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She Said What?

Question 1:
"No one sex can govern alone. I believe that one of the reasons why civilisation has failed so lamentably is that it had one-sided government" was said by which of the following women?
* Nancy Astor
* Louisa May Alcott
* Jane Austen
* Corazon Aquino
Question 2:
"I don't think necessity is the mother of invention -- invention, in my opinion, arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness -- to save oneself trouble" was said by which of the following women?

* Amy Carter
* Agatha Christie
* Marie Curie
* Maria Callas
Question 3:
"Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace" was said by which of the following women?

* Amelia Earhart
* Chris Evert
* Edna Everage
* Mary Baker Eddy
Question 4:
"I never realised until lately that women were supposed to be the inferior sex" was said by which of the following women?

* Lena Horne
* Pauline Hanson
* Billie Holiday
* Katharine Hepburn
Question 5:
Which of the following women said, "One cannot consent to creep when one has an impulse to soar"?

* Nancy Kerrigan
* Donna Karan
* Madeline Kahn
* Hellen Keller
Question 6:
Which of the following women said, "At work, you think of the children you've left at home. At home, you think of the work you've left unfinished. Such a struggle is unleashed within yourself, your heart is rent"?

* Shirley Maclaine
* Margaret Mead
* Golda Meir
* Bette Midler

1. Nancy Astor
Born in May 1879, Nancy Astor died in May 1964. In December 1919, she became the first woman to take her seat in the House of Commons and fought for further advances in women's suffrage and equal rights in the Civil Service. She was also quoted as having said: "We are not asking for superiority for we have always had that; all we ask is equality"; and, "Women have got to make the world safe for men since men have made it so darned unsafe for women"; and, "I can imagine nothing worse than a man-governed world, except a woman-governed world"; and, "In passing, also, I would like to say that the first time Adam had a chance, he laid the blame on a woman"; and, "I married beneath me - all women do"!
2. Agatha Christie
Born Mary Clarissa Agatha Miller in Devon, England in 1890, Agatha Christie wrote over eighty novels, known the world over, along with thirty odd short story collections and six romance novels (under the pen-name Mary Westmacott). She was made an honorary Dame in the United Kingdom in 1971 and died in 1976. Other quotes from the Dame include; "Curious things, habits. People themselves never knew they had them"; and, "If one sticks too rigidly to one's principles, one would hardly see anybody."
3. Amelia Earhart
Amelia Earhart was born in Kansas, in the USA. In 1921 she made her first solo flight and in 1928 she became the first woman to fly the Atlantic, setting a trans-Atlantic record in 1932. In 1937 she took off on a world trip but disappeared after leaving New Guinea. Her husband posthumously published her autobiography, "Last Flight" in 1938. Some other quotes from Amelia Earhart include; "Flying may not be all plain sailing, but the fun of it is worth the price"; and, "I want to do it because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others"; and, "Adventure is worthwhile in itself".
4. Katharine Hepburn
Born in 1907, Katharine Heburn was one of six children. In 1928, she set her sights on an acting career, and the rest, as they say, is history! She earned her first Academy Award in 1933 and her off-screen romance with Spencer Tracey only added to the calibre of the nine odd films they starred in together. Her third Academy Award was earned in 1968 and in 1981 she earned a fourth, at the age of 74 for her performance in "On Golden Pond". She died in 2003. Some quotes from the inimitable Katherine Hepburn include; "Life is to be lived"; and, "If you have to support yourself, you had bloody well better find some way that is going to be interesting. And you don't do that by sitting around wondering about yourself"; and, "If you give an audience a chance they will do half your acting for you"; and, "Acting is the most minor of gifts and not a very high-class way to earn a living. After all, Shirley Temple could do it at the age of four"; and also, "When I started out, I didn't have any desire to be an actress or to learn how to act. I just wanted to be famous!"
5. Hellen Keller
Hellen Keller, born in 1880, had a fever before she was two years of age which left her blind and deaf. Her life's work was social reform, eliminating the institutionalisation of the disabled. She founded the Helen Keller Endowment Fund for the American Foundation for the Blind and received numerous awards, including the Theodore Roosevelt Distinguished Service Medal in 1936, a distinguished service medal from the American Association of Workers for the Blind in 1951, the French Legion of Honour in 1952 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1964. Some other quotes from Helen Keller include; "Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature"; and, "When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us"; and, "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched, but are felt in the heart." She died in 1968 and is buried in Washington DC.
6. Golda Meir
Born Golda Mabovitch, in 1898, the Zionist and labor leader served as Israel's Foreign Minister from 1956 to 1966 and in 1969 she became Israel's fourth Prime Minister. She died in Jerusalem in 1978. Other quotes from Golda Meir include: "It's no accident many accuse me of conducting public affairs with my heart instead of my head. Well, what if I do? Those who don't know how to weep with their whole heart don't know how to laugh either"; and, "I never did anything alone. Whatever was accomplished in this country was accomplished collectively"; and, "To be or not to be is not a question of compromise. Either you be or you don't be."

Source: funtrivia.com

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