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19 Famous Quotes by Barbara Ehrenreich
8/26/1941 - (Present)
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Frankly, I adore your catchy slogan "Adoption, not abortion," although no one has been able to figure out, even with expert counseling, how to use adoption as a method of birth control, or at what time of the month it is most effective

Adoption Quotes, by Barbara Ehrenreich

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We who officially value freedom of speech above life itself seem to have nothing to talk about but the weather.

Perspective Quotes, by Barbara Ehrenreich

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Surely there must be some way to find a husband or, for that matter, merely an escort, without sacrificing one's privacy, self-respect, and interior decorating scheme. For example, men could be imported from the developing countries, many parts of which are suffering from a man excess, at least in relation to local food supply.

Relationships Quotes, by Barbara Ehrenreich

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Exercise is the yuppie version of bulimia

Exercise Quotes, by Barbara Ehrenreich

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The media have just buried the last yuppie, a pathetic creature who had not heard the news that the great pendulum of public conciousness has just swung from Greed to Compassion and from Tex-Mex to meatballs.

Yuppies Quotes, by Barbara Ehrenreich

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The secret of the truly successful, I believe, is that they learned very early in life how not to be busy. They saw through that adage, repeated to me so often in childhood, that anything worth doing is worth doing well. The truth is, many things are worth doing only in the most slovenly, halfhearted fashion possible, and many other things are not worth doing at all.

Inspirational Quotes, by Barbara Ehrenreich

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No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

Politics / government Quotes, by Barbara Ehrenreich

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Some of us still get all weepy when we think about the Gaia Hypothesis, the idea that earth is a big furry goddess-creature who resembles everybody's mom in that she knows what's best for us. But if you look at the historical record -- Krakatoa, Mt. Vesuvius, Hurricane Charley, poison ivy, and so forth down the ages -- you have to ask yourself: Whose side is she on, anyway?

Existence Quotes, by Barbara Ehrenreich

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Given the cultural barriers to intersex conversation, the amazing thing is that we would even expect women and men to have anything to say to each other for more than ten minutes at a stretch. The barriers are ancient -- perhaps rooted, as some paleontologist may soon discover, in the contrast between the occasional guttural utterances exchanged in male hunting bands and the extended discussions characteristic of female food-gathering groups.

Men and women Quotes, by Barbara Ehrenreich

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If that's how it all started, then we might as well face the fact that what's left out there is a great deal of shrapnel and a whole bunch of cinders (one of which is, fortunately, still hot enough and close enough to be good for tanning).

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Barbara Ehrenreich

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A child is not a salmon mousse. A child is a temporarily disabled and stunted version of a larger person, whom you will someday know. Your job is to help them overcome the disabilities associated with their size and inexperience so that they get on with being that larger person.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Barbara Ehrenreich

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Surely there must be some way to find a husband or, for that matter, merely an escort, without sacrificing one's privacy, self-respect, and interior decorating scheme. For example, men could be imported from the developing countries, many parts of which are suffering from a man excess, at least in relation to local food supply.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Barbara Ehrenreich

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Of all the nasty outcomes predicted for women's liberation... none was more alarming, from a feminist point of view, than the suggestion that women would eventually become just like men.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Barbara Ehrenreich

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No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Barbara Ehrenreich

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There seems to be no stopping drug frenzy once it takes hold of a nation. What starts with an innocuous HUGS, NOT DRUGS bumper sticker soon leads to wild talk of shooting dealers and making urine tests a condition for employment -- anywhere.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Barbara Ehrenreich

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America is addicted to wars of distraction

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Barbara Ehrenreich

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Crime seems to change character when it crosses a bridge or a tunnel. In the city, crime is taken as emblematic of class and race. In the suburbs, though, it's intimate and psychological / resistant to generalization, a mystery of the individual soul.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Barbara Ehrenreich

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We love television because television brings us a world in which television does not exist

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Barbara Ehrenreich

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From the point of view of the pharmaceutical industry, the AIDS problem has already been solved. After all, we already have a drug which can be sold at the incredible price of $8, 000 an annual dose, and which has the added virtue of not diminishing the market by actually curing anyone.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Barbara Ehrenreich

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