To every woman who gave birth, to every citizen and taxpayer, it's our time to have wage equality once and for all and equal rights for women of the United States of America!

— Patricia Arquette

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I grew up in a hippie commune so I have a real hippie part of me.

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The Hope, Love & Healing necklace is the perfect embodiment of what we are trying to bring to Haiti through safe and sustainable housing, sanitation solutions, and water filtration devices.

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I know I love my kids and I know they love me.

I know I have beautiful friends and a great family, and I know I've been really blessed in this life.

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There's tens of millions of families with single mothers who are living at 100 to 200 percent below the poverty level and these are not women that are on welfare, these are working women. How different would there life be if they're making an extra 40 to 60 cents to the dollar. We can't do this to our kids anymore.

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Love is a vulnerable thing. Falling in love is like a great drug. But then to really be known and really let someone else be known is very vulnerable. It's a weird thing.

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Things are very rudimentary as far as women's rights really go here, and it seems fine, but once you start scraping the surface, you start to see the ripple effect of how not having equal rights is so detrimental and how many mothers are single parents trying to raise their families.

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Mothering is one of the most beautiful experiences of my life.

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If you emote in your performances, people feel connected to you as an emotional person, because that's how we communicate. That doesn't mean people know you. At a certain point, I think you have to just be your own self.

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Older homeless people are more likely to be women, because they don't have pensions and they are caretakers, so they withdraw from the workforce and end up having no pension if their husband leaves them, so the whole thing is just a nightmare.

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Of course, a lot of courtship and dating is about sexual attraction.

If you're an attractive person, you have that sort of interest from people, whether you cater to it or not, but when you get older, that's not really the leading thing anymore.

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I find that men are far more vain than women.

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You always have to sign contracts for several years, if they want to pick you up. It's kind of a strange scenario. They have the option or not.

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About Patricia Arquette

Quotes 73 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Actress
Birthday October 16

We have states that are throwing away the DNA of rapists.

How can a woman be so inconsequential, that we as a nation aren't standing up and doing something about this intimate, violent act?

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It's going to take from 40 to 118 years for the pay gap to close for women if we just go along with the status quo, so we need some serious, radical change.

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I hope some of your DNA transferred to me.

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I'm very grateful to have my kids in my life;

they're my greatest teachers. But to pretend it's always easy is just not really true.

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One of the most disturbing things I heard was that women's issues weren't "hot.

" Which is so ironic, because women are constantly being judged on some "hot" level. The conversation is not hot enough for them to do anything about. We have to make it hot, make them feel the fire. Until then, a lot of them aren't going to do anything.

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It's important for me as an actor to be able to make a living.

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There are a lot of parts of who I am that no one in the public has ever known, but the older I've gotten, the more I've appreciated my own strange little self and come to terms with that.

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I think there can always be beauty in struggle.

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The way your parents try to talk to you about politics and pull you to their side, that's an exciting moment in your family.

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As a teenager, you have so much energy and hormones and you feel powerless in your life.

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The average woman loses a half million dollars over a lifetime, but women with higher degrees lose $2 million over a lifetime.

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I was raised by somebody with the perception of trying to allow me the space and show me the importance of knowing who I was and figuring out who I was and appreciating who I was.

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The truth is even though we sort of feel like we have equal rights in America, right under the surface we have huge issues at play that really do affect women. It's time for all the women in America and all the women that love women and all the gay people and the people of color that we've all fought for to fight for us now.

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The number-one reason women say they returned to their abuser is financial insecurity. Often they have kids with them. They say half of the 66 million women and kids living in poverty in the US wouldn't be if women were just paid their full dollar. That's an enormous impact we could make on child hunger.

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I don't read my reviews, but I have a bunch of them and I will when I'm 80.

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I grew up with a lot of spirituality.

It wasn't necessarily organized religion, because my mom was Jewish and my dad was Muslim. I went to Catholic school. There was a lot of conversation about comparative religions.

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Part of what I love about getting older is realizing that there's something perfect in the imperfection. It's all very human.

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I think there can always be beauty in struggle.

I mean, as far as childbirth, I had my son in the hospital, but then I had my daughter at home. There's no doubt that there's a struggling in birth, and a beauty and a horror and fear and joy too.

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Women have more rights, and women do have their own power in the world.

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We all have our own little thing, I think.

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I liked the premise of this material.

I love the marriage relationship. They kind of keep each other honest, and they enjoy each other's sense of humor. Kind of a sexy but boring relationship.

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There's a ripple effect in being underpaid for women.

Ten thousand women are turned down every day for domestic abuse shelters. Part of domestic abuse is often economic suppression; the male might take your paycheck every week and never give you money or allow you to work because he's too jealous.

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Young people - there's been very little places in positions of authority in law enforcement for young people's skill sets, but the truth is we need them.

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When the woman is getting paid drastically less than the male, that whole family is impacted.

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I don't have a goal but I just want to work on movies that I really like.

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There's no doubt that there's a struggling in birth, and a beauty and a horror and fear and joy too.

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I'm kind of the long-hauler type of person.

I also have a strong work ethic and gratitude for people that I work with.

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We have Latinas in California making 55 cents on the dollar.

Black women making 63 cents on the dollar. White women making 78 cents on the dollar. It doesn't change very much year by year, it might go up or down a penny, but oftentimes, the years that it goes up are the same years that men are making a little bit more. It's pretty much always in proportion.

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I know that I've had a very fortunate life, but also I think my job as an actor is to connect emotionally to human beings.

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You want your partner to objectify you.

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A lot of being an actor is being something that people imagine you to be.

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Sometimes, when you briefly glance in Hollywood, there's a tendency to play it in a very "Yes, she's exhausted, and yes, she's working, and yes, she's taking care of her kids full time, and yes, she's a mom, but she's also in a great mood all the time."

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The good news is that we have a very active part of America that wants some radical progress.

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What I did find out because I grew up with a lot of chaos early on: sometimes, you're born into a family, and their norm is already in your red zone of dangerous feeling or feeling too chaotic. You don't get to really do anything about that when you're a kid.

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There was a time when only men could provide or work, and still a lot of countries are like that. But there's a price to be paid for that when you're expected to be the full-time caretaker and you're expected to be the full-time breadwinner.

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Hippy people had a hopeful idea of what they wanted the world to be like, then most of them changed into corporate Yuppies. But I still have that hippy thing underneath somewhere.

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Love is a vulnerable thing. Falling in love is like a great drug.

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