"It isn't where you came from, its where you're going that counts."
"If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values, we must recognize
the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric,
one in which each diverse human gift will find a fitting place."
"Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputation and social
standing, never can bring about a reform. Those who are really in earnest must be
willing to be anything or nothing in the world's estimation."
-Susan B. Anthony
"Toughness doesn't have to come in a pinstripe suit."
"I am a writer who came of a sheltered life. A sheltered life can be a daring life
as well. For all serious daring starts from within."
"Well-behaved women rarely make history."
-Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
"Women can hold up half the sky."
"Women s art, though created in solitude, wells up out of community. There is, clearly,
both enormous hunger for the work thus being diffused, and an explosion of creative
energy, bursting through the coercive choicelessness of the system on whose boundaries
we are working."
"A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction."
"Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail their failure must
be but a challenge to others."
"Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got. "
"Women are the architects of society."
-Harriet Beecher Stowe
"I've always believed that one woman's success can only help another woman's success."
"You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist."