Home is the girl's prison and the woman's workhouse.
(George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (1903). Man and Superman, "The Revolutionist's Handbook," The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 2, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1971).)
(Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906), U.S. suffragist. As quoted in Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony, vol. 3, ch. 58, by Ida Husted Harper (1908).
With this line written in her diary on September 10, 1900, Anthony noted the success of a long and costly campaign to get women admitted to the University of Rochester on the same basis as men. Despite her advanced age, she had played a major role in the effort. She apparently made the diary entry immediately after returning home from a meeting with the University of Rochester's Board of Trustees.)
Freedom, my good girl, means being able to count on how other people will behave.
(George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (First produced 1910). Joey Percival, in Misalliance, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 4, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1972).)
Dianne's not one of the boys, but she's not one of the girls, either.
(Marcia Smolens, U.S. political campaign aide. As quoted in Dianne Feinstein, ch. 15, by Jerry Roberts (1994).
Smolens, formerly a campaign aide to Senator Dianne Feinstein (b. 1933) of California, was commenting on Feinstein's apparent lack of conscious self-identification as a feminist.)
Do you have to open graves to find girls to fall in love with?
(John L. Balderston (1899-1954), U.S. screenwriter. Karl Freund. Helen Grosvenor (Zita Johann), The Mummy, to young archaeologist Frank Whemple (1932).
From the story by Nina Wilcox Putnam and Richard Schayer.)