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In Our Own Words

In Our Own Words: a Dictionary of Women's Political Quotations

The Oxford Dictionary of Political Quotations records the words of over 1,300 men - and just 136 women.

'In Our Own Words', CFWD's new dictionary of women 's political quotations, starts to put the absence of women's voices right, and is now available to buy online.

It contains over 1,400 quotes from more than 300 women from across the ages and around the world, and you can buy your own copy using the link below. The first print run ran out very quickly, so get yours now while they're still avaiable!

All proceeds from the sales go to help CFWD continue its work, as well as to helping to set up a new fund to support women who are thinking of going into politics to access training and mentoring - of which more news soon.

Click on this link to buy your copy today!

We will also continue to build and expand our online collection of quotations from women: links to alphabetically arranged pages are below.

 

Abbott-Azbug - Bachelet-Burton - Castle-Dunwoody - Earhart-Holtby - Ibarruri-Orbach -

- Palin-Royal - Sayers-Tweedie - Victoria-Woolf


Full Alphabetical List

Diane Abbott (2)

Madeline Allbright (6)

Svetlana Alliluyeva (1)

Maya Angelou (6)

Corazon Aquino (6)

Hannah Arendt (3)

Margery Corbett Ashby (4)

Mary Astell (2)

Nancy Astor (11)

Margaret Attwood (1)

Aung San Suu Kyi (12)

Jane Austen (1)

Bella Azbug (3)

Michelle Bachelet (6)

Joan Baez (6)

Nancy Banks-Smith (2)

Tallulah Bankhead (3)

Briggitte Bardot (7)

Roseanne Barr (3)

Margaret Beckett (3)

Geraldine Bedell (1)

Isabella Beeton (1)

Aphra Behn (5)

Benazir Bhutto (10)

Teresa Billington-Greig (1)

Maeve Binchy (2)

Elizabeth Blackwell (3)

Hazel Blears (1)

Margaret Bondfield (5)

Betty Boothroyd (4)

Virginia Bottomley (1)

Elizabeth Bowen (8)

Bessie Braddock (1)

Karren Brady (4)

Vera Brittain (4)

Julie Burchill (1)

Fanny Burney (2)

Joan Burton (1)

Barbara Castle (6)

Catherine the Great (5)

Edith Cavell (1)

Hillary Rodham Clinton (13)

Colette (7)

Ivy Compton Burnett (4)

Shirley Conran (7)

Winifred Coombe Tennant (1)

Yvette Cooper (7)

Edith Cresson (1)

Marie Curie (3)

Edwina Currie (6)

Marie Anne, Marquise du Deffand (1)

Catherine Deneuve (5)

Bernadette Devlin (McAliskey) (4)

Marlene Dietrich (4)

Gwyneth Dunwoody (4)

Amelia Earhart (1)

Shirin Edbadi (5)

Elizabeth I (13)

Winifred Ewing (3)

Marcia Falkender (2)

Sissy Farenthold (1)

Millicent Fawcett (2)

Geraldine Ferraro (4)

Caroline Flint (1)

Barbara Follett (1)

Anna Ford (1)

Elizabeth Fry (1)

Indira Gandhi (6)

Sonia Gandhi (1)

Julia Gillard (3)

Hermione Gingold (1)

Amy Goodman (1)

Raisa Gorbachev (2)

Teresa Gorman (4)

Germaine Greer (12)

Grace Hadow (1)

Harriet Harman (10)

Mary Harney (2)

Goldie Hawn (2)

Hildegarde of Bingen (2)

Winifred Holtby (2)

Dolores Ibarruri (4)

Glenda Jackson (4)

Jiang Qing (Madame Mao) (1)

Amy Johnson (1)

Tessa Jowell (2)

Rose Kennedy (1)

Oona King (4)

Helen Liddell (2)

Penelope Lively (2)

Clare Boothe Luce (7)

Rosa Luxemburg (2)

Kathleen Lynch (1)

Mary Macarthur (1)

Constance Markiewicz (2)

Mary, Queen of Scots (4)

Theresa May (3)

Mary McAleese (1)

Margaret Mead (2)

Catherine de' Medici (1)

Golda Meir (4)

Angela Merkel (6)

Hannah Mitchell (2)

Jessica Mitford (2)

Nancy Mitford (5)

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1)

Jo Moore (1)

Margaret Moran (1)

Hannah More (2)

Estelle Morris (3)

Mo Mowlam (5)

Iris Murdoch (1)

Martina Navratilova (5)

Florence Nightingale (5)

Edna O'Brien (1)

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (2)

Susie Orbach (3)

Sarah Palin (6)

Adela Pankhurst (1)

Christabel Pankhurst (5)

Emmeline Pankhurst (4)

Sylvia Pankhurst (4)

Rosa Parks (1)

Nancy Pelosi (4)

Eva Peron (1)

Emmeline Pethick Lawrence (1)

Eleanor Rathbone (2)

Maureen Reagan (1)

Nancy Reagan (1)

Ruth Rendell (1)

Condoleeza Rice (3)

Mandy Rice-Davis (1)

Stella Rimington (1)

Anne Robinson (3)

Mary Robinson (4)

Anita Roddick (3)

Marie-Jeanne Roland (1)

Ségolène Royal (5)

Dorothy L Sayers (1)

Mary Shelley (2)

Gillian Shepherd (1)

Clare Short (3)

Stevie Smith (1)

Germaine de Staël (1)

Gloria Steinem (6)

Mary Stocks (2)

Ray Strachey (3)

Janet Street Porter (1)

Edith Summerskill (1)

Amy Tan (1)

Vera, Lady Terrington (1)

Margaret Thatcher (21)

Polly Toynbee (2)

Joanna Trollope (1)

Jill Tweedie (1)

Queen Victoria (1)

Claire Ward (1)

Simone Weil (1)

Rebecca West (7)

Ann Widdecombe (2)

Ellen Wilkinson (5)

Shirley Williams (8)

Oprah Winfrey (5)

Kate Winslet (1)

Margaret Wintringham (1)

Mary Wollstonecraft (11)

Victoria Wood (1)

Virginia Woolf (3)