Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Women of Wednesday: What they Said

Susan B. Anthony, Suffragist
  • Men their rights and nothing more; women their rights and nothing less.

  • How can you not be all on fire? ... I really believe I shall explode if some of you young women don't wake up --and raise your voice in protest against the impending crime of this nation upon the new islands it has clutched from other folks. Do come into the living present and work to save us from any more barbaric male governments.

Diane Ackerman, poet, essayist, naturalist:

  • If a mind is just a few pounds of blood, urea, and electricity, how does it manage to contemplate itself, worry about its soul, do time-and-motion studies, admire the shy hooves of a goat, know that it will die, enjoy all the grand and lesser mayhems of the heart?

  • There are well-dressed foolish ideas just as there are well-dressed fools.

  • I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.

Helen Keller, author & political activist

  • Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.

  • No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.

Diane Arbus, photographer

  • It's important to take bad pictures. It's the bad ones that have to do with what you've never done before. They can make you recognize something you hadn't seen in a way that will make you recognize it when you see it again.
  • A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.
  • Love involves a peculiar unfathomable combination of understanding and misunderstanding.

If you're a fan of quotes, check out Write Sister Diane Mayr's blog Kurious K's Kuotes.



Thanks for the plug, Sistah!

barbara said...

Cool idea, Janet!

I'm Jet . . . said...

Inspired by Diane! A new direction for W o W, perhaps?

Andy said...

I love a good quote. These are some great ones. Thanks, Janet.