Gloria Steinem Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Gloria Steinem quotes, Gloria Steinem sayings, and Gloria Steinem proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Perhaps we share stories in much the same spirit that explorers share maps, hoping to speed each other’s journey, but knowing that the journey we make will be our own.     

Gloria Steinem

Clinging to the past is the problem. Embracing change is the answer.     

Gloria Steinem

When gender comes down upon us, male or female, it comes as a restriction.     

Gloria Steinem

A gender-equal society would be one where the word gender does not exist: where everyone can be themselves     

Gloria Steinem

It is more rewarding to watch money change the world than watch it accumulate.     

Gloria Steinem

Sexuality has always been for humans a form of communication, a way we express love and caring and bonding, not only a way we have children if we choose to.     

Gloria Steinem

Sexism is not inevitable. It's only about controlling reproduction and therefore controlling women.     

Gloria Steinem

A gender-equal society would be one where the word gender does not exist: where everyone can be themselves.     

Gloria Steinem

The future depends entirely on what each of us does every day.     

Gloria Steinem

The authority of any governing institution must stop at its citizen's skin.     

Gloria Steinem

Each individual woman’s body demands to be accepted on its own terms.     

Gloria Steinem

If you follow the voice inside you, it does give you guidance.     

Gloria Steinem

A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men.     

Gloria Steinem

Liberation does not come from outside.     

Gloria Steinem

Burnout is a way of telling you that your form of activism was perhaps not very full circle.     

Gloria Steinem

We all have good instincts unless they're beaten out of us or shamed out of us in childhood.     

Gloria Steinem

I’m not sure feminism should require an adjective. Believing in the full social, political, and economic quality of women, which is what the dictionary says “feminism” means, is enough to make a revolution in itself.     

Gloria Steinem