From feminist statements to slaying jabberwockies, we covered a lot of ground in April! And, the Daily Quote got a new format, so starting April 28, watch for daily posts with more content and fun about the great women bringing you these daily pearls of wisdom.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
“Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.”
–Ella Fitzgerald, the First Lady of Song
Thanks for the words of inspiration Ella!
Monday, April 26, 2010
“There is a growing strength in women, but it’s in the forehead, not in the forearm.”
Friday, April 23, 2010
“Life itself is the proper binge.”
Go out and BINGE on life this weekend!!
Thursday, April 22, 2010
“The only sensible answer to the question, “Who is smarter, a man or a woman?” is “Which man and which woman?”
–Estelle Ramey – please click on her name and read the bio of Estelle. An academic, scientist, and feminist, she was definitely a women who rocked and helped spread the word with scientific research that there was no hormonal reason for women not to hold executive positions, including the presidency.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
“Even though a number of people have tried, no one has yet found a way to drink for a living.”
–Jean Kerr, author and playwright
Damn – I was really hoping that could be a way to earn a little extra money in retirement!
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
“I base most of my fashion sense on what doesn’t itch”
–Gilda Radner, incredible comedienne and actress
Miss you Gilda.
Monday, April, 19, 2010
“I can slay the Jabberwocky!”
–Alice Kingsleigh, aka Alice in Wonderland
I know it took me forever, but I finally saw the movie last night and I just have to say – I loved the fact that Alice is such a great heroine and role model for girls. Have your six impossible thoughts every morning before breakfast, don’t feel pressured to do what everyone else thinks a girl should do, and take charge of your life! You go girl!
Friday, April 16, 2010
“Never underestimate the power of passion.”
I love this quote – it can have so many meanings.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
“The best things in life are free, but sooner or later the government will find a way to tax them.”
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
“A girl should not expect special privileges because of her sex but neither should she adjust to prejudice and discrimination.”
–Betty Friedan, feminist writer and activist
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
“I have a brain and a uterus, and I use both.”
–Patricia Schroeder, U.S. Congresswoman
Monday April 12, 2010
“One can never speak enough of the virtues, the dangers, the power of shared laughter.”
–Francoise Sagan, French playwright, novelist and screenwriter
Friday, April 9, 2010
“My theory on housework is, if the item doesn’t multiply, smell, catch on fire or block the refrigerator door, let it be. No one cares. Why should you?”
Totally agree Erma, but I also firmly believe that housework is something that should be subcontracted (if possible).
Thursday, April 8, 2010
“Taking joy in life is a woman’s best cosmetic.”
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
“It has long come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”
–Elinor Smith, a pioneering American aviatrix
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
“I’ve always believed that one woman’s success can only help another woman’s success.”
Monday, April 5, 2010
“Only she who attempts the absurd can achieve the impossible.”
Let’s all get a little absurd this week. It’s on my to do list!
Friday, April 2, 2010
“Young women today often have very little appreciation for the real battles that took place to get women where they are today in this country. I don’t know how much history young women today know about those battles.”
–Sandra Day O’Connor, U.S. Supreme Court Justice
This quote has motivated me to get more information about the early women who rocked up here on MariaMedia.
Thursday, April 1, 2010
“My dad always used to tell me that if they challenge you to an after-school fight, tell them you won’t wait — you cankick their ass right now!
Thought I would start out April with a bang. Go get em!
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