Julie Burchill


Julie Burchill Quotes

  • ''The freedom that women were supposed to have found in the Sixties largely boiled down to easy contraception and abortion; things to make life easier for men, in fact.''
    Julie Burchill (b. 1960), British journalist, author. "Born Again Cows," Damaged Gods (1986).
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  • ''What Mrs. Thatcher did for women was to demonstrate that if a woman had enough desire she could do what she wanted, do anything a man could do.... Mrs. Thatcher did not have one traditional feminine cell in her body.''
    Julie Burchill (b. 1960), British journalist, author. "Born Again Cows," Damaged Gods (1986).
  • ''A woman who looks like a girl and thinks like a man is the best sort, the most enjoyable to be and the most pleasurable to have and to hold.''
    Julie Burchill (b. 1960), British journalist, author. "Born Again Cows," Damaged Gods (1986).
  • ''Fame is no sanctuary from the passing of youth ... suicide is much easier and more acceptable in Hollywood than growing old gracefully.''
    Julie Burchill (b. 1960), British journalist, author. Girls on Film, ch. 3 (1986).
  • ''It has been said that a pretty face is a passport. But it's not, it's a visa, and it runs out fast.''
    Julie Burchill (b. 1960), British journalist, author. repr. In Sex and Sensibility (1992). "Kiss and Sell," Mail on Sunday (London, 1988).
  • ''Tears are sometimes an inappropriate response to death. When a life has been lived completely honestly, completely successfully, or just completely, the correct response to death's perfect punctuation mark is a smile.''
    Julie Burchill (b. 1960), British journalist, author. quoted in Independent (London, Dec. 5, 1989).
  • ''Writing is more than anything a compulsion, like some people wash their hands thirty times a day for fear of awful consequences if they do not. It pays a whole lot better than this type of compulsion, but it is no more heroic.''
    Julie Burchill (b. 1960), British journalist, author. Sex and Sensibility, introduction (1992).
  • ''Now the whole dizzying and delirious range of sexual possibilities has been boiled down to that one big, boring, bulimic word. RELATIONSHIP.''
    Julie Burchill (b. 1960), British journalist, author. repr. In Sex and Sensibility (1992). "The Dead Zone," Arena (London, 1988).
  • ''A good part—and definitely the most fun part—of being a feminist is about frightening men.''
    Julie Burchill (b. 1960), British journalist, author. Time Out (London, Nov. 16, 1989).
  • ''Show me a frigid women and, nine times out of ten, I'll show you a little man.''
    Julie Burchill (b. 1960), British journalist, author. repr. In Sex and Sensibility (1992). "Where's the Beef?" Arena (London, 1988).

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