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" A bad facelift is like a bad toupee. "
" Happy or unhappy, families are all mysterious. We have only to imagine how differently we would be described - and will be, after our deaths - by each of the family members who believe they know us. "
" A pedestal is as much a prison as any small, confined space. "
" Women are liked better when they lose. "
" I remember someone once asked Jack Kennedy why he was paying such close attention to the renovation of the square across from the White House, and he said, 'It may be the only thing my presidency is remembered for.' "
" The danger of the Internet is cocooning with the like-minded online - of sending an email or Twitter and confusing that with action - while the real corporate and military and government centers of power go right on. "
" America is an enormous frosted cupcake in the middle of millions of starving people. "
" Anger is energising. The opposite of anger is depression, which is anger turned inward. "
" Some of us are becoming the men we wanted to marry. "
" Clearly no one knows what leadership has gone undiscovered in women of all races, and in black and other minority men. "
" Women tend to be conservative in youth and get more radical as they get older because they lose power with age. So if a young woman is not a feminist, I say, 'Just wait.' "
" I'm not saying that women leaders would eliminate violence. We are not more moral than men; we are only uncorrupted by power so far. When we do acquire power, we might turn out to have an equal impulse toward aggression. "
" The surest way to be alone is to get married. "
" The future depends entirely on what each of us does every day; a movement is only people moving. "
" Perfect is boring: Beauty is irregular. "
" There's been the same kind of demonizing of the word 'feminism' as words like 'liberal,' 'affirmative action,' and so on. "
" It's easier to blame the person with less power. "
" I started out life as a writer, and writers write in part because they don't want to talk. "
" It's heartbreaking to watch people working against themselves. "
" The Miss America Pageant reinforces a belief that women are merely how they look and how they please. "
" A parking lot attendant who's a guy makes a lot more money than a child-care attendant who's a woman. "
" I was the first woman to speak ever at the National Press Club, and they gave me a necktie. "
" Pop culture shapes our ideas of what is normal and what our dreams can be and what our roles are. Politics, of course, decides how the power and the money in the country is distributed. Both are equally important, and each affects the other. "
" Even before Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton threw their exploratory committees into the ring, every reporter seemed to be asking, 'Which candidate are Americans more ready for: a white woman or a black man?' "
" Burnout is a way of telling you that your form of activism was perhaps not very full circle. "
" I hate to generalize, but in general, both men and women suffer from ageism. Men much less because men gain power as they get older. Women lose power as they get older. Men are seen as gaining experience and being distinguished. Sons look forward to replacing their fathers. "
" The authority of any governing institution must stop at its citizen's skin. "
" You know there is a person inside every baby, right? And anybody who has ever met a baby knows there is already a person in there. "
" If you're going to have a male-dominant system, to maintain the system, you have to teach men to dominate. "
" Mama grizzlies mate later than other bears. They have two cubs instead of four. They wait four years - about twice as long as other bears - between having cubs. And after they're pregnant, if winter is hard or their health is not good or the food supply is uncertain, they re-absorb the embryo into their body. "
" A gender-equal society would be one where the word 'gender' does not exist: where everyone can be themselves. "