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Elizabeth Wurtzel Quotes

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Feminism is a good venue for getting yourself across
as much as for getting your point across.
- Elizabeth Wurtzel

Ritalin abuse is a big issue in the US.
- Elizabeth Wurtzel

All I do is go to the movies.
- Elizabeth Wurtzel

I admire Bruce Springsteen because he's a heroic person
who has lots of integrity and has this incredible body
of work that is so vital.
- Elizabeth Wurtzel

 

I don't want any more vicissitudes, I don't want any more of this try,
try again stuff.
I just want out.
I've had it.
I am so tired.
I am twenty and I am already exhausted.
- Elizabeth Wurtzel

In a strange way, I had fallen in love with my depression.
- Elizabeth Wurtzel

You don't even have to hate to have a perfectly miserable time.
- Elizabeth Wurtzel

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Insanity is knowing that what you're doing is completely idiotic,
but still, somehow, you just can't stop it.
- Elizabeth Wurtzel

Am I worried people will say I'm repeating myself? Sure.
One thought I had was to publish it as a novel but
eventually I just decided to do what I wanted to do.
- Elizabeth Wurtzel

It's like Samson and Delilah: watch your back,
because trouble could be the person you're sleeping with.
- Elizabeth Wurtzel

My life's actually been quite dull; it's not all that glamorous.
- Elizabeth Wurtzel

It was just very interesting to me that certain types
of women inspire people's imagination,
and all of them were very difficult women.
- Elizabeth Wurtzel

I'd really like to write a book about Timothy McVeigh,
but it would only work if he cooperated.
- Elizabeth Wurtzel

In life, single women are the most vulnerable adults.
In movies, they are given imaginary power.
- Elizabeth Wurtzel

Everything's plastic, we're all gonna die.
- Elizabeth Wurtzel

Why does the rest of the world put up with the hypocrisy,
the need to put a happy face on sorrow,
the need to keep on keeping on?...
I don't know the answer, I know only that I can't.
- Elizabeth Wurtzel

Sometimes I think that I was forced to withdraw into
depression because it was the only rightful protest
I could throw in the face of a world that said it was
alright for people to come and go as they please,
that there were simply no real obligations left.
- Elizabeth Wurtzel

That's the thing about depression: A human being can survive almost anything,
as long as she sees the end in sight.
But depression is so insidious, and it compounds daily,
that it's impossible to ever see the end.
The fog is like a cage without a key.
- Elizabeth Wurtzel

I thought depression was the part of my character that made me worthwhile.
I thought so little of myself, felt that I had such
scant offerings to give to the world,
that the one thing that justified my existence at all was my agony.
- Elizabeth Wurtzel

I start to think there really is no cure for depression,
that happiness is an ongoing battle,
and I wonder if it isn't one I'll have to fight for as long as I live.
I wonder if it's worth it.
- Elizabeth Wurtzel

Like, in high school, I was a good student and got straight As.
It was very strict and you couldn't do well there unless you studied very hard,
but every time there was any trouble,
I was the first person they would be talking to.
- Elizabeth Wurtzel

Sometimes I wish that there were a way to let people
know that just because I live in a world without rules,
and in a life that is lawless, doesn't mean that it
doesn't hurt so bad the morning after.
- Elizabeth Wurtzel

I start to feel like I can't maintain the facade any longer,
that I may just start to show through.
And I wish I knew what was wrong.
Maybe something about how stupid my whole life is.
- Elizabeth Wurtzel

I'll see Naomi Wolf on television periodically,
I have nothing against her and what she says,
but I'll feel that she's a politician,
like she's got an agenda to get across and that she
doesn't always say what's really true or exactly what she feels.
- Elizabeth Wurtzel

I always carry lots of stuff with me wherever I roam,
always weighted down with books, with cassettes,
with pens and paper, just in case I get the urge to sit down somewhere,
and oh, I don't know, read something or write my masterpiece.
- Elizabeth Wurtzel

My idea of feminism is self-determination,
and it's very open-ended: every woman has the right to become herself,
and do whatever she needs to do.
- Ani DiFranco

I think Julia is defining a new feminism.
It's the power of the open heart.
And its ok to be sexual.
- Kenny Loggins

Feminism is a political mistake.
Feminism is a mistake made by women's intellect,
a mistake which her instinct will recognize.
- Valentine de Saint-Point

The word, and the concept of feminism,
was a gift because it gave me a sense of identity and
a way of defining how I wished to live my life.
- Betty Buckley

Until women learn to want economic independence,
and until they work out a way to get this independence
without denying themselves the joys of love and motherhood,
it seems to me feminism has no roots.
- Crystal Eastman

Feminism is doomed to failure because it is based on
an attempt to repeal and restructure human nature.
- Phyllis Schlafly

I am trying to make art that relates to the deepest
and most mythic concerns of human kind and I believe that,
at this moment of history, feminism is humanism.
- Judy Chicago

He travels fastest who travels alone,
and that goes double for she.
Real feminism is spinsterhood.
- Florence King

I used to think feminism was a liberating force -
now I see many of those people are just censors under a different name.
- Lydia Lunch

My feminism is humanism, with the weakest being those who I represent,
and that includes many beings and life forms,
including some men.
- Sandra Cisneros

There's a side of me that dislikes feminism.
I think we surrendered something and women were unable
to reveal any kind of vulnerability.
- Rachel Hunter

'I hate discussions of feminism that end up with who does the dishes,'
she said.
So do I. But at the end, there are always the damned dishes.
- Marilyn French

One of the greatest gifts of Black feminism to ourselves
has been to make it a little easier simply to be Black and female.
- Barbara Smith

Feminism - the word - can give us a handle,
a rallying point, a common ground, and help us build a bridge.
Why not claim the gift of the word as a place to begin?
- Betty Buckley

Feminism is an entire world view or gestalt,
not just a laundry list of women's issues.
- Charlotte Bunch

I got more and more politically active and just followed
the course of feminism and sexual liberation.
- Susie Bright

Feminism is hated because women are hated.
Anti-feminism is a direct expression of misogyny;
it is the political defense of women hating.
- Andrea Dworkin

I think feminism has had a major impact on anthropology.
- Clifford Geertz

Feminism's agenda is basic: It asks that women not
be forced to choose between public justice and private happiness.
- Susan Faludi

The left ask people to believe that there is no conflict
between feminism and the family.
- Christopher Lasch

Feminism is sort of like God.
Many people profess to believe in it,
but no one seems to be able to define it to everyone's satisfaction.
- Aaron Allston

Sexual harassment law is very important.
But I think it would be a mistake if the sexual harassment
law movement is the only way in which feminism is known in the media.
- Judith Butler

What, do you think that feminism means you hate men?
- Cyndi Lauper

It's tragic when people think feminism is a dirty word.
- Siobhan Fahey

The cornerstone of the political correctness that dominates
campus culture is radical feminism.
- Phyllis Schlafly

First I would probably place men at the bottom of the food chain.
On a grander scale, I would say they're reacting to change.
Feminism has got to be part of that.
- Neil LaBute

I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is:
I only know that people call me a feminist whenever
I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat.
- Rebecca West

I'm writing a review of three books on feminism and science,
and it's about social constructionism.
So I would say I'm a social constructionist,
whatever that means.
- Clifford Geertz

Words like feminism or democracy scare me.
They are words with barnacles on them,
and you can't see what's underneath.
- William Collins

Feminism was established to allow unattractive women
easier access to the mainstream.
- Rush Limbaugh

Feminism encourages women to leave their husbands,
kill their children, practice witchcraft,
destroy capitalism and become lesbians.
- Pat Robertson

And the first commandment of feminism is:
I am woman;
thou shalt not tolerate strange gods who assert that
women have capabilities or often choose roles that
are different from men's.
- Phyllis Schlafly

The Myth of Male Power dealt much more with the political issues,
the legal issues, sexual harassment,
date rape,
women who kill, and those issues were very much more
interfaced with the agendas of feminism.
- Warren Farrell

Feminism is dated? Yes, for privileged women like my
daughter and all of us here today,
but not for most of our sisters in the rest of the
world who are still forced into premature marriage,
prostitution, forced labor - they have children that
they don't want or they cannot feed.
- Isabel Allende

Even now, after whatever gains feminism has made in
involving fathers in the rearing of their children,
I still think virtually all of us spend the most formative
years of our lives very much in the presence of women.
- Reynolds Price

To recommend that women become identical to men,
would be simple reversal, and would defeat the whole point of androgyny,
and for that matter, feminism: in both,
the whole point is choice.
- Carolyn Heilbrun

Has feminism made us all more conscious? I think it has.
Feminist critiques of anthropological masculine bias
have been quite important,
and they have increased my sensitivity to that kind of issue.
- Clifford Geertz

Feminism is a socialist, anti-family,
political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands,
kill their children, practice witchcraft,
destroy capitalism and become lesbians.
- Pat Robertson

The young women in my classes are feisty and clever and believe,
often with the passion of youthful optimism,
that feminism is a battle already won.
I worry for them - and for my daughters,
too.
- Louise Brown

It was critical to finding a way out.
I had assumed young women knew the history of feminism
and must have felt gratitude to the movement for the
opportunities that the work we have done has afforded them.
- Betty Buckley

Out with stereotypes, feminism proclaims.
But stereotypes are the west's stunning sexual personae,
the vehicles of art's assault against nature.
The moment there is imagination, there is myth.
- Camille Paglia

People have accepted the media's idea of what feminism is,
but that doesn't mean that it's right or true or real.
Feminism is not monolithic.
Within feminism, there is an array of opinions.
- Judy Chicago

Sotomayor's vainglorious lecture bromide about herself
as "a wise Latina" trumping white men is a vulgar embarrassment -
a vestige of the bad old days of male-bashing feminism.
- Camille Paglia

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

If it's a good idea, go ahead and do it.
It is much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.
- Grace Hopper

When an idea reaches critical mass
there is no stopping the shift
its presence will induce.
- Marianne Williamson


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