Welcome to the web’s most comprehensive site of quotations by women. 44,491 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

Nellie Wong

  • I know now that once I longed to be white.

    • Nellie Wong,
    • "When I Was Growing Up," in Cherríe Moraga and Gloria E. Anzaldúa, eds., This Bridge Called My Back ()
  • If you sing too often of woe, yours or your sisters', you may be charged with being 'too personal,' 'too autobiographical,' too much a woman who cries out, who acknowledges openly, shamelessly, the pain of living and the joy of becoming free.

    • Nellie Wong,
    • "In Search of the Self As Hero: Confetti of Voices on New Year's Night," in Cherríe Moraga and Gloria E. Anzaldúa, eds., This Bridge Called My Back ()
  • ... as my hair turns white / my anger moves, a storm into the sunlight / where women and men fight alongside each other / in the battles against degradation, poverty, manipulation, fear / where anger is pure as the love I have for freedom / where desire is the catalyst for action / where the possibilities are rice and flowers and children / growing stronger everywhere.

    • Nellie Wong,
    • "For an Asian Woman Who Says My Poetry Gives Her a Stomachache," in Shirley Geok-lin Lim, Mayumi Tsutakawa, and Margarita Donnelly, eds., The Forbidden Stitch: An Asian American Women's Anthology ()

Nellie Wong, U.S. poet, activist

(1934)