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Gloria Steinem Quotes

It was a game, and life was the playing field.
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Empathy is the most radical of human emotions.

— Gloria Steinem

To say 'radical feminist' is only a way of indicating that I believe the sexual caste system is a root of race and class and other divisions.

— Gloria Steinem

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

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Gender is probably the most restricting force in American life.

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Because I have work to care about, it is possible that I may be less difficult to get along with than other women when the double chins start to form.

— Gloria Steinem

Sometimes I think the only real division into two is between people who divide everything into two and those who don't.

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After all, hope is a form of planning.

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When people ask me why I still have hope and energy after all these years, I always say: Because I travel.

— Gloria Steinem

The elderly man from the ashram, explained to me, if the villagers wanted peace, they would feed and house the peacemakers. If they didn't want peace, no outsiders could help anyway. As we started on our journey, I noticed that without possessions, I felt oddly free.

— Gloria Steinem

Self-hatred leads to the need either to dominate or to be dominated.

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I'm still the same person who grew up mostly in a Midwestern, factory-working neighborhood where talk about "self-esteem" would have seemed like a luxury.

— Gloria Steinem

I can only tell you the kind of power I want, which is the power to persuade. But I do not want the power to tell other people what to do. Persuade assumes that the other person is going to make the decision. Especially as a writer and an activist, I want the power to put ideas and possibilities out there, but I understand that they will only work if they are freely chosen, so I don't want the power to dictate or to force the choice, ever.

— Gloria Steinem

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