Favorite Quotations Margaret Mead More Classic Literature

"I had no reason to doubt that brains were suitable for a woman, And as I had my father's kind of mind--which was also his mother's--I learned that the mind is not sex-typed." ~ Margaret Mead

Margaret Mead

You just have to learn not to care about the dust mites under the beds.

I think extreme heterosexuality is a perversion.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

A city must be a place where groups of women and men are seeking and developing the highest things they know.

The negative cautions of science are never popular. If the experimentalist would not commit himself,the social philosopher, the preacher, and the pedagogue tried the harder to give a short-cut answer.

Our humanity rests upon a series of learned behaviors, woven together into patterns that are infinitely fragile and never directly inherited.

We won't have a society if we destroy the environment.

Women want mediocre men, and men are working hard to be as mediocre as possible.

Even though the ship may go down, the journey goes on.

No matter how many communes anybody invents, the family always creeps back.

Never ask your readers what they want, because then you'll give it to them, and that will be entertainment. Ask yourself what you want, and then you will delight your readers. ~ The Utne Reader, 1992