Historically female authors were regularly forced to publish their novels under masculine pseudonyms in order to be taken seriously. One only has to think of the Brontë sisters to understand the challenges that women faced when attempting to be taken seriously in every aspect of life let alone becoming a published author.
Fortunately the modern world isn’t quite so blinkered and our libraries, our book shops, and our shelves at home are filled with innumerable pieces of brilliant literature penned by amazing women. We have collected together 10 inspirational, thought provoking, and simply perfect quotes by female authors across the years.
“I write for those women who do not speak, for those who do not have a voice because they were so terrified, because we are taught to respect fear more than ourselves. We’ve been taught that silence would save us, but it won’t.”
“The greatest feminists have also been the greatest lovers. I’m thinking not only of Mary Wollstonecraft and her daughter Mary Shelley, but of Anais Nin, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and of course Sappho. You cannot divide creative juices from human juices. And as long as juicy women are equated with bad women, we will err on the side of being bad.”
I think that is proof positive, as if it were needed, that women rock!