Quotes by Voltairine de Cleyre

About Voltairine de Cleyre:


Voltairine de Cleyre was an American anarchist writer and feminist. She was a prolific writer and speaker, opposing the state, marriage, and the domination of religion over sexuality and women's lives. She began her activist career in the freethought movement. De Cleyre was initially drawn to individualist anarchism but evolved through mutualism to an "anarchism without adjectives." She believed that any system was acceptable as long as it did not involve force. She was a colleague of Emma Goldman, with whom she maintained a relationship of respectful disagreement on many issues. Many of her essays were in the Selected Works of Voltairine de Cleyre, published posthumously by Mother Earth in 1914.

Author Bio


  • NameVoltairine de Cleyre
  • DescriptionAmerican anarchist writer and feminist
  • BornNovember 17, 1866
  • DiedJune 20, 1912
  • CountryUnited States Of America
  • ProfessionWoman Of Letters