Celebrating Women in Literature

With the International Women’s Day being tomorrow,a tribute to the opposite sex seems fitting.

What makes a woman special? How does a woman differ from a man? What does a woman actually feel?These are some of the questions to which many men ignore the answers but which over decades and centuries have been answered by some of literature’s well-known female figures.

1.Sylvia Plath 

 What a man is is an arrow in the future and what a woman is is the place the arrow shoots off from.

2.Simone de Beauvoir

One is not born,but rather,becomes a woman.

3.Eleanor Roosevelt

A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it’s in hot water.

4.Margaret Atwood

We still think of a powerful man as a born leader and a powerful woman as an anomaly.

5.Virginia Woolf

Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size.

6.Ayn Rand

If you tell a beautiful woman that she is beautiful, what have you given her? It’s no more than a fact and it has cost you nothing. But if you tell an ugly woman that she is beautiful, you offer her the great homage of corrupting the concept of beauty. To love a woman for her virtues is meaningless. She’s earned it, it’s a payment, not a gift. But to love her for her vices is a real gift, unearned and undeserved. To love her for her vices is to defile all virtue for her sake – and that is a real tribute of love, because you sacrifice your conscience, your reason, your integrity and your invaluable self-esteem.

7.Alice Munro

Always remember that when a man goes out of the room, he leaves everything in it behind… When a woman goes out she carries everything that happened in the room along with her.

8.Iris Murdoch

I think being a woman is like being Irish… Everyone says you’re important and nice, but you take second place all the time.

9.Daphne du Maurier

Women want love to be a novel.Men,a short story.

10.Mary Wollstonecraft

Taught from their infancy that beauty is woman’s sceptre, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison.

7 thoughts on “Celebrating Women in Literature”

  1. That quote from Ayn Rand was not something she believed. The character who said it was the opposite of Rand.

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