quotations about women
No matter what a woman looks like, if she's confident, she's sexy.
PARIS HILTON, attributed, Paris Hilton: A Biography
It's in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I'm a woman
MAYA ANGELOU, Phenomenal Woman
Every woman should have four pets in her life. A mink in her closet, a jaguar in her garage, a tiger in her bed, and a jackass who pays for everything.
PARIS HILTON, attributed, The Hiltons: The True Story of an American Dynasty
Whatever a woman's reason may say, her feelings tell her the truth.
STEFAN ZWEIG, Twenty-Four Hours in the Life of a Woman
From birth to eighteen, a girl needs good parents, from eighteen to thirty-five she needs good looks, from thirty-five to fifty-five she needs a good personality, and from fifty-five on she needs cash.
SOPHIE TUCKER, Women Who Date Too Much
In revenge and in love woman is more barbaric than man is.
FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE, Beyond Good and Evil
There is in every true woman's heart, a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.
WASHINGTON IRVING, The Sketch Book
The great question that has never been answered, and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is "What does a woman want?"
SIGMUND FREUD, attributed, Sigmund Freud: Life and Work
A woman's whole life is a history of the affections.
WASHINGTON IRVING, The Sketch Book
Women: We are busy wearing so many hats in life we deserve to have all the shoes we want.
"Woman" is my slave name; feminism will give me freedom to seek some other identity altogether.
ANN SNITOW, "A Gender Diary", Conflicts in Feminism
Woman was God's second mistake.
FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE, The Antichrist
I have seen too much not to know that the impression of a woman may be more valuable than the conclusion of an analytical reasoner.
SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy.
OSCAR WILDE, The Importance of Being Earnest
The best judge of whether or not a country is going to develop is how it treats its women. If it's educating its girls, if women have equal rights, that country is going to move forward. But if women are oppressed and abused and illiterate, then they're going to fall behind.
BARACK OBAMA, Ladies' Home Journal, September 2008
Beauty in woman is that potent alchemy which transforms men into asses.
ABRAHAM MILLER, Unmoral Maxims
Man rarely places a proper valuation upon his womankind, at least not until deprived of them. He has no conception of the subtle atmosphere exhaled by the sex feminine, so long as he bathes in it; but let it be withdrawn, and an ever-growing void begins to manifest itself in his existence, and he becomes hungry, in a vague sort of way, for a something so indefinite that he cannot characterize it. If his comrades have no more experience than himself, they will shake their heads dubiously and dose him with strong physic. But the hunger will continue and become stronger; he will lose interest in the things of his everyday life and wax morbid; and one day, when the emptiness has become unbearable, a revelation will dawn upon him.
JACK LONDON, "The Son of the Wolf"
I'm not denyin' the women are foolish: God Almighty made 'em to match the men.
GEORGE ELIOT, Adam Bede
The strength of women comes from the fact that psychology cannot explain us. Men can be analysed, women ... merely adored.
OSCAR WILDE, The Ideal Husband
Man may have discovered fire, but women discovered how to play with it.
CANDACE BUSHNELL, Sex and the City