Thursday, September 5, 2019

Women's Day Quotes


  • Harriet Beecher Stowe: So much has been said and sung of beautiful young girls. Why don't somebody wake up to the beauty of old women?"
  • Brett Butler: I would like it if men had to partake in the same hormonal cycles to which we're subjected monthly. Maybe that's why men declare war -- because they have a need to bleed on a regular basis.
  • Katherine Hepburn: Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.
  • Carolyn Kenmore: You have to have the kind of body that doesn't need a girdle in order to get to pose in one.
  • Ian Fleming: A woman should be an illusion.
  • Stephen Stills: There are three things men can do with women: love them, suffer for them, or turn them into literature.
  • Germaine Greer: Women have very little idea of how much men hate them.
  • William Shakespeare, As You Like It: Do you not know I am a woman? when I think, I must speak.
  • Mignon McLaughlin: Women are never landlocked: they're always mere minutes away from the briny deep of tears.
  • Robert Brault: Through sources, we have obtained the following alien assessment of the human 
  • species: The male wants to be valued for what he pretends to be. The female wants to be overvalued for what she truly is.
  • Voltaire: I hate women because they always know where things are.
  • Hermione Gingold: Fighting is essentially a masculine idea; a woman's weapon is her tongue.
  • Joseph Conrad: Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men.
  • Janis Joplin: Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
  • Martina Navratilova: I think the key is for women not to set any limits.
  • Anita Wise: A lot of guys think the larger a woman's breasts are, the less intelligent she is. I don't think it works like that. I think it's the opposite. I think the larger a woman's breasts are, the less intelligent the men become.
  • Arnold Haultain: A woman can say more in a sigh than a man can say in a sermon.
  • Ogden Nash: I have an idea that the phrase "weaker sex" was coined by some woman to disarm some man she was preparing to overwhelm.
  • Oliver Goldsmith: They may talk of a comet, or a burning mountain, or some such bagatelle; but to me a modest woman, dressed out in all her finery, is the most tremendous object of the whole creation.
  • Aristotle Onassis: If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning.
  • Gilda Radner: I'd much rather be a woman than a man. Women can cry, they can wear cute clothes, and they're the first to be rescued off sinking ships.
  • George Eliot: A woman's hopes are woven of sunbeams; a shadow annihilates them.
  • Mignon McLaughlin: A woman asks little of love: only that she be able to feel like a heroine.
  • Stanley Baldwin: I would rather trust a woman's instinct than a man's reason.
  • Simone de Beauvoir: One is not born a woman, one becomes one.
  • Rosalyn Sussman: We still live in a world in which a significant fraction of people, including women, believe that a woman belongs and wants to belong exclusively in the home.
  • Virginia Woolf: As a woman I have no country. As a woman my country is the whole world.
  • Mae West: When women go wrong, men go right after them.
  • Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley: I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves.
  • Gloria Steinem: I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career.

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