The Women's March on Washington kicks off on Saturday, along with hundreds of sister marches around the globe. If you've still got to get ready for your local demonstration, I have 25 great
book quotes for your Women's March signs.
Feel free to use the quotes below even if you haven't read the books they're from. This list also serves as your go-to source of
feminist book recommendations in the age of Trump, so grab a quote that inspires you and buy the book for your nightstand after the march.
Please keep in mind that some of these quotes may be too long for your signs, even with my conservative edits. If you love a particular statement but can't figure out how to fit it on your pasteboard, feel free to get creative and trim it down. Just be sure to retain the essential message of the original. It would also be very nice if you attributed the quote back to its original source, regardless of whether you edited it or not.
Obviously, this list is in no way exhaustive. Read through my suggestions below, and be sure to share your favorite
book quotes for your Women's March signs with me on Twitter! 1 "You may write me down in history / With your bitter, twisted lies, / You may trod me in the very dirt / But still, like dust, I’ll rise." Kris Connor/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images 2 "Don't let the bastards grind you down." 3 "Out of the ash / I rise with my red hair / And I eat men like air." 4 "I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will." 5 "Value yourself for what the media doesn't." Kris Connor/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images 6 "There are years that ask questions and years that answer." 7 "All oppression creates a state of war. And this is no exception." 8 "The soul of our politics is the commitment to ending domination." 9 "I do not wish [women] to have power over men; but over themselves." Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images News/Getty Images 10 "Now at last I know why I was brought here and what I have to do." 11 "The history of men's opposition to women's emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself." 12 "I don’t want to make somebody else. I want to make myself."
by Toni Morisson Sula 13 "[L]iberation will not happen unless individual women agree to be outcasts, eccentrics, perverts, and whatever the powers-that-be choose to call them." Gaye Gerard/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images 14 "I want to be respected in all of my femaleness because I deserve to be." 15 "No wonder they invented the myth of female inadequacy." 16 "Your silence will not protect you." 17 "A girl should not expect special privileges because of her sex, but neither should she 'adjust' to prejudice and discrimination." 18 "Complacency is a far more dangerous attitude than outrage."
The Dark of the Moon by Naomi Littlebear 19 "The hardest part has been learning how to take myself seriously when the entire world is constantly telling me that femininity is always inferior to masculinity." 20 "When you can’t find someone to follow, you have to find a way to lead by example." 21 "I will have my serpent's tongue — my woman's voice, my sexual voice, my poet's voice." JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images 22 "[The oppressor] fears he will have to change his life once he has seen himself in the bodies of the people he has called different." 23 "There is no other organ quite like the uterus. If men had such an organ, they would brag about it. So should we." 24 "We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced." 25 "[S]urvival is insufficient." ERNESTO BENAVIDES/AFP/Getty Images
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