Barbara Ehrenreich is a well-known American journalist, social activist and author, tagged by The New Yorker as ‘a veteran muckraker’. Describing herself as the ‘myth buster by trade’, she is best known for her work in Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America .This 2001 book was a memoir of her survival within minimum remuneration as a Wal-mart employee and other janitorial and hospitality services. She was praised by Newsweek magazine and the New York times for her grit and determination for undergoing such experimental experience to expose abstractions of ‘living wage and affordable housing’. She was awarded as the Humanist of the Year by American Humanist Association in 1998. The Mother Jones magazine rewarded her with the National Magazine Award for excellence in reporting. She has also been vocal about women’s reproductive rights, through her essays in The Worst Years of Our Lives. We have collected Barbara Ehrenreich’s quotes from her writings, speeches, interviews and life. Here are few powerful quotes from this dynamic American public figure.