I’d much rather be a woman than a man. Women can cry, they can wear cute clothes, and they are the first to be rescued off of sinking ships.
You really work in those conditions?
That way I wouldn’t have to see the guys in their walking shorts. They looked as if nothing had ever touched them- all well-mothered, protected, with a soft sheet of contentment. None of them had ever been in jail, or worked hard with their hands, or even gotten a traffic ticket. Skimmed-milk jollies, the whole bunch.
Life is not a competition between men and woman. It is a collaboration.
I hope she’ll be a fool — that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.
Whether or not I protect the weeds isn’t a matter of just recognizing the weed for what it is, but possessing the conviction to grab hold of the roots and yank like my life depends on it.
You can’t have a women’s body without having her heart, mind and soul if only momentarily.
All my pains has always increased my sense of purpose.
A woman who spends her time worrying about pregnancy is a virtual cripple, she’ll never go very far.
Women tend to act heroically within their own moral universe, regardless of whether anyone else knows about it – donating more kidneys to nonrelatives than men do, for example. Men, on the other hand, are far more likely to risk their lives at a moment’s notice, and that reaction is particularly strong when others are watching, or when they are part of a group.