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Strong Women, Strong Love–Memorable Quotes

Strong Women, Strong Love–Memorable Quotes

If there is one thing thatís been on the minds of all wild women for as long as weíve been around, itís love. Whether the topic at hand is true love, lost love, scandalous love, or even unrequited love, there is always a good story or inspiring motto to share. Try these!

My honor was not yielded, but conquered merely.

No husband of mine will say, “I could have been a drummer, but I had to think about the wife and kids. You know how it is.” Nobody supports me at the expense of his own adventure.
–Maxine Hong Kingston, Asian American author and sage

Ted needs someone to be there 100 percent of the time. He thinks thatís love. Itís not love–itís babysitting.
–Jane Fonda

I donít want to say that I want a man to like me for my mind, because thatís going to sound like I think Iím Albert Einstein. But I would like someone who doesnít accuse me of making up words like ďsegue.Ē
–Mariah Carey, resilient chart-topper

Better an old manís darling than a young manís slave.
–Alberta Martin, the ďOldest Living Confederate Widow,Ē who married a man sixty years her senior

Basically, Iíve dodged that marriage bulletÖI like the jewelry part of getting married, but I can buy my own damn rings, too.
–Queen Latifa, rap royalty

It is no longer obligatory upon a woman to give herself to one man to save herself from being torn to pieces by the rest.
–Jane Cunninghmam Croly, founder of the nineteenth century womanís club movement

The fantasy we are overwhelmed by Rhett Butler should be traded in for one in which we seize state power and reeducate him.
–Sandra Lee Bartky, philosophy professor

Scratch most feminists and underneath there is a woman who longs to be a sex object. The difference is that is not all she wants to be.
–Betty Rollin, television correspondent and breast cancer expert

No pressure, no diamonds.
– Mary Case, indie film screenwriter

Trouble is part of your life–if you donít share it, you donít give the person who loves you a chance to love you enough.
–Dinah Shore, singer, actress, and talk show host

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Adapted from Wild Women Talk About Love, by Varla Ventura (Conari Press, 2007). Copyright (c) 2007 by Varla Ventura. Reprinted by permission of Conari Press.
Adapted from Wild Women Talk About Love, by Varla Ventura (Conari Press, 2007).

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10:55AM PST on Nov 25, 2012


9:11AM PDT on Jul 22, 2012

Great post!!

4:55AM PST on Mar 9, 2011

I was amused by these female comments,however wished there were more.

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