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" The hilarity or brilliance of a forwarded link is inversely proportional to the number of people it's sent to. "
" There's some really good stuff in the way I was brought up. There's some really rubbish stuff as well. "
" I really hope that men read 'The Power' and watch 'The Handmaid's Tale' and read 'The Handmaid's Tale.' "
" No human quality belongs to only one class of person. We all get to be both aggressive and loving. We all get to delight in our careers and revel in our children. We're all kind and brave, soft and hard, sciency and artsy, interested in being looked at and in admiring others' physical form. Everything. "
" More choice doesn't make us happy, and we understand that no one has infinite choices about how to live life. "
" If I'm working every day, it's like pumping a pump. When you start, rusty water comes out, and then it runs clear. I do it even if I get completely stuck. "
" I listen to terrible music when exercising. I mean, like, early Madonna, Boney M, the Fratellis, Shakira... I can't claim interesting musical taste. "
" I get migraines. I've had them all my life; so has my dad. So did his grandmother, although back then they called them 'sick headaches.' "
" I don't think I have any particular problem with God. "
" I got my first library card, for Hendon Library in north London, when I was two years old. "
" The demands of having to be 'masculine' are as damaging to men as the demands of having to be 'feminine' are to women. I wish we could all agree just to wash it all away. Begin again. "
" Competitive sports may be where exercise becomes 'fun' for children who are good at it, but for those who are less talented, it is where exercise becomes not only physically demanding but also emotionally painful and socially humiliating. "
" I honestly can't think of many more truly romantic gestures than a really well-thought-through prenuptial agreement. "
" I love books. I want to read them, and I want to own them so they're always available to be reread. "
" It is a very different feeling to be in a fat body that is moving a lot to one that hardly moves at all. It feels like love. As simple and as joyful as that. "
" Let's teach boys at school the personally and economically valuable skills of self-expression and emotional intelligence, of mediation and problem-solving. "
" After the novel was published, I came to feel that I couldn't call myself Orthodox anymore. It's so patriarchal, anti-women, anti-gay. There was something about writing 'Disobedience'... it felt like I had put it all in the book. I had done my best by it, recorded what it meant for me. I felt I was done. "
" I was there on 9/11. I watched the towers falling from my office window, at which point I decided I would give up my job at a law firm in Manhattan and come back to the U.K. "
" No one in tech has ever been as sexist toward me as teachers and rabbis before I was 12 years old. "
" I've always been a reader of science fiction, and I have loved a lot of feminist science fiction. "
" If something is a problem, it's all right to admit it. "
" I was reading the Bible in Hebrew from a very young age, so that'll shape ideas about how words can move the world. "
" I've been a comics fan since my first hit of those gateway drawings: Judy, Asterix, and the TV cartoon 'Spider-Man and his Amazing Friend' - which naturally led me to Spider-Man comics. "
" Sometimes you feel like the people who invest in hate are winning. Then you just want to talk about love and what it really means to love yourself. "
" I had a year of panic attacks. I was feeling really pressured, like I could never do it again. With a first novel, you put things on hold because it takes so much mental energy and self-belief to keep on writing. "
" People who were always hardbodies love that competitive style of team-sports activity: they come up with timers and fitness contests and personal bests. But for the vast majority of people, competition in exercise is not fun. It's no fun to compete if you know you can never win. "
" I think when I was 7, at school they got us all to write the story of Joseph and his brothers. I got a bit carried away and wrote 12 pages - everybody else wrote a page. The teacher was so impressed by it that she put it up on the wall for parents' evening. I thought, 'Oh, this is something that I really like that I also seem to be quite good at.' "
" If you hold strong convictions against gay marriage, you shouldn't apply for a job as a registrar. "
" The species will continue, whatever apocalypse we manage to unleash. It just won't be much fun to live through. "
" Computer games can be works of art and literature - they're still developing. The stories they can tell, and the experiences they provide, are increasingly sophisticated and glorious. "
" Writing is investigation. "