“We forgot how to know when we learned how to please.”

— Glennon Doyle, Untamed, Share via Whatsapp

“There is no sin in adding extra sheen to your everyday outfits. Be your own sunshine.”

— Anwesha Mohanty, Share via Whatsapp

“Be Audacious”

— Marilou Ryder, Share via Whatsapp

“It begins quietly in certain female children: the fear of death, taking as its form dedication to hunger, because a woman s body is a grave; it will accept anything.”

— Louise Glück, Descending Figure, Share via Whatsapp

“Ships at a distance have every man s wish on board. For some they come in with the tide. For others they sail forever on the same horizon, never out of sight, never landing until the Watcher turns his eyes away in resignation, his dreams mocked to death by Time. That is the life of men. Now, women forget all those things they don t want to remember, and remember everything they don t want to forget. The dream is the truth. Then they act and do things accordingly.”

— Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Share via Whatsapp

“That’s the glory of being a man. An ugly face isn’t the end of you.”

— Taylor Jenkins Reid, Daisy Jones & The Six, Share via Whatsapp

“We weren’t born distrusting and fearing ourselves. That was part of our taming. We were taught to believe that who we are in our natural state is bad and dangerous. They convinced us to be afraid of ourselves. So we do not honor our own bodies, curiosity, hunger, judgment, experience, or ambition. Instead, we lock away our true selves. Women who are best at this disappearing act earn the highest praise: She is so selfless. Can you imagine? The epitome of womanhood is to lose one’s self completely. That is the end goal of every patriarchal culture. Because a very effective way to control women is to convince women to control themselves.”

— Glennon Doyle, Untamed, Share via Whatsapp

“A woman who holds her head up too high, is trying to breathe from her own pollution.”

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem, Share via Whatsapp

“It is convenient for the old men to blame Eve. To insist we are damned because a country girl talked to the snake one afternoon long ago. Children must starve in Somalia for that, and old women be abandoned in our greatest cities. It’s why we will finally be thrown into the lakes of molten lead. Because she was confused by happiness that first time anyone said she was beautiful. Nevertheless, she must be the issue, so people won’t notice that rocks and galaxies, mathematics and rust are also created in His image.”

— Jack Gilbert, Collected Poems, Share via Whatsapp

“The one charm about the past is that it is the past. But women never know when the curtain has fallen. They always want a sixth act, and as soon as the interest of the play is entirely over, they propose to continue it. If they were allowed their own way, every comedy would have a tragic ending, and every tragedy would culminate in a farce. They are charmingly artificial, but they have no sense of art.”

— Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Share via Whatsapp

“I ve spoken of the patient Peter who was obsessively forced to make conquests with women, to seduce and then to abandon them, until he was at last able to experience how he himself had repeatedly been abandoned by his mother.”

— Alice Miller, The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self, Share via Whatsapp

“She will outstrip all praise and make it halt behind her.”

— William Shakespeare, The Tempest, Share via Whatsapp

“Women are wonderfully practical, murmured Lord Henry, much more practical than we are. In situations of that kind we often forget to say anything about marriage, and they always remind us.”

— Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Share via Whatsapp

“محبت زنها به برف می ماند. اگر سبک ببارد حیات می دهد ولی پشت برف سنگین بهمن می آید و دفنت می کند ---------------------------------------------- Women s love is like snow. If it snows lightly, it gives life, but behind heavy snow, an avalanche comes and buries it”

— شهاب شاه عالمی Shahab Shahalami, مریض Ill, Share via Whatsapp

“By custom, we wield the sword and wear the armor, but who among you does not know a mother, sister, daughter, friend, who exceeds you in courage and fortitude? So let us no more think of being compared to women as an insult.”

— Ken Liu, The Grace of Kings, Share via Whatsapp

“Women, like teeth, should be strong but not prominent.”

— Virginia Adair, Ants on the Melon: a Collection of Poems, Share via Whatsapp

“The psychology books and the internet dating experts will tell you that women and girls love the bad boys and the bad men. That the boys and men who are cold in their heart are chased by women. That the ones who show less emotions score more with the ladies. But that s not entirely true. Be a man who can be sensitive and strong at the same time. Be a man who is not scared of being alone. A man who is assertive and independent, yet loving and kind. And the ladies will stay by you. Find some time out of your busy schedule to show some love and care to the girls when they need it the most. Be a wanderer and a loner if you like it that way, But don t forget to show some love and care for the women around you.”

— Avijeet Das, Share via Whatsapp