I don't think that the feminist movement has done much for the characters of women.
Quote by Doris Lessing
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I think a lot of romanticizing has gone on with the women's movement.
You cannot escape the fact that women mould your first five years, whether you like it or not. And I can't say I do like it very much.
I hate Iran. I hate the Iranian government. It's a cruel and evil government.
There's an unconscious bias in our society: girls are wonderful boys are terrible. And to be a boy, or young man, growing up, having to listen to all this, it must be painful.
There was a time when young people respected learning and literature and now they don't.
I don't know much about creative writing programs. But they're not telling the truth if they don't teach, one, that writing is hard work, and, two, that you have to give up a great deal of life, your personal life, to be a writer.
When you're young you think that you're going to sail into a lovely lake of quietude and peace. This is profoundly untrue.
There is only one real sin and that is to persuade oneself that the second best is anything but second best.
I think kids ought to travel. I think it's very good to carry kids around. It's good for them. Of course it's tough on the parents.
That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you've understood all your life, but in a new way.
Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.
John D. Rockefeller wanted to dominate oil, but Microsoft wants it all, you name it: cable, media, banking, car dealerships.
I look forward to a great future for America - a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose.
I shall never be ashamed of citing a bad author if the line is good.
But I do not believe that the world would be entirely different if there were more women leaders. Maybe if everybody in leadership was a woman, you might not get into the conflicts in the first place. But if you watch the women who have made it to the top, they haven't exactly been non-aggressive - including me.
I don't really make movies because I want to see my face on a billboard or because I want to get good reviews or have a big box office. That doesn't really matter to me at all.
I'd like to be settled into somewhat of a normal life. Somewhat. I know it's never going to be completely normal.
A man only learns in two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people.
When I was four years old, my mother put me into a school for early music education where you get perfect pitch and harmony and composition.
Every society and religion has rules, for both have moral laws. And the essence of morality consists, as in art, of drawing the line somewhere.