"I'm tired of everlastingly being unnatural and never doing anything I want to do. I'm tired of acting like I don't eat more than a bird, and walking when I want to run, and saying I feel faint after a waltz when I could dance for two days and never get tired. I'm tired of saying 'How wonderful you are!' to fool men who haven't got one-half the sense I've got, and I'm tired of pretending I don't know anything, so men can tell me things and feel important while they're doing it...Why is it a girl has to be so silly to catch a husband?...Don't you suppose men get surprised after they're married to find that their wives do have sense?"
"Some day I'm going to do and say everything I want to do and say, and if people don't like it I don't care."