Women are in places that a hundred years ago would have been impossible dreamsthey are heads of countries, Supreme Court justices, astronauts, and major forces in the entertainment industry. The voices of women are more than just being heard now; they are being heeded. This is what Quotable Women of the Twentieth Century is about: the incredible wisdom and insight of women in America and around the world who are shaping our planet's destiny.
In her foreword, Cathleen Black, president of Hearst Magazines, describes why now is the time for this wonderful collection of wise and witty quotations from extraordinary women. Here you'll find clever quips and intelligent insights on subjects including aging, ambition, beauty, marriage, patriotism, work, and more.
Humanitarians like Eleanor Roosevelt, Mother Teresa, and Princess Diana are featured, as well as scientists and scholars like Marie Curie and Margaret Mead. Artists, writers, and actresses such as Grandma Moses, Anaos Nin, and Bette Davis weigh in with quotable comments.
If you're looking for just the right remark or need inspiration, advice, or even a bit of a laugh, these are the women to turn to. After all, as Mary Pettibone Poole said in 1938, "The next best thing to being clever is being able to quote someone who is."