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All Quotes by author - Ruth Bader Ginsburg
" After the pancreatic cancer, at first I went to N.I.H. every three months, then every four months, then every six months. "
" A gender line... helps to keep women not on a pedestal, but in a cage. "
" A judge sworn to decide impartially can offer no forecasts, no hints, for that would show not only disregard for the specifics of the particular case, it would display disdain for the entire judicial process. "
" All I can say is I am sensitive to discrimination on any basis because I have experienced that upset. "
" All respect for the office of the presidency aside, I assumed that the obvious and unadulterated decline of freedom and constitutional sovereignty, not to mention the efforts to curb the power of judicial review, spoke for itself. "
" America is known as a country that welcomes people to its shores. All kinds of people. The image of the Statue of Liberty with Emma Lazarus' famous poem. She lifts her lamp and welcomes people to the golden shore, where they will not experience prejudice because of the color of their skin, the religious faith that they follow. "
" An operatic voice is like no other. "
" Anybody who has been discriminated against, who comes from a group that's been discriminated against, knows what it's like. "
" Arizona presents no specific reason for excepting capital defendants from the constitutional protections extended to defendants generally, and none is readily apparent. "
" At Columbia Law School, my professor of constitutional law and federal courts, Gerald Gunther, was determined to place me in a federal court clerkship, despite what was then viewed as a grave impediment: On graduation, I was the mother of a 4-year-old child. "
" At Cornell University, my professor of European literature, Vladimir Nabokov, changed the way I read and the way I write. Words could paint pictures, I learned from him. Choosing the right word, and the right word order, he illustrated, could make an enormous difference in conveying an image or an idea. "
" At my advanced age - I'm now an octogenarian - I'm constantly amazed by the number of people who want to take my picture. "
" Collegiality is crucial to the success of our mission. We could not do the job the Constitution assigns to us if we didn't - to use one of Justice Antonin Scalia's favorite expressions - 'Get over it!' "
" Contraceptive protection is something every woman must have access to, to control her own destiny. "
" Dissents speak to a future age. "
" Each part of my life provided respite from the other and gave me a sense of proportion that classmates trained only on law studies lacked. "
" Eight, as you know, is not a good number for a multi-member court. "
" Ever since my colorectal cancer in 1999, I have been followed by the N.I.H. That was very lucky for me because they detected my pancreatic cancer at a very early stage. "
" Feminism... I think the simplest explanation, and one that captures the idea, is a song that Marlo Thomas sang, 'Free to be You and Me.' "
" Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you. "
" Frankly, I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don't want to have too many of. "
" How fortunate I was to be alive and a lawyer when, for the first time in United States history, it became possible to urge, successfully, before legislatures and courts, the equal-citizenship stature of women and men as a fundamental constitutional principle. "
" I always ask my law clerks, in addition to reading all the briefs, including all the amici briefs, that if there's a good law review article, they should bring it to me. "
" I always thought that there was nothing an antifeminist would want more than to have women only in women's organizations, in their own little corner empathizing with each other and not touching a man's world. "
" I am fearful, or suspicious, of generalizations... They cannot guide me reliably in making decisions about particular individuals. "
" I can't imagine what this place would be - I can't imagine what the country would be - with Donald Trump as our president. "
" I certainly respect the belief of the Hobby Lobby owners. On the other hand, they have no constitutional right to foist that belief on the hundreds and hundreds of women who work for them who don't share that belief. "
" I do a variety of weight-lifting, elliptical glider, stretching exercises, push-ups. And I do the Canadian Air Force exercises almost every day. "
" I do hope that some of my dissents will one day be the law. "
" I don't see that my majority opinions are going to be undone. "
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