Welcome to the web’s most comprehensive site of quotations by women. 44,309 quotations are searchable by topic, by author's name, or by keyword. Many of them appear in no other collection. And new ones are added continually.
Search by Topic:
Find quotations by TOPIC (coffee, love, dogs)
or search alphabetically below.
Search by Last Name:
Search by Keyword:
“It was a love like a chord from Bach, / of such pure gravity ... ”
“My linguistic protest / has no power. / The enemy is illiterate.”
“I am subjective, intimate, private, particular, / confessional. / All that happens, / happens to me. / ... / If you're interested / in birds, trees, rivers, / try reference books. / Don't read my poems.”
“poets, / these species, these sepias / whose self defense / is splashing ink.”
“With a triumphant smile, / I confront time / as its edged diamond / sculpts my features.”
“I am greedy. Puritans scold me / for running breathlessly / over life's table of contents / and for wishing and longing for everything.”
Nina Cassian, Romanian-born poet, translator, composer, journalist, film critic
(1924 - 2014)
Full name: Renée Annie Stefanescu Cassian.