Julie Burchill

British journalist, writer

Category: Media | Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Julie Burchill

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    A good part - and definitely the most fun part - of being a feminist is about frightening men.
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    A woman who looks like a girl and thinks like a man is the best sort, the most enjoyable to be and the most pleasurable to have and to hold.
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    As with most liberal sexual ideas, what makes the world a better place for men invariably makes it a duller and more dangerous place for women.
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    Fame is no sanctuary from the passing of youth... suicide is much easier and more acceptable in Hollywood than growing old gracefully.
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    It has been said that a pretty face is a passport. But it's not, it's a visa, and it runs out fast.
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    Now the whole dizzying and delirious range of sexual possibilities has been boiled down to that one big, boring, bulimic word. RELATIONSHIP.
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    Show me a frigid women and, nine times out of ten, I'll show you a little man.
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    Tears are sometimes an inappropriate response to death. When a life has been lived completely honestly, completely successfully, or just completely, the correct response to death's perfect punctuation mark is a smile.
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    The freedom that women were supposed to have found in the Sixties largely boiled down to easy contraception and abortion; things to make life easier for men, in fact.
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    Writing is more than anything a compulsion, like some people wash their hands thirty times a day for fear of awful consequences if they do not. It pays a whole lot better than this type of compulsion, but it is no more heroic.
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