Stacy Schiff Quotes About Mad

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"For the several thousands of years before they became firefighters and physicians, women were sirens, enchantresses, snares. At times it seems as if female powerlessness is male self-preservation in disguise. And for millennia, this has made for a zero-sum game: A woman's intelligence was a man's deception." ~ Stacy Schiff
"[Cleopatra's] power has been made to derive from her sexuality, for obvious reason; as one of Caesar's murderers had noted, 'How much more attention people pay to their fears than to their memories!' It has always been preferable to attribute a woman's success to her beauty rather than to her brains, to reduce her to the sum of her sex life." ~ Stacy Schiff
"It did what a foreign adventure is supposed to do-it made the mundane thrilling." ~ Stacy Schiff
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Intellect does not attain its full force unless it attacks power."
Author: Anne Louise Germaine De Staël

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