“You are the boss of that dough.” ~Julia Child
“If you wish to make an apple pie truly from scratch, you must first invent the universe.” ~Carl E. Sagan
“Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.” ~Harriet Van Horne
“Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.” ~Anthelme Brillat Savarin
“An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup.” ~H.L. Mencken
“Cooking is one failure after another, and that’s how you finally learn.” ~Julia Child
“A word after a word / after a word is power.” ~Margaret Atwood, “Spelling”
“All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence you know.” ~Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast
“In fact, the only way I can get anything written at all is to write really, really shitty first drafts.” ~Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird
“We are important and our lives are important, magnificent really, and their details are worthy to be reported.” ~Natalie Goldberg, Writing Down the Bones
“If you go home with somebody and they don’t have books, don’t fuck them.” ~John Waters
MARY OLIVER’S WORDS
“(In my sleep I dreamed this poem.)
Someone I loved once gave me
a box full of darkness.
It took me years to understand
that this, too, was a gift.”
~Mary Oliver (“The Uses of Sorrow“)
to think again of dangerous and noble things.
I want to be light and frolicsome.
I want to be improbable beautiful and afraid of nothing,
as though I had wings.”
~Mary Oliver (from “Starlings in Winter“)
“There are years that ask questions and years that answer.” ~Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God
“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” ~Desmond Tutu
“No woman is required to build the world by destroying herself.” ~Rabbi Soter
“My feminism will be intersectional or it will be bullshit.” ~Flavia Dzodan (at Tiger Beatdown)
AND FINALLY, STRAW FEMINIST WORDS
For those of you who like this sort of thing, feel free to peruse my pinned collection of favorite, (mostly) anonymous thoughts from the interwebs.
Caveat emptor, as always.
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