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34 Greatest Quotes About What It Means To Be A Woman

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Why is it men are permitted to be obsessed about their work, but women are only permitted to be obsessed about men? Barbara Streisand
The thing women have yet to learn is that nobody gives you power. You just take it. Roseanne Barr
People don’t want to see women doing things they don’t think women should do. Joan Jett
Bitches get stuff done. Tina Fey
I like being a woman, even in a man’s world. After all, men can’t wear dresses, but we can wear the pants. Whitney Houston
Intimacies between women often go backwards, beginning in revelations and ending in small talk. Elizabeth Bowen
Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, “She doesn’t have what it takes.” They will say, “Women don’t have what it takes.” Clare Boothe Luce
I feel there is something unexplored about woman that only a woman can explore. Georgia O’Keeffe
People think at the end of the day that a man is the only answer [to fulfillment]. Actually a job is better for me. Princess Diana
Women in love are less ashamed than men. They have less to be ashamed of. Ambrose Bierce
Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult. Charlotte Whitton
God gave women intuition and femininity. Used properly, the combination easily jumbles the brain of any man I’ve ever met. Farrah Fawcett
Taking joy in living is a woman’s best cosmetic. Rosalind Russell
Smart women love smart men more than smart men love smart women. Natalie Portman
You start out happy that you have no hips or boobs. All of a sudden you get them, and it feels sloppy. Then just when you start liking them, they start drooping. Cindy Crawford
Men are allowed to have passion and commitment for their work… a woman is allowed that feeling for a man, but not her work. Barbara Streisand
I married beneath me – all women do. Nancy Astor
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. Gloria Steinem
I’d much rather be a woman than a man. Women can cry, they can wear cute clothes, and they’re the first to be rescued off sinking ships. Gilda Radner
The people I’m furious with are the women’s liberationists. They keep getting up on soapboxes and proclaiming women are brighter than men. That’s true, but it should be kept quiet or it ruins the whole racket. Anita Loos
Some of us are becoming the men we wanted to marry. Gloria Steinem
A wise woman likes but doesn’t love, listens but doesn’t believe and leaves before she is left. Marilyn Monroe
After all those years as a woman hearing ‘not thin enough, not pretty enough, not smart enough, not this enough, not that enough,’ almost overnight I woke up one morning and thought, “I’m enough.” Anna Quindlen
Plain women know more about men than beautiful women do. Katharine Hepburn
I write for those women who do not speak, for those who do not have a voice because they were so terrified, because we are taught to respect fear more than ourselves. We’ve been taught that silence would save us, but it won’t. Audre Lorde
Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away. Barbara de Angelis
I think today women are very scared to celebrate themselves, because then they just get labeled. Charlize Theron
When men reach their sixties and retire, they go to pieces. Women go right on cooking. Gail Sheely
Women have been called queens for a long time, but the kingdom given them isn’t worth ruling. Louisa May Alcott
Women like to sit down with trouble – as if it were knitting. Ellen Glasgow
I’m tough. I’m ambitious. I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, I’m OK with that. Madonna
Men kick friendship around like a football, but it doesn’t seem to crack. Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces. Anne Morrow Lindbergh
The reason women don’t play football is because 11 of them would never wear the same outfit in public. Phyllis Diller
I haven’t trusted polls since I read that 62% of women had affairs during their lunch hour. I’ve never met a woman in my life who would give up lunch for sex. Erma Bombeck

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