Next >>

I believe a strong woman may be stronger than a man, particularly if she happens to have love in her heart. I guess a loving woman is indestructible.

East of Eden
She was at that crucial age when a women begins to regret having stayed faithful to a husband she never really loved, when the glowing sunset colors of her beauty offer her one last, urgent choice between maternal and feminine love. At such a moment a life that seemed to have chosen its course long ago is questioned once again, for the last time the magic compass needle of the will hovers between final resignation and the hope of erotic experience.

The Burning Secret and other stories
I think women rule the world and that no man has ever done anything that a woman either hasn't allowed him to do or encouraged him to do.
The condition of women in a nation is the real measure of its progress.

Wizard of the Crow
The greatest contribution you can make to women's rights, is to be the absolute... best at what you do.

Oprah Winfrey Speaks (Janet Lowe, 1998)
Women's mutual understanding comes from the fact that they identify themselves with each other; but for the same reason each is against the others.

The Second Sex
On the day when it will be possible for woman to love not in her weakness but in her strength, not to escape herself but to find herself, not to abase herself but to assert herself - on that day love will become for her, as for man, a source of life and not of mortal danger.
One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.

The Second Sex
In nine cases out of ten a woman had better show more affection than she feels.

Pride and Prejudice
The enthusiasm of a woman's love is even beyond the biographer's.

Mansfield Park
Next >>


On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."