Lillie Devereux Blake Quotes

Born August 12, 1833
Died December 30, 1913

Who is Lillie Devereux Blake?

Lillie Devereux Blake, born Elizabeth Johnson Devereux, was an American woman suffragist, reformer, and writer known under her pen name Tiger Lily.

She is honoured in the title of the movie "What's Up, Tiger Lily?", the debut film by Woody Allen.

Books by Lillie Devereux Blake

Best Quotes by Lillie Devereux Blake

“I have seen that women are shut out from every means of earning a living that is really remunerative, crowded into certain narrow walks, which, in consequence, are so thronged that the poor creatures are forced to work for the merest pittance.”

Lillie Devereux Blake
Fettered for Life

“If Eve was inferior to Adam because she was created after him, then Adam was inferior to the fishes, because they preceded him.”

Lillie Devereux Blake

“It is better to have the power of self-protection than to depend on any man, whether he be the Governor in his chair of State, or the hunted outlaw wandering through the night, hungry and cold and with murder in his heart.”

Lillie Devereux Blake

“Just so long as all our literature is pervaded with the thought that women are inferior, so long will our sex be held in a low estimate.”

Lillie Devereux Blake
Fettered for Life

“People share a common nature but are trained in gender roles.”

Lillie Devereux Blake

“The most grievous wrong of that day was to be found in the establishment of the celibacy of the clergy. This hideous doctrine of a celibate priesthood was maintained only by a constant struggle against the better and truer instincts of the heart.

Lillie Devereux Blake
Woman's Place Today

“We are tired of the pretense that we have special privileges and the reality that we have none; of the fiction that we are queens, and the fact that we are subjects.”

Lillie Devereux Blake