Quotes by Gloria Steinem

Gloria Steinem

Gloria Steinem

American feminist writer

Alive from: 1934-

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

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    Feminism has never been about getting a job for one woman. It's about making life more fair for women everywhere. It's not about a piece of the existing pie; there are too many of us for that. It's about baking a new pie.
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    Feminism starts out being very simple, and it ends up being a world view that questions hierarchy altogether.
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    For much of the female half of the world, food is the first signal of our inferiority. It lets us know that our own families may consider female bodies to be less deserving, less needy, less valuable.
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    Go out and find your own stories.That is what I want to tell you.
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    God may be in the details, but the goddess is in the questions. Once we begin to ask them, there's no turning back.
    Source: Moving Beyond Words (1995) 270
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    Happy or unhappy, families are all mysterious. We have only to imagine how differently we would be described - and will be, after our deaths - by each of the family members who believe they know us.
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    Hope is a very unruly emotion.
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    I can't tell the difference between my work life and my private life - it's all the same to me.
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    I hope readers will consider, especially in this age of the World Wide Web, that as miraculous as it is, we still need to be in the same room with all five senses if we are to empathize with each other.
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    I want to say to you that there is life and dreams and surprises after 30-and 40, and 50, and 60, and 77! Believe me, life is one long surprise.
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    I want us to organize, to tell the personal stories that create empathy, which is the most revolutionary emotion.
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    I was the first woman to speak ever at the National Press Club, and they gave me a necktie.
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    I'm completely happy not having children. I mean, everybody does not have to live in the same way. And as somebody said, Everybody with a womb doesn't have to have a child any more than everybody with vocal cords has to be an opera singer.
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    I've yet to be on a campus where most women weren't worrying about some aspect of combining marriage, children, and a career. I've yet to find one where many men were worrying about the same thing.
    Source: Passion, Politics, and Everyday Activism (2012) 887
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    If the shoe doesn't fit, must we change the foot?
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