Welcome to the web’s most comprehensive site of quotations by women. 44,226 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:
Suzette Haden Elgin
“If you behave like a doormat, expect to be stepped on and don't complain about it.”
“You cannot weave truth on a loom of lies.”
“This is what happens when the discourse of publishing, defined and driven by spoken and written language, is talked about in exactly the same vocabulary and syntax as any widgetmaking industry. Books are reformulated as 'product' — like screwdrivers or flea-bombs or soap — and the majority of writers are perceived as typists with bad attitudes.”
Suzette Haden Elgin, U.S. linguist, writer
Full name: Patricia Anne Suzette Haden Elgin