Quotes from I am an Emotional Creature

Eve Ensler ·  176 pages

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“I finally know the difference between pleasing and loving, obeying and respecting. It has taken me so many years to be okay with being different, and with being this alive, this intense. (xxvi)”
― Eve Ensler, quote from I am an Emotional Creature


“Go so far away that you stop being afraid of not coming back.”
― Eve Ensler, quote from I am an Emotional Creature


“I want to touch you in real time
not find you on YouTube,
I want to walk next to you in the mountains
not friend you on Facebook.”
― Eve Ensler, quote from I am an Emotional Creature


“I want to read
so I can read the Koran
read the signs in the street
know the number of the bus
I'm supposed to take
when I one day leave this house.”
― Eve Ensler, quote from I am an Emotional Creature


“If you are trying to please, how do you take responsibility for your own needs? How do you even know what your own needs are? What do you have to cut off in yourself in order to please others? I think the act of pleasing makes everything murky. We lose track of ourselves. We stop uttering declaratory sentences. We stop directing our lives. We wait to be rescued. We forget what we know. We make everything okay rather than real.”
― Eve Ensler, quote from I am an Emotional Creature



“I am an emotional I am an emotional, devotional, incandotional creature.”
― Eve Ensler, quote from I am an Emotional Creature


“We don’t accept your world your rules your wars We don’t accept your cruelty and unkindness. We don’t believe some need to suffer for others to survive or that there isn’t enough to go around or that corporations are the only and best economic arrangement. And”
― Eve Ensler, quote from I am an Emotional Creature


“Slavery is back
but never went away”
― Eve Ensler, quote from I am an Emotional Creature


“I want to touch you in real time
not find you on YouTube.
I want to walk next to you in the mountains
not friend you on Facebook.
Give me one thing I can believe in
that isn't a brand name.”
― Eve Ensler, quote from I am an Emotional Creature


“I started thinking about how it's actually hard to love Barbie the way she is now. She is very tough, so much plastic. She's not cuddly at all. She can't even put her arms around you. You have to do things for her: worship her, dress her, buy her things. She wants everything. She is very greedy and needy. That's how they get you to spend more money.”
― Eve Ensler, quote from I am an Emotional Creature



“How come we have money to kill but no money to feed or heal? How come we have money to destroy but no money for art and schools? The”
― Eve Ensler, quote from I am an Emotional Creature


“People ask me all the time how I survived. It wasn't that I was smarter or even stronger than anyone else. I didn't even know what I was doing. It was just that something inside me couldn't go along.”
― Eve Ensler, quote from I am an Emotional Creature


About the author

Eve Ensler
Born place: in Scarsdale, New York, The United States
Born date May 25, 1953
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