Words of a Woman

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. – Dolly Parton

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Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison

We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives…...

2 weeks ago by

Isabel Allende

Isabel Allende

I seek truth and beauty in the transparency of an autumn leaf, in the perfect form of a seashell on...

3 weeks ago by

Claudia Rankine

Claudia Rankine

Yes, and the body has memory. The physical carriage hauls more than its weight. The body is a...

1 month ago by

Megan Rapinoe

Megan Rapinoe

When I take a knee, I am facing the flag with my full body, staring straight into the heart of our...

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Brandi Carlile

Brandi Carlile

You get discouraged, don’t you, girl? It’s your brother’s world for a while longer...

2 months ago by

Coretta Scott King

Coretta Scott King

Freedom and justice cannot be parceled out in pieces to suit political convenience. I don’t...

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Heather Havrilesky

Heather Havrilesky

You can’t just sleep with men and learn about them that way. You have to observe and get to know...

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Ariel Levy

Ariel Levy

I wanted what we all want: everything. We want a mate who feels like family and a lover who is...

3 months ago by

Dani Shapiro

Dani Shapiro

It would be many years before I began to understand that all of life is practice: writing, driving,...

3 months ago by

Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart

I believe that a girl should not do what she thinks she should do, but should find out through...

6 months ago by

Sheila Heti

Sheila Heti

Perhaps our vision of how life should be is actually no fun at all, and neglects to include the...

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Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris

If you are fortunate enough to have opportunity, it is your duty to make sure other people have...

7 months ago by

Mary Oliver

Mary Oliver

When Death Comes By Mary Oliver When it’s over, I want to say: all my life I was a bride married...

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Eve Babitz

Eve Babitz

I’ve been in love with people and ideas in several cities and learned that the lovers...

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Rebecca Solnit

Rebecca Solnit

Lost really has two disparate meanings. Losing things is about the familiar falling away, getting...

8 months ago by

Mary Oliver

Mary Oliver

Coming Home By Mary Oliver When we are driving in the dark, on the long road to Provincetown, when...

9 months ago by

Octavia E. Butler

Octavia E. Butler

Writing is one of the few professions in which you can psychoanalyze yourself, get rid of...

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