Quotes: woman

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  • Betty Ford
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    ... a woman... told us she was forever getting herself into trouble. But I just keep coming back, she said. I just keep showing up for my life. Showing up for life. Being blessed with the rebirth that recovery brings.
  • Beatrice Webb
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    ... if I had been a man, self-respect, family pressure and the public opinion of my class would have pushed me into a money-making profession; as a mere woman I could carve out a career of disinterested research.
  • Bell Hooks
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    ... no Black woman can become an intellectual without decolonizing her mind.
  • Blaise Pascal
    Blaise Pascal
    French physicist, mathematician and philosopher 1623-1662
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    ...whoever imagines a woman after this model, which consists in saying little things in big words, will see a pretty girl adorned with mirrors and chains...
    Source: Pensees (1669)
  • Adlai E. Stevenson II
    Adlai E. Stevenson II
    American lawyer, politician, and diplomat 1900-1965
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    A beauty is a woman you notice; a charmer is one who notices you.
  • Enid Bagnold
    Enid Bagnold
    British writer, playwright 1889-1981
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    A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again.
  • Quentin Crisp
    Quentin Crisp
    English writer and actor 1908-1999
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    A gentleman doesn't pounce he glides. If a woman sits on a piece of furniture which permits your sitting beside her, you are free to regard this as an invitation, though not an unequivocal one.
  • Edward Bulwer-Lytton
    Edward Bulwer-Lytton
    English writer and poet 1803-1873
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    A good cigar is as great a comfort to a man as a good cry is to a woman.
  • Beverly Sills
    Beverly Sills
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    A happy woman is one who has no cares at all; a cheerful woman is one who has cares but doesn't let them get her down.
  • A kiss: To a young girl, faith; to a married woman, hope; and to an old maid, charity.
  • Russell Lynes
    Russell Lynes
    American editor, criticus 1910-
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    A lady is nothing very specific. One man's lady is another man's woman; sometimes, one man's lady is another man's wife. Definitions overlap but they almost never coincide.
  • Gloria Steinem
    Gloria Steinem
    American feminist writer 1934-
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    A liberated woman is one who has sex before marriage and a job after.
  • Anita Brookner
    Anita Brookner
    British Writer 1938-
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    A man can go from being a lover to being a stranger in three moves flat but a woman under the guise of friendship will engage in acts of duplicity which come to light very much later. There are different species of self-justification.
  • Carole Bouquet
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    A man can't pass on, like a mother could, an awareness of your body, or sensuality, or what it means to be a woman. I was never taught what femininity was. I learnt it - or rather I invented it - on my own. I tended not to talk at all, if people were staring at me.
  • Mme de Stael
    Mme de Stael
    French-Swiss writer 1766-1817
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    A man must know how to fly in the face of opinion; a woman to submit to it.