Women’s History Month, Quotations, and Dorothy Gish (1898.03.11)

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 A matinee star in the golden age of American film and theatre, Dorothy Gish was born on this date in 1898.  Gish was known for her ability to play inwardly strong roles and serves as inspiration to celebrate Women’s History Month on Crosscurrents, 3/11 at 8 am.

     One might ask why we selected Dorthy Gish to mark Women’s History Month?   The fact is that it is her birthdaty on Monday the 11th which is the day of our radio show.  The less obvious reason is that Dorothy Gish is often overlook which sadly is the case for many women’s history and their civil rights.  We hope to add our voice toward prositive change.

Wisdom From An Eclectic Group of Women

     “I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.” ~ Rosa Parks

“There are still many causes worth sacrificing for, so much history yet to be made.” ~ Michelle Obama

“I raise up my voice — not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard. We cannot succeed when half of us are held back.” ~  Malala Yousafzai

” Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got. ~ Janis Joplin

“Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputations can never effect a reform.” ~  Susan B. Anthony

“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.”  ~ Amelia Earhart

“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” ~ Jane Goodall

“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

“A surplus of effort could overcome a deficit of confidence.” ~ Sonia Sotomayor

“There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there.” ~  Indira Gandhi

“We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.” ~  J.K. Rowling

“If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.” ~  Katharine Hepburn

“Everyone has inside of her a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be, how much you can love, what you can accomplish, and what your potential is.” ~  Anne Frank

“Aging is not ‘lost youth,’ but a new stage of opportunity and strength.”” ~  Betty Friedan

“No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half of its citizens.” -~ Michelle Obama

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