture. The key thing is, it has to be done quite badly.”

― David Walliams

“The Teen Challenge ministry was born out of those humble early days of ministry. It now includes over 500 drug and alcohol rehab centers around the world, even in Muslim countries. These include homes for girls and women addicts and alcoholics, all which are reaching many.”

― David Wilkerson

“I’ve spent more than a decade channeling information for and about men. I’m able to come and use this information, with the help of the research, to hand over the keys to the kingdom to women.”

― David Zinczenko

“I have no problem with people having plastic surgery. But I do find it bizarre we think it’s OK for women to have a foreign body put into them just for the sake of looking like Pamela Anderson.”

― Davinia Taylor

“Turning 50 can be difficult, sometimes dangerous, for women. The danger is in that blip that can come from the fact that you become invisible, and if you’re not careful and don’t embrace that, it can trip you up and you lose confidence.”

― Dawn French

“I’m constantly astounded by how amazing women are. And as we go through all these different stages of life as long as you share them with others and say, ‘Well, this is bloody weird’, you can get through everything.”

― Dawn French

“There is a thing about women that needs to be understood. We don’t sit well with being put in a certain place.”

― Dawn Richard

“I love what a women embodies. I love our bodies; I love the way we communicate with our bodies. I love the way dance creates movement. It’s art in motion.”

― Dawn Richard

“My music speaks of warriors. It speaks of women being kings and this sense of pride of being more, even though you have less.”

― Dawn Richard

“When I was growing up, there was no one. There were very few black women in tech; there were very few black women in the fashion game. We didn’t have our Grace Jones – Grace Jones was before my time. We didn’t really have a lot of black women in electronic and punk who were celebrated in the same levels as, say, your big mega-superstars.”

― Dawn Richard

“I felt that if I shared the lessons that I learned – both the good ones and the bad ones – that I might make the climb a little less painful for other women.”

― Dawn Steel

“I think women’s relationships with other women are very complicated and depend on their relationships with their mothers. Mine was fraught with problems. So I didn’t necessarily trust women for a long time.”

― Dawn Steel

“It’s ironic, really. Guys should be excited that I got Kristen Bell. If Brad Pitt gets Kristen Bell, it’s like, ‘Well, of course he did.’ With me, it should be, ‘Oh good, a normal-looking guy got her. Maybe I’ll get me a Kristen Bell.’ But guys hate my guts for always dating women I have no right to be with.”

― Dax Shepard

“Girls shouldn’t be afraid to look messy. They shouldn’t have to always fit in with the pretty girls. Our goal as women is not to impress guys.”

― Daya

“I have four sisters at home, and both my mom and dad worked, and both of them took care of us. It wasn’t like my mom was fully domestic, or my dad was fully domestic: they were just equals in their relationship. So I grew up with the perspective that women should be pursuing their dreams and not have to depend on a guy.”

― Daya

“My music reflects my strong belief in equal opportunities for all – specifically young girls and women. Many, many children do not have anywhere near the opportunities that we kids did in my community – great schools, public safety, etc.”

― Daya

“Back in the States, women play flag football, but they have the same opportunities as the guys do.”

― DeAngelo Williams

“Among my favorite half-dozen topics is the field of Victorian female explorers, the intrepid women who packed up their parasols and petticoats and roamed the world in search of adventure. Some were scientists, some artists, some unabashed curiosity-seekers who simply went out to see what they could see.”

― Deanna Raybourn

“The radio for these women is like television is for us today, which is really like looking at the radio.”

― Debbie Allen

“I’ve always been a creative speller and never achieved good grades in school. I graduated from high school but didn’t have the opportunity to attend college, so I did what young women my age did at the time – I married.”

― Debbie Macomber

“Romance focuses on emotions and on relationships, both of which are fundamentally important to women.”

― Debbie Macomber

“They didn’t have college scholarships for women. Had they done that at the time, I may have stayed on for another two Olympics, but the opportunities were not available to women that they have today.”

― Debbie Meyer

“In life, I’m like Molly Brown. I’ve had tough times along the way and gone through experiences that many women have gone through. But I ain’t down yet.”

― Debbie Reynolds

“I have to admit, like so many women, I always knew there was a chance. But like so many women, I never thought it would be me. I never thought I’d hear those devastating words: ‘You have breast cancer.’”

― Debbie Wasserman Schultz

“Breast cancer is not just a disease that strikes at women. It strikes at the very heart of who we are as women: how others perceive us, how we perceive ourselves, how we live, work and raise our families-or whether we do these things at all.”

― Debbie Wasserman Schultz

“And so to those who suggest that we are somehow ‘harming’ young women by encouraging them to take charge of their health we say this: We are not harming young women by educating them. We are arming them with information that they will carry with them throughout their lives.”

― Debbie Wasserman Schultz

“Here’s what I see: a complacency among the generation of young women whose entire lives have been lived after Roe v. Wade was decided.”

― Debbie Wasserman Schultz

“Well, you know, I have always had an issue with the whole weight thing with people in general because I happen to love how big women look. I mean, it’s all a perspective. It’s all an opinion, and I think sort of the Rubenesque, voluptuous body is a lot sexier than the boney bag of bones with fake everything.”

― Debi Mazar

“I don’t want to be 45 competing with 20-year-olds, running to go get Botox. I want to be an expressive actor hired for the age that I am, portraying women who are my age: 40. I’m just hoping I can find some of those roles to play. Otherwise, I have to find something else.”

― Debi Mazar

“When the Taliban took over in 1996, the news of their crimes hit the Toronto papers. As a feminist and as an anti-war activist, I heard about what was happening to women, and I wanted to do something to support those folks.”

― Deborah Ellis

“There were no vampires of note in Western literature until about the 18th century. But they tell us where we park our anxieties, whether its over-powerful women, death or damnation. We make our own monsters.”

― Deborah Harkness

“My first job out of CalArts was performing monologues at the Women of Faith conferences across the country.”

― Deborah Joy Winans

“I am convinced that my dark-horse candidacy helped pave the way for women and members of underserved communities to seek political office.”

― Deborah K. Ross

“Unfortunately, too few women take the risk of running for political office or assuming positions of influence. As a result, our voices are not part of the conversation yet alone the final decision.”

― Deborah K. Ross

“Personally, I think if a women hasn’t met the right man by the time she’s 24, she may be lucky.”

― Deborah Kerr

“I have worked with a lot of really great women directors: Ana Kokkinos; Cate Shortland, who just recently directed a film called ‘Lore;’ another director, Rachel Perkins – she’s an Aboriginal director, and I’ve worked with her three times now, and she gave me my first film role, actually, back in 1997.”

― Deborah Mailman

“Men take much more notice of older women in France, so I might move there. I think I’m a good bet.”

― Deborah Moggach

“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

“It is important for women to know who they are, and to know what makes their hearts sing.”

― Deborah Norville

“I’ve been blessed with so many wonderful women friends throughout my life.”

― Deborah Raney

“If women talk in ways expected of them or project a feminine demeanor, it’s seen as weak. But if they talk in ways associated with men or bosses, then they’re seen as too aggressive. Whatever they do violates one or the other expectation: either you’re not talking as you should as a woman or as boss.”

― Deborah Tannen

“This idea that we should be best friends with our partner of the opposite gender leads toward tremendous frustration. Did you ever notice that while men often refer to their wives as best friends, women usually refer to another woman in that way?”

― Deborah Tannen

“For most women, the language of conversation is primarily a language of rapport: a way of establishing connections and negotiating relationships.”

― Deborah Tannen

“When women told me they’d always wished they had a sister, they were thinking of this ideal of mutual encouragement and support. Many of those who have sisters also yearn for this ideal because their relationships with their sisters don’t always live up to it.”

― Deborah Tannen

“In a world of status, independence is key, because a primary means of establishing status is to tell others what to do, and taking orders is a marker of low status. Though all humans need both intimacy and independence, women tend to focus on the first and men on the second. It is as if their lifeblood ran in different directions.”

― Deborah Tannen

“Relationships are made of talk – and talk is for girls and women.”

― Deborah Tannen

“Sister relationships span a huge range, from best friends to worst enemies. From ‘I adore her; I talk to her five times a day’ to ‘I decided to cut her out of my life.’ For most women, it’s in between.”

― Deborah Tannen

“Women as mothers grapple with corresponding contradictions. The adoration they feel for their grown daughters, mixed with the sense of responsibility for their well-being, can be overwhelming, matched only by the hurt they feel when their attempts to help or just stay connected are rebuffed or even excoriated as criticism or devilish interference.”

― Deborah Tannen

“I believe the switch from ‘lady’ to ‘woman’ was part of the women’s movement. ‘Lady’ was a euphemism for ‘woman,’ and that was one reason that we wanted to move away from it.”

― Deborah Tannen

“For girls and women, talk is the glue that holds a relationship together – and the explosive that can blow it apart. That’s why you can think you’re having a perfectly amiable chat, then suddenly find yourself wounded by the shrapnel from an exploded conversation.”

― Deborah Tannen

“Why don’t men like to stop and ask directions? This question, which I first addressed in my 1990 book ‘You Just Don’t Understand: Women and Men in Conversation’, garnered perhaps the most attention of any issue or insight in that book.”

― Deborah Tannen

“My interest in the linguistic differences between women and men grew from research I conducted early in my career on conversations between speakers of different ethnic and regional backgrounds.”

― Deborah Tannen

“It’s an interesting point about sisters not getting the same attention as parents and children, and even brothers. I suspect it’s just because women didn’t count that much and weren’t the ones writing the accounts.”

― Deborah Tannen

“One of the first studies in the field of gender and language, by Don H. Zimmerman and Candace West in 1975, found that in casual conversations between women and men, women were interrupted far more often.”

― Deborah Tannen

“It might seem at first surprising that when I studied women and men talking at work, I found that women ‘interrupted’ each other more often than men did – when they were in all-women conversations.”

― Deborah Tannen

“For women, detailed conversation is our lifeblood, while for men it’s just not as critical.”

― Deborah Tannen

“Much of my work over the years has developed the premise that women’s styles of friendship and conversation aren’t inherently better than men’s, simply different.”

― Deborah Tannen

“I interviewed more than 100 women about their sisters, but if they also had brothers, I asked them to compare. Most said they talked to their sisters more often, at greater length and, yes, about more personal topics. This often meant that they felt closer to their sisters, but not always.”

― Deborah Tannen

“The double bind lowers its boom on women in positions of authority, so those who haven’t yet risen to such positions have not yet felt its full weight.”

― Deborah Tannen

“The Pavlovian view of women voters – ‘plug the words in, and they will respond’ – sends a chill down my spine because it sounds like an adaptation of something I have written about communication between the sexes: When a woman tells a man about a problem, she doesn’t want him to fix it; she just wants him to listen and let her know he understands.”

― Deborah Tannen

“For many women, and a fair number of men, saying ‘I’m sorry’ isn’t literally an apology; it’s a ritual way of restoring balance to a conversation.”

― Deborah Tannen

“I need and want to see capable women. I don’t like to see them weep all the time.”

― Debra Granik

“When men’s lives become extremely hard, women learn how to deal with them and assist them but also develop quiet systems of coping and managing.”

― Debra Granik

“What I tell women who want to get on corporate boards is to get connected! Do volunteer work, network in business, join community organization where you can demonstrate your leadership capabilities and other people can see your skills being applied.”

― Debra L. Reed

“Yes, women, and men, have to be open to love, because if we’re not open then there’s no way for us to find happiness. But you can be open to it and still have no control over when it’s going to happen.”

― Debra Messing

“I’m not the classic type – fair skin, very beautiful women of a classic type, I’m talking about now.”

― Debra Wilson

“I think it’s a little irresponsible for women who choose surgery to then say they can portray the average woman on the street, because if the average woman can’t afford those treatments, then she’s going to say, ‘I’m 53 and I don’t look like that,’ and start thinking she’s ugly or inadequate.”

― Debra Winger

“People pay to see movies with women looking beautiful, but I think there will be a place for me to play women looking my own age.”

― Debra Winger

“In the early part of my life I carried the flame for fiery women: perky women who were not dumb.”

― Debra Winger

“There’s a small club of women who are willing to age.”

― Debra Winger

“My grandmother gave birth to 13 children and I come from a long line of women who gave birth in their 40s.”

― Debra Winger

“I want to start a trend of women as we really look. Some good things, some not so good. I am tired of looking at frozen faces.”

― Debra Winger

“As women slowly gain power, their values and priorities are reshaping the agenda. A multitude of studies show that when women control the family funds, they generally spend more on health, nutrition, and education – and less on alcohol and cigarettes.”

― Dee Dee Myers

“I look forward to a time, in the not so distant future, when we no longer look forward to ‘firsts’ as milestones women have yet to achieve, but we look back on them as historic events that continue to teach and inspire.”

― Dee Dee Myers

“Women communicate differently and process information differently, which leads them to resolve conflicts differently.”

― Dee Dee Myers

“When I joined Bill Clinton’s start-up presidential campaign in 1991, I was confident that women would play an ever more important role, but I never gave a minute’s thought to what would happen if we won. When we did – and I became the first woman to serve as White House press secretary – it changed my life. But it didn’t change the world.”

― Dee Dee Myers

“I don’t think women hold all the answers, but with their skills, their strengths, we can get to a better place.”

― Dee Dee Myers

“Women have a lot of power in private life. There are many men who would say, ‘Hey, women already rule my life.’ But with women, more is more. The more there are, the more the world gets used to seeing them. We change the culture. We begin to expand options and lead and manage.”

― Dee Dee Myers

“Because if you say men and women are the same and if male behaviour is the norm, and women are always expected to act like men, we will never be as good at being men as men are.”

― Dee Dee Myers

“As women have played an increasingly important role in politics, there is no question that they’ve brought a different perspective, focusing attention on a broader set of issues and building alliances with other women.”

― Dee Dee Myers

“But research confirms that both Republican and Democratic women are more likely than their male counterparts to initiate and fight for bills that champion social justice, protect the environment, advocate for families, and promote nonviolent conflict resolution.”

― Dee Dee Myers

“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

“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

“It isn’t fate but fecklessness that has shoved Sarah Palin to the sidelines of national politics. The real tragedy is that she’s taken a lot of other serious Republican women with her.”

― Dee Dee Myers

“Study after study confirms that even when you control for variables like profession, education, hours worked, age, marital status, and children, men still are compensated substantially more – even in professions, like nursing, dominated by women. No wonder there’s a gender gap.”

― Dee Dee Myers

“As long as the G.O.P., led by its increasingly visible women, continues to insist that the problem is not their policies but women’s failure to understand their own lives and interests, the gender gap won’t go away.”

― Dee Dee Myers

“When I became White House press secretary, there were other limitations that were thrust upon me. Bill Clinton was under pressure to appoint women to visible positions. I was 31, I’d never worked in Washington. Was I ready for this large and visible job? Still he wanted the credit. So he gave me the job but diminished the job.”

― Dee Dee Myers

“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

“Research confirms that both Republican and Democratic women are more likely than their male counterparts to initiate and fight for bills that champion social justice, protect the environment, advocate for families, and promote nonviolent conflict resolution.”

― Dee Dee Myers

“You can’t leave out half the world’s experience and expect to address all the problems. Women communicate differently and process information differently, which leads them to resolve conflicts differently.”

― Dee Dee Myers

“Many differences are rooted in biology and reinforced through culture, so it’s important to acknowledge that. Because if you say men and women are the same and if male behaviour is the norm, and women are always expected to act like men, we will never be as good at being men as men are.”

― Dee Dee Myers

“I am encouraged to see women are being elected in Chile, Argentina, Liberia, Ireland. More is more.”

― Dee Dee Myers

“’Not again!’ I thought to myself this morning, as news trickled out that John McCain was set to pick Alaska governor Sarah Palin as his running mate. Not again, because too often women are promoted for the wrong reasons, and then blamed when things don’t go right.”

― Dee Dee Myers

“There’s a dearth of media around young black women and certainly a dearth of LGBT media for people of color.”

― Dee Rees

“I started out at Procter & Gamble marketing panty liners, so basically selling women insecurity. I thought there must be more to life than this. Then I was on set for a Dr. Scholl’s commercial, and I asked one of the execs, ‘How do you get a job behind the camera?’ and he said, ‘Film school.’ So I quit and applied to NYU.”

― Dee Rees

“I’m a strong believer in the fact that women are born to multi-task. God has made us like that.”

― Deepika Padukone

“Left to the mercies of their communities, Muslim women and children remain in abusive households and face losing their financial security over issues like child maintenance and inheritance through the judgments of ‘sharia’ courts.”

― Deeyah Khan

“Muslim women can save the world from ISIS.”

― Deeyah Khan

“Many Muslim parents are authoritarian, which leaves young men and women with limited spaces to express themselves. Self-expression and autonomy are regarded as symptoms of ‘Westernisation.’”

― Deeyah Khan

“Some women facing ‘honour’ crimes require relocation far outside the reaches of their extended families and changes of identity to escape detection.”

― Deeyah Khan

“While religious fundamentalism is treated as a serious social problem because it has the potential to lead to rare but devastating acts of terrorism against the public, with a variety of programmes and interventions to address it, everyday violence against women occurring in the name of fundamentalism has long been neglected.”

― Deeyah Khan

“The problem with Muslim women is less that we cannot speak the language, but that no one listens to us.”

― Deeyah Khan

“The proportion of women attracted to the Islamic State is likely to be less than that in other militant organisations, such as the Tamil Tigers, the PKK, and the IRA. Undoubtedly, their roles within the Islamic State are much more confined by the rigid gender divisions under their ultraconservative rulings.”

― Deeyah Khan

“Women with education, skills, and independent sources of income are more able to withstand the pressures of the patriarchal family and more able to express their opinions and to move freely within their communities.”

― Deeyah Khan

“Women’s empowerment, whether through legal, financial, or cultural routes, will tend to increase their agency and their ability to take part in activism.”

― Deeyah Khan

“If we value human rights, they should be at the core of the project against violent extremism, and women a key part of our imagined future.”

― Deeyah Khan

“As someone who grew up between two cultures, I have been fascinated with the question of why men and women with similar backgrounds to mine were drawn towards radical messages of hate and violence.”

― Deeyah Khan

“Through adopting radical extremism, some young men who previously felt humiliated and emasculated by their peers can now feel powerful and intimidating – and gain status, attention from young women, and the comradeship and solidarity of other young men like themselves.”

― Deeyah Khan

“I know some women’s rights activists have seen so much abuse that they can’t stand men, but I have a sense of empathy with the men. Without excusing the abuse they are capable of, many of them are trapped within these communities and bound by expectations they didn’t necessarily ask for.”

― Deeyah Khan

“I don’t work a five-day week as a rule, and I’ve managed to fill that time up. It hasn’t been that hard. I volunteer at school. I’m working because I love it. Yet, I don’t not envy women who have a stay-at-home job, because you miss stuff.”

― Deidre Hall

“I have such a strong belief in women’s ability to sustain each other.”

― Deidre Hall

“When I came on the scene, there was The Nualas, who were doing character comedy, but there weren’t any other women doing stand-up because Michelle Read had gone more into theatre.”

― Deirdre O’Kane

“I love my play ‘The Trials and Tribulations Of A Trailer Trash Housewife’ because I get these letters from all of these women who literally have left their spouses who were abusing them. You know, I’m just breaking up marriages right and left. But, that need to be broken up.”

― Del Shores

“Through the years, I have been overwhelmed by the number of people who have shared how much they relate to my ‘Sordid Lives’ family, and how many gay men and women used it to come out to their conservative families through the humor of the film.”

― Del Shores

“I wanted to do something that nobody else was doing. I didn’t have a mentor. There were no other women on the radio.”

― Delilah

“Oddly enough, even though our show is structured around women, our target audience is women, I get more calls from men every night than women.”

― Delilah

“Every one of our affiliate stations was established and exists to reach women 25 to 54.”

― Delilah

“Proof that they do not understand the republic is that in their fine promises for universal suffrage, they forgot women.”

― Delphine de Girardin

“A lot of women say that they want to get to feeling about themselves the way I feel, because when I’m on a roll, I’m hot, I’m really good. I try to tell them, I don’t have a fix.”

― Delta Burke

“I want to find a way to reach young women emotionally and also to start providing clothing for them so that they can wear the same things their thin friends can wear. I really want to do evening wear and prom dresses for these girls.”

― Delta Burke

“I love women, but I feel like you can’t trust some of them. Some of them are liars, you know? Like I was in the park and I met this girl, she was cute and she had a dog. And I went up to her, we started talking. She told me her dog’s name. Then I said, ‘Does he bite?’ She said, ‘No.’ And I said, ‘Oh yeah? Then how does he eat?’ Liar.”

― Demetri Martin

“I like women, but you can’t always trust them. Some of them are big liars, like this one woman I met who had a dog. I asked her her dog’s name and then I asked, ‘Does he bite?’ and she said, ‘No.’ And I said, ‘So how does he eat?’ Liar!”

― Demetri Martin

“I think that women who know who they are are beautiful.”

― Demi Lovato

“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

“My husband, Nick Chiles and I wrote a number of relationship books together, and what we found was that women were thirsty to hear directly from men.”

― Denene Millner

“Most of the women placed in the fire department here in New York never passed the physical test. And a fat guy or a short guy, or anybody not passing the test in a life-or-death job, leads to friction.”

― Denis Leary

“My movies are very often violent and dark, but there’s a spectrum of light, and that light is coming from the women.”

― Denis Villeneuve

“In Quebec, as women were getting more power, there were the men who agreed with that and the men who were afraid. I think most men are willing to share power with women, but there’s fear. Every time you change something, there’s a friction.”

― Denis Villeneuve

“For me, masculinity is about control, and femininity is more of an embrace, the art of listening. It’s very inspiring to explore the shadows of masculinity and femininity, and the tensions between both, and the place of women in the world right now.”

― Denis Villeneuve

“The path to diversity begins with supporting, mentoring, and sponsoring diverse women and men to become leaders and entrepreneurs.”

― Denise Morrison

“I’m from a generation of women that shattered the glass ceiling. We didn’t wait for doors to open. The lesson I learned is that you need to open some doors for yourself in pursuit of career advancement.”

― Denise Morrison

“I don’t know if it’s unique to women or not, but I do know that women think that they join a company, and the company will take care of them, as opposed to taking charge.”

― Denise Morrison

“I believe women need to take charge.”

― Denise Morrison

“Women need to think about where they’ve been, where they are, where they’re going, and how they’re going to get there.”

― Denise Morrison

“Women often are so focused on getting their jobs done well that they forget that building relationships is a key part of being a leader – and increasingly so, the higher you go.”

― Denise Morrison

“I feel strongly about the need for diversity, and with good reason. I’m from a generation of women that found it exhilarating to shatter the glass ceiling. We viewed obstacles as opportunities and earned our seat at the leadership table.”

― Denise Morrison

“Two chicks. I mean, ladies… ah – women, girls, whatever the term is. I’ll get it. I’ve got it marked down somewhere.”

― Dennis Hopper

“What I said was that in a democratic society, people must be permitted to make their choices and that the choices of women should not be subordinate to the choices of men, otherwise women are less than equal, are second-class citizens.”

― Dennis Kucinich

“Most women are not programmed to prefer a great career to a great man and a family. They feel they were sold a bill of goods at college and by the media.”

― Dennis Prager

“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

“I go out with white women. This makes a lot of people unhappy, mostly black women.”

― Dennis Rodman

“I wear women’s leggings under my clothes, but no lingerie.”

― Dennis Rodman

“Wilt Chamberlain lied when he said he had 20,000 women.”

― Dennis Rodman

“I spent money, I slept with women around the league, but I always kept my mind on the game.”

― Dennis Rodman

“At least 50 times. I’ve jumped off a building, jumped off a cliff in a car. I’ve been in bedrooms when women came in with knives and guns.”

― Dennis Rodman

“I think the bottom of the totem pole is African-American women, or women of colour. I think they get the least opportunities in Hollywood.”

― Denzel Washington

“The University has a moral obligation to provide equal opportunities to women, minority persons and all other groups who work or seek to work at Harvard.”

― Derek Bok

“I’ve always thought that guns are a cowardly tool in the hands of men and women trying to solve problems with each other. And cowardly in the hands of filmmakers. It’s taken so lightly in films.”

― Derek Cianfrance

“You hear about women buying shoes? I buy DVDs. I definitely have a problem.”

― Derek Jeter

“Under slavery, families were ripped apart, and it was a desire of black men and black women to be together with their loved ones. Family meant something. Spouses meant something.”

― Derrick Grayson

“Women, can’t live with them, can’t live without them.”

― Desiderius Erasmus

“The thing is, I’m equally disgusted by both men and women.”

― Devin Townsend

“I am a huge fan of the supermodels from the ’80s and ’90s, like Naomi Campbell and Cindy Crawford. My ultimate favorite is Daniela Pestova. She is the epitome of a strong, healthy, sexy woman. I like working out and being fit, so I look up to women like her.”

― Devon Windsor

“I like Louboutins, but some women think they can just put on Louboutins and they’re stylish, and that’s not the case. Someone can go into T.J. Maxx or Ross, pick out some clothes and own it. As long as you have that eye for creativity and know how to put it together, it’s so much more interesting.”

― Dhani Jones

“It doesn’t matter if they’re in front of the camera or behind the camera. I know women who are producers who are surviving on nothing but juice and almonds.”

― Diablo Cody

“The primary job for women in Hollywood is still super-attractive actress. That is the most high-profile women’s job in Hollywood.”

― Diablo Cody

“I had the experience last year of directing my first feature while I had a 1-year-old son and while I was also pregnant, so I am now well aware of the difficulties women who are rearing children face when they’re also trying to make headway in mainstream of film.”

― Diablo Cody

“Somebody asked me earlier if I thought it was really important to tell stories about women’s struggles. And I said yes, but at the same time, it’s also important to tell stories about women’s triumphs, women being slackers, women being criminals, women being heroes.”

― Diablo Cody

“You know, it shouldn’t just be about women as heroic figures overcoming things, it just needs to be about women in general getting the opportunity to play a multitude of roles, telling a multitude of stories – just to express human experience from a woman’s perspective. I hope, someday, we can get to that point. I’m all about representation.”

― Diablo Cody

“I wrote a screenplay for a ‘Sweet Valley High’ adaptation, and it’s really amazing to me how many women who are my age have responded to the idea and are excited about the movie.”

― Diablo Cody

“One nice thing about being a woman in Hollywood is that the women tend to be very close-knit. All of us writers and directors know each other and cling to each other for safety and support, and it’s really a completely different vibe than the men experience out here, where they’re all trying to murder each other.”

― Diablo Cody

“I am excited and honored for the chance to sing the music of the iconic women I grew up idolizing, alongside three fabulous and funny gals in ‘The Marvelous Wonderettes.’”

― Diana DeGarmo

“Southern women sometimes get dumbed down when they’re turned into characters. I don’t like that.”

― Diana DeGarmo

“I absolutely think women’s perspectives should be considered in making economic decisions.”

― Diana Farrell

“Whenever you’re dealing with something that’s difficult to describe, that you can’t get across to someone in a sound bite, it sounds like the normal default is to pick what’s easiest, and in the case of fiction written by women, fiction involving women, fiction involving any sort of relationship, the word that comes to mind is ‘romance.’”

― Diana Gabaldon

“I’ve had no fewer than three young women on separate occasions come up to me at book signings and unzip their pants, turn around, and drop them to show me that they had ‘Bonnie lassie’ tattooed across their rumpuses!”

― Diana Gabaldon

“People ask me why I write strong women, and I say, ‘Well, I don’t like stupid ones.’ Who would want to read about weak and whiny women? Are they people who assume women are weak and whiny? If so, why do they think that?”

― Diana Gabaldon

“If you try to live as well as you can, then hopefully your face will reflect that. But it’s unfair that we put so much pressure on women to look good and then give them so much stick when they go under the knife to achieve this.”

― Diana Quick

“Most of the women in Greek tragedies have their fates predetermined. The gods dictate that such and such will happen to them, and everything they predict comes true. Not Medea.”

― Diana Rigg

“I’ve always been on the side of fully emancipated women with independent minds.”

― Diana Rigg

“I think women of my age are still attractive.”

― Diana Rigg

“I’ve been single forever, and, oh God, I love every minute of it. I don’t wish to sound offensive, and it always does when women say that, doesn’t it?”

― Diana Rigg

“I love women but am aware we’re dangerous and deeply competitive, although I gave up being competitive long ago.”

― Diana Rigg

“I don’t think it’s more important to preserve female friendship than a marriage. But I think that there’s a place for female friendship that’s really important in the lives of all the women I know. As I’ve gotten older, it’s become much more important to me.”

― Diane English

“Women friends get me through the bumps in the road.”

― Diane English

“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

“In some instances, alimony has become akin to a social-welfare program provided by working women to their ex-husbands.”

― Diane Garnick

“Now we’re in an environment where women are increasingly having a huge impact and adding a lot of value to our industry. And women are celebrated if they raise their hand and say, ‘Hey, you’re missing my value. You’re not recognizing what I’m doing.’”

― Diane Greene

“I think despite what we’ve seen on TV, people like seeing women and knowing about women’s stories and their struggles and their truth. I think we’ve seen it in a lot of these shows – when there’s a cast of all women, it does very well.”

― Diane Guerrero

“We need to be investing in resources, like Women Step Forward, to provide immigrants with trusted information about their rights and options.”

― Diane Guerrero

“Women have the feeling that since they didn’t make the rules, the rules have nothing to do with them.”

― Diane Johnson

“I’m not one of those women who thinks beauty is a curse.”

― Diane Kruger

“I feel as if sometimes women can’t deal with what’s going on and they have no one around who actually understands.”

― Diane Kruger

“I like the idea of accessibility, coming from a lower-middle-class background myself, I feel like beauty and products should be accessible to all women over the world.”

― Diane Kruger

“I think it’s lovely that women are afforded attention on the stage in terms of their inner journeys, their emotional lives. That’s the great harvest, the great writing available to women. Whether that makes it to the screen, that’s a whole other conversation.”

― Diane Lane

“What women represent to the male is, historically, a big burden. It’s a lovely dream, but it’s the stuff of literature, art, and everything. Living up to what the male psyche projects onto the female is the stuff of books. You’d need a lot more than an interview to go into it!”

― Diane Lane

“While it would be as wrong of me to attribute these traits to women at the exclusion of men as it would be for a man to do the reverse, I think women can often be very strong team players and good communicators and collaborators.”

― Diane Nelson

“Women are strong. We can do it all. But not always at the same time.”

― Diane von Furstenberg

“I can honestly say that I understand women very well. If you understand yourself, you understand women, because, in the end, all women are the same.”

― Diane von Furstenberg

“My mother said that we’re so lucky to be women. It’s not that men are weak. Men are men. We’re two completely different animals.”

― Diane von Furstenberg

“What I think I sell with my clothes is confidence, so hopefully all my dresses, my accessories, are friends to the women. When you open the closet, and your eyes are swollen, and you don’t like the way you look, you go to your friends.”

― Diane von Furstenberg

“I have always been attracted to clothes designed by women. Coco Chanel, Vionnet, Norma Kamali, Donna Karan. They have a little more – how do I put it? – understanding.”

― Diane von Furstenberg

“I’ve always been inspired by women, and my mission was to inspire women. I always wanted to become a certain kind of woman, and I became that woman through fashion. It was a dialogue. I would see that the wrap dress made those women confident, and made them act with confidence.”

― Diane von Furstenberg

“I think all races are represented in America much more than in many other places, but it’s also nice to remind people about that ethnic mix. I would like to see more black models and women from different ethnic backgrounds, but I also think that when you are casting, you just choose the most beautiful girl you can find.”

― Diane von Furstenberg

“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

“Women inspire me… so I enjoy women’s stories and biographies. I am interested in all women.”

― Diane von Furstenberg

“All women are the same, really: They are strong, but they are afraid of their own strength.”

― Diane von Furstenberg

“I’m all about empowering women. And by lining them up against the wall and weighing them, surely you are making them feel more like meat than ever – even if it’s little meat, if you know what I mean.”

― Diane von Furstenberg

“I was a very young girl and I got into fashion very much by accident, wanting to be independent. What was wonderful was that while I was learning and discovering – learning about the work, discovering myself as a woman – I was allowing other women to feel the same way.”

― Diane von Furstenberg

“I believe that all women should have children. I think women are made to have children and to be mothers. I also think women have to have an identity outside the home.”

― Diane von Furstenberg

“The older I get, the more impressed I am with women. I have yet to meet a woman who is not strong. They don’t exist.”

― Diane von Furstenberg

“Because, in fact, women, feminists, do read my poetry, and they read it often with the power of their political interpretation. I don’t care; that’s what poetry is supposed to do.”

― Diane Wakoski

“I’m perfectly happy when I look out at an audience and it’s all women. I always think it’s kind of odd, but then, more women than men, I think, read and write poetry.”

― Diane Wakoski

“My poems are almost all written as Diane. I don’t have any problems with that, and if other women choose to identify with this, I think that’s terrific.”

― Diane Wakoski

“I think one of the things that language poets are very involved with is getting away from conventional ideas of beauty, because those ideas contain a certain attitude toward women, certain attitudes toward sex, certain attitudes toward race, etc.”

― Diane Wakoski

“Social Security makes up a much larger share of total retirement income for unmarried women and minorities than it does for married couples, unmarried men and whites.”

― Diane Watson

“Among seniors, Social Security is the sole source of income for 26 percent of nonmarried women.”

― Diane Watson

“Women have begun to see that if I go through that doorway, I take everybody through it.”

― Dianne Feinstein

“It’s not just Bin Laden or just those that are involved in the counterterrorism effort. We’ve gotta cast the net broader than that. But I think it’s a – very special tribute that we all owe to the bravery and courage of the men and women in the intelligence and military business who performed so well to finally get it done.”

― Dick Cheney

“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

“These are men and women who are willing to risk their lives in defense of their country. And the fact that their orientation – sexual orientation’s been held against them is a blot on our nation’s reputation.”

― Dick Durbin

“My mother used to say, ‘You gotta exercise.’ She would really pound on me to exercise every day. She was very physically fit; she was on the basketball team in high school in St. Louis in the 1920s, when women didn’t do that. And she taught me to play tennis, taught me to walk and run, and I ran for 30 years pretty religiously.”

― Dick Gephardt

“When I go through the airport and see white women walking through the airport barefooted, like athlete’s feet don’t exist, there’s something wrong.”

― Dick Gregory

“Women will never be as successful as men because they have no wives to advise them.”

― Dick Van Dyke

“There was an interesting article in Los Angeles Magazine about women directors. A woman director makes one bad independent film and her career is over. Guys tend to get an opportunity to learn from their mistakes.”

― Dick Wolf

“I’m surrounded by all these strong women – my publicist, my manager, and my wife – and sometimes I think that women are more evolved than men, and they are able to process a heartache better.”

― Dierks Bentley

“I rejoice in the fact that Christ is not dead but risen from the grave! He lives and has returned to the earth to restore His authority and gospel to man. He has given us the perfect example of the kind of men and women we should be.”

― Dieter F. Uchtdorf

“I hope the fathers and mothers of little girls will look at them and say ‘yes, women can.’”

― Dilma Rousseff

“I believe that Brazil was prepared to elect a woman. Why? Because Brazilian women achieved that. I didn’t come here by myself, by my own merits. We are a majority here in this country.”

― Dilma Rousseff

“Women sometimes get so caught up in life… their marriage takes over their life, their relatives take over their life, and then they forget who they are.”

― Dimple Kapadia

“Men think we can’t do two things at once. They can’t, but we can. Women are more resilient.”

― Dina Merrill

“When more women join the labor force and, particularly, become entrepreneurs, GDP rises dramatically in those countries – in both developed and developing economies.”

― Dina Powell

“Women tend to reinvest their proceeds in one another, in their communities, in their children.”

― Dina Powell

“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

“Instead of following through on their promise to concentrate on jobs, Republicans have attacked seniors, working families, women, and the most vulnerable among us. They have pursued an extreme agenda that would end Medicare as we know it and cut Social Security benefits in order to continue giving tax breaks to Big Oil and millionaires.”

― Dina Titus

“We’re not always going to be these bubbly, happy girls. We’re real women, too.”

― Dinah Jane

“Why should unmarried women be discriminated against – unmarried men are not.”

― Dinah Shore

“I earn and pay my own way as a great many women do today.”

― Dinah Shore

“Rural communities in Africa, South Asia and Latin America are where the majority of hungry people are and the inequality that exists between women and men in these communities is holding back progress. These women have a very tough time, so much is expected of them.”

― Dionne Warwick

“Rural communities in Africa, South Asia and Latin America are where the majority of hungry people are and the inequality that exists between women and men in these communities is holding back progress.”

― Dionne Warwick

“I don’t understand this concept of women-oriented films or stories based on women, because nobody uses the term, a ‘man-oriented’ film. Why do you have to separate girls from boys?”

― Disha Patani

“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

“I suppose women are attracted to the bad-boy image sometimes because it’s fun to have an adventure. It’s like eating junk food… it’s fun at the time, but ultimately not the best choice.”

― Dita Von Teese

“As a little girl growing up in a small farming town in Michigan, my idols were women like Marlene Dietrich and Rita Hayworth.”

― Dita Von Teese

“My beauty icons are women whose images are self-created.”

― Dita Von Teese

“I feel empowered the fact that I can look the way that I do on stage and in photos – I can look that way any time I want. And I feel like it’s important message to other women that they can do it, too.”

― Dita Von Teese

“I don’t wish to curse anyone. I just feel bad when women, especially, try to sabotage the image of another woman.”

― Divyanka Tripathi

“People still create limitations and laws for women. But every woman deserves to choose her own path.”

― Divyanka Tripathi

“We women are fools to do so much for the man we love. And we forget to stand for ourselves.”

― Divyanka Tripathi

“The gym can serve as an excellent place where kids and young men and women can really empty their issues right on the floor.”

― Djimon Hounsou

“As long as every generation rises to its challenges and stands up in defense of liberty – as Americans have done in the past and as our men and women continue to do today – our nation will remain free and strong.”

― Doc Hastings

“The men and women on the front lines of the war on terror continue to risk their lives to save ours – and for that we owe them a debt that we can never truly repay. Thanks to their efforts we have made tremendous progress. Yet, the job is not done.”

― Doc Hastings

“For some reason, I have better luck when I work with women. I guess I have a good sense of sisterhood.”

― Dolly Parton

“No matter how beautiful a woman might be, you’re always threatened by certain… You’re always threatened by other women, period.”

― Dolly Parton

“Living in America and, of course, just being women in general, we’ve got more strength than we think we do.”

― Dolly Parton

“There are certainly a lot of things that still need to change when it comes to women in the workforce.”

― Dolly Parton

“We do need women in civic life. We do need women to run for office, to be in political office. We need a feminist to be at the table when decisions are being made so that the right decisions will be made.”

― Dolores Huerta

“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

“My mother was a dominant force in our family. And I always saw her as the leader. And that was great for me as a young woman, because I never saw that women had to be dominated by men.”

― Dolores Huerta

“I think that’s something that all mothers have to deal with, especially single mothers. We work, and we have to leave the kids behind. And I think that’s one of the reasons that we, not only as women but as families, we have to advocate for early childhood education for all of our children.”

― Dolores Huerta

“I started really noticing, more and more, how men will plagiarize and take credit for women’s work… I’ve noticed that it just happens a lot.”

― Dolores Huerta

“I always saw my role as getting LGBT to support the immigrant rights movement – which they did – and getting Latino organizations to support the women’s movement, for reproductive rights. So that’s kind of the work that I’ve always been doing.”

― Dolores Huerta

“Growing up, there was a lot of pressure for women to be good-looking, but my mum was very strict, and she didn’t allow me to wear make-up. Looking back, it was good for me. It slowed me down from becoming an adult too quickly.”

― Dolores O’Riordan

“You know that band that are all over ‘Melody Maker,’ Huggy Bear, they’re just a load of crap, right? Riot grrrl group – y’know, it’s all sexism and stuff, women standing up for their rights: ‘This girl said this at the gig off the stage.’ It’s nothing got to do with music. They’re probably untalented gits when it comes to the crunch.”

― Dolores O’Riordan

“Men have no idea how much more difficult it is for women in the rock and roll industry, and while we are trying to give birth, breastfeed, all they do is have a good time.”

― Dolores O’Riordan

“I look like that in the morning: my hair’s all greasy – it’s not, ‘Hey, look at the babe of the band!’ I hate that kind of thing, the way women are always pushed forward as beauties… it’s very easy: you can make the ugliest pig look lovely in a photograph.”

― Dolores O’Riordan

“My mom always had a softer spot for boys, as a lot of Irish women do. If you were a girl, you’d have to sing or wear a pretty dress. But boys could just sit there and be brilliant for sitting there and being boys. It makes you that little bit more forward. Pushy. I was singing, always.”

― Dolores O’Riordan

“Our fashion is for everyone and, throughout the years, we have had the possibility of working with the world’s most beautiful and charming women and men. There is no person in particular who we would like to work with that we haven’t already worked with.”

― Domenico Dolce

“This is the problem today. Men and women have switched places. The woman now acts more like the man.”

― Domenico Dolce

“When I was at college, I worked in a department store called Brit Home Stores, which is a pretty lackluster department store, selling clothes for middle-aged women. My job was to walk the floor and find anything that was damaged, take it to the store room and log it.”

― Dominic Monaghan

“From the cradle to the grave, men are getting a raw deal. Men work longer hours, die earlier, but retire later than women.”

― Dominic Raab

“One reason women are left ‘holding the baby’ is anti-male discrimination in rights of maternity/paternity leave.”

― Dominic Raab

“I’m only stopped by people in uniform, whether it’s customs people, janitors, or the FBI – they all watch ‘The Wire.’ Sadly, beautiful, glamorous women don’t know anything about it.”

― Dominic West

“I was able to represent my country and put on the red, white, and blue – how many people in the world get to do that? Standing on the podium with my teammates, and being the first women’s gymnastics team to win this gold medal, it was life-changing!”

― Dominique Moceanu

“The work I do when I’m not making music is very much about service, helping women give birth or aiding in family planning.”

― Domino Kirke

“I just believe pregnant women need a familiar face, someone who isn’t related to them who they may have all this emotional past with, to be there, just for them, during the birth.”

― Domino Kirke

“I have a certain pool of subject matter that I like to write about, things that interest me: politics, religion, ecology, and relationships between men and women. And that’s usually what I focus on.”

― Don Henley

“Governing means governing all of the people, no matter what demographic it is, whether it’d be black, white, women, straight, gay, Republican.”

― Don Lemon

“In all systems of theology the devil figures as a male person. Yes, it is women who keep the church going.”

― Don Marquis

“Before the Beatles, America was musically a very conservative country. You can see film footage of people at a baseball game, they all had hats and ties on, and the women were dressed up like they were going to church. That was the America that I started getting interested in musically.”

― Don McLean

“I think most corporate executives are good honorable honest men and women who do good work.”

― Don Nickles

“Imagine, a September 11 with weapons of mass destruction. It’s not 3,000. It’s tens of thousands of innocent men, women and children.”

― Donald Rumsfeld

“I think there was a time in my life, probably in college, that I wished every guy was gay because it meant more women for me! I don’t know what everyone’s problem with it is. I wish everyone was gay! That’s always the way I thought about it. I have no issue with it. If I have to suffer through marriage, why shouldn’t they?”

― Donald Trump, Jr.

“People talk, ‘Oh your father’s a misogynist, look what he said about women,’ like, on ‘Howard Stern.’ When he gets with Howard Stern, who’s a friend of his, he’ll joke around, because it’s a comedy show. He’s allowed to have a personality.”

― Donald Trump, Jr.

“Every day, I wake up determined to deliver a better life for the people all across this nation that have been neglected, ignored, and abandoned. I have visited the laid-off factory workers and the communities crushed by our horrible and unfair trade deals. These are the forgotten men and women of our country.”

― Donald Trump

“We will be protected by the great men and women of our military and law enforcement and, most importantly, we are protected by God.”

― Donald Trump

“All of the women on The Apprentice flirted with me – consciously or unconsciously. That’s to be expected.”

― Donald Trump

“What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people. January 20th 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again. The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer. Everyone is listening to you now.”

― Donald Trump

“I have women working in high positions. I was one of the first people to put women in charge of big construction jobs. And, you know, I’ve had a great relationship with women.”

― Donald Trump

“I do respect them; I have great respect for women. In fact, one of the reasons ‘The Apprentice’ was such a successful show for so many years, the audience of women was fantastic.”

― Donald Trump

“I think men know to seduce women though words and conversation and nice gestures. That’s much sexier than when a man uses muscle.”

― Donatella Versace

“Showing your femininity should help your career and not go against your career. Dressing like a man, using the suit to look powerful – that was the ’80s, and that didn’t help women.”

― Donatella Versace

“Powerful women intimidate men. If she’s a really well-known woman, she has a career, she’s famous – in that case, men are really afraid.”

― Donatella Versace

“I’m a feminist. I want to fight, but I don’t see many people with this desire to fight for something. Women don’t help each other, especially in fashion.”

― Donatella Versace

“Plus-sized women shouldn’t think of themselves as a size. They should think of themselves as women with rich goals in life. Size doesn’t mean, really, anything. You can carry your size with pride and dress in a way that you like.”

― Donatella Versace

“In fashion, women have more sensitivity, more sense of the body, so they know how things fit and feel. Yet there are not many women who study fashion. It’s ridiculous.”

― Donatella Versace

“Women should be sure of themselves because women have a lot of capacities. We can achieve so many different things that men cannot. I think women are stronger.”

― Donatella Versace

“Women are all the same; we want to be smaller in the waist, longer legs, slimmer. I design for women and their defects, to make them better.”

― Donatella Versace

“I don’t even know what my natural colour is. Natural? What is natural? What is that? I do not believe in totally natural for women. For me, natural has something to do with vegetables.”

― Donatella Versace

“Women in Washington – and in positions of power anywhere – should be subjected to the same criticisms and held to the same standards as men. That does not include the assumption that any successful woman has attained her position through flattery, feminine wiles, or her ability to provide maternal comfort to a more powerful man.”

― Donna Brazile

“Since Bush has been in office, African-American women have fallen behind in terms of income and wages.”

― Donna Brazile

“Democrats have pushed for equal pay for women because we know that when women succeed, America succeeds.”

― Donna Brazile

“Men don’t wear high heels, and they don’t make allowances for women who do. Tottering down the corridors of power in beautiful but crippling stilettos telegraphs your preference for style over substance.”

― Donna Brazile

“When I first started designing, all women were dressed like men, and I said, ‘Hey, guys, let’s be women, put the two together – it’s not either/or. Let’s celebrate our bodies. Our bodies are different.’”

― Donna Karan

“Women should always take care of themselves first. It makes you more equipped to take care of others.”

― Donna Karan

“Whatever the reason, we are not doing a good enough job getting to women early enough in their careers, supporting them, and enabling them to pursue careers in directing.”

― Donna Langley

“I think that women are uniquely suited to the job of directing, and I’ve seen it firsthand.”

― Donna Langley

“As tastes shift around the globe and there are more roles for women, there are more women who can participate. Salaries will go up and be commensurate.”

― Donna Langley

“Directing is a rarefied business. And you see very few women pass that Rubicon.”

― Donna Langley

“So much of contemporary crime fiction is painful to read and obsessed with violence, particularly against women, and I can’t read that.”

― Donna Leon

“I admire Dickens beyond words. He is one of the greatest plotters of all times. Didn’t have a clue about women, but he sure could plot.”

― Donna Leon

“Support women directors. When a play opens, and it’s by a woman, put your money down.”

― Donna Lynne Champlin

“With shows with plus-sized characters, there are all of these lines of being jealous at so and so or mad at so and so for being skinny and their great diets. It’s so all-encompassing and exhausting. I’m not saying that’s not some women, but it’s just not all of us.”

― Donna Lynne Champlin

“’Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ and Paula are alternatives to what we, as plus-size women in America, have been told is our narrative, which is, you should be hating yourself or hating others for how you look.”

― Donna Lynne Champlin

“It’s very limited what women who look like me can do on television. You don’t often see ‘my type’ on television unless she’s a sidekick – certainly not a three-dimensional series regular who is pertinent to the plot.”

― Donna Lynne Champlin

“I found through my fan mail that women… really wanted a role model.”

― Donna Mills

“I always wore the highest heels possible, because the other women on the show were tall.”

― Donna Mills

“I have long ties to the women’s community.”

― Donna Shalala

“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

“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

“Marie Stopes had established the first birth control clinic in Britain; the whole question of informing women, especially those who were poor, about methods of contraception, began to be discussed.”

― Dora Russell

“If it’s true that men are such beasts, this must account for the fact that most women are animal lovers.”

― Doris Day

“I don’t think that the feminist movement has done much for the characters of women.”

― Doris Lessing

“All my friends’ mothers were appalling women.”

― Doris Lessing

“Men are restless, adventurous. Women are conservative – despite what current ideology says.”

― Doris Lessing

“You cannot escape the fact that women mould your first five years, whether you like it or not. And I can’t say I do like it very much.”

― Doris Lessing

“I think a lot of romanticizing has gone on with the women’s movement.”

― Doris Lessing

“I think women are taught to ask permission about everything. We don’t realize that we are entitled and we do have a say in our lives.”

― Doris Roberts

“I think I would have died if there hadn’t been the women’s movement.”

― Dorothy Allison

“I think I would have died if there hadn’t been the women’s movement. It gave me a vision that I could do something different, and it gave me an understanding that I wasn’t a monster, or sport, or a betrayer of my family.”

― Dorothy Allison

“Women think with their whole bodies and they see things as a whole more than men do.”

― Dorothy Day

“There aren’t more lady songwriters for the same reason that there aren’t more lady doctors or lady accountants or lady lawyers; not enough women have the time for careers.”

― Dorothy Fields

“In a show or a movie, one must work with many people. Many women just don’t have the time for it.”

― Dorothy Fields

“I do not think men have more talent. There are a great many women in the arts; novelists, painters, sculptors, poets-but the proportion is far lower in the field of song writing.”

― Dorothy Fields

“When I was growing up, there were very few women athletes. I remember watching Olga Corbett, but Peggy Fleming and Janet Lynn were my role models. I never dreamt that I could be at that level. I remember thinking they seemed so elegant and regal and powerful and feminine.”

― Dorothy Hamill

“A Negro woman has the same kind of problems as other women, but she can’t take the same things for granted.”

― Dorothy Height

“Looks are temporary and don’t mirror what’s inside. And usually, a great looking man is so vain. Maybe most good-looking women are too. I hope I’m not!”

― Dorothy Stratten

“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

“Women have had the vote for over forty years and their organizations lobby in Washington for all sorts of causes; why, why, why don’t they take up their own causes and obvious needs?”

― Dorothy Thompson

“I believe that everyone should be treated as an individual. Women should be treated equally in the right to vote, sure. But if I’m paying to see a comedy, then I just want to see who’s funniest, with everyone treated equally.”

― Doug Stanhope

“I’ve met some of the most beautiful women in the world, and I can tell you lots of them are the most unattractive people I’ve ever met.”

― Douglas Booth

“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

“Sometimes when I pose for pictures, people say it’s impossible that I have a flat stomach without working out like crazy and having a personal trainer, and sometimes they get mad at me, and I find that hard because I think there’s a lot of women who have the same thing happening to them because they lived a healthy, active lifestyle.”

― Doutzen Kroes

“I love women. I love celebrating women.”

― Dove Cameron

“Black women are the strongest most hardworking people on earth.”

― Dr. Dre

“My mother made me truly appreciate women.”

― Drake

“Trying to meet new women, it’s always a little more difficult as opposed to calling somebody I knew that’s single and trying to rebuild that connection.”

― Drake

“There are a lot of good women in New York.”

― Drake

“It’s my crusade to help women feel good about themselves.”

― Drew Barrymore

“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

“Whether you’re throwing up or breaking up, you want your girlfriend right there! I don’t trust women who don’t go to their girlfriends.”

― Drew Barrymore

“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 was raised in that generation where it was all ‘Women can have it all!’ and I don’t think you can. I think something falls off the table. The good thing is that the things that stay on the table become so much more important.”

― Drew Barrymore

“You know that look women get when they want sex? Me neither.”

― Drew Carey

“I love Sweden. The entire world should be like Sweden. They all like to drink and get naked, and the women are hot. I can’t think of a better nation on the planet.”

― Drew Curtis

“When I was growing up in Virginia, the Civil War was presented to me as glorious with dramatic courage and military honor. Later, I realized how death was central to the reality. It was at the core of women’s lives. It’s what they talked about most.”

― Drew Gilpin Faust

“I think that issues of gender have been discussed widely at Harvard. But I think I was chosen clearly on the merits, and I wish to operate as president on the merits. I think, on one level, we might say that I can affirm that women have the aptitude to do science or to do anything, including being president of Harvard.”

― Drew Gilpin Faust

“I think the ’90s is the reason why I recently had to find natural haircare products to allow my hair to grow. That was a time where they were processing your hair, and it was a time when African-American women wanted that straight hair.”

― Drew Sidora

“I don’t design for myself. I design something keeping in mind that it has to please a lot of women.”

― Dries van Noten

“People get this very romantic vision of a fashion designer who in one night makes 25 sketches and in the morning throws them on the table and there are a lot of women in white aprons with the pins on the lapel and they start to grab the sketches and… It’s not like that.”

― Dries van Noten

“I’m the benefactor of people who are doing so much hard work championing women composers.”

― Du Yun

“For a male artist, people instantly assume they write their own music, but for women, they assume it’s all manufactured.”

― Dua Lipa

“I haven’t had that many women – only as many as I could lay my hands on.”

― Dudley Moore

“If we’re discussing women’s empowerment and equal rights, then yes, I support it.”

― Dulquer Salmaan

“’Warcraft’ has always had a far higher percentage of women players than a lot of other games. It has always been a very welcoming environment for women.”

― Duncan Jones

“The thing about Canadian women is that they seem less likely to bring up that they’re Canadian. You here less about Canadian actresses than actors, I don’t know why.”

― Dustin Milligan

“I have tried sex with both men and women. I found I liked it.”

― Dusty Springfield

“I was raised by strong women, and that DNA is in my daughter and wife.”

― Dwayne Johnson

“My mom cleaned toilets for a long time, and she’d seen a lot of terrible things, but she was still the strength of our family. And there are women like that all across the country – all around the world – who show that type of fortitude.”

― Dwayne Johnson

“The Revlon Run/Walk effort to focus on women’s cancer has my wholehearted support and gratitude.”

― Dwayne Johnson

“Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionists and rebels – men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, may we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.”

― Dwight D. Eisenhower

“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

“If these rich women from 5th Avenue spend a fortune on cashmere sweaters, they will come to my store to buy gummy bears.”

― Dylan Lauren

“I think that women just have a primeval instinct to make soup, which they will try to foist on anybody who looks like a likely candidate.”

― Dylan Moran

“I love telling stories; I always have, and I think women need to be more proactive about telling their own stories and sharing their points of view.”

― Dylan Penn

“We’ve made so much headway with storytelling – mostly on cable, let’s be honest – but also on the networks and, you know, I think it’s about time that the leads are women. I’m not a woman, so I’m a bit biased – I wouldn’t mind if a few roles were left over for men.”

― Dylan Walsh

“I think women love a passionate love story.”

― E. L. James

“I think women love to read love stories.”

― E. L. James

“God forbid that women have fantasies.”

― E. L. James

“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

“Charm, in most men and nearly all women, is a decoration.”

― E. M. Forster

“I am so used to seeing the sort of play which deals with one man and two women. They do not leave me with the feeling I have made a full theatrical meal they do not give me the experience of the multiplicity of life.”

― E. M. Forster

“The education of women is the best way to save the environment.”

― E. O. Wilson

“Men have as exaggerated an idea of their rights as women have of their wrongs.”

― E. W. Howe

“Virtue must be valuable, if men and women of all degrees pretend to have it.”

― E. W. Howe

“In mid-life the man wants to see how irresistible he still is to younger women. How they turn their hearts to stone and more or less commit a murder of their marriage I just don’t know, but they do.”

― Earl Warren

“Our present will become the past of other men and women. We depend on them to remember it with the complexity with which it was suffered. As others, once, depended on us.”

― Eavan Boland

“New voices in an old art – and women poets have been that for much more than a century – do not diminish the art through the category. They enrich it. They renew it with common quandaries of craft and innovation. The category simply allows the quandaries to be seen more clearly.”

― Eavan Boland

“One of the things women poets have been engaged in – among the other things they’ve been doing – is revising parts of the poetic self. Re-examining notions of the authority within the poem, and of the poem.”

― Eavan Boland

“As far as I was concerned, it was the absence of women in the poetic tradition which allowed women in the poems to be simplified. The voice of a woman poet would, I was sure, have precluded such distortion. It did not exist.”

― Eavan Boland

“We never really write ‘love’ love songs. There’s always something twisted about them. But as far as love songs, women just became way more important to us after we turned 21, as a band in general. Kind of broke up our boyhood solidarity as we started branching out into babes.”

― Ed Kowalczyk

“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

“There is evidence Rand Paul has a real problem with women reporters.”

― Ed Schultz

“I find the whole concept of women screaming at me so odd. It’s very flattering, but I don’t think I will ever consider myself to be a sex symbol.”

― Ed Sheeran

“A lot of time, I’ve had bosses who were women that were, like, described as battleaxes, and I loved ’em, man. We get on like houses on fire.”

― Ed Skrein

“All issues are women’s issues – and there are several that are just women’s business.”

― Eddie Bernice Johnson

“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

“Within a month I announced I was going to start this initiative: A World of Women for World Peace.”

― Eddie Bernice Johnson

“I said we needed to organize women around the world to push peace.”

― Eddie Bernice Johnson

“Our first phase was inviting all the women Ambassadors who were here from other countries and trying to get in touch with all the peace centers around the country in order to focus on increasing the volume and activity toward peace.”

― Eddie Bernice Johnson

“I like my coffee like I like my women. In a plastic cup.”

― Eddie Izzard

“I was brought up in a house full of women; the first time I realised no one was interrupting me was when I was on stage – that’s probably the subconscious reason I became an actor.”

― Eddie Marsan

“I don’t look like Brad Pitt or Tom Cruise. When you put me on the screen, the women don’t want to make love to me, and the men don’t want to be me.”

― Eddie Marsan

“I’ve played women since I was a kid and I’ve always enjoyed it.”

― Eddie Redmayne

“People on death row, the treatment of animals, women’s right to choose. So much in America is based on religious fundamentalist Christianity. Grow up! This is the modern world!”

― Eddie Vedder

“I feel very strongly that young women have regressed a little bit. But I do get all preachy about it.”

― Eden Sher

“I was surrounded by women and all I would hear is of them complaining about their shoes. Back then, ‘comfort’ was a dirty word in fashion footwear. This was before fur loafers or sneakers. So, I wanted to create a shoe that was like slipping your foot into a glove – something beautiful, feminine, and sexy at the same time.”

― Edgardo Osorio

“My retail partners, they are my brand ambassadors. They’re the ones who are selling the shoes to women.”

― Edgardo Osorio

“Shoes are very emotional. For women, they carry the message that you want to give to the world. One day you want to be sexy, or super powerful at your job – you wear a great pump. If you want to be on-the-go and running after your kids – you wear a great flat.”

― Edgardo Osorio

“Women dress very much according to their moods, so when you see their shoes, it really shows you the character and what they want to show to the world, and what they are feeling at that time.”

― Edgardo Osorio

“I have so much fun because I love to meet the women who wear my shoes and meet the clients. That, to me, is the best part – getting to know the faces of the people who actually wear my shoes and getting to have a conversation with them.”

― Edgardo Osorio

“I started doing flats because women would always apologize for wearing them when they met me, as if they had to be in heels when meeting a shoe designer.”

― Edgardo Osorio

“Up until the 1960s, women would meet designers in their private ateliers, and together they would build a relationship and a wardrobe. Then, all of a sudden, designers disappeared into their own private bubble, and there was no communication.”

― Edgardo Osorio

“For some reason, many designers are in fashion, but they don’t love women. I love women, and I follow my clients on Instagram.”

― Edgardo Osorio

“I think every celebrity that I love wears my shoes. I’m a particular fan of Julianne Moore, and I adore Jennifer Lawrence. There are so many beautiful women. I love Poppy Delevingne, of course; I even made a collection with her.”

― Edgardo Osorio

“Throughout my career I’ve played a lot of parts that might’ve been played by a man. They’re human roles rather than specifically men or women. I’ve never been as hooked into that as a lot of women are, you know, like, ‘There aren’t enough roles for women.’ There aren’t necessarily a lot of good roles for anybody.”

― Edie Falco

“I have lots of friends and, like me, they’re not married. So my kids have lots of godparents – men and women, gay and straight. My loft is always filled with people helping me out with them and loving them.”

― Edie Falco

“Growing old gracefully used to begin at about 35, but today women prefer to ‘stay young gratefully’ with thanks to designers, beauticians and plastic surgeons.”

― Edith Head

“Many women have asked me if it is possible to have a well-built wardrobe on a limited budget. ‘Money,’ I tell them, ‘is no guarantee of taste, and an overstuffed wardrobe is often as bare as a skeleton when it comes to wearable apparel.’”

― Edith Head

“With women, there’s a basic female instinct of caring deeply about the way they look; women stars have a narcissist complex.”

― Edith Head

“As women, we all have certain weaknesses. I know one who can’t resist pretty shoes but has nothing suitable to wear with them. Others adore frilly lingerie but never have any money to buy outer clothing.”

― Edith Head

“But do not understand me as saying, or for one moment suggesting, that women legislators should confine themselves to doing only social service work. Not at all.”

― Edith Rogers

“I cannot doubt that women will line up, like the men elected, with the groups whose political thinking and convictions are in accord with their own political convictions.”

― Edith Rogers

“The farm women are extremely well organized and are bound to be heard from.”

― Edith Rogers

“I have a strong sympathy for all women who have struggled and suffered.”

― Edmonia Lewis

“The men and women who occupied the east coast of North America between 1607 and 1800 have been more closely scrutinized than any other collection of people in American history.”

― Edmund Morgan

“Women and gay men have something in common after all: in that they are trying to deal with this goofy egotistical monster called a man.”

― Edmund White

“If American politics are too dirty for women to take part in, there’s something wrong with American politics.”

― Edna Ferber

“The vote means nothing to women. We should be armed.”

― Edna O’Brien

“I have some women friends but I prefer men. Don’t trust women. There is a built-in competition between women.”

― Edna O’Brien

“No longer shall I paint interiors with men reading and women knitting. I will paint living people who breathe and feel and suffer and love.”

― Edvard Munch

“My ‘Vogue’ is about being inclusive; it’s about diversity. Showing different women, different body shapes, different races, class. To be tackling gender.”

― Edward Enninful

“You need the living, loving heart of living, loving men and women to quicken other hearts, which can live too and love too, and, in their turn, will quicken others which are dying now.”

― Edward Everett Hale

“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

“Men greet each other with a sock on the arm, women with a hug, and the hug wears better in the long run.”

― Edward Hoagland

“I support a guaranteed basic income. I think we should take care of sick people. I believe women can make their own choices and that the government is at its best when it’s building bridges instead of bombs.”

― Edward Snowden

“I met a lot of women in the military with Meg Ryan, and they were remarkably impressive: Competent and strong and not versions of men, but versions of women. And they had stories to tell about how difficult it had been for them.”

― Edward Zwick

“Men and women have strengths that complement each other.”

― Edwin Louis Cole

“Men tend to feel threatened; women tend to feel guilty.”

― Edwin Louis Cole

“In the areas where FGM is going down, it has been addressed in a violence against women framework. It’s a gender power control issue, and it is not something you can just educate people out of. It requires people to think that if they do it, there are ramifications. We cannot just rely on people’s good will.”

― Efua Dorkenoo

“American women mean a great deal to me. They’re such lost souls, particularly the women of my generation. And women need so much help. They never have anyone to turn to. I help them understand how they can look better, how to do this, do that, get a job. And they’re very trusting. Like little lost kids.”

― Eileen Ford

“Older men get lovable, and older women get monstrous.”

― Eileen Myles

“For women, even if she’s nerdy enough to be Steve Jobs, she’s undateable.”

― Eileen Pollack

“To make computer science more attractive to women, we might help young women change how they think about themselves and what’s expected of them. But we might also diversify the images of scientists they see in the media, along with the decor in the classrooms and offices in which they might want to study or work.”

― Eileen Pollack

“I think women need to hear more encouragement in any field, because I see it – I teach creative writing. And even though it’s mostly women in the room, they’re not often – or they didn’t used to be the ones who went on to publish books. I know this sounds like a tautology, but encouragement is the key.”

― Eileen Pollack

“It’s really hard to have your voice heard in a man’s world. People are always comparing women and bringing them down – that, I’m completely against. We have an obligation as women to not pit ourselves against each other, because men are going to do it for us.”

― Eiza Gonzalez

“I was raised by women. The men in my life were either not there or not good when they were there.”

― El-P

“As we celebrate Women’s History Month this March, it’s important to remember the key role women have played in promoting a better understanding and relationships between our country and the rest of the world.”

― Elaine Chao

“My husband has an outstanding record in promoting opportunity for women and the women that he surrounds himself in his staff and the women that he has promoted throughout his career. He’s the father of three daughters. He’s obviously a husband who’s been very supportive of a very active wife with her own career.”

― Elaine Chao

“Progress is being made, but a lot of women are realizing it is not what they envisioned.”

― Elaine Chao

“The work of these women doesn’t end when they return home from overseas, as one goal of the Peace Corps’ mission is to help promote a better understanding of other cultures here in the United States.”

― Elaine Chao

“Massoumeh Ebtekar is the highest-ranking woman in Iran’s government, a symbol of President Mohammed Khatami’s promise to promote women into high-profile positions.”

― Elaine Sciolino

“I don’t have to go to a doctor and have my face changed. It terrifies me that women do that.”

― Elaine Stritch

“I’m in a generation where MAC is the reigning brand for a lot of women – black, white, and other.”

― Elaine Welteroth

“My mom used to call me ‘Oprah’ because I was always in a corner crying with somebody. I’ve always been attracted to storytelling around women’s lives.”

― Elaine Welteroth

“From what I see, people of color are being called on in a different way. We’re being heard in a different way – louder. And I think it’s such an exciting time. The power structure is being redefined, and we’re redefining beauty with the stories that we’re telling and the women we’re showing on our covers.”

― Elaine Welteroth

“I read everything, but particularly, growing up in a household where my mom was black and my dad was white, I remember really loving ‘Ebony’ and ‘Essence.’ Those magazines were the only place where I could see images of women who looked like me or my mom.”

― Elaine Welteroth

“Even though concussions affect women more often than men, there’s not a lot of concussion research about women specifically. You can slip and fall and hit your head and have a concussion. And unless you know what to do, and unless you’re able to take the right steps, you may not be able to recover.”

― Elana Meyers

“There is a stigma in our sport that men are the better drivers. People think that, because the men compete in two-man and four-man, they are more versatile and that the women aren’t great drivers.”

― Elana Meyers

“When women are depressed, they eat or go shopping. Men invade another country. It’s a whole different way of thinking.”

― Elayne Boosler

“I don’t categorize myself. I don’t think I’m perceived as a female act by my audience. My fans include just as many men as women.”

― Elayne Boosler

“In my experience, and that of a lot of other women writers, all of the questions coming at them from interviewers tend to be about how lucky they are to be where they are – about luck and identity and how the idea struck them.”

― Eleanor Catton

“Long historical books get written by women, but not contemporary experiments, which still seems to be a very male-dominated field.”

― Eleanor Catton

“It’s a complicated set of opinions that women bring to the voting booth.”

― Eleanor Clift

“Looking at female candidates today, other women are the hardest on them, especially older women who were brought up in a different culture.”

― Eleanor Clift

“Often, the disparities in the ways men and women are treated are subtle; there are not these clear barriers that you have to break down.”

― Eleanor Clift

“Politics is so much about serendipity that we’ve got to have a bigger pool of women, so that when people drop out of the process, you’ve got others to turn to.”

― Eleanor Clift

“The list of women to potentially be on a major party ticket, in both parties, is embarrassingly short.”

― Eleanor Clift

“Today’s young women don’t really see inequities until they go out into the real world.”

― Eleanor Clift

“You get elected, often, if you’re a woman, on the strength of the women’s vote; then you get into office, and you have to adapt to an overwhelmingly male environment.”

― Eleanor Clift

“On the road to equality there is no better place for blacks to detour around American values than in forgoing its example in the treatment of its women and the organization of its family.”

― Eleanor Holmes Norton

“As commissioner, I will attempt to see that no man is judged by the irrational criteria of race, religion, or national origin. And I assure you, I use the word ‘man’ in the generic sense, for I mean to see that the principle of nondiscrimination becomes a reality for women as well.”

― Eleanor Holmes Norton

“I don’t for a moment believe that women have suffered the same kind of injustices that blacks have – women have never been enslaved. But still, many of the psychological and economic problems are the same.”

― Eleanor Holmes Norton

“A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.”

― Eleanor Roosevelt

“The battle for the individual rights of women is one of long standing and none of us should countenance anything which undermines it.”

― Eleanor Roosevelt

“Too often the great decisions are originated and given form in bodies made up wholly of men, or so completely dominated by them that whatever of special value women have to offer is shunted aside without expression.”

― Eleanor Roosevelt

“I have been studying women’s political behavior since the early 1970s and first identified the gender gap in 1980 with the help of legendary pollster Louis Harris.”

― Eleanor Smeal

“Since 1996, the Feminist Majority Foundation has been immersed in a campaign to support Afghan women and girls in their fight against the brutal oppression of the Taliban.”

― Eleanor Smeal

“There are now superhero movies fronted by women, and I think directors generally are moving away from that stereotypical woman’s role that is just about being flirted with by a man before falling into his arms.”

― Eleanor Tomlinson

“I’d like to have a solid, classy career with a good CV of work. I want to be known for acting, not my personal life. Women like Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet – they’re intelligent and sophisticated. I want to be given those opportunities.”

― Eleanor Tomlinson

“I want to see some scripts written by women and projects being directed by women.”

― Eleanor Tomlinson

“No one told me about boys. I had to figure it out myself. The first thing I learned was that sometimes they grow slower than women mentally.”

― Elena Anaya

“I’d rather be a face for happiness and doing things that you have a passion for, rather than faking it and pretending like I’m this face of women’s basketball, when I can’t stand the sport at all.”

― Elena Delle Donne

“I owe a debt of gratitude to two other living Justices. Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg paved the way for me and so many other women in my generation. Their pioneering lives have created boundless possibilities for women in the law. I thank them for their inspiration and also for the personal kindnesses they have shown me.”

― Elena Kagan

“I’m not one of those women writers who are obsessed by their ego, possibly because I don’t have one.”

― Elfriede Jelinek

“I seek to cast an incorruptible gaze on women, especially where they are the accomplices of men.”

― Elfriede Jelinek

“Oprah Winfrey’s global influence is unparalleled. Not only has her generosity and firm belief that education is the key to a better life benefited countless women and children around the world, but her example has also inspired millions of people to give back in ways big and small.”

― Eli Broad

“One thing you don’t get to see too often on regular WWE television is the men and women interacting. The women have their storylines, and the men have theirs, and there’s not too much overlap.”

― Elias

“I worked in a boutique after work, my second job, selling women’s clothes. And that was a way of not just making money but meeting women. That was very exciting job. I loved that job.”

― Elie Tahari

“Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must – at that moment – become the center of the universe.”

― Elie Wiesel

“I’ve developed this love of trashy Russian literature. There’s a women’s detective series that I was obsessed with for a while, written by Aleksandra Marinina, the former chief of police.”

― Elif Batuman

“My readers are surprisingly mixed. I have conservative readers – for instance, women with headscarves – but also many liberal, leftist, feminist, nihilist, environmentalist, and secularist readers. Next to those are mystics, agnostics, Kurds, Turks, Alevis, Sunnis, gays, housewives, and businesswomen.”

― Elif Safak

“Turkey is a complex country. Most readers are women, of all generations, and they are passionate about books. However, the written culture is mostly patriarchal. In general, men write; women read. I would like to see this pattern changing. More women should write novels, poems, plays, and hopefully, more men will read fiction.”

― Elif Safak

“For me, coming from the women’s movement, politics is not just about parties and parliament. There is politics in our private space and in gender relations as well. Wherever there’s power, there’s politics.”

― Elif Safak

“Gradually, everything that happens in the world is coming to be of interest everywhere in the world, and, gradually, thoughtful men and women everywhere are sitting in judgment upon the conduct of all nations.”

― Elihu Root

“African-American women account for 67 percent of all newly diagnosed female AIDS cases.”

― Elijah Cummings

“For women, my best travel tip is to invest in two to three cashmere ponchos. I buy the brand Minnie Rose. They’re good cover in three seasons, and they make wonderful travel blankets.”

― Elin Hilderbrand

“I have met women who said, ‘I started reading you when I sat in the chemo chair, and it made me feel better.’ That is as humbling as it gets, to know that you, in some way, made the worst day of their life a little bit better.”

― Elin Hilderbrand

“My narrators tend to be women with low self-esteem, so I can send them to charm school.”

― Elinor Lipman

“In the melting pot that is America, inclusive trumps exclusive. Whether it’s single women, young adults, or minorities, alienating the rapidly growing voting blocs is not smart politics.”

― Eliot Spitzer

“I’ve always considered myself a feminist. But, like a lot of women of my generation, I didn’t think we had to fight for it. I thought it was all done. I took so much for granted.”

― Elisabeth Moss

“Women need to be able to speak out if they are uncomfortable or something happened in the past that they were not comfortable with.”

― Elisabeth Moss

“It’s a great dynamic. The dynamic between men and women in the workplace is really interesting.”

― Elisabeth Moss

“Obviously, my life and my job in 2010 is very different from Peggy’s experience in the 1960s. I exist in a world that enjoys more equality between men and women. But I don’t take any of that into my performance. I just want to play the character as who she is as an individual – scene to scene.”

― Elisabeth Moss

“Men and women are both humans, so, for me, that makes my characters and the work that I do human stories.”

― Elisabeth Moss

“There’s this whole feeling that women should be small and quiet and polite, and I don’t think that’s really gotten us anywhere.”

― Elisabeth Moss

“Women know that we’re not just strong. We’re not just vulnerable. We are not just attractive or not attractive. We are many things at once, and we’re able to see into that complexity.”

― Elisabeth Moss

“I was on my own at Wellesley, surrounded by a lot of young women who were motivated and intellectually curious. I started to read because I was required to do so for class, but I soon found myself enjoying the seclusion of the library. I came to see reading as an important way to learn about people, including myself.”

― Elisabeth Shue

“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

“There aren’t that many female role models in science. There are a couple of women, but mostly you’ve got Neil deGrasse Tyson, Richard Dawkins, Lawrence Krauss – they’re all guys. Bill Nye the Science Guy. I love that guy, but it’s all guys.”

― Elise Andrew

“I support religious liberty, but I also think it is very important as a Republican Party that we bring a compassionate tone when talking about women’s health care issues, when we talk about pro-life and pro-choice.”

― Elise Stefanik

“We ask our brave men and women in uniform to risk everything to protect us.”

― Elise Stefanik

“Women are bipartisan. We bring a different perspective on every issue. And I believe that every issue is a woman’s issue.”

― Elise Stefanik

“I’ve been really humbled by other women who’ve reached out to me across the country. Not just women who are running for Congress and federal office, but elementary school students running for student council or high school students who are their class presidents.”

― Elise Stefanik

“The North Country of New York is a region steeped in rich military tradition. Our corner of this country stands out for the remarkable tradition of brave men and women putting themselves in harm’s way for our nation.”

― Elise Stefanik

“Our country is eternally grateful for the sacrifices our men and women in uniform make each day.”

― Elise Stefanik

“What few realize is the unique role the North Country of New York played in advancing women’s rights in the United States.”

― Elise Stefanik

“We need to encourage young women to run for office and become civic leaders in their own communities.”

― Elise Stefanik

“I think the more women we have running for office the better.”

― Elise Stefanik

“I think the more women we have in leadership positions, the more women will see examples, can see themselves in those roles.”

― Elise Stefanik

“We need candidates who are able to reach out to young voters, women voters.”

― Elise Stefanik

“Women have different challenges. You have to be willing to put in the hours and work harder.”

― Elise Stefanik

“I think it’s so wrong to play the victim. There’s too many brave women out there that just won’t even tolerate it, you know?”

― Elisha Cuthbert

“I have always been a Peter Blake fan and love street art and graffiti. I really like this street-art collective called Faile. They’re from Brooklyn and make these prints of beautiful women.”

― Eliza Doolittle

“I don’t like how women’s bodies are Page 3 news. I just don’t think that’s big news. Women’s bodies are women’s bodies, and that’s that. And I love to see beautiful – the female form in great art and great photography.”

― Eliza Doolittle

“My mom is like this hard-core, liberal feminist. She’s a professor in Boston, and she’s been teaching women’s studies for 30 years and international politics.”

― Eliza Dushku

“I pick good women, but I haven’t had any luck with my men.”

― Elizabeth Arden

“Most men I know rely on women to do all the literal dirty work.”

― Elizabeth Banks

“No matter what, I’m in a very small club. There are very few women who have directed studio-level commercial films – very few.”

― Elizabeth Banks

“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

“Predicting what content is going to fly is like looking into a crystal ball. I try not to say, ‘Yeah, ‘Bridesmaids’ opened the door to make more movies about women.’ I mean, did it? I don’t know; where are they?”

― Elizabeth Banks

“I hope to show the great worth of women. So far as I’m concerned, we’re still underappreciated.”

― Elizabeth Berg

“Women have a real talent for bearing up under hard times.”

― Elizabeth Berg

“There’s some great women doing TV. I would love to do a Grey’s Anatomy-type show. I’m a big fan.”

― Elizabeth Berkley

“Intimacies between women often go backwards, beginning in revelations and ending in small talk.”

― Elizabeth Bowen

“That is partly why women marry – to keep up the fiction of being in the hub of things.”

― Elizabeth Bowen

“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal.”

― Elizabeth Cady Stanton

“The prolonged slavery of women is the darkest page in human history.”

― Elizabeth Cady Stanton

“The whole tone of Church teaching in regard to women is, to the last degree, contemptuous and degrading.”

― Elizabeth Cady Stanton

“The religious superstitions of women perpetuate their bondage more than all other adverse influences.”

― Elizabeth Cady Stanton

“The Bible and the Church have been the greatest stumbling blocks in the way of women’s emancipation.”

― Elizabeth Cady Stanton

“Women of all classes are awakening to the necessity of self-support, but few are willing to do the ordinary useful work for which they are fitted.”

― Elizabeth Cady Stanton

“I’ve always sought to give opportunities to women, to people who come from a different background, to add diversity to the mix – in that I think it makes our work better.”

― Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

“Documentaries require an enormous amount of grit and empathy – and that is something women are incredibly strong at.”

― Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

“I always wonder about the word ‘intense.’ ‘Intense’ is used to describe women. Guys are intense, but they don’t get described that way.”

― Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

“Television is the medium that’s allowing women’s stories to flourish.”

― Elizabeth Debicki

“Architecture has been male-dominated forever, and I am a grateful beneficiary of the women’s movement.”

― Elizabeth Diller

“In California, for so long now, our families have been struggling in this economic environment, and Dianne Feinstein, been in office nearly half a century, is out of touch of what women and families are going through in California.”

― Elizabeth Emken

“I think we need to have more women in the Republican Party talking about what it is we’re trying to do for families.”

― Elizabeth Emken

“As we celebrate Labor Day, we honor the men and women who fought tirelessly for workers’ rights, which are so critical to our strong and successful labor force.”

― Elizabeth Esty

“We need to stop refighting 40-year old battles on women’s rights.”

― Elizabeth Esty

“We owe it to our service men and women and their families, who sacrificed so much for our country, to find out the answers they deserve and make care and treatment for them, their children, and their grandchildren a priority.”

― Elizabeth Esty

“The STEM fields play an increasingly important role in the U.S. economy, but women are still underrepresented in most STEM sectors.”

― Elizabeth Esty

“Civil rights and women’s rights and gay rights all take time in this country.”

― Elizabeth Esty

“When Neil Young caught two women incessantly texting at a concert in 2012, he began mock typing on an invisible phone on stage until the women noticed and apparently left the show.”

― Elizabeth Flock

“I took a job as a reporter in India, where I lived with several married couples, which got me interested in why some marriages work and others fail. Back home, many women of my generation were also putting off marriage or not getting married at all, which only led me to more questions.”

― Elizabeth Flock

“I feel like there are women who are genuinely born to be mothers, and women who are born to be aunties, and women who really probably not should be allowed near children. The tragedy that happens is when any one of those women ends up in the wrong category.”

― Elizabeth Gilbert

“Men go into marriage with virtually no expectations whatsoever. Ten years later, the men are delightfully surprised to find out that it’s actually kind of nice, and the women have sort of had to take a nose dive from what they thought it was going to be.”

― Elizabeth Gilbert

“I’ve never felt like I can’t do anything because I’m a woman. Never, ever. I was privileged enough to be surrounded by women that were at the top of their game and just freakin’ doing it.”

― Elizabeth Henstridge

“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 am passionate about talking to women about their breast health.”

― Elizabeth Hurley

“I love to see other women in pink. It’s good for every shade of skin and hair.”

― Elizabeth Hurley

“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

“As a child, I was raised by native Hawaiian elders – three old women who took care of me while my parents worked.”

― Elizabeth Kapu’uwailani Lindsey

“I get to play a lot of powerful, smartest women in the room. And that’s deeply satisfying.”

― Elizabeth Marvel

“As far as I can see women who have facelifts don’t look younger, just weirder. You see them on screen with these tight, little porcelain faces – then the hand goes up to the face and it looks like it belongs to an alien. I find it really freaky.”

― Elizabeth McGovern

“What does being a woman today mean? Is there a right way of doing it? Is there a wrong way of doing it? Different kinds of women, female friendships: It’s all pretty funny, and worth making fun of.”

― Elizabeth Meriwether

“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 just want to keep writing characters who are interesting and complicated people and interesting roles for women, in TV or film or in theater. I think that’s like my ‘Blues Brothers’ mission.”

― Elizabeth Meriwether

“If women ran Hollywood, ‘The Hollywood Reporter’ would have a ‘Men in Entertainment’ issue every year, and those jerks would have to write something.”

― Elizabeth Meriwether

“People want to put women in one box, and I’m interested in how women can be everything at once.”

― Elizabeth Meriwether

“Wit in women is apt to have bad consequences; like a sword without a scabbard, it wounds the wearer and provokes assailants.”

― Elizabeth Montagu

“Having a mother who had been an aeronautical engineer convinced me that more things should be open to women.”

― Elizabeth Moon

“It seems like all the good looking people have smaller dogs these days. Especially for the women, because they always come in with their little Chihuahuas and the guys come in with their Golden Retrievers.”

― Elizabeth Perkins

“For women who have children, the economic difficulty of sustaining a life as an artist maybe makes it impossible. There’s no maternity leave, there’s no pension.”

― Elizabeth Price

“Because it’s difficult to have a career as an artist, and in every situation where it’s difficult to have a career, it’s even harder for women, for all the other reasons that it’s harder in other fiercely contested fields.”

― Elizabeth Price

“I think women who don’t understand boundaries are fascinating.”

― Elizabeth Reaser

“Everything about the Olympics was first class, and women were treated as athletes and equals.”

― Elizabeth Robinson Schwartz

“My first job was when I was about 12, cleaning houses in the afternoons for different elderly women in town. I hated it.”

― Elizabeth Strout

“I’ve only slept with men I’ve been married to. How many women can make that claim?”

― Elizabeth Taylor

“You know, guys, it is possible for two women to work together and get along.”

― Elizabeth Vargas

“Navratilova won an astounding 167 singles titles and 166 doubles titles in a career which has spanned nearly 30 years. She changed the game of women’s tennis by forcing opponents to reach her standards of fitness and athleticism.”

― Elizabeth Vargas

“Others have said it before me. If you don’t have a seat at the table, you’re probably on the menu. And so it is important that we have women in the United States Senate – strong women, women who are there to help advance an agenda that is important to women.”

― Elizabeth Warren

“Bankruptcy exposes the economic vulnerability and insecurity of middle class women.”

― Elizabeth Warren

“The women who file for bankruptcy played by all the rules, but they are still in economic freefall.”

― Elizabeth Warren

“For many women, the on-time payments of domestic support obligations are essential to economic survival.”

― Elizabeth Warren

“Most women file for bankruptcy in the aftermath of a serious medical problem, a job loss, or a family break up. It is hard to protect against those.”

― Elizabeth Warren

“In life, single women are the most vulnerable adults. In movies, they are given imaginary power.”

― Elizabeth Wurtzel

“It was just very interesting to me that certain types of women inspire people’s imagination, and all of them were very difficult women.”

― Elizabeth Wurtzel

“I believe women who are supported by men are prostitutes; that is that, and I am heartbroken to live through a time where Wall Street money means these women are not treated with due disdain.”

― Elizabeth Wurtzel

“Women who have it all should try having nothing: I have no husband, no children, no real estate, no stocks, no bonds, no investments, no 401(k), no CDs, no IRAs, no emergency fund – I don’t even have a savings account. It’s not that I have not planned for the future; I have not planned for the present.”

― Elizabeth Wurtzel

“All women are strong, and we don’t need to write stronger female roles; what we need to start writing is real women that have emotions and have real-life thoughts.”

― Ella Purnell

“It’s not vanity to feel you have a right to be beautiful. Women are taught to feel we’re not good enough, that we must live up to someone else’s standards. But my aim is to cherish myself as I am.”

― Elle Macpherson

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

― Elle Macpherson

“Men who love their mothers treat women wonderfully. And they have enormous respect for women.”

― Ellen Barkin

“I’m not limited by my gender, and I don’t think anyone else should be either. Because I am the age I am and I sort of rode the crest of the first profound post-suffragette feminists, I wasn’t fighting to burn my bra. Those women fought that fight just seconds before I came into womanhood.”

― Ellen Barkin

“Today, people like Reese Witherspoon and Meryl Streep have vowed to improve the opportunities for women, but those promises are still unusual.”

― Ellen Burstyn

“Comedy can be, especially in a writer’s room, really aggressive, kind of a very male-dominated room, and it would be hard for women. It’s not a nurturing place. It’s not like a lot of women are going to say, I can’t wait to live that lifestyle and be in a writer’s room until 2 or 3 a.m.”

― Ellen DeGeneres

“I’ve been trying to find women writers for my staff for a while now and I have three women on my staff and three guys so it’s pretty equal. I don’t know why that is. It’s been the same thing for a while. It’s hard for female comedians to stand out. That’s weird. That’s a shame.”

― Ellen DeGeneres

“Women are one of the Almighty’s enigmas to prove to men that He knows more than they do.”

― Ellen Glasgow

“Women like to sit down with trouble – as if it were knitting.”

― Ellen Glasgow

“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

“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

“Women work harder. And women are more honest; they have less reasons to be corrupt.”

― Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

“In terms of being able to renew my nation, to be able to be able to bring back a devastated country, to restore hope to our people, to lift women and to give them a new horizon, a new ambition and new dreams, in respect of all of that, I think we’ve accomplished it, and I feel very good about that.”

― Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

“As more men become more educated and women get educated, the value system has to be more enhanced and the respect for human dignity and human life is made better.”

― Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

“I would like to make sure, first of all, that our women in the informal sector – I mean, these are the farmers and the traders; many of them are not educated, many of them lacking literacy – be able to give them better working conditions. And we’ve done a lot to be able to achieve that.”

― Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

“The exact sciences, which would be considered a priori as little adapted to women, for example mathematics, astronomy and physics, are exactly those in which thus far they have most distinguished themselves. This contains a warning against too precipitate conclusions about the intellectual life of woman.”

― Ellen Key

“Ambition has developed into a passion which drives women, as well as men, to great works – and small deeds. Formerly competitors in the race for men, they are now competing in the race for social tasks and distinctions.”

― Ellen Key

“Social motherliness has made women’s struggle for liberty the loveliest synthesis of egoism and altruism.”

― Ellen Key

“On the whole, the experience that the activity of the soul obeys the law of least resistance has been verified even in regard to women’s social morals. As a rule, these have been focused on the family and on charity – among other reasons, because woman’s sense of duty seldom finds means of expression in other directions.”

― Ellen Key

“The emancipation of women is practically the greatest egoistic movement of the nineteenth century, and the most intense affirmation of the right of the self that history has yet seen.”

― Ellen Key

“The woman pastor would often be, especially for women and children, a better minister than the clergyman; for them also, the woman judge might often surpass the man in penetration and understanding.”

― Ellen Key

“Lack of courage or means often deters the European woman from more independent business activity, and this in spite of increasing freedom to choose her occupation, in spite of brilliant examples of successful undertakings of women, in photography, hotel or boarding-house management, dress-making, etc.”

― Ellen Key

“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

“If, in the coming thousand years, a feminine culture shall really supplement the masculine, then this will be exactly in the measure in which women have the courage to create and to act as most feminists now do not even dare think.”

― Ellen Key

“The simplest formula for the new conception of morality, which is beginning to be opposed to the moral dogma still esteemed by all society, but especially by the women, might be summed up in these words: Love is moral even without legal marriage, but marriage is immoral without love.”

― Ellen Key

“Men have desired, and justly, that women should learn from their confessions in regard to the conflict between man and woman. But woman, because of the conventional conception of womanly purity, has been intimidated from conceding to men a deep insight into her erotic life experiences.”

― Ellen Key

“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

“It is in the province of home and society that woman has fashioned the customs. Here, women’s approval and disapproval, wishes and wants, have been quite as formative and reformative as the action of the sea on the mainland.”

― Ellen Key

“Countless are the women parasites who, to satisfy their craving for pleasure and luxury, impoverish father or husband. These lame limbs in the social organism, which themselves accomplish nothing, but for whom all other limbs work, are the most flagrant example of womanly immorality in the present.”

― Ellen Key

“The art of living demands that our interest in bringing forth flowers in our family life equal the interest we take in bringing them forth in our window gardens. So long as their home-life aesthetics have not become ethics, women need not expect husbands, children, or servants to feel happy in the homes of their creation.”

― Ellen Key

“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

“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

“Having women in office is vital to the health of our democracy because women play a unique role in our society. By and large, women are still the primary caregivers in families, even as we have taken our place in the workforce.”

― Ellen Malcolm

“At EMILY’s List, we’re in the business of expanding the political power of women.”

― Ellen Malcolm

“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

“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

“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

“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

“I was encouraged that a group of women wanted to start WISH List, which works like EMILY’s List, only it supports pro-choice Republican women. It was started by one of our members, and I was happy to tell her how we did it and encourage her.”

― Ellen Malcolm

“The thing that I would say you get the most hate about on social media, in my experience, is if you tweet anything about women’s rights or feminism. It blows my mind. But it’s the thought of not being a feminist that actually blows my mind.”

― Ellen Page

“I’m actually just playing honest, whole young women.”

― Ellen Page

“I think a lot of the time in films, men get roles where they create their own destiny and women are just tools, supporters for that.”

― Ellen Page

“Women don’t take care of themselves because they take care of everybody else.”

― Ellen Pompeo

“You cannot make women contented with cooking and cleaning and you need not try.”

― Ellen Swallow Richards

“As co-chair of the Iraqi Women’s Caucus in the House, I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to collaborate with and hear from Iraqi women elected to serve in the new National Assembly.”

― Ellen Tauscher

“Our brave men and women are fighting around the world and they deserve relief.”

― Ellen Tauscher

“My approach to being a self-taught programmer was to find out who was smart and who would be helpful, and these were – these are both men and women. And without learning from my co-workers, I never could’ve gone on in the profession as long as I did.”

― Ellen Ullman

“I broke into the ranks of computing in the early 1980s, when women were just starting to poke their shoulder pads through crowds of men. There was no legal protection against ‘hostile environments for women.’”

― Ellen Ullman

“I’m in no way saying that women can’t take a tough code review. I’m saying that no one should have to take one in a boy-puerile atmosphere.”

― Ellen Ullman

“Women have worked hard; starved in prison; given of their time and lives that we might sit in the House of Commons and take part in the legislating of this country.”

― Ellen Wilkinson

“I’d like to look like Madonna when I’m her age. I also look at athletes and love their bodies. I’ve always wanted to be muscly, not skinny. A lot of women yo-yo around, but I’m always aware if I’m getting a bit out of shape. I never look at the scales but I can just tell. It goes on my tum and bum.”

― Ellie Goulding

“I never expected to get the Tom Jones treatment and it amazes me that I do. Strangely it’s women who throw their underwear at me when I’m performing live. My male fans tend to be quite shy. My female fans are wild. I never know what to do with all the lingerie that lands at my feet. Maybe I should open a shop.”

― Ellie Goulding

“I think, regardless of gender, women and men need to be brave, take chances with their work, and be open to feedback. But I do think ‘politeness’ is an issue that can hinder your work if you aren’t careful. Kindness is important, but being overly polite – thinking you can’t disagree with someone about your own work – be careful about that.”

― Ellie Kemper

“Yes, some women are funny. No, some women aren’t funny. It’s similar to how some women are tall and, you know, some women are short.”

― Ellie Kemper

“I know that at literary festivals I’m speaking mostly to middle-class women, who frequently vote in a way that is contrary to how I’d like them to vote.”

― Elliot Perlman

“The notion that public service requires men and women of good character now seems quaint.”

― Elliott Abrams

“I said, I don’t want to paint things like Picasso’s women and Matisse’s odalisques lying on couches with pillows. I don’t want to paint people. I want to paint something I have never seen before. I don’t want to make what I’m looking at. I want the fragments.”

― Ellsworth Kelly

“Men and women of high professional standing have been reduced to the status of vagrants.”

― Elmer Rice

“I’ve been reading ‘The Sisterhood,’ and I love the author Bobbie Houston and what she’s about. It’s the whole idea of women celebrating each other’s wins and journeying through life together.”

― Eloise Wellings

“I keep my hair gray, so I like silver and platinum. For women who dye their hair, they can wear whatever they want.”

― Elsa Peretti

“I think it is childish for men to joke about women’s clothes, to make fun of our hats, to complain over the cost of a good fur coat.”

― Elsa Schiaparelli

“Some women succeed at being strong and also tender, but most of those who have intended to walk alone, making their own way, have lost their happiness.”

― Elsa Schiaparelli

“Women dress alike all over the world: they dress to be annoying to other women.”

― Elsa Schiaparelli

“There are two classes of women in Soviet Russia. There is the professional class, which has taken the place of the nobility and includes government officials, artists, doctors, composers and writers as well as former members of the old nobility whose sympathy is with the Soviets, and also the peasant class.”

― Elsa Schiaparelli

“Women can learn from men and improve their ‘chic.’ A man wouldn’t think of wearing a tight shoe or one that didn’t harmonize with his suit.”

― Elsa Schiaparelli

“Many men admire strong women, but they don’t love them.”

― Elsa Schiaparelli

“Russian women are now interested in clothes. But they will never attach supreme importance to fashions as do Europeans and American women, because they are too vitally interested in all the various projects going on in their country.”

― Elsa Schiaparelli

“Women hear rhythm differently than men.”

― Elvis Costello

“One of our rules for the show, I guess the filter we try to pass everything through, is it’s a safe place for women to be. It’s not a show for women, because we’re basically 50/50 men/women in our audience, but it’s a safe place where women win. Women never lose on our show. I think that’s very important. It’s very unusual.”

― Elvis Duran

“Stewart’s interest in serious acting gives her something in common with Theron – and, like Theron, some of her most provocative work has come through working with women.”

― Elvis Mitchell

“I think the reason why strong women have such a powerful impact is that you’ve got the strength of a man with the heart and sensitivity of a woman.”

― Emilia Clarke

“I love doing fittings and seeing women look really confident in their clothes because they’re not wearing something too boxy but that really shows off their figures. Everybody has a different figure – it’s important to design for different shapes.”

― Emilia Wickstead

“I think that the typical Emilia Wickstead women is very effortless, very sophisticated: she’s got alluring style, and she’s always taking on fashion. I always describe her as ‘imaginative with her own taste’.”

― Emilia Wickstead

“The message I want to put forward for women is that I never want it to be about, ‘Oh, it’s a bit difficult to put that together,’ or, ‘She can dress that way, but I can’t.’ Actually, my designs are for all women, and I truly believe that you can make yourself feel wonderful in whatever you wear. That’s the importance behind what I design.”

― Emilia Wickstead

“Skincare is incredibly important. I try to look after my skin as much as possible because I’m always inspired by women who age gracefully and naturally.”

― Emilia Wickstead

“I’ve had women buy their entire wardrobes from me; from suits to full-length evening gowns and sophisticated day dresses, they buy everything.”

― Emilia Wickstead

“I have a problem with objectifying women, but I don’t have a problem playing a guy who objectifies women.”

― Emilio Estevez

“In America, funny women are allowed to be glamorous and funny, but over here, you’re not.”

― Emily Atack

“It’s a shame – we’ve got so many hilarious women, and think there’s a certain repression there.”

― Emily Atack

“When In The Style came to me asking if I wanted to do a collection, I said very clearly what kind of collection I wanted it to be, and the lovely thing was that they were looking to do the same kind of thing. I stated that I didn’t want any retouching, and I want the women modelling the clothes to represent all women.”

― Emily Atack

“I’m just a regular size, and I’d love to see more women like that cast in lead roles.”

― Emily Atack

“The girlfriend roles that we are usually offered are nearly always just kind and supportive. So it is refreshing for women and for men to see something different.”

― Emily Beecham

“Politics is terrifying, very masculine, and not particularly encouraging to young blonde women – as a career, that is – and it was only when I was working in parliament that I thought to myself, ‘Well, this is a tough industry; can an acting career be any more intimidating?’ and I applied to drama school.”

― Emily Berrington

“’Humans’ would definitely score really well on the Bechdel test – the one that tracks how well represented women are in drama.”

― Emily Berrington

“I want to find something really wonderful to do next and take my time to search through the dearth of great material, especially for women.”

― Emily Blunt

“Sometimes, when you are one of only a couple of girls in an engineering class, you feel like you are representing women in general. That is a large burden to bear.”

― Emily Calandrelli

“It’s impossible to put a video online without hoards of anonymous men picking apart your appearance or saying especially cruel things. It works to silence women who shouldn’t be scared of sharing their opinions with others.”

― Emily Calandrelli

“The men resent a woman getting any honour in what they consider is essentially their field. Men painters mostly despise women painters. So I have decided to stop squirming, to throw any honour in with Canada and women.”

― Emily Carr

“I still ask myself the same questions every woman asks. Was it my fault? Did I say or do something to make him feel like such an advance was welcome? And like most women, I never told anyone. Instead, I just quit.”

― Emily Chang

“There is an often-told story that Silicon Valley is filled with women looking to cash in by marrying wealthy tech moguls. Whether there really is a significant number of such women is debatable.”

― Emily Chang

“Every time I sit down with a powerful working mom, I wrestle with whether to ask the ‘mom question.’ I don’t want to be part of perpetuating a double standard by asking women in business a question that men are not asked.”

― Emily Chang

“Padmasree Warrior has been on all the lists. The most powerful women in tech. The most powerful women in the world.”

― Emily Chang

“The #metoo campaign picked up speed after the actress Alyssa Milano suggested that if every woman simply typed ‘me too’ on their platform of choice, they might give the world a true sense of the magnitude of the problem. The hope is that safety in numbers might minimize the shame many women feel in admitting that this has happened to them.”

― Emily Chang

“The #metoo campaign opened a particular window into the gender dynamics in technology, with many prominent women speaking out.”

― Emily Chang

“I try to write about real women, real people – in other words flawed characters.”

― Emily Giffin

“Clearly, products for women are not as well scrutinized as products for men. It appears they never tested the implants in breast tissue and that they received decades of complaints from women. It’s the kind of stuff that makes you want to scream!”

― Emily Martin

“I decided to give acting a serious, committed try, and soon after, I read the script for ‘Lovely and Amazing.’ The story was beautiful and honest, and the characters struggled with the same insecurities many women – including me – face. I didn’t think I had a chance in hell of being in the film, but I knew I had to go for it.”

― Emily Mortimer

“I grew up around strong women, and I love working with strong women.”

― Emily Osment

“The biggest food-related risk in pregnancy is listeria. It’s a dangerous bacteria, to which pregnant women are especially susceptible, that can lead to miscarriage or stillbirth.”

― Emily Oster

“Nausea is a normal but unpleasant effect of pregnancy and a really good sign that it is going well. Women who experience nausea in early pregnancy are less likely to miscarry.”

― Emily Oster

“To put it mildly, I’m not crazy about the implication that pregnant women are incapable of deciding for themselves.”

― Emily Oster

“For many women – myself included – pregnancy brings on tremendous anxiety and confusion, along with the joy.”

― Emily Oster

“I think that there’s a real sense in which pregnancy should be something that you do with your doctor, but I think that for a lot of women the time you have with your doctors is limited and it can be difficult to get all of the answers to your questions.”

― Emily Oster

“I think women – relative to men – tend to feel that they have to do the household chores on top of everything else. This becomes even worse once you have kids. It’s enough to have a full time job; a full time job plus a family is even more.”

― Emily Oster

“Prenatal testing is a complicated decision for many women, forcing us to confront concerns about a disabled child and risks of miscarriage.”

― Emily Oster

“Talking to women about birth can be polarizing.”

― Emily Oster

“Young women who live in areas with high maternal mortality change their behavior less in response to HIV than young women who live in areas with low maternal mortality.”

― Emily Oster

“I think that we could be more careful about what we’re saying to young women in terms of their expectations. It’s unrealistic to expect people to always be in designer clothes. Girls growing up deserve more freedom in how they look and how they feel about how they look.”

― Emily Procter

“The ideal feminist world shouldn’t be one where women suppress their human instincts for attention and desire. We shouldn’t be weighed down with the responsibility of explaining our every move. We shouldn’t have to apologize for wanting attention, either. We don’t owe anyone an explanation.”

― Emily Ratajkowski

“Generally, I just think there is a real lacking in men knowing how to hit on women.”

― Emily Ratajkowski

“One thing that I can say is that I think it’s important that there’s some sort of celebration of beautiful women that isn’t just exploitive.”

― Emily Ratajkowski

“It’s absurd to think that desire for attention doesn’t drive both women and men. Why are women scrutinized for it more, then?”

― Emily Ratajkowski

“What’s so dumb is that women are 50 per cent of the population, and they want to spend money to see movies where they’re portrayed as three-dimensional characters.”

― Emily Ratajkowski

“I think always what happens when you ask men questions on the red carpet, it’s always based on what projects they’re working on, whatever they’re about, rather than this, ‘Give us little tips for all of us women’… because we’re all the same. Questions should just be more individual.”

― Emily Ratajkowski

“Female empowerment is always something that I’ve felt. It’s not about just being a model; it’s about women in general.”

― Emily Ratajkowski

“I think that there are a lot of male writers and directors in Hollywood, and a lot of the female characters you do see are really one-dimensional, but I think that’s changing more and more as there are more women taking control in Hollywood.”

― Emily Ratajkowski

“I want to steer away from the stereotypes that Latina women are categorized in. I feel like there are so many more opportunities for us. I like going out for those roles that says ‘open ethnicity.’”

― Emily Rios

“What’s so great about playing a female lead, especially in law enforcement, is that these women do exist, and they’re really quite interesting. They’re fascinating.”

― Emily Rose

“Women compete, compare, undermine, and undercut one another – at least, that is the prevailing notion of how we interact.”

― Emily V. Gordon

“In my experience as a therapist and as a friend, it seems that the majority of the breakup resources available are for women and not men. Women, who tend to be more vocal about their emotional struggles, are the squeaky wheel that gets the grease from friends, from online communities, from books, and from therapeutic approaches.”

― Emily V. Gordon

“Women are encouraged to go on an emotional journey of self-care after a divorce, while men are expected to need help learning how to cook and parent on their own.”

― Emily V. Gordon

“I think women look for that quality in a man of being a good dad whether they’re immediately wanting to be a parent or not.”

― Emily VanCamp

“Women are hard on themselves.”

― Emily VanCamp

“Elin Kling is one of the most stylish women I know.”

― Emily Weiss

“With ‘Into The Gloss’ and now Glossie