Tina Howe quotes

  • There's no rage like old lady rage, just as there's no tenderness like old lady tenderness.
    -- Tina Howe

    #Rage #Old Lady #Tenderness

  • The tools I handle are words. They may be unappreciated or misunderstood, but they tell us who we are.
    -- Tina Howe

    #Misunderstood #Crafts #May

  • [I was] particularly eager to give voice to the women of my mother's place and generation, who grew up in turn-of-the-century, privileged New England households, who really never had a chance to flower and assess themselves and find out who they were. More than anything, I wanted to give voice to the sort of anger that women of that generation could never express for themselves.
    -- Tina Howe

    #Mother #Flower #Voice

  • . . . the cruel part is that, to let the play live, you have to surrender control and let your characters go. You have to let them stumble, fall into walls and be mute, let them drift and be lost. If you hold the reins too tight, they won't spring to life.
    -- Tina Howe

    #Wall #Spring #Fall

  • And die of nothing but a rage to live.

  • There was something peculiarly gratifying about shouting in a blind rage until your words ran out. Of course, the aftermath was less pleasant. Once you'd told everyone you hated them and not to come after you, where exactly did you go?

  • Nothing can allay the rage of biting envy.

  • I never used to sleep much. I think we all go through a bit of a time like that where we rage about. If we don't, I don't think you've ever really lived.

  • You're mugging old ladies every bit as much if you pinch their pension fund

  • History, that excitable and unreliable old lady.

  • One of the greatest gifts we receive from dogs is the tenderness they evoke in us

  • All my life, I'd been around men. That night, I discovered the tenderness of a woman.

  • Our greatest strength lies in the gentleness and tenderness of our heart.

  • Gentleness corrects whatever is offensive in our manner.