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10 Famous Quotes by Carolyn Heilbrun
1/13/1926 - 10/9/2003
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Carolyn Heilbrun     Amanda Cross
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About Carolyn Heilbrun

Women, I believe, search for fellow beings who have faced similar struggles, conveyed them in ways a reader can transform into her own life, confirmed desires the reader had hardly acknowledged - desires that now seem possible. Women catch courage from the women whose lives and writings they read, and women call the bearer of that courage friend.

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The married are those who have taken the terrible risk of intimacy and, having taken it, know life without intimacy to be impossible.

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To recommend that women become identical to men, would be simple reversal, and would defeat the whole point of androgyny, and for that matter, feminism: in both, the whole point is choice.

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Ideas move rapidly when their time comes.

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The Freudian view that accomplished women are sexually men, or trying to be, has done more, I suspect, than any other misconception to doom women to fear of accomplishment and selfhood.

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Ironically, women who acquire power are more likely to be criticized for it than are the men who have always had it.

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The journey is over. Love to all.

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Whether animals admit it or not, they and I communicate.

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I don't know why togetherness was ever held up as an ideal of marriage. Away from home for both, then together, that's much better.

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Quoting, like smoking, is a dirty habit to which I am devoted.

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