”So, Lizzy, your sister is crossed in love I find. I congratulate her. Next to being married, a girl likes to be crossed in love a little now and then. It is something to think of, and gives her a sort of distinction among her companions.” -Mr. Bennet, Pride & Prejudice
Category Archives: Women I Love
“Home! To sit around, doing nothing, listening to the clock, counting up the years, thinking back… thinking! To stay fixed in one place as if waiting for something or somebody. No! no! Better far to be blown over the earth like the husk, like the withered pod that the wind carries and drops and bears aloft again.” -Katherine Mansfield
”I recently spoke at a university where a student told me that it was such a shame that Nigerian men were physical abusers like the father character in my novel. I told him that I had just read a novel called American Psycho and that it was such a shame that young Americans were serial murderers.” -Author, Chimamanda Adichie, tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.
”I resent in my life the survival of some very mediocre male actors and the professional demise of some very brilliant female ones. However, with all due respect to you many brilliant and successful women in this room… really not too much has changed in the canon of Hollywood filmmaking that continues to worship at the altar of the 18- to 25-year-old male and his penis. Quite small, I always think.” – Helen Mirren while accepting her Sherry Lansing Leadership award at the Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment breakfast.
“I’m not beautiful; I clean up nice. Why don’t we talk about the fact, for example, that I just did ‘Arthur,’ and the cinematographer was a woman, the film operator was a woman, the whole camera team were women? That’s where we should be putting our attention. The fact that I look good at the age I am is bloody irrelevant.” -Hellen Mirren on the same night