Clare Boothe Luce

Clare Boothe Luce was a versatile author, with writings extending from drama and screen scenarios to fiction, journalism, and war reportage. She was also the first American woman appointed to a major ambassadorial post abroad.

Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, “She doesn’t have what it takes.” They will say, “Women don’t have what it takes.”

Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, “She doesn’t have what it takes.” They will say, “Women don’t have what it takes.”