WOMEN QUOTES III

quotations about women

Women quote

I don't see how a man is to be good for much unless he has some one woman to love him dearly.

GEORGE ELIOT, Middlemarch

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Most women desire someone who makes them laugh and also feel safe, so basically a clown ninja.

ANONYMOUS

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Women are like tricks by sleight of hand,
Which, to admire, we should not understand.

WILLIAM CONGREVE, Love for Love

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Every world has faults
This one has too many
Unattainable Female Objects.

DAVID JONATHAN NEWMAN, "U.F.O.", The Light Looks Another Way

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The happiest women, like the happiest nations, have no history.

GEORGE ELIOT, The Mill on the Floss

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Nobody knows much about women, not even Freud, not even women themselves. But it's like electricity: you don't have to know how it works to get a shock on the fingers.

CARLOS RUIZ ZAFON, The Shadow of the Wind

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A sensible woman can never be happy with a fool.

GEORGE WASHINGTON, letter to Eleanor Parke Custis, January 16, 1795

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I think women of a certain generation, mine in particular, feel like we can have it all because that's what we were fed. It's like, we reap the benefits of the feminist movement -- they did all the legwork and now we're going to try to be parents and successful business people and great wives and good friends and take a cooking class and blah, blah, blah ...

SARAH JESSICA PARKER, interview, BBC, December 13, 2005

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All the world's a stage, and it's a dead easy guess which sex has all the speaking parts.

ROBERT ELLIOTT GONZALES, Poems and Paragraphs

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I have always found the female of the human species many times more difficult to understand than the male.

OSAMU DAZAI, No Longer Human

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A woman has to have something on or there's nothing to take off.

CHARLES BUKOWSKI, Notes of a Dirty Old Man

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There are few women whose charm survives their beauty.

FRANÇOIS DE LA ROCHEFOUCAULD, Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims

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Earth's noblest thing -- a woman perfected.

JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL, Irené

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It is a strange feeling for a girl when first she finds the power put into her hand of influencing the destiny of another to happiness or misery. She is like a magician holding for the first time a fairy wand, not having yet had experience of its potency.

MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT SHELLEY, Lodore

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There is one common condition for the lot of women in Western civilization and all other civilizations that we know about for certain, and that is, woman as a sex is disliked and persecuted, while as an individual she is liked, loved, and even, with reasonable luck, sometimes worshipped.

REBECCA WEST, speech to the Fabian Society, 1928

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A bitch is no match for a lady except in a brass bed, honey, and sometimes not even there.

TENNESSEE WILLIAMS, The Night of the Iguana

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What a man is is an arrow into the future and what a woman is is the place the arrow shoots off from.

SYLVIA PLATH, The Bell Jar

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As to the pretty girls who went past, from the day on which I had first known that their cheeks could be kissed, I had become curious about their souls. And the Universe had appeared to me more interesting.

MARCEL PROUST, Within a Budding Grove

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Commit a child to the care of a worthless, ignorant woman, and no culture in after-life will remedy the evil you have done.

SAMUEL SMILES, Character

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It was the part of a woman so to refine and educate her mind, as to be the cause of good alone to him whose fate depended on her smile.

MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT SHELLEY, Lodore

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