of smart women past and present
Williamson: Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our
deepest fear is that we are poweful beyond measure...Your playing
small does not serve the world.
Total absence of humor renders life impossible.
Kay Ash: If you think you can, you can. If you think you can't,
Halverson: If you are all wrapped up in yourself, you are over
Angelou: A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings
because it has a song.
Roosevelt: Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Bankhead: (on seeing a former lover for the first time in
years) I thought I told you to wait in the car.
Thatcher Ulrich: Well-behaved women rarely make history.
Chennells: If you want life to get interesting, get interested.
Vaught: What I wanted to be when I grew up was - in charge.
Tey: Lack of education is an extraordinary handicap when one is
Von Ebner-Eschenbach: Those who know nothing must believe everything.
Humphry (Augusta Arnold) Ward: Truth has never been, can never
be, contained in any one creed or system.
Hasluck: The worst thing about work in the house or home is that
whatever you do it is destroyed, laid waste or eaten within twenty-four
The highest result of education is tolerance
Ulmer: Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.
West: People call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments
that differentiate me from a doormat.
Damon: Getting what you go after is success; but liking it while
you are getting it is happiness.
Allen: When I was born I was so surprised I didn't talk for a
year and a half.
Pearson: It is important to use all knowledge ethically, humanely,
Alley: You are not in business to be popular.
Hirsch: Humor is a rubber sword - it allows you to make a point
without drawing blood.
Pavlova: To tend, unfailingly, unflinchingly, towards a goal,
is the secret of success.
Smith: You can't build a reputation on what you intend to do.
Wosmek: Education strays from reality when it divides its knowledge
into separate compartments without due regard to the connection
de Mille: I learned three important things in college - to use
a library, to memorize quickly and visually, to drop asleep at
any given time given a horizontal surface and fifteen minutes.
What I could not learn was to think creatively on schedule
Bergman: I've never sought success in order to get fame and money:
it's the talent and the passion that count in success
West: She's the kind of girl who climbed the ladder of success,
wrong by wrong.
L'Engle: We can't take any credit for our talents. It's how we
use them that counts.
I don't wanna be a stupid girl
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