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“Free to be ... you and me.”
“A man has to be Joe McCarthy to be called ruthless. All a woman has to do is put you on hold.”
“... any woman who accepts aloneness as the natural by-product of success is accepting a punishment for a crime she didn't commit. And she is not acknowledging one of the most precious lessons of the women's movement, the lessons of community ... We may not able to tell women that there is safety in freedom. But we certainly can say, with absolute certainty, that for free women, the only safety is in numbers.”
“One of the things about equality is not just that you be treated equally to a man, but that you treat yourself equally to the way you treat a man.”
“Never face facts; if you do you'll never get up in the morning.”
“[On husband Phil Donahue:] The man does not know the meaning of the word tidy. He asked me one day, 'Where are my shoes?' So I asked him, 'Where are my shoes?' I don't know what it is about men. They think that women have radar attached to our uteruses.”
“Marriage is like a vacuum cleaner. You stick it to your ear and it sucks out all your energy and ambition.”
Marlo Thomas, U.S. actor, producer, social activist
Full name: Margaret Julia Thomas.