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Mavis Nicholson Leno

  • Finding love is a two-part process. The first part is to find the right person. The second part is to be the right person.

    • Mavis Nicholson Leno,
    • in Emme and Natasha Stoynoff, Life's Little Emergencies ()
  • The Taliban was so egregious and so extreme that if women who were free to speak did not speak, we might as well say to the entire world, 'No matter what you do to women, no one cares, just go right ahead.'

    • Mavis Nicholson Leno,
    • in Los Angeles Times ()
  • Tenacity isn't just the most important thing, it's the only thing.

    • Mavis Nicholson Leno,
    • in Los Angeles Times ()
  • There's a difference between silence meaning agreement and being silenced.

    • Mavis Nicholson Leno,
    • in Los Angeles Times ()
  • When I was 7, I wanted to be a jockey. My father told me women weren't allowed. I couldn't believe it. I was perfectly willing to fail on my own merits, but to be flunked at birth?

    • Mavis Nicholson Leno,
    • in Los Angeles Times ()

Mavis Nicholson Leno, U.S. philanthropist, feminist

(1946)

Full name: Mavis Elizabeth Nicholson Leno.