10 Quotes On: Being Women

These are ten of the best quotes I’ve found on the topic of being women – collected from the books I’ve read so far in 2018.

 

“Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.”
A Room of One’s Own – Virginia Woolf

 

“Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size.”
A Room of One’s Own – Virginia Woolf

 

“This is a man’s world, Jacquetta, and some women cannot march to the beat of a man’s drum. Do you understand?”
The Lady of the Rivers – Philippa Gregory

 

“It is difficult for a woman to define her feelings in language which is chiefly made by men to express theirs.”
Far From the Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy

 

“Women observe subconsciously a thousand little details, without knowing that they are doing so. Their subconscious mind adds these little things together—and they call the result intuition.”
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd – Agatha Christie

 

“A woman has to live her life, or live to repent not having lived it.”
Lady Chatterley’s Lover – D.H. Lawrence

 

“It’s hard to love a woman and do anything.”
Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy

 

“He stepped down, trying not to look long at her, as if she were the sun, yet he saw her, like the sun, even without looking.”
Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy

 

“Women have curious ways of hurting someone else. They hurt themselves instead; or else they do it so the guy doesn’t even know he’s been hurt until much later. Then he finds out. Then his dick falls off.” 
The Blind Assassin – Margaret Atwood

 

“She had grown older. And he loved her more now than he had loved her when he understood her better, when she was the product of her parents. What she was now was what she herself had decided to become.” 
The English Patient – Michael Ondaatje

 

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