"When we criticize in Iran the actions of the government, the fundamentalists say that we and the Bush Administration are in the same camp. The funny thing is that human rights activists and Mr. Bush can never be situated in the same group."
"A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man."Shirin Ebadi on Lana Turner
"I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade... And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party."Shirin Ebadi on Ron White
"A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones that need the advice."Shirin Ebadi on Bill Cosby
"Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes."Shirin Ebadi on Jim Carrey
"Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive."Shirin Ebadi on Elbert Hubbard
"Women are the victims of this patriarchal culture, but they are also its carriers. Let us keep in mind that every oppressive man was raised in the confines of his mother's home."
"Human rights is a universal standard. It is a component of every religion and every civilization."
"We must not enable anyone to impose his personal view regarding religion on others by force, oppression, or pressure."