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@@ -1583,4 +1583,63 @@ The quality of light by which we scrutinize our lives has direct bearing upon th
I write for those women who do not speak, for those who do not have a voice because they were so terrified, because we are taught to respect fear more than ourselves. We've been taught that silence would save us, but it won't. ~ Audre Lorde
When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak. ~ Audre Lorde
I realize that if I wait until I am no longer afraid to act, write, speak, be, I'll be sending messages on a Ouija board, cryptic complaints from the other side. ~ Audre Lorde
-But the question is a matter of the survival and the teaching. That's what our work comes down to. No matter where we key into it, it's the same work, just different pieces of ourselves doing it. ~ Audre Lorde
+But the question is a matter of the survival and the teaching. That's what our work comes down to. No matter where we key into it, it's the same work, just different pieces of ourselves doing it. ~ Audre Lorde
+Never doubt that you can change history. You already have. ~ Marge Piercy
+Love as if you liked yourself, and it may happen. ~ Marge Piercy
+In an elitist world, it's always "women and children last." ~ Marge Piercy
+A strong woman is a woman determined to do something others are determined not be done. ~ Marge Piercy
+All women hustle. Women watch faces, voices, gestures, moods. The person who has to survive through cunning. ~ Marge Piercy
+All women are misfits. We do not fit into this world without amputations. ~ Marge Piercy
+Doorways are sacred to women for we are the doorways of life and we must choose what comes in and what goes out. ~ Marge Piercy
+We seek not rest but transformation. We are dancing through each other as doorways. ~ Marge Piercy
+Connections are made slowly, sometimes they grow underground. ~ Marge Piercy
+The will to be totally rational is the will to be made out of glass and steel: and to use others as if they were glass and steel. ~ Marge Piercy
+The pitcher cries for water to carry and a person for work that is real. ~ Marge Piercy
+Work is its own cure. You have to like it better than being loved. ~ Marge Piercy
+What a richly colored strong warm coat is woven when love is the warp and work is the woof. ~ Marge Piercy
+Burning dinner is not incompetence but war. ~ Marge Piercy
+Remember that every son had a mother whose beloved son he was, and every woman had a mother whose beloved son she wasn't. ~ Marge Piercy
+This life is a war we are not yet winning for our daughters' children. Don't do your enemies' work for them. Finish your own. ~ Marge Piercy
+We are trying to live as if we were an experiment conducted by the future. ~ Marge Piercy
+Life is the first gift, love is the second, and understanding the third. ~ Marge Piercy
+My strength and my weakness are twins in the same womb. ~ Marge Piercy
+It you want to be listened to, you should put in time listening. ~ Marge Piercy
+My idea of Hell is to be young again. ~ Marge Piercy
+A new idea is rarely born like Venus attended by graces. More commonly it's modeled of baling wire and acne. More commonly it wheezes and tips over. ~ Marge Piercy
+The real writer is one who really writes. Talent is an invention like phlogiston after the fact of fire. Work is its own cure. You have to like it better than being loved. ~ Marge Piercy
+With my poems, I finally won even my mother. The longest wooing of my life. ~ Marge Piercy
+I mourn in grey, grey as the sleeted wind the bled shades of twilight, gunmetal, battleships, industrial paint. ~ Marge Piercy
+The real writer is one who really writes. Talent is an invention like phlogiston after the fact of fire. Work is its own cure. You have to like it better than being loved. ~ Marge Piercy
+Sleeping together is a euphemism for people, but tantamount to marriage with cats. ~ Marge Piercy
+One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman. ~ Simone de Beauvoir
+Man is defined as a human being and a woman as a female - whenever she behaves as a human being she is said to imitate the male. ~ Simone de Beauvoir
+This has always been a man's world, and none of the reasons that have been offered in explanation have seemed adequate. ~ Simone de Beauvoir
+Representation of the world, like the world itself, is the work of men; they describe it from their own point of view, which they confuse with the absolute truth. ~ Simone de Beauvoir
+The most sympathetic of men never fully comprehend woman's concreted situation. ~ Simone de Beauvoir
+Society, being codified by man, decrees that woman is inferior; she can do away with this inferiority only by destroying the male's superiority. ~ Simone de Beauvoir
+When we abolish the slavery of half of humanity, together with the whole system of hypocrisy it implies, then the "division" of humanity will reveal its genuine significance and the human couple will find its true form. ~ Simone de Beauvoir
+If her functioning as a female is not enough to define woman, if we decline also to explain her through "the eternal feminine," and if nevertheless we admit, provisionally, that women do exist, then we must face the question: what is a woman? ~ Simone de Beauvoir
+To catch a husband is an art; to hold him is a job. ~ Simone de Beauvoir
+Few tasks are more like the torture of Sisyphus than housework, with its endless repetition: the clean becomes soiled, the soiled is made clean, over and over, day after day. ~ Simone de Beauvoir
+Defending the truth is not something one does out of a sense of duty or to allay guilt complexes, but is a reward in itself. ~ Simone de Beauvoir
+I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for the truth; and truth rewarded me. ~ Simone de Beauvoir
+That's what I consider true generosity. You give your all, and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing. ~ Simone de Beauvoir
+I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom. ~ Simone de Beauvoir
+One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion. ~ Simone de Beauvoir
+The word love has by no means the same sense for both sexes, and this is one cause of the serious misunderstandings that divide them. ~ Simone de Beauvoir
+The writer of originality, unless dead, is always shocking, scandalous; novelty disturbs and repels. ~ Simone de Beauvoir
+However gifted an individual is at the outset, if his or her talents cannot be developed because of his or her social condition, because of the surrounding circumstances, these talents will be still-born. ~ Simone de Beauvoir
+One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done. ~ Marie Curie
+Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood. ~ Marie Curie
+I am among those who think that science has great beauty. A scientist in his laboratory is not only a technician: he is also a child placed before natural phenomena which impress him like a fairy tale. ~ Marie Curie
+A scientist in his laboratory is not a mere technician: he is also a child confronting natural phenomena that impress him as though they were fairy tales. ~ Marie Curie
+I have frequently been questioned, especially by women, of how I could reconcile family life with a scientific career. Well, it has not been easy. ~ Marie Curie
+We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained. ~ Marie Curie
+I was taught that the way of progress is neither swift nor easy. ~ Marie Curie
+Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained. ~ Marie Curie
+Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas. ~ Marie Curie
+I am one of those who think like Nobel, that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries. ~ Marie Curie
+There are sadistic scientists who hurry to hunt down errors instead of establishing the truth. ~ Marie Curie
+When one studies strongly radioactive substances special precautions must be taken. Dust, the air of the room, and one's clothes, all become radioactive. ~ Marie Curie
+After all, science is essentially international, and it is only through lack of the historical sense that national qualities have been attributed to it. ~ Marie Curie
+I have no dress except the one I wear every day. If you are going to be kind enough to give me one, please let it be practical and dark so that I can put it on afterwards to go to the laboratory. (about a wedding dress) ~ Marie Curie
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@@ -4,6 +4,7 @@ PORT = 6667
USE_SSL = False
PASSWORD = "server_password" # Server password, set to None if not needed
NICKNAME = "whatshereallysaid"
+REALNAME = "bot: provides quotations from notable women"
CHANNEL = "#channel_name"
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class TalkBackBot(irc.IRCClient):
password = settings.PASSWORD
nickname = settings.NICKNAME
+ realname = settings.REALNAME
def connectionMade(self):
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