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feminitity Quotes

23 of the best book quotes about feminitity
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“I shall never forgive God for making me a woman, and dearly am I beginning to pay for the honour of owning a pretty face.”
Thomas Hardy
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God
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Far from the Madding Crowd
book
Bathsheba Everdene
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gender
woman
feminitity
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“With no men around, everyone was surprisingly lighthearted.”
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″‘Oh, better I like to work out-of-doors than in a house!’ she used to sing joyfully. ‘I not care that your grandmother say it makes me like a man. I like to be like a man.‘”
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“This hotel – the Amazon – was for women only, and they were mostly girls my age with wealthy parents [...] and they were all going to posh secretarial schools like Katy Gibbs, where they had to wear hats and stockings and gloves to class, or they had just graduated from places like Katy Gibbs and were secretaries to executives and junior executives and simply hanging around in New York waiting to get married to some career man or other.”
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“She must now go into a word of femininity, a world she despised, could not comprehend nor defend herself against, a world that did not want her.”
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“All I’d heard about, really, was how fine and clean Buddy was and how he was the kind of person a girl should stay fine and clean for.”
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“The trouble was, I hated the idea of serving men in any way. I wanted to dictate my own thrilling letters.”
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“The last thing I wanted was infinite security and to be the place an arrow shoots off from. I wanted change and excitement and to shoot off in all directions myself, like the colored arrows from a Fourth of July rocket.”
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“It was not a girl’s room. It was not anybody’s room, and the faint scent of cheap cosmetics and the few feminine objects and the other evidences of crude and hopeless efforts to feminise it but added to its anonymity.”
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“Ah, women and young girls, how incomprehensible are your feminine hearts! When you are not the timidest, you are the bravest of creatures.”
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″ It wasn’t gross but a beautiful thing, you had to see it, like a modern painting or something. ”
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“Chorus: If only Apollo, Prince of the lyric, had put in our hearts the invention Of music and songs for the lyre Wouldn’t I then have raised up a feminine paean To answer the epic of men?”
Euripides
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Medea
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“Medea: Well, suppose they are dead: … will any man afford me home in a country safe for living…?”
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“Medea: I had rather stand my ground three times among the shields than face a childbirth once.”
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“Chorus: Woman of stone, heart of iron, Disconsolate woman, ready to kill The seed of your hands with the hand that tilled.”
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“Medea: Of all creatures that can feel and think, we women are the worst treated things alive.”
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“Medea: we (women) bid the highest price in dowries just to buy some man to be dictator of our bodies… How that compounds the wrong!”
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“Medea: Divorce is a disgrace (at least for women), to repudiate the man, not possible.”
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“Chorus: One day the story will change: then shall the glory of women resound… Reversing at last the sad reputation of ladies.”
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Lysistrata: “But if the women gather together here—the Boeotian women, the Peloponnesian women, and ourselves—together we’ll be able to rescue Greece.” Calonice: “But what can mere women do that’s intelligent or illustrious? We sit around the house looking pretty, wearing saffron dresses, and make-up, and Cimberic gowns, and pleasure-boat slippers.” Lysistrata: “Exactly! That’s exactly what I think will rescue Greece: our fancy little dresses, our perfumes and our slippers, our rouge and our see-through underwear!”
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“The tendency of the Feminine Principle is always in the direction of receiving impressions, while the tendency of the Masculine Principle is always in the direction of giving, out or expressing.”
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“They are conversation-openers in the arcane femine language of Shoe.”
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“A woman is a warrior too. But she is meant to be a warrior in a uniquely feminine way. Sometime before the sorrows of life did their best to kill it in us, most young women wanted to be a part of something grand, something important.”

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