Carolyn Heilbrun

Quotes: Carolyn Heilbrun

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    A relationship has a momentum, it must change and develop, and will tend to move toward the point of greatest commitment.
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    Ideas move fast when their time comes.
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    In former days, everyone found the assumption of innocence so easy; today we find fatally easy the assumption of guilt.
    Source: Poetic Justice Ch. 2 (1970)
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    Ironically, women who acquire power are more likely to be criticized for it than are the men who have always had it.
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    Life has this in common with prizefighting: if you've received a belly blow, it's likely to be followed by a right to the jaw.
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    Nostalgia is a dangerous emotion, both because it is powerless to act in the real world, and because it glides so easily into hatred and resentment against those who have taken our Eden from us.
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    Odd, the years it took to learn one simple fact: that the prize just ahead, the next job, publication, love affair, marriage always seemed to hold the key to satisfaction but never, in the longer run, sufficed.
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    One cannot make up stories; one can only retell in new ways the stories one has already heard.
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    One hires lawyers as one hires plumbers, because one wants to keep one's hands off the beastly drains.
    Source: The Question of Max Ch. 5 (1976)
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    Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.
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    The married are those who have taken the terrible risk of intimacy and, having taken it, know life without intimacy to be impossible.
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    The point of quotations is that one can use another's words to be insulting.
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    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.
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