HBD, RBG! Celebrate With Justice Ginsburg’s Most Notorious Quotes

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Supreme Court Justice and all-around badass feminist icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg turns 82 today, and by her own account, she's still going "full steam" on the bench. Take a look at some of her dissenting opinions (on Hobby Lobby, for instance), and you'll know just where SNL got that "you've been Ginsburned" bit. In honor of Her Honor's birthday, we've gathered just a few of our favorite RBG quotes, from the inspirational to the endearingly funny.

"People who think you could wave a magic wand, and the
legacy of the past is over, are blind." — Ginsburg speaking to MSNBC about race relations.

"I vowed this year just sparkling water — stay
away from the wine — but the dinner was so delicious it needed wine." — Ginsburg admitting she fell asleep during this year's State of the Union because she wasn't 100 percent sober.  

"The court, I fear, has ventured into a minefield." — Part of Ginsburg's dissenting opinion on the Hobby Lobby ruling. "Scalia is my biggest buddy at the opera." — Ginsburg demonstrating that friendship between conservatives and liberals is still possible.  

"I think that
the country will wake up and see that it can never go back to [abortions just]
for women who can afford to travel to a neighboring state ... It makes no sense as a national policy to
promote birth only among poor people." — Ginsburg speaking to Elle on what future generations will think of abortion restrictions.

"The sad irony of today’s decision lies in its utter
failure to grasp why the [Voting Rights Act] has proven
effective ... Throwing out preclearance when it has worked and
is continuing to work to stop discriminatory changes is like throwing
away your umbrella in a rainstorm because you are not getting wet." — Ginsburg's dissenting opinion on the SCOTUS ruling that dismantled a key part of the Voting Rights Act. 

"You can't have it all at once. Who —
man or woman — has it all, all at once? In
my lifespan, I think I have had it all. But in different periods of time,
things were rough." — Ginsburg telling Katie Couric how she managed work-life balance.

"I was part of Jazzercise class. It was an aerobics routine
accompanied by loud music, sounding quite awful to me." — Ginsburg regretting ever participating in a workout trend. 

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