"A good part - and definitely the most fun part - of being a feminist is about frightening men."
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."Julie Burchill on Frederick Douglass
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."Julie Burchill on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."Julie Burchill on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"Julie Burchill on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."Julie Burchill on Mahatma Gandhi
"I am firmly of the opinion that women who make a lot of effort to hang onto their looks in middle age (unless they are beauties, entertainers or prostitutes) are rather sad, as one should surely have something more substantial to recommend one by this time, such as kindness or cleverness."
"As a precocious teen I dreamed of being Graham Greene. Well, as it turned out, I never wrote a great novel, sadly, and I never converted to Catholicism, happily, but I did do one thing he did. That is, in middle age I moved to a seaside town and got into a right barney with the local powers-that-be."
"As a child, I wanted only two things - to be left alone to read my library books, and to get away from my provincial hometown and go to London to be a writer. And I always knew that when I got there, I wanted to make loads of money."
"Surely being a Professional Beauty - let alone an ageing one - is one of the most insecure and doomed careers imaginable."
"My second husband believed I had such a fickle attitude to friendship that each Friday he would update the list of my 'Top Ten' friends in the manner of a Top Of The Pops chart countdown."
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