Gloria Steinem Quotes

Planning ahead is a measure of class. The rich and even the middle class plan for future generations, but the poor can plan ahead only a few weeks or days. Gloria Steinem

Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don’t feel I should be doing something else. Gloria Steinem

…the art of politics is to be ahead of your time – about six months will do it. Any more than that, and people forget you were there. Gloria Steinem

Some of us are becoming the men we wanted to marry. Gloria Steinem

Oppression has no logic – just a self-fulfilling prophecy, justified by a self-perpetuating system. Gloria Steinem

Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father. Gloria Steinem

I’ve finally figured out why soap operas are, and logically should be, so popular with generations of housebound women. They are the only place in our culture where grown-up men take seriously all the things that grown-up women have to deal with all day long. Gloria Steinem

Like art, revolutions come from combining what exists into what has never existed before. Gloria Steinem

Childbirth is more admirable than conquest, more amazing than self-defense, and as courageous as either one. Gloria Steinem

Power can be taken, but not given. The process of the taking is empowerment in itself. Gloria Steinem

Someone once asked me why women don’t gamble as much as men do, and I gave the common-sensical reply that we don’t have as much money. That was a true but incomplete answer. In fact, women’s total instinct for gambling is satisfied by marriage. Gloria Steinem