Quotes

Sunday, April 13, 2014 – Consideration for Women

I know little of women. But I’ve heard dread tales. ~ Harold Pinter, Moonlight

Nature has given women so much power that the law has very wisely given them little. ~ Samuel Johnson

If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation. ~ Abigail Adams

Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less. ~ Susan B. Anthony

Men who don’t like girls with brains don’t like girls. ~ Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966

Brains are an asset, if you hide them. ~ Mae West

The people I’m furious with are the women’s liberationists. They keep getting up on soapboxes and proclaiming women are brighter than men. That’s true, but it should be kept quiet or it ruins the whole racket. ~ Anita Loos, New York Times, 10 February 1974

Let us leave the beautiful women to men with no imagination. ~ Marcel Proust

In Hollywood, the women are all peaches. It makes one long for an apple occasionally. ~ W. Somerset Maugham

I have an idea that the phrase “weaker sex” was coined by some woman to disarm some man she was preparing to overwhelm. ~ Ogden Nash

In passing, also, I would like to say that the first time Adam had a chance he laid the blame on woman. ~ Nancy Astor, My Two Countries

When women are the advisers, the lords of creation don’t take the advice till they have persuaded themselves that it is just what they intended to do. Then they act upon it, and, if it succeeds, they give the weaker vessel half the credit of it. If it fails, they generously give her the whole. ~ Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

No book has yet been written in praise of a woman who let her husband and children starve or suffer while she invented even the most useful things, or wrote books, or expressed herself in art, or evolved philosophic systems. ~ Anna Garlin Spencer, Woman’s Share in Social Culture, 1912

A little more matriarchy is what the world needs, and I know it. Period. Paragraph. ~ Dorothy Thompson

We’ve got a generation now who were born with semi-equality. They don’t know how it was before, so they think, this isn’t too bad. We’re working. We have our attaché cases and our three piece suits. I get very disgusted with the younger generation of women. We had a torch to pass, and they are just sitting there. They don’t realize it can be taken away. Things are going to have to get worse before they join in fighting the battle. ~ Erma Bombeck

History, real solemn history, I cannot be interested in…. I read it a little as a duty; but it tells me nothing that does not either vex or weary me. The quarrels of popes and kings, with wars and pestilences in every page; the men all so good for nothing, and hardly any women at all – it is very tiresome. ~ Jane Austen

The supply of good women far exceeds that of the men who deserve them. ~ Robert Graves

Here’s all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid. ~ George Carlin

If we took away women’s right to vote, we’d never have to worry about another Democratic president. It’s kind of a pipe dream; it’s a personal fantasy of mine. ~ Ann Coulter, Newsweek, October 15, 2007

The vote means nothing to women. We should be armed. ~ Edna O’Brien

Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea. ~ Robert A. Heinlein

For most of history, Anonymous was a woman. ~ Virginia Woolf

Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men. ~ Joseph Conrad

I hope she’ll be a fool – that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool. ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot. ~ John Lennon

A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous. ~ Coco Chanel

There is more to sex appeal than just measurements. I don’t need a bedroom to prove my womanliness. I can convey just as much sex appeal, picking apples off a tree or standing in the rain. ~ Audrey Hepburn

When a man gives his opinion, he’s a man. When a woman gives her opinion, she’s a bitch. ~ Bette Davis

I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat, or a prostitute. ~ Rebecca West,

What would men be without women? Scarce, sir… mighty scarce. ~ Mark Twain

Every man I meet wants to protect me. I can’t figure out what from. ~ Mae West

“I am not an angel,” I asserted; “and I will not be one till I die: I will be myself. Mr. Rochester, you must neither expect nor exact anything celestial of me – for you will not get it, any more than I shall get it of you: which I do not at all anticipate.” ~ Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

I would always rather be happy than dignified. ~ Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

To call woman the weaker sex is a libel; it is man’s injustice to woman. If by strength is meant brute strength, then, indeed, is woman less brute than man. If by strength is meant moral power, then woman is immeasurably man’s superior. Has she not greater intuition, is she not more self-sacrificing, has she not greater powers of endurance, has she not greater courage? Without her, man could not be. If nonviolence is the law of our being, the future is with woman. Who can make a more effective appeal to the heart than woman? ~ Mahatma Gandhi

A woman’s guess is much more accurate than a man’s certainty. ~ Rudyard Kipling

At the age of eleven or thereabouts women acquire a poise and an ability to handle difficult situations which a man, if he is lucky, manages to achieve somewhere in the later seventies. ~ P. G. Wodehouse, Uneasy Money

God made man stronger but not necessarily more intelligent. He gave women intuition and femininity. And, used properly, that combination easily jumbles the brain of any man I’ve ever met. ~ Farrah Fawcett

Maybe we weren’t at the Last Supper, but we’re certainly going to be at the next one. ~ Bella Abzug

If there were no Frenchwomen, life wouldn’t be worth living. ~ Friedrich Engels

Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult. ~ Charlotte Whitton