Deborah Siegel harnesses the wisdom of the She Writes quote borg. Got quote? Post it here!
You’ve heard of a coat drive, right? Well today here on She Writes, Kamy and I would like to introduce The Quote Drive (Kamy's ingenious phrase). Just as coats provide warmth in wind and gale, words from women—and in particular, women writers
—can both comfort and heat up our soul. But I’m quitting with the analogy, before it devolves into cliché; you get the drift.
Here’s how it works; it's pretty simple. Post your favorite quote by a woman (or about women) in comments to this post.
Let’s cast our net wide:
-It can be by someone living or dead.
-It can be by a writer, a famous person, or someone well known(ish) with something kicky or poignant or true to say about the fairer (ha) sex.
-It can be by a fellow She Writer.
-It can be by you
Be sure to attribute!
We’ll collect them over time, and we'll come up with a cool way, eventually, to share them. Stay tuned on that.
Here we go. I’m starting us off with a few from the women I spoke with on a panel about work/life balance across generations earlier this week in Kansas City, the “Women, Girls, and Ladies,”
as we call ourselves. Because they inspire me to no end.
"Nobody loves you better because you have used yourself up for them." –Gloria Feldt
, author of No Excuses: 9 Women Can Change How We Think About Power
(pubbing Oct 5!)
"For a writer who's used to being in her own head, being around other people all the time can feel like a loss of self." -- Kristal Brent Zook, author of Black Women’s Lives
“I want to get good at failure, and redefine success.” --Courtney Martin
, author of Do It Anyway: The Next Generation of Activists
Plus, a bonus track from a new friend, who also happens to be Assignments and Syndication Editor at BlogHer
and came to our panel in Kansas City
this week (and wrote about it
“It's an extreme act of love to give the object of your affection time and space to feed her soul.” – Rita Arens
, author of Sleep is for the Weak
and blogger at Surrender Dorothy
Ok, your turn. What words by--or about--women inspire the heck out of you, or merely say something heartwrenchingly or gutwrenchingly true? And hey, after you post, tweet it too!