And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.

Anaïs Nin

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

Rebecca West

Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.

Audre Lorde

Feminism, for decades of neoliberalism, has been a feminism of the Hilary Clintons and the Sheryl Sandbergs, which is basically breaking the glass ceiling while the vast majority of women are in the basement cleaning up the glass.

Tithi Bhattacharya

My name is Harvey Milk and I am here to recruit you.

Harvey Milk

If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?

Rumi

There's no excuse for causing our own extinction.

Dr. Sylvia Earle

It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.

Ursula K. Le Guin

You have to simply start making your work, and go public with your work, then raise the stakes, and do it again.

Jessica Abel

Learning can only happen when a child is interested. If they are not interested, it's like throwing marshmallows at their head and calling it eating.

Katrina Gutleben