"In life, single women are the most vulnerable adults. In movies, they are given imaginary power."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Elizabeth Wurtzel on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Elizabeth Wurtzel on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Elizabeth Wurtzel on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Elizabeth Wurtzel on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Elizabeth Wurtzel on Booker T. Washington
"Age is a terrible avenger. The lessons of life give you so much to work with, but by the time you've got all this great wisdom, you don't get to be young anymore."
"The American Dream, coupled with government subsidies of utilities and cheap consumer goods courtesy of slave labour somewhere else, has kept the poor huddled masses from rising up."
"I start to think there really is no cure for depression, that happiness is an ongoing battle, and I wonder if it isn't one I'll have to fight for as long as I live. I wonder if it's worth it."
"It was just very interesting to me that certain types of women inspire people's imagination, and all of them were very difficult women."
"My imagination, my ability to understand the way love and people grow over time, how passion can surprise and renew, utterly failed me."