Quotes by Eve Ensler

"Cherish your solitude. Take trains by yourself to places you have never been. Sleep out alone under the stars. Learn how to drive a stick shift. Go so far away that you stop being afraid of not coming back. Say no when you don’t want to do something. Say yes if your instincts are strong, even if everyone around you disagrees. Decide whether you want to be liked or admired. Decide if fitting in is more important than finding out what you’re doing here. Believe in kissing."

"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)"

"Go so far away that you stop being afraid of not coming back."

"When you rape, beat, maim, mutilate, burn, bury, and terrorize women, you destroy the essential life energy on the planet."

"The heart is capable of sacrifice. So is the vagina. The heart is able to forgive and repair. It can change it's shape to let us in. It can expand to let us out. So can the vagina. It can ache for us and stretch for us, die for us and bleed and bleed us into this difficult, wondrous world. So can the vagina. I was there in the room. I remeber."

Books by Eve Ensler

  • The Good Body
  • 2,109 ratings
  • November 8th 2005 by Villard

    (first published January 1st 2004)

  • The Apology
  • 1,654 ratings
  • May 14th 2019 by Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Insecure at Last
  • 855 ratings
  • October 3rd 2006 by Villard

    (first published January 1st 2006)

  • Necessary Targets
  • 381 ratings
  • January 23rd 2001 by Villard

    (first published January 1st 2001)

Eve Ensler
  • Eve Ensler

  • Date of birth: May 25, 1953
  • Born: in Scarsdale, New York, The United States.

  • Description: Eve Ensler is an internationally bestselling author and an award-winning playwright whose works include The Vagina Monologues, The Good Body, Insecure at Last, and I Am an Emotional Creature, since adapted for the stage as Emotional Creature. She is the founder of V-Day, the global movement to end violence against women and girls, which has raised more than $90 million for local groups and activists, and inspired the global action One Billion Rising. Ensler lives in Paris and New York City.