Welcome to the web’s most comprehensive site of quotations by women. 43,939 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:
“Memory is an act of meaning-making. It collects the disparate pieces of our lives and distills them.”
“Of the five senses, smell is the one with the best memory.”
“Effective metaphor does more than shed light on the two things being compared. It actually brings to the mind's eye something that has never before been seen. It's not just the marriage ceremony linking two things; it's the child born from the union.”
“I fall into books the way I fall into lust — wholly, hungrily.”
“Carolyn believed that books could change our lives, could save us from ourselves.”