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Frederica Montseny Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Frederica Montseny

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Prostitution presents a moral, economic and social
problem that cannot be resolved juridically.
- Frederica Montseny

We need no messiah and no sterile conception of a god
menacing us with hell and purgatory.
- Frederica Montseny

Never will the Anarchists in Spain be made to suffer
as they have been and are in Russia.
- Frederica Montseny

In Spain, we should have enough intelligence,
enough sense of individual and collective responsibility
to do for ourselves that which would be imposed upon us by a dictatorship.
- Frederica Montseny

 

The people themselves, and only the people,
determine the rhythm of our fight.
- Frederica Montseny

Authority is something from which we are constantly subtracting,
of which there remains always a residue,
and which we attempt to make smaller and smaller.
- Frederica Montseny

We tried many times before to speed on the social revolution in Spain;
attempted to stir up the feelings of the people and
to raise the banner of Libertarian Communism.
- Frederica Montseny

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The struggle is so great that the triumph over fascism
alone is worth the sacrifice of our lives.
- Frederica Montseny

There is, therefore, no solution possible other than
an economy directed by the workers through their organisations
of control-through the workers' syndicates.
- Frederica Montseny

I wish to say that we Anarchists have never changed our position.
We are Anarchists as of old and still pursue the same ideals.
- Frederica Montseny

Our constancy, same might call it our madness,
was necessary to wear down the oppressive forces of the old democracy which,
in Spain, was a hundred years behind the times.
- Frederica Montseny

The love of liberty and the sense of human dignity
are the basic elements of the Anarchist creed.
- Frederica Montseny

There are Anarchists in other parts of the world who are unable to,
comprehend the position of the Spanish Anarchists.
I do not pretend to censor these Anarchists.
- Frederica Montseny

But we must create in each person a sense of responsibility
in order that each one of us can have the right to enjoy all his rights.
- Frederica Montseny

Men are as we have always known them,
neither better nor worse from the hearts of rogues
there springs a latent honesty,
from the depths of honest men there emerges a brutish appetite -
a thirst for extermination,
a desire for blood.
- Frederica Montseny

If all our comrades of Europe, America and other countries,
who do not understand what we are doing to Spanish Anarchism,
would come to Spain, we could then see how they would react.
- Frederica Montseny

In order to fully realise our aspirations,
we must create in the masses of the people the sense
of sacrifice and responsibility that has been the characteristic
of the anarchist movement throughout its historic development in Spain.
- Frederica Montseny

And we will accept the creation of the Iberian Federation
of a socialist republic which will give each region
the right to construct its life in accordance with
its economic possibilities and political preponderance.
- Frederica Montseny

We have confirmed something we only knew in theory,
namely that revolution, in which uncontrolled and uncontrollable
forces operate imperiously,
is blind and destructive, grandiose and cruel.
- Frederica Montseny

Writing is like prostitution.
First you do it for love, and then for a few close friends,
and then for money.
- Moliere

New legislation has just been adopted by the International
Labour Organization on the Worst Forms of Child Labor,
such as bonded labour, prostitution and hazardous work.
- Carol Bellamy

And all this effort, all this loss of comradeship,
all this prostitution of idealism and manhood,
to assist the capitalists of this country to defeat the proletariat!
- Harry Pollitt

Corruption is worse than prostitution.
The latter might endanger the morals of an individual,
the former invariably endangers the morals of the entire country.
- Karl Kraus

Is now the time to legalize prostitution?
- Harry Anderson

The United Nations is a place for prostitution under the feet of Americans.
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

Prostitution, although hounded, imprisoned,
and chained, is nevertheless the greatest triumph of Puritanism.
- Emma Goldman

To the moralist prostitution does not consist so much
in the fact that the woman sells her body,
but rather that she sells it out of wedlock.
- Emma Goldman

The introduction of religious passion into politics
is the end of honest politics,
and the introduction of politics into religion is the
prostitution of true religion.
- Lord Hailsham

Everyone knows that our current system is kind of like legalized prostitution.
The corporate sector completely controls the civic sector.
- Peter Coyote

Prostitution happens to you because of troubles you had.
In reality no woman would choose to do that.
- Catherine Deneuve

What is art? Prostitution.
- Charles Baudelaire

Well this is aptly called a junket, for both of us.
I have never been to a house of prostitution,
but I understand that you get in more than seven minutes.
- Dustin Hoffman

What is marriage but prostitution to one man instead of many?
- Angela Carter

Marriage is for women the commonest mode of livelihood,
and the total amount of undesired sex endured by women
is probably greater in marriage than in prostitution.
- Bertrand Russell

Our top story tonight: Famous TV dolphin flipper was
arrested today on prostitution ring charges.
He allegedly was seen transporting two 16 year olds
across state line for immoral porpoises.
- Colin Mochrie

Such a prostitution of judicial power can never occur
again under the shadow of the British law,
for no jury within the wide circle of the empire would
submit to such an infraction of their privilege,
even if a judge could be found daring enough to attempt it.
- Joseph Howe

My thinking tends to be libertarian.
That is, I oppose intrusions of the state into the private realm -
as in abortion,
sodomy, prostitution, pornography, drug use,
or suicide, all of which I would strongly defend as
matters of free choice in a representative democracy.
- Camille Paglia

Feminism is dated? Yes, for privileged women like my
daughter and all of us here today,
but not for most of our sisters in the rest of the
world who are still forced into premature marriage,
prostitution, forced labor - they have children that
they don't want or they cannot feed.
- Isabel Allende

Writing is a dance with the uncertainties of language.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God
who is sending a love letter to the world.
- Mother Teresa

We do not need to proselytize
either by our speech or by our writing.
We can only do so really with our lives.
Let our lives be open books for all to study.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Do you have a plan for your life?
If not, allocate some time today to sit quietly
with pen and paper to begin writing your life plan -
what you want to accomplish with your life,
and what projects will support your goals.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Was it only by dreaming or writing that I could find out what I thought?
- Joan Didion

Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.
- Laurie Anderson

I wasn't very good about juggling family and my career.
I was interested in who was coming to the children's birthday party,
what my son was writing.
I was thinking about Legos.
- Jill Clayburgh

Nothing goes by luck in composition.
It allows of no tricks.
The best you can write will be the best you are.
- Henry David Thoreau

For my part, I consider that it will be found much better
by all parties to leave the past to history,
especially as I propose to write that history myself.
- Winston Churchill

The digital revolution is far more significant than
the invention of writing or even of printing.
- Douglas Engelbart

LOVE LETTERS TO YOURSELF
This is taken from a love letter (a gentle reminder)
I wrote to myself recently.
Live in your joy today.
Be authentic. Love yourself. First.
Love others from your own abundance.
Life Changes. Circumstances change.
Sometimes you try to fit your old way
of being into new circumstances
rather than becoming new yourself.
Embrace transformation as an opportunity.
And keep on writing love letters to yourself.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Poetry is something that happens in universities,
in creative writing programs or in English departments.
- Mark Strand

I am never going to write for the sake of writing.
- Emma Lazarus

Writing is one of the few professions in which you
can psychoanalyse yourself,
get rid of hostilities and frustrations in public,
and get paid for it.
- Octavia Butler

Writing requires a great deal of skill,
just like painting does.
People don't want to learn those skills.
- John Milius

I love writing.
I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions.
- James A. Michener

I don't have a special place or ritual for writing songs,
basically I write songs whenever an idea hits me,
in my hotel room, on the road, in the plane.
- Kelly Jones

I find writing songs hard, because it does not come naturally to me.
I never set out to be a songwriter or a singer.
- Robert Wyatt

I've always been able to survive by writing,
though.
- John Milius

They change.
They're different.
There are no two alike, that's the miracle of it.
But if they have something to teach the students.
You can see them writing during the show.
- James Lipton

I would hope that my writing's cleaner than it was when I started.
- Nora Roberts

Even when I think I'm writing really young,
they say it's too mature.
- Cynthia Weil

I did not think much what I was writing them for,
except that I knew I wanted my next novel to be in
some less conventional form than straight narrative.
- Nicholas Mosley

I don't know why I started writing.
I don't know why anybody does it.
Maybe they're bored, or failures at something else.
- Cormac McCarthy

Like so many writers I started writing stories because
I didn't have much time for anything else.
- Tobias Wolff

Silk Road to Ruin has all the analysis and it's structured very well.
I rely on my notes more and I use direct quotes.
But there's nothing like writing about it right away.
- Ted Rall

Let's face it, writing is hell.
- William Styron

The use of criticism, in periodical writing,
is to sift, not to stamp a work.
- Margaret Fuller

In all love stories the theme is love and tragedy,
so by writing these types of stories,
I have to include tragedy.
- Nicholas Sparks

Writing is the beast unto itself.
- Omar Epps

There's a certain point, when you're writing autobiographical stuff,
where you don't want to misrepresent yourself.
It would be dishonest.
- Mark Strand

I'm just writing songs about how I feel or about how people I know feel.
- Elliott Smith

Southern poets are still writing narrative poems,
poems in forms, dramatic poems.
- Robert Morgan


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