By Amanda Duberman
We asked HuffPost editors to share a passage or quote by a female author that spoke to them as women. Some of the passages address womanhood specifically, others speak to humanity in ways that feel fundamentally female to us when we read them. In either case, they are the “aha” moments; the nails hit on the head; the passions awakened.
Here are 21 quotes about womanhood by female authors that strike and stir us every time we read them: