Welcome to the web’s most comprehensive site of quotations by women. 44,279 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.

See All TOPICS Available:
See All AUTHORS Available:

Search by Topic:

  • topic cats
  • topic books
  • topic moon

Find quotations by TOPIC (coffee, love, dogs)
or search alphabetically below.

Search by Last Name:

  • Quotes by Zora Neale Hurston
  • Quotes by Louisa May Alcott
  • Quotes by Chingling Soong

Find quotations by the AUTHOR´S LAST NAME
or alphabetically below.

Search by Keyword:

  • keyword fishing
  • keyword twilight
  • keyword Australie

Jane Hirshfield

  • There is no Paradise, no place of true completion, that does not include within its walls the unknown.

  • So few grains of happiness / measured against all the dark / and still the scales balance.

    • Jane Hirshfield,
    • "The Weighing," The October Palace ()
  • The world asks of us / only the strength we have and we give it. / Then it asks more, and we give it.

    • Jane Hirshfield,
    • "The Weighing," The October Palace ()

Jane Hirshfield, U.S. poet, writer, translator

(1953)