want to be, the more generous
you must be with yourself
as a woman.
-Diane von Furstenberg
No crime and lots of happy fat women.
-"Sylvia" (Nicole Hollander)
useful if they are kept under, and
else not to be endured.
-Marquess of Halifax
if you are at all, is inevitably that
which must also make you lonely.
centuries as looking-glasses for
the magic and delicious power of
reflecting the figure of man at
twice its natural size.
without your consent.
who hire you.
is that even if you win,
you're still a rat.
bored by the people who used to
I only wish I'd realized it sooner.
who don't know that failure is
in all cases think for yourself!
are all you've got.
fail, but you are doomed if you
I realized that fear makes strangers
of people who should be friends.
my past life is the length of it.
If I had my past life to do over
again, I'd make all the same
in human relations--for that is
what feminine intuition really is--
women have a special contribution
to make to any group enterprise.
lifted wouldn't be so bad, but you
multiply her two hundred and fifty
thousand times and what you get is
a book club.
evils, I take the one I haven't
handicap when one is being offensive.
better chaperoned than you were
it unmasks them.
and a bad memory.
as hard work, so most people
don't recognize them.
in ourselves, and it is not possible
to find it elsewhere.
triumph of the strong then the
species would perish. So the real
reason for survival, the principal
factor in the "struggle of existence,"
is the love of adult for their young.
life; you may refuse to care until
indifference becomes a habit, a
defensive armor, and you are
safe--but bored. Or you can
care greatly, and live greatly--
till life breaks you on its wheel.
helped me to understand better than
before how infinitely rich and
beautiful life is in every way
and that so many things that
one goes around worrying about are
of no importance whatsoever.
most difficult to eradicate from
the heart whose soil has never
been loosened or fertilized by
education; they grow firm there,
firm as weeds among stones.
left. They've all died off. I
miss them terribly because they
helped define me.
required to write before they have
anything to say. Teach them to
think and read and talk without
self-repression, and they will
write because they cannot help it.
need a state-approved course of
instruction, but driving a car
is nothing, nothing compared to
living day in and day out with a
husband and raising up a new
but it doesn't last long.
than women. Women have the
feeling that since they didn't
make the rules, the rules have
nothing to do with them.
is that you don't lose all the
other ages you've been.
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