Book Review: Out of the Mouths of Babes


Out of the Mouths of Babes: Quips and Quotes from Wildly Witty Women by Autumn Stephens.

(and the “Babes” refers to women, not babies)

“Never grow a wishbone where your backbone ought to be.” – Cynthia Paddleford

“We still think of a powerful man as a born leader, and a powerful woman as an anomaly.” – Margaret Atwood

“Girls got balls. They’re just a little higher up, that’s all.” – Joan Jett

“If he ain’t willin’ to strap on the rubber bridle, then I ain’t willin’ to ride.” – Calamity Wronsky & Belle Bendall (referring to condoms)

“I do not wish [women] to have power over men, but over themselves.” – Mary Wollstonecraft

“For every hero in this world, there’s at least one shero.” – Johnetta B. Cole

“If you can’t change your fate, change your attitude.” – Amy Tan


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