Charlotte Perkins Gilman Quotes

Most popular Charlotte Perkins Gilman Quotes

Life is a verb, not a noun.

life

The most familiar facts are often hardest to understand.

understanding

Exciting literature after supper is not the best digestive.

literature

People need dreams, there's as much nourishment in 'em as food.
— Charlotte Perkins Gilman Caravan

dreams

There is no female mind.  The brain is not an organ of sex.  As well speak of a female liver.

Brain

To speak broadly, the troubles of life as we find them are mainly traceable to the heart or the purse.

trouble

California is a state peculiarly addicted to swift enthusiasms.  It is a seed-bed of all manner of cults and theories, taken up, and dropped, with equal speed.

California

It is the duty of youth to bring its fresh new powers to bear on social progress. Each generation of young people should be to the world like a vast reserve force to a tired army. They should lift the world forward. That is what they are for.

youth progress

No matter what the belief, if it had modestly said, "This is our best thought, go on, think farther!" then we could have smoothly outgrown our early errors and long since have developed a religion such as would have kept pace with an advancing world.

beliefs