52+ Marilyn French Quotes On Education, Nature And Beauty
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- Losing the future is the best thing that ever happened to me.
- Men stumble over pebbles, never over mountains.
- The same men who are blind and deaf to feminism are acutely sensitive to what threatens their dominance and privilege.
- All men are rapists and that's all they are
- Nothing is ever simple. What do you do when you discover you like parts of the role you're trying to escape?
- Oh, God, why don't I remember that a little chaos is good for the soul?
- Men seem unable to feel equal to women: they must be superior or they are inferior
- Control over a woman is the only form of dominance most men possess, for most men are merely subjects of more powerful men.
- Anyone determined to find another person or group inferior can always find whole lists of grounds that demonstrate inferiority because we are all inferior to the ideals of humanness we have erected.
- Survival is an art. It requires the dulling of the mind and the senses, and a delicate attunement to waiting, without insisting on precision about just what it is you are waiting for.
Marilyn French Short Quotes
- in a way it doesn't matter whether you open doors or close them, you still end up in a box.
- rain is one thing the British do better than anybody else.
- She drowned in words that could not teach her how to swim.
- My books are water; those of the great geniuses are wine - everybody drinks water.
- It isn't success after all, is it, if it isn't an expression of your deepest energies?
- Even disasters -- there are always disasters when you travel -- can be turned into adventures.
- Never underestimate the power of helplessness!
- there's no justice, there's only love.
- There is no power greater than the power of passive dependency.
- All the women I know feel a little like outlaws.
Marilyn French Quotes On Life
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. — Marilyn French
The view of life as a struggle for power generates a language in which life has no significance and only power matters. — Marilyn French
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. — Marilyn French
My goal in life is to change the entire social and economic structure of western civilization, to make it a feminist world. — Marilyn French
There was no justice, there was only life. And life she had. — Marilyn French
Marilyn French Famous Quotes And Sayings
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. — Marilyn French
All patriarchists exalt the home and family as sacred, demanding it remain inviolate from prying eyes. Men want privacy for their violations of women... All women learn in childhood that women as a sex are men's prey. — Marilyn French
Women are afraid in a world in which almost half the population bears the guise of the predator, in which no factor - age, dress, or color - distinguishes a man who will harm a woman from one who will not. — Marilyn French
loneliness is not a longing for company, it is a longing for kind. And kind means people who can see you who you are, and that means they have enough intelligence and sensitivity and patience to do that. — Marilyn French
When a man loses superiority, he loses potency. That's what all this talk about castrating women is about. Castrating women are those who refuse to pretend men are better than they are and better than women are. The simple truth - that men are only equal - can undermine a culture more devastatingly than any bomb. Subversion is telling the truth. — Marilyn French
S and M is only the expression in the bedroom of an oppressive-submissive relation which can happen also in the kitchen or at the factory, can happen between people of any gender. There is obviously something titillating about these relationships, but it isn't the sexual components that makes them ugly, they're uglier elsewhere. Nothing sexual is depraved. Only cruelty is depraved, and that's another matter. — Marilyn French
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. — Marilyn French
It's strange how men feel they have the right to criticize a woman's appearance to her face. — Marilyn French
When a baby first looks at you...when it laughs that deep, unselfconscious gurgle; or when it cries and you pick it up and it clings sobbing to you...then you are-happy is not the precise word-filled. — Marilyn French
Habit is a good thing for the human race. ... You have to spend so much energy just getting through the day when you have no habits that you don't have any left for productive labor. — Marilyn French
you can't equate passive dependent power with assertive power because the dependent kind isn't fun, it doesn't give you a kick, it just allows you to survive. — Marilyn French
Marriage accustomed one to the good things, so one came to take them for granted, but it magnified the bad things, so they came to feel as painful as a grain in one's eye. An open window, a forgotten quart of milk, a TV set left blaring, socks on the bathroom floor could become occasions for incredible rage. — Marilyn French
Desire consumes you, it takes you over. You forget yourself completely. All you can think about is the other, the one you desire, your self is just a fire. — Marilyn French
Later, she would remember these years, and realize with astonishment that she had, by fifteen, decided on most of the assumptions she would carry for the rest of her life: that people were essentially not evil, that perfection was death, that life was better than order and a little chaos good for the soul. Most important, this life was all. Unfortunately, she forgot these things, and had to remember them the hard way. — Marilyn French
The very notion of superiority of one kind over another will have to disappear, although differences among kind will remain. — Marilyn French
There's power to: and everyone should have that, but everyone doesn't. Power to play Bach, or tennis, or boccie if you like. And there's power over; and no one should have that, but people do. — Marilyn French
The real motivation of the campaign to criminalize abortion is to establish the principles that women's bodies belong to the state and that women bear the responsibility for sex. — Marilyn French
I have opened all the doors in my head. I have opened all the pores in my body. But only the tide rolls in. — Marilyn French
I believe that all human beings are equal. I believe that no one has the right to authority over anyone else. — Marilyn French
I'd discovered you never know yourself until you're tested and that you don't even know you're being tested until afterwards, and that in fact there isn't anyone giving the test except yourself. — Marilyn French
All men are rapists and that's all they are. They rape us with their eyes, their laws, and their codes. — Marilyn French
If you ask me what I believe in today, I believe in feminism. I believe that all human beings are equal. I believe that no one has the right to authority over anyone else. Feminism has to do with everything in the world, a vision of how the world can be. I have great doubts about Utopias, but I just keep on thinking there is a better way to live than the way we live now. — Marilyn French
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? — Marilyn French
To nourish and raise children against odds is in any time, any place, more valuable than to fix bolts in cars or design nuclear weapons. — Marilyn French
My feelings about men are the result of my experience. I have little sympathy for them. Like a Jew just released from Dachau, I watch the handsome young Nazi soldier fall writhing to the ground with a bullet in his stomach and I look briefly and walk on. I don’t even need to shrug. I simply don’t care. What he was, as a person, I mean, what his shames and yearnings were, simply don’t matter. — Marilyn French
In a great gasp, puts her head in her hands again and cries as if her throat were a cave, as if the howling winds came from her belly, she cries like a storm that will never end. — Marilyn French
For many people, morality means a set of rules governing the disposition on one's genital organs; or a set of injunctions against lying, stealing, or killing except when such acts are sanctioned by church or state. — Marilyn French
Life Lessons by Marilyn French
- Marilyn French teaches us to be resilient and to never give up in the face of adversity. She encourages us to be independent and to take control of our own lives, no matter the challenges we may face. Lastly, she reminds us to be brave and to embrace our own unique voice and perspective in the world.
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