— Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910
„I could name all day, those women I deem great in Greece alone and the records would scarcely be complete.“
From a letter to Harold Preece (c. December 1928)
Контексте: I could name all day, those women I deem great in Greece alone and the records would scarcely be complete. And what of Joan of Arc and Emma Goldman? Kate Richards O’Hare and Sarah Bernhardt? Katherine the Great and Elizabeth Barrett Browning? H. D. and Sara Teasdale? Isibella of Spain who pawned her gems that Columbus might sail, and Edna St. Vincent Millay? And that queen, Marie, I think her name was, of some small province - Hungary I believe - who fought Prussia and Russia so long and so bitterly. And Rome – oh, the list is endless there, also - most of them were glorified harlots but better be a glorified harlot than a drab and moral drone, such as the text books teach us woman should be. Woman have always been the inspiration of men, and just as there are thousands of unknown great ones among men, there have been countless women whose names have never been blazoned across the stars, but who have inspired men on to glory. And as for their fickleness – as long as men write the literature of the world, they will rant about the unfaithfulness of the fair sex, forgetting their own infidelities. Men are as fickle as women. Women have been kept in servitude so long that if they lack in discernment and intellect it is scarcely their fault.
„In the name of womanhood and humanity, I earnestly ask
That a general congress of women without limit of nationality,
May be appointed and held at someplace deemed most convenient
And the earliest period consistent with its objects,
To promote the alliance of the different nationalities,
The amicable settlement of international questions,
The great and general interests of peace.“
— Julia Ward Howe American abolitionist, social activist, and poet 1819 - 1910
Mother's Day Proclamation (1870)
„About the hides I will ask you. Those that are killed on the block. That ought to go to the poor people and the old women. The Great Father [US Government] when we went down there said he would agree to take all our hides at $3 apiece, but we don’t get that and I wish you would fix that again. I would rather get $4 for my hides. There are a good many poor people and old women that have no one to look out for them, and they ought to get those hides.“
— Hollow Horn Bear 19th century Lakota chief and policeman 1850 - 1913
During negotiations with Crook and others, in [Books on Google Play Congressional Serial Set, 1890, U.S. Government Printing Office, https://books.google.com/books?id=lQ0ZAAAAYAAJ, 1 March 2018, 64]
„But all the while I was alone
The past was close behind,
I seen a lot of women
But she never escaped my mind“
— Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941
Song lyrics, Blood on the Tracks (1975), Tangled Up In Blue
„They have done so much day in and day out and I want to thank all my friends and family, particularly my mother, who was born before women could vote, and is watching her daughter on this stage tonight.“
— Hillary Clinton American politician, senator, Secretary of State, First Lady 1947
February 5, 2008 Super Tuesday Address http://www.hillaryclinton.com/news/speech/view/?id=5761
Presidential campaign (January 20, 2007 – 2008)
— Louis XIV of France King of France and Navarra, from 1643 to 1715 1638 - 1715
Je mettrais plutôt toute l'Europe d'accord que deux femmes.
Comte de Mirabeau. Esprit de Mirabeau (v.1, page 246)
„Well it's a gloomy, rainy old day to be here in London, but it could be worse; I could be in Saudi Arabia where men are men, and women are cattle.“
— Pat Condell Stand-up comedian, writer, and Internet personality 1949
"More demands from Islam" (9 October 2007) https://youtube.com/watch/?v=mHh0NdR5Jh0
„I think I would know Nora's fart anywhere. I think I could pick hers out in a roomful of farting women.“
— James Joyce, Selected Letters of James Joyce
Источник: About his wife, Nora. Selected Letters of James Joyce. http://www.slate.com/id/2181165
„I could not help noticing the great role women played in Pueblo society. Women owned the houses and actually built them. Children often got their mother's last name, not their father's. Sons joined their mother's clans. It made me a little jealous.“
— Mary Crow Dog, книга Lakota Woman
Lakota Woman (1990)
„I know something about how the first encyclopedias were developed in the 18th century. And those encyclopedias almost completely excluded the history of women. And it’s one argument that we make all the time.“
— Adrianne Wadewitz academic and Wikipedian 1977 - 2014
Wholf, Tracy (May 18, 2014). "'Wikipedian' editor took on website’s gender gap" http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/wikipedian-editor-took-wikipedias-gender-gap/. PBS NewsHour (PBS). Retrieved May 19, 2014.
„Given the way these mutants treat women in their societies, the women are probably better off in U. S. custody. They treat women like furniture in those countries. If I was a woman, I think I’d rather be in an American jail cell than I would be living with one of those-whatever they are over there.“
— Jack Cafferty American journalist 1942
On the subject of terrorist demands for the release of two female scientists from an Iraqi prison, September 23, 2004.
[American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, Jack Cafferty In His Own Words, 18 November 2004, http://www.adc.org/index.php?id=2386]
„The women who are completely on our side – i. e., those who are wholly dedicated and who have accepted our program in its entirety. We should regard these women as the most valuable or our treasures; without their help, we would never succeed.“
— Sergey Nechayev, книга Catechism of a Revolutionary
Catechism of a Revolutionary (1869)
„She still cared for me, and the best way I could make amends to her was to be happy.
I do have a knack for finding great women.“
— Craig Ferguson, American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot
Источник: American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot
„This I Believe — by that name, we present the personal philosophies of thoughtful men and women in all walks of life.“
— Edward R. Murrow Television journalist 1908 - 1965
This I Believe (1951)
Контексте: This I Believe — by that name, we present the personal philosophies of thoughtful men and women in all walks of life. In this brief space, a banker or a butcher, a painter or a social worker, people of all kinds who need have nothing more in common than integrity, a real honesty, will write about the rules they live by, the things they have found to be the basic values in their lives.
„Women, not all, but many, like seeing they aren’t alone. My story is very common. I was abused. Mistreated. Hurt by men. I came up. Women resonate with that story because it’s theirs sometimes.“
— Terese Marie Mailhot First Nation Canadian writer, journalist, memoirist, teacher 1983
On how women might relate to the topics explored in Heart Berries in “Terese Marie Mailhot: On Personal Narratives and Grief” https://roommagazine.com/interview/terese-marie-mailhot-personal-narratives-and-grief in Room Magazine (2019)
— Henri Barbusse French novelist 1873 - 1935
As translated by John Rodker <!-- p. 72 -->
The Inferno (1917)
Контексте: Moving in both directions, the street is full of dresses which sway, offering themselves airily, the skirts lifting; dresses which lift and yet do not lift.
In the tall and narrow shop mirror I see myself approaching, rather pale and heavy-eyed. It is not a woman I want — it is all women. And I seek for them in those around me, one by one...
„I knew if I quit, nobody would ever believe that women had the capability to run 26-plus miles. If I quit, everybody would say it was a publicity stunt. If I quit, it would set women’s sports back, way back, instead of forward. If I quit, I’d never run Boston. If I quit, Jock Semple and all those like him would win. My fear and humiliation turned to anger.“
— Kathrine Switzer American distance runner 1947
„I see America, not in the setting sun of a black night of despair ahead of us, I see America in the crimson light of a rising sun fresh from the burning, creative hand of God. I see great days ahead, great days possible to men and women of will and vision …“
— Carl Sandburg American writer and editor 1878 - 1967
Interview with Frederick Van Ryn, This Week Magazine (January 4, 1953), p. 11. Sandburg previously used these words at a rally at Madison Square Garden, New York City (October 28, 1952), praising Adlai E. Stevenson during the latter's 1952 presidential campaign. Reported in The Papers of Adlai E. Stevenson (1955), vol. 4, p. 175.
„There are few prophets in the world; few sublimely beautiful women; few heroes. I can't afford to give all my love and reverence to such rarities: I want a great deal of those feelings for my every-day fellow-men, especially for the few in the foreground of the great multitude, whose faces I know, whose hands I touch for whom I have to make way with kindly courtesy.“
— George Eliot, книга Adam Bede
Adam Bede (1859)
Контексте: All honour and reverence to the divine beauty of form! Let us cultivate it to the utmost in men, women, and children — in our gardens and in our houses. But let us love that other beauty too, which lies in no secret of proportion, but in the secret of deep human sympathy. Paint us an angel, if you can, with a floating violet robe, and a face paled by the celestial light; paint us yet oftener a Madonna, turning her mild face upward and opening her arms to welcome the divine glory; but do not impose on us any aesthetic rules which shall banish from the region of Art those old women scraping carrots with their work-worn hands, those heavy clowns taking holiday in a dingy pot-house, those rounded backs and stupid weather-beaten faces that have bent over the spade and done the rough work of the world — those homes with their tin pans, their brown pitchers, their rough curs, and their clusters of onions. In this world there are so many of these common coarse people, who have no picturesque sentimental wretchedness! It is so needful we should remember their existence, else we may happen to leave them quite out of our religion and philosophy and frame lofty theories which only fit a world of extremes. Therefore, let Art always remind us of them; therefore let us always have men ready to give the loving pains of a life to the faithful representing of commonplace things — men who see beauty in these commonplace things, and delight in showing how kindly the light of heaven falls on them. There are few prophets in the world; few sublimely beautiful women; few heroes. I can't afford to give all my love and reverence to such rarities: I want a great deal of those feelings for my every-day fellow-men, especially for the few in the foreground of the great multitude, whose faces I know, whose hands I touch for whom I have to make way with kindly courtesy.