The Quotable Woman: The First 5,000 Years

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The Quotable Woman, Revised Edition gathers great quotations from thousands of women throughout history, from Eve to the present day. It is a treasure trove of both familiar and unexpected quotations on nearly every subject imaginable-from friendship, love, politics, and religion to education, the arts, and women's role in society. Contributors are presented in chronological order by the year of their birth, then alphabetically within each year. Indexes allow readers to find quotations by subject and contributors by name, occupation/profession, and nationality/ethnicity.

The updated and expanded edition features:

More than 4,000 additional quotations

More than 1350 new contributors

Many more quotations from women from Africa, South Asia, and the Middle East

Quotations include:

"A woman is like a teabag. You can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water."-Nancy Pelosi

"Men their rights and nothing more; women their rights and nothing less."-Susan B. Anthony

"My only concern was to go get home after a hard day's work."-Rosa Parks

"When men start to become the fathers they wished they had, it's a real change."-Gloria Steinem

"Indeed, she had seen enough of the world to know that in few people is discretion stronger than the desire to tell a good story."-Murasaki Shikibu

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About the Author:

Elaine Bernstein Partnow is the author of many books, including The Female Dramatist . She is also a performing artist with more than 40 years of experience on stage, in film, and performing living history.

From Booklist:

Thirty-five years ago, Partnow began her “excavation of women’s history” by compiling collections of quotations by women. This revised edition is her latest and biggest: some 1,350 new contributors and more than 4,000 new quotations (about a quarter of the quotations included in this collection) have been added. Partnow estimates that to make room for these new quotations and contributors, about 1,000 quotations from the previous edition, and even some of the contributors, had to be cut. For that reason, collections owning the earlier edition should keep it. This volume, like its predecessors, is organized chronologically, and each contributor is assigned a number, and within each entry, each quotation is also numbered. There are four indexes (biographical, career and occupation, ethnicity and nationality, and subject), and entries in each of them provide further information on the quoted. An effort was made to include more women from developing nations, resulting in more of the words of women from the African continent, the Middle East, and South Asia. The chronologically arranged quotations provide a kind of survey of women’s history. Reading through them illustrates the concerns and challenges faced by women through the ages, and the variety of careers and occupations represented highlight women’s accomplishments. As one of the best organized and most carefully documented quotation collections currently available in print, this title is recommended for all reference collections. --Carolyn Mulac

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