27 Top-Notch Caitlin Moran Quotes

Caitlin Moran is an English journalist, author, and broadcaster. Know for her satirical column and book titled, ‘How to Be a Woman,’ Moran also authored the semi-autobiographical novel, ‘How to Build a Girl.’ Here is a look at some of the best Caitlin Moran quotes to remember.

“A library in the middle of a community is a cross between an emergency exit, a life-raft and a festival. They are cathedrals of the mind; hospitals of the soul; theme parks of the imagination. On a cold rainy island, they are the only sheltered public spaces where you are not a consumer, but a citizen instead.”

“As far as I’m concerned, you’re a feminist by default if you’re born in the Western world right now.”
“Feminism, as it stands, well… stands. It has ground to a halt.”

“For me, and I suspect a lot of socially awkward people, dealing with people face-to-face seems really traumatic. Particularly if you have massive sweating issues, and particularly if on top of that you have quite smelly sweat that smells like onion soup.”

“I cannot understand anti-abortion arguments that centre on the sanctity of life. As a species we’ve fairly comprehensively demonstrated that we don’t believe in the sanctity of life. The shrugging acceptance of war, famine, epidemic, pain and life-long poverty shows us that, whatever we tell ourselves, we’ve made only the most feeble of efforts to really treat human life as sacred.”

“I can’t think of anything I hate more than a former punk – they are the most self-righteous people in the world.”

“I know people go on about Twitter, but it is amazing. It’s whatever you want it to be, and all the women got in there before the boys.”


“I like a little bit of revolution. I think it’s a very good hobby for a young woman. Better than squash.”

“I read something once that when you’re online, your inhibitions are lowered to the state where you’ve had three drinks. Once you basically know that the entire internet is slightly drunk, it all makes a lot more sense, and you deport yourself accordingly.”

“I think that instead of feminism being a political thing, it should be an act of creativity. It’s more of a rock n’ roll thing.”

“I wish I could learn that just three drinks is enough, but I have not learned that.”

“If you can find a frock you look nice in and can run up three flights of stairs, you’re not fat.”

“If you eat enough books, you start pooping out words.”

“If you read all your history books, there are no women in them.”

“If you’re not a confident person, pretend to be one.”

“It’s difficult to see the glass ceiling because it’s made of glass. Virtually invisible. What we need is for more birds to fly above it and shit all over it, so we can see it properly.”

“I’ve generally got low levels of embarrassment.”

“My core belief is that if you’re complaining about something for more than three minutes, two minutes ago you should have done something about it.”

“Once you’ve got a big feminist and political justification for talking about how you went round to Benedict Cumberbatch’s house and did period all over his sofa, then there’s no reason not to tell that anecdote in the middle of a dinner party.”

“The kind of classic pose of a female model is to look kind of sexy and a bit annoyed.”

“These days, however, I am much calmer — since I realised that it’s technically impossible for a woman to argue against feminism. Without feminism, you wouldn’t be allowed to have a debate on women’s place in society. ”

“We must recall the most important of humanity guidelines: Be polite. Being polite is possibly the greatest daily contribution everyone can make to life on Earth.”

“What is feminism? Simply the belief that women should be as free as men, however nuts, dim, deluded, badly dressed, fat, receding, lazy and smug they might be. Are you a feminist? Hahaha. Of course you are.”

“Whenever I see a taboo, I just think that’s something we need to drag screaming out into the light and discuss. Because taboos are where our fears live, and taboos are the things that keep us tiny. Particularly for women.”

“Why on earth have I, because I’m a woman, got to be nice to everyone?”

“You can always tell when a woman is with the wrong man, because she has so much to say about the fact that nothing’s happening. When women find the right person, on the other hand, they just… disappear for six months, then resurface, eyes shiny, and usually about six pounds heavier.”

“You should write, write, write every day, and learn to edit and pare it right back so you’re proud of every sentence, and each one is either being useful or beautiful, but hopefully both.”

Caitlin Moran gives a tour of her home while she discusses the basics to being a feminist. Known for her human and position on feminism, Moran is a bestselling author and column writer.