Best Quotes by Marilyn French (Top 10)

  1. 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.
  2. To nourish children and raise them against odds is in any time, any place, is more valuable than to fix bolts in cars or design nuclear weapons.
  3. Fear is a question. What are you afraid of and why? Our fears are a treasure house of self-knowledge if we explore them.
  4. All the women I know feel a little like outlaws.
  5. It's strange how men feel they have the right to criticize a woman's appearance to her face.
  6. There was no justice, there was only life. And life she had.
  7. Oh, God, why don't I remember that a little chaos is good for the soul?
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.

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