34 Total Quotes

Marilyn French Quotes

Well, love is insanity. The ancient Greeks knew that. It is the taking over of a rational and lucid mind by delusion and self-destruction. You lose yourself, you have no power over yourself, you can't even think straight.
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#American Author #Insanity

When they kept you out it was because you were black; when they let you in, it is because you are black. That's progress?
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#American Author

Fear is a question. What are you afraid of and why? Our fears are a treasure house of self-knowledge if we explore them.
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#American Author #Fear

Men seem unable to feel equal to women: they must be superior or they are inferior
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#Equality

Everywhere in the world, men place all or most of the burden of raising children and maintaining the home on women, but pretend that this burden is not work; they do not reward it as work or count it as work in global accounting, in either developing
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#Children

Oh, God, why don't I remember that a little chaos is good for the soul?
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#American Author #Chaos

All men are rapists and that's all they are. They rape us with their eyes, their laws, and their codes.
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#American Author #Eyes

Nothing is ever simple. What do you do when you discover you like parts of the role you're trying to escape?
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#American Author #Trying

Whatever they may be in public life, whatever their relations with men, in their relations with women, all men are rapists and that's all they are. They rape us with their eyes, their laws, their codes.
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#American Author #Life

'I hate discussions of feminism that end up with who does the dishes',' she said. So do I. But at the end, there are always the damned dishes.
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#Feminism

To nourish children and raise them against odds is in any time, any place, more valuable than to fix bolts in cars or design nuclear weapons
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#Children

One thing that makes art different from life is that in art things have a shape... it allows us to fix our emotions on events at the moment they occur, it permits a union of heart and mind and tongue and tear.
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#American Author #Art

You name it and I've done it. I'd like to say I did it my way. But that line, I'm afraid, belongs to someone else.
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#Acting And Actors

Men's need to dominate women may be based in their own sense of marginality or emptiness; we do not know its root, and men are making no effort to discover it
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#Women

Men stumble over pebbles, never over mountains
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#Men

Not many men have both good fortune and good sense.
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#Ability #Fortune

Nature is inside art as its content, not outside as its model.
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#American Author #Art

Men's need to dominate women may be based in their own sense of marginality or emptiness; we do not know its root, and men are making no effort to discover it.
Marilyn French
#American Author

To nourish children and raise them against odds is in any time, any place, is more valuable than to fix bolts in cars or design nuclear weapons.
Marilyn French
#American Author

Men seem unable to feel equal to women: they must be superior or they are inferior.
Marilyn French
#American Author

Men stumble over pebbles, never over mountains.
Marilyn French
#American Author