"'You acting womanish,' i.e. like a woman ... usually referring to outrageous, audacious, courageous, or willful behavior. Wanting to know more and in greater depth than is considered 'good' for one ..." - Alice Walker


"But it seems to me a kind of clawing to get back to something grown, something adult, maybe even something meaningful. If women are to--I suppose, this is speculation on my part, it just occurred to me this moment--perhaps if women are to become full, complete, the answer may not be in the future, but the answer may be back there [with] the woman who understands her past... Because that woman did know how to nurture, and how to survive." - Toni Morrison