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Quotations From BARBARA EHRENREICH

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  • 1.
    James Bond in his Sean Connery days ... was the first well-known bachelor on the American scene who was not a drifter or a degenerate and did not eat out of cans.
    Barbara Ehrenreich (b. 1941), U.S. author, columnist. repr. In The Worst Years of Our Lives (1991). "Socialism in One Household," Mother Jones (1987).
  • 2.
    Natural selection, as it has operated in human history, favors not only the clever but the murderous.
    Barbara Ehrenreich (b. 1941), U.S. author, columnist. "Iranscam: Oliver North and the Warrior Caste," The Worst Years of Our Lives (1991).

    Read more quotations about / on: history
  • 3.
    Personally, I can't see why it would be any less romantic to find a husband in a nice four-color catalogue than in the average downtown bar at happy hour.
    Barbara Ehrenreich (b. 1941), U.S. author, columnist. First published in Mother Jones (1986). "Tales of the Man Shortage," The Worst Years of Our Lives (1991).

    Read more quotations about / on: romantic, color, husband, happy
  • 4.
    Marriage is socialism among two people.
    Barbara Ehrenreich (b. 1941), U.S. author, columnist. First published in Mother Jones (1987). "Socialism in One Household," The Worst Years of Our Lives (1991).

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  • 5.
    Heads of state are notoriously ill prepared for their mature careers; think of Adolf Hitler (landscape painter), Ho Chi Minh (seaman), and our own Ronald Reagan.
    Barbara Ehrenreich (b. 1941), U.S. author, columnist. First published in Ms. (1986). "Premature Pragmatism," The Worst Years of Our Lives (1991).
  • 6.
    That's the really neat thing about Dan Quayle, as you must have realized from the first moment you looked into those lovely blue eyes: impeachment insurance.
    Barbara Ehrenreich (b. 1941), U.S. author, columnist. "My Reply to George," The Worst Years of Our Lives (first published 1981, repr. 1991). Essay addressed to George Bush.

    Read more quotations about / on: blue
  • 7.
    That's free enterprise, friends: freedom to gamble, freedom to lose. And the great thing—the truly democratic thing about it—is that you don't even have to be a player to lose.
    Barbara Ehrenreich (b. 1941), U.S. author, columnist. "How You Can Save Wall Street," The Worst Years of Our Lives (first publ. 1988, 1991).

    Read more quotations about / on: freedom
  • 8.
    My Turn is the distilled bathwater of Mrs. Reagan's life. It is for the most part sweetish, with a tart edge of rebuke, but disappointingly free of dirt or particulate matter of any kind.
    Barbara Ehrenreich (b. 1941), U.S. author, columnist. First published in New Republic (1989). "The Bathtub Tapes," The Worst Years of Our Lives (1991).

    Read more quotations about / on: life
  • 9.
    Like many other women, I could not understand why every man who changed a diaper has felt impelled, in recent years, to write a book about it.
    Barbara Ehrenreich (b. 1941), U.S. author, columnist. repr. In The Worst Years of Our Lives (1991). "Wimps," New York Times (1985).

    Read more quotations about / on: women
  • 10.
    It is the marketplace that calls most clearly for men to be softer, more narcissistic and receptive, and the new man is the result.
    Barbara Ehrenreich (b. 1941), U.S. author, columnist. repr. In The Worst Years of Our Lives (1991). "At Last, a New Man," New York Times (1984).
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