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Top 71 wise famous quotes and sayings by Barbara Ehrenreich

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Barbara Ehrenreich quotes: Somehow human authority is never enough; we must have special effects. Somehow human authority is never enough; we must have special effects.
Barbara Ehrenreich quotes: Someone has to stand up for wimps. Someone has to stand up for wimps.
Barbara Ehrenreich quotes: Medical debts are the number-one cause of bankruptcy in America. Medical debts are the number-one cause of bankruptcy in America.
Barbara Ehrenreich quotes: No one should be incarcerated for debt or squeezed for money they have no chance of getting their hands on. No one should be incarcerated for debt or squeezed for money they have no chance of getting their hands on.
Barbara Ehrenreich quotes: I'm not a nice person. I'm not a nice person.
Barbara Ehrenreich quotes: Marriage is socialism among two people. Marriage is socialism among two people.
Barbara Ehrenreich quotes: War cannot be used as a means to prevent or abolish wars ... The idea of a war to prevent war is one of its oldest, and cruelest, tricks. War cannot be used as a means to prevent or abolish wars ... The idea of a war to prevent war is one of its oldest, and cruelest, tricks.
Barbara Ehrenreich quotes: Feminists have not tried to "destroy the family". We just thought the family was such a good idea that men might want to get involved in it too. Feminists have not tried to "destroy the family". We just thought the family was such a good idea that men might want to get involved in it too.
Barbara Ehrenreich quotes: Much of my rebelliousness starts with indifference to what is urgently important to others. Much of my rebelliousness starts with indifference to what is urgently important to others.
Barbara Ehrenreich quotes: America is addicted to wars of distraction. America is addicted to wars of distraction.
Barbara Ehrenreich quotes: The universe does not reveal itself to undergraduates or fools: This is the entire premise of higher education. The universe does not reveal itself to undergraduates or fools: This is the entire premise of higher education.
Barbara Ehrenreich quotes: Transcendent Oneness does not require self-examination, self-help, or self-work. It requires self-loss. Transcendent Oneness does not require self-examination, self-help, or self-work. It requires self-loss.
Barbara Ehrenreich quotes: It is the marketplace that calls most clearly for men to be softer, more narcissistic and receptive, and the new man is the result. It is the marketplace that calls most clearly for men to be softer, more narcissistic and receptive, and the new man is the result.
Barbara Ehrenreich quotes: Why "revere" the unknowable? Why not find out what it is? Why "revere" the unknowable? Why not find out what it is?
Barbara Ehrenreich quotes: A lot of what we experience as strength comes from knowing what to do with weakness.Nickel and Dimed On (Not) Getting By in America A lot of what we experience as strength comes from knowing what to do with weakness.
Nickel and Dimed On (Not) Getting By in America
Barbara Ehrenreich quotes: For anyone worn down, The Impossible Will Take a Little While is a bracing double cappuccino. For anyone worn down, The Impossible Will Take a Little While is a bracing double cappuccino.
Barbara Ehrenreich quotes: That's what "meaning" is - a special additive like salt or garlic that could make even the most fetid piece of meat seem palpable, even delicious. That's what "meaning" is - a special additive like salt or garlic that could make even the most fetid piece of meat seem palpable, even delicious.
Barbara Ehrenreich quotes: The nation was not founded by habitual groupthinkers. But it stands a fair chance of being destroyed by them. The nation was not founded by habitual groupthinkers. But it stands a fair chance of being destroyed by them.
Barbara Ehrenreich quotes: The truth is, many things are worth doing only in the most slovenly, halfhearted fashion possible, and many other things are not worth doing at all. The truth is, many things are worth doing only in the most slovenly, halfhearted fashion possible, and many other things are not worth doing at all.
Barbara Ehrenreich quotes: The failure to think positively can weigh on a cancer patient like a second disease. The failure to think positively can weigh on a cancer patient like a second disease.
Barbara Ehrenreich quotes: Yes. I think the anti-Wal-Mart is Costco, which pays much better and has much better health benefits and which is profitable and offers low prices. Yes. I think the anti-Wal-Mart is Costco, which pays much better and has much better health benefits and which is profitable and offers low prices.
Barbara Ehrenreich quotes: In fact, the idea of a God who is both all-powerful and all good is a logical impossibility. In fact, the idea of a God who is both all-powerful and all good is a logical impossibility.
Barbara Ehrenreich quotes: If there is no God or no evidence of God and certainly no evidence of a very morally engaged god, then whatever has to be done has to be done If there is no God or no evidence of God and certainly no evidence of a very morally engaged god, then whatever has to be done has to be done by us.
Barbara Ehrenreich quotes: So even though I consider myself a fairly upbeat person, energetic and things like that, I never do very well on happiness tests. So even though I consider myself a fairly upbeat person, energetic and things like that, I never do very well on happiness tests.
Barbara Ehrenreich quotes: In today's world, other people have become an obstacle to our individual pursuits. In today's world, other people have become an obstacle to our individual pursuits.
Barbara Ehrenreich quotes: To acknowledge the existence of other people is also to acknowledge that they are not reliable sources of safety or comfort. To acknowledge the existence of other people is also to acknowledge that they are not reliable sources of safety or comfort.
Barbara Ehrenreich quotes: If God cares about our puny species, then disasters prove that he is not all-powerful; and if he is all-powerful, then clearly he doesn't give a damn. If God cares about our puny species, then disasters prove that he is not all-powerful; and if he is all-powerful, then clearly he doesn't give a damn.
Barbara Ehrenreich quotes: You can't go around telling people, 'I'm on a mission to discover the purpose of life.' Not if you're hoping to prolong the conversation. You can't go around telling people, 'I'm on a mission to discover the purpose of life.' Not if you're hoping to prolong the conversation.
Barbara Ehrenreich quotes: No job, no matter how lowly, is truly 'unskilled. No job, no matter how lowly, is truly 'unskilled.
Barbara Ehrenreich quotes: Both chronic, long-term poverty and downward mobility from the middle class are in the same category of things that America likes not to think about. Both chronic, long-term poverty and downward mobility from the middle class are in the same category of things that America likes not to think about.
Barbara Ehrenreich quotes: The 'working poor,' as they are approvingly termed, are in fact the major philanthropists of our society. The 'working poor,' as they are approvingly termed, are in fact the major philanthropists of our society.
Barbara Ehrenreich quotes: Well, I certainly wouldn't want to live in the 18th century myself, or the 19th either, for that matter. Well, I certainly wouldn't want to live in the 18th century myself, or the 19th either, for that matter.
Barbara Ehrenreich quotes: No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots. No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.
Barbara Ehrenreich quotes: My parents were atheists, strong atheists. I never got the answer 'God.' My parents were atheists, strong atheists. I never got the answer 'God.'
Barbara Ehrenreich quotes: If this was mental illness, or even just a particularly clinical case of adolescence, I was bearing up pretty well. If this was mental illness, or even just a particularly clinical case of adolescence, I was bearing up pretty well.
Barbara Ehrenreich quotes: The psychological trauma of losing a job can be as great as the trauma of a divorce. The psychological trauma of losing a job can be as great as the trauma of a divorce.
Barbara Ehrenreich quotes: Poverty is not a character failing or a lack of motivation. Poverty is a shortage of money. Poverty is not a character failing or a lack of motivation. Poverty is a shortage of money.
Barbara Ehrenreich quotes: The early Christian patriarchs may not have realized that, in attempting to suppress ecstatic practices, they were throwing out much of Jesus too. The early Christian patriarchs may not have realized that, in attempting to suppress ecstatic practices, they were throwing out much of Jesus too.
Barbara Ehrenreich quotes: She represents something about the corporate world that repel me, some deep coldness masked as relentless cheerfulness. She represents something about the corporate world that repel me, some deep coldness masked as relentless cheerfulness.
Barbara Ehrenreich quotes: Money does not bring happiness' - only the wherewithal, perhaps, to endure its absence. Money does not bring happiness' - only the wherewithal, perhaps, to endure its absence.
Barbara Ehrenreich quotes: I'm interested in what bonds people together. You know, what brings us together in good ways? And there's not a lot known about that. I'm interested in what bonds people together. You know, what brings us together in good ways? And there's not a lot known about that.
Barbara Ehrenreich quotes: Too bad for any parent who has become accustomed to ruling by force, because at some point the kids just get too big to slap around. Too bad for any parent who has become accustomed to ruling by force, because at some point the kids just get too big to slap around.
Barbara Ehrenreich quotes: We who officially value freedom of speech above life itself seem to have nothing to talk about but the weather. We who officially value freedom of speech above life itself seem to have nothing to talk about but the weather.
Barbara Ehrenreich quotes: Exercise is the yuppie version of bulimia. Exercise is the yuppie version of bulimia.
Barbara Ehrenreich quotes: I believe nothing. Belief is intellectual surrender; "faith" a state of willed self-delusion. I believe nothing. Belief is intellectual surrender; "faith" a state of willed self-delusion.
Barbara Ehrenreich quotes: Like many other women, I could not understand why every man who changed a diaper has felt impelled, in recent years, to write a book about it. Like many other women, I could not understand why every man who changed a diaper has felt impelled, in recent years, to write a book about it.
Barbara Ehrenreich quotes: It seems to me that there must be an ecological limit to the number of paper pushers the Earth can sustain. It seems to me that there must be an ecological limit to the number of paper pushers the Earth can sustain.
Barbara Ehrenreich quotes: But our culture is in truly bad shape if we have come to define respecting something as the failure to set it on fire. But our culture is in truly bad shape if we have come to define respecting something as the failure to set it on fire.
Barbara Ehrenreich quotes: To be homeless in America is to live like a fugitive. The destitute are our own native-born "illegals." To be homeless in America is to live like a fugitive. The destitute are our own native-born "illegals."
Barbara Ehrenreich quotes: There's more pressure on women to be chirpy and perky. There's more pressure on women to be chirpy and perky.
Barbara Ehrenreich quotes: There is a vast difference between positive thinking and existential courage. There is a vast difference between positive thinking and existential courage.
Barbara Ehrenreich quotes: Warriors make wars, but it is also true that, in what has so far been an endless reproductive cycle, war makes warriors. Warriors make wars, but it is also true that, in what has so far been an endless reproductive cycle, war makes warriors.