Quotes by Gloria Steinem

I am not patient.
- Gloria Steinem
Hope is a very unruly emotion.
- Gloria Steinem
Logic is in the eye of the logician.
- Gloria Steinem
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A bad facelift is like a bad toupee.
- Gloria Steinem
I can say whatever it is that I feel.
- Gloria Steinem
Liberation does not come from outside.
- Gloria Steinem
Women are liked better when they lose.
- Gloria Steinem
Men are victims of their own impulses.
- Gloria Steinem
Perfect is boring: Beauty is irregular.
- Gloria Steinem
Law and justice are not always the same.
- Gloria Steinem
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Most women are one man away from welfare.
- Gloria Steinem
The surest way to be alone is to get married.
- Gloria Steinem
In a way, women are a psychic immigrant group.
- Gloria Steinem
I hope to live to 100. There is so much to do.
- Gloria Steinem
The only thing I can't stand is discomfort.
- Gloria Steinem
Work is valued by the social value of the worker.
- Gloria Steinem
There's no shortage of great young activists.
- Gloria Steinem
In Sweden, both parents take care of the children.
- Gloria Steinem
Some of us are becoming the men we wanted to marry.
- Gloria Steinem
Women's progress has been a collective effort.
- Gloria Steinem
Girls actually need superheroes much more than boys.
- Gloria Steinem
It's easier to blame the person with less power.
- Gloria Steinem
Feminism began to dawn on my brain belatedly in life.
- Gloria Steinem
If the shoe doesn't fit, must we change the foot?
- Gloria Steinem
A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.
- Gloria Steinem
Perfectionism attaches to what is valued in the culture.
- Gloria Steinem
We can tell our values by looking at our checkbook stubs.
- Gloria Steinem
A pedestal is as much a prison as any small, confined space.
- Gloria Steinem
Society certainly encourages women to be victims in every way.
- Gloria Steinem
Children are short people. Some you like, some you don't.
- Gloria Steinem
Gender is probably the most restricting force in American life.
- Gloria Steinem
I will no longer be referred to as Miss Steinem of Ms. magazine.
- Gloria Steinem
If women have young children, they are one man away from welfare.
- Gloria Steinem
I'm lucky I don't make my living in front of the camera.
- Gloria Steinem
It's heartbreaking to watch people working against themselves.
- Gloria Steinem
For twenty years, not a week went by when I wasn't on a plane.
- Gloria Steinem
Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father.
- Gloria Steinem
Movements are like rivers. Dipping into them is never the same twice.
- Gloria Steinem
A liberated woman is one who has sex before marriage and a job after.
- Gloria Steinem
A woman reading Playboy feels a little like a Jew reading a Nazi manual.
- Gloria Steinem
The first resistance to social change is to say it's not necessary.
- Gloria Steinem
There's nothing automatic about political change, about liberation.
- Gloria Steinem
Female inferiority is internalised by us. Women need a lot more confidence.
- Gloria Steinem
We must begin to shift the emphasis of teen-age pregnancy to teen-age boys.
- Gloria Steinem
The women's movement in England was totally against Margaret Thatcher.
- Gloria Steinem
In my own mind, I am still a fat brunette from Toledo, and I always will be.
- Gloria Steinem
I'm a freelance person, and I've always been able to support myself.
- Gloria Steinem
It is more rewarding to watch money change the world than watch it accumulate.
- Gloria Steinem
What's so valuable about HBO is they tell stories. We learn from stories.
- Gloria Steinem
The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn.
- Gloria Steinem
Men should think twice before making widow hood woman's only path to power.
- Gloria Steinem
I keep thinking: 'Georgia O'Keeffe wouldn't have had Botox.'
- Gloria Steinem
The authority of any governing institution must stop at its citizen's skin.
- Gloria Steinem
I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career.
- Gloria Steinem
Whatever each individual woman is facing - only she knows her biggest challenge.
- Gloria Steinem
All those chemicals that create empathy only work when you are in a room together.
- Gloria Steinem
If I read the word 'problematize' one more time, I'm going to vomit.
- Gloria Steinem
America is an enormous frosted cupcake in the middle of millions of starving people.
- Gloria Steinem
Being misunderstood by people whose opinions you value is absolutely the most painful.
- Gloria Steinem
Power can be taken, but not given. The process of the taking is empowerment in itself.
- Gloria Steinem
Most women's magazines simply try to mold women into bigger and better consumers.
- Gloria Steinem
Everything about aging in my experience so far has been a plus. Except the death part!
- Gloria Steinem
Diane Keaton is good for women in and of herself. She's smart and funny and real.
- Gloria Steinem
Anger is energising. The opposite of anger is depression, which is anger turned inward.
- Gloria Steinem
The caste systems of sex and race are interdependent and can only be uprooted together.
- Gloria Steinem
Do women compete for the favours of men? Yes. They've spent 5,000 years competing.
- Gloria Steinem
How could you not love Norman Mailer? He was a total chauvinist, but also so vulnerable.
- Gloria Steinem
Like art, revolutions come from combining what exists into what has never existed before.
- Gloria Steinem
After feminism, I suddenly realised: not everyone has to live the same way. Imagine that!
- Gloria Steinem
Nothing changes the gender equation more significantly than women's economic freedom.
- Gloria Steinem
We'll never solve the feminization of power until we solve the masculinity of wealth.
- Gloria Steinem
We need to remember across generations that there is as much to learn as there is to teach.
- Gloria Steinem
I was the first woman to speak ever at the National Press Club, and they gave me a necktie.
- Gloria Steinem
The Constitution did not mention women when it was first written, and it still doesn't.
- Gloria Steinem
There's a big gap between public opinion polls and the vote in Washington, in Congress.
- Gloria Steinem
Burnout is a way of telling you that your form of activism was perhaps not very full circle.
- Gloria Steinem
I started out life as a writer, and writers write in part because they don't want to talk.
- Gloria Steinem
There are six million female lives lost in the world every year simply because they are female.
- Gloria Steinem
The future depends entirely on what each of us does every day; a movement is only people moving.
- Gloria Steinem
There's no greater gift than thinking that you had some impact on the world, for the better.
- Gloria Steinem
Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don't feel I should be doing something else.
- Gloria Steinem
Pearl Jam doesn't just sing about issues they care about. These guys walk it like they talk it.
- Gloria Steinem
The most hurtful thing is not what comes from our adversaries, it's what comes from our friends.
- Gloria Steinem
The Miss America Pageant reinforces a belief that women are merely how they look and how they please.
- Gloria Steinem
I always wanted to put a sign up on the road to Yale saying, 'Beware: Deconstruction Ahead.'
- Gloria Steinem
Republicans may learn they can't appeal to right-wing patriarchs and most women at the same time.
- Gloria Steinem
Obviously, no LGBT person should be denied the ability to be who they are because their boss disagrees.
- Gloria Steinem
Until the masculine role is humanized, women will tend to be much better at solving dangerous conflicts.
- Gloria Steinem
The problem for all women is we're identified by how we look instead of by our heads and our hearts.
- Gloria Steinem
In a general way, anything that affects men is taken more seriously than anything that affects only women.
- Gloria Steinem
The same way that racism is a white person's problem, violence against women is a men's problem.
- Gloria Steinem
Childbirth is more admirable than conquest, more amazing than self-defense, and as courageous as either one.
- Gloria Steinem
A parking lot attendant who's a guy makes a lot more money than a child-care attendant who's a woman.
- Gloria Steinem
If you're going to have a male-dominant system, to maintain the system, you have to teach men to dominate.
- Gloria Steinem
The abolition and suffrage movements progressed when united and were damaged by division; we should remember that.
- Gloria Steinem
I didn't go to school a full year until I was 11 or 12, so I lived in books. I really was an observer of life.
- Gloria Steinem
Anything can be used for or against the welfare of women - or the welfare of anyone - depending on who controls it.
- Gloria Steinem
Clearly no one knows what leadership has gone undiscovered in women of all races, and in black and other minority men.
- Gloria Steinem
A movement is only composed of people moving. To feel its warmth and motion around us is the end as well as the means.
- Gloria Steinem
A gender-equal society would be one where the word 'gender' does not exist: where everyone can be themselves.
- Gloria Steinem
God may be in the details, but the goddess is in the questions. Once we begin to ask them, there's no turning back.
- Gloria Steinem
We're never going to have democratic countries or peaceful countries until we have democratic or peaceful families.
- Gloria Steinem
We've begun to raise daughters more like sons... but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters.
- Gloria Steinem
What has the women's movement learned from Geraldine Ferraro's candidacy for vice president? Never get married.
- Gloria Steinem
From pacifist to terrorist, each person condemns violence - and then adds one cherished case in which it may be justified.
- Gloria Steinem
When I had a fellowship at the Smithsonian, I asked for a couch in the office because I liked to lie down and take a break.
- Gloria Steinem
Fashion in the past meant conforming and losing oneself. Fashion in the present means being individual and finding oneself.
- Gloria Steinem

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