Yet if a woman never lets herself go, how will she ever know how far she might have got? If she never takes off her high-heeled shoes, how will she ever know how far she could walk or how fast she could run?
Loneliness is never more cruel than when it is felt in close propinquity with someone who has ceased to communicate.
Women live lives of continual apology. They are born and raised to take the blame for other people's behavior. If they are treated without respect, they tell themselves that they have failed to earn respect. If their husbands do not fancy them, it is because they are unattractive.
Freedom is fragile and must be protected. To sacrifice it, even as a temporary measure, is to betray it.
Libraries are reservoirs of strength, grace and wit, reminders of order, calm and continuity, lakes of mental energy, neither warm nor cold, light nor dark.
Revolution is the festival of the oppressed.
The house wife is an unpaid employee in her husband's house in return for the security of being a permanent employee.
Security is when everything is settled, when nothing can happen to you; security is the denial of life.
Man is jealous because of his amour propre; woman is jealous because of her lack of it.
The essence of pleasure is spontaneity.
You're only young once, but you can be immature forever.
Guilt is one side of a nasty triangle; the other two are shame and stigma. This grim coalition combines to inculpate women themselves of the crimes committed against them.
Developing the muscles of the soul demands no competitive spirit, no killer instinct, although it may erect pain barriers that the spiritual athlete must crash through.
Women have very little idea of how much men hate them.
Psychoanalysis is the confession without absolution.
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