10 Great Quotes from Women Writers
As tomorrow (8th March) is International Women’s Day, we’ve gathered together ten of our favourite quotes from women writers. Some of the quotes are wise, some are witty, some weird; all are wonderful, in our opinion. And what unites them all is that they were uttered (or written) by some of the major female figures in literature. We’d be interested to hear your favourite quotes from women writers, in the comments below – which names/quotes have we missed off?
‘Going to the opera, like getting drunk, is a sin that carries its own punishment with it.’ – Hannah More
‘If only we’d stop trying to be happy we’d have a pretty good time.’ – Edith Wharton
‘There must be quite a few things a hot bath won’t cure, but I don’t know many of them.’ – Sylvia Plath
‘One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.’ – Jane Austen
‘Parents should leave books lying around marked “forbidden” if they want their children to read.’ – Doris Lessing
‘Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.’ – Virginia Woolf
‘I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it.’ – Edith Sitwell
‘Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clean to the bone.’ – Dorothy Parker
‘Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.’ – Simone de Beauvoir
‘Life shrinks or expands according to one’s courage.’ – Anaïs Nin
Posted on March 7, 2014, in Literature and tagged Books, International Women's Day, Literature, Quotes, Quotes from Women, Women, Women Quotes, Women's Writing, Writers, Writing. Bookmark the permalink. 69 Comments.