Young Women Quotes

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Khaled Hosseini
“‎I know you're still young but I want you to understand and learn this now. Marriage can wait, education cannot. You're a very very bright girl. Truly you are. You can be anything you want Laila. I know this about you. And I also know that when this war is over Afghanistan is going to need you as much as its men maybe even more. Because a society has no chance of success if its women are uneducated Laila. No chance.”
Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns

Jessica Valenti
“Sex for pleasure, for fun, or even for building relationships is completely absent from our national conversation. Yet taking the joy out of sexuality is a surefire way to ensure not that young women won't have sex, but rather that they'll have it without pleasure.”
Jessica Valenti, The Purity Myth: How America's Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women

C. JoyBell C.
“Today, young girls measure the quality of their beauty based upon its entertainment value. The more people are entertained by their beauty, the more beautiful they think they must be. This is very unfortunate and I would like young girls to know that their beauty is a crown; not a clown. And crowns are best worn with elegance and serenity.”
C. JoyBell C.

Franz Kafka
“But perhaps the enthusiastic sensibility of young women of her age also played a role. This feeling sought release at every opportunity, and with it Grete now felt tempted to want to make Gregor's situation even more terrifying, so that then she would be able to do even more for him than now.”
Franz Kafka, The Metamorphosis

James E. Faust
“I hope that each of you girls will become an individual of significant worth and a person of virtue so that your contributions are maintained in both human and eternal terms.”
James E. Faust

J.M. Coetzee
“I don't know what you do about sex and I don't want to know, but this is not the way to go about it. You're what – fifty-two? Do you think a young girl finds any pleasure in going to bed with a man of that age? Do you think she finds it good to watch you in the middle of your...? Do you ever think about that?"

He is silent.

"Don't expect sympathy from me, David, and don't expect sympathy from anyone else either. No sympathy, no mercy, not in this day and age. Everyone's hand will be against you, and why not? Really, how could you?"

The old tone has entered, the tone of the last years of their married life: passionate recrimination. Even Rosalind must be aware of that. Yet perhaps she has a point. Perhaps it is the right of the young to be protected from the sight of their elders in the throes of passion. That is what whores are for, after all: to put up with the ecstasies of the unlovely.”
J.M. Coetzee, Disgrace

“Drugs are also a part of school life in particular marijuana. Alcohol beverages, prostitution - not so much on campus - but that is a way of survival for some young women and young men. These are societal ills.”
Drexel Deal, The Fight of My Life is Wrapped Up in My Father

Zora Neale Hurston
“Come to yo’ Grandma, honey. Set in her lap lak yo’ use tuh. Yo’ Nanny wouldn’t harm a hair uh yo’ head. She don’t want nobody else to do it neither if she kin help it. Honey, de white man is de ruler of everything as fur as Ah been able tuh find out. Maybe it’s some place way off in de ocean where de black man is in power, but we don’t know nothin’ but what we see. So de white man throw down de load and tell de nigger man tuh pick it up. He pick it up because he have to, but he don’t tote it. He hand it to his womenfolks. De nigger woman is de mule uh de world so fur as Ah can see. Ah been prayin’ fuh it tuh be different wid you. Lawd, Lawd, Lawd!”
Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God

Hwang Sok-yong
“Women are walking around on the streets. From her calf and the hem of her skirt to her hip, from her hair to the high heels on her feet, a young woman is freedom. Especially when you look at her from afar.”
Hwang Sŏk-yŏng, The Old Garden

Elizabeth George
“Your better life is as close and as easy as making the choice to pick up your Bible each day, open it up, and let God speak to you.”
Elizabeth George, A Young Woman's Guide to Making Right Choices: Your Life God's Way

Cesare Pavese
“She had wanted to behave like a fully grown woman and it had not come off.”
Cesare Pavese, The Beautiful Summer

Margaret Atwood
“Commander Judd is a great believer in the restorative powers of young women, as were King David and assorted Central American drug lords”
Margaret Atwood, The Testaments

Eve Chase
“Her complexion still undimmed by motherhood's broken nights.”
Eve Chase, The Wildling Sisters

C. P. Monaghan
“In a perfect world, a strong woman nourishes her young boy into a man properly so that he may find another woman who invokes the same qualities and attributes, providing happier, consistent livelihoods.”
Connor Monaghan, In a Young Man's Eyes: An 18-Year-Old's Analysis of Modern Boyhood