Favorite Quotes

Little Girl with Floozee AttitudeThese are our favorite quotes, full of plenty of sass and attitude. Now you know where we get ours from, and who is to blame! It’s not us at all, or our upbringing. Lord knows, our Mamas tried! But you can only do so much with willful, stubborn girls who grow up to believe that well-behaved women rarely change history.  ~ Victoria

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

“If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.” ~ Margaret Fuller
“Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got.” ~ Janis Joplin
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ~ Margaret Mead
“Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
“As a woman I have no country. As a woman my country is the whole world.” ~ Virginia Woolf
“Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could.” ~ Abigail Adams
“Show me the books he loves and I shall know the man far better than through mortal friends.” ~ Dawn Adams
“As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might.” ~ Marian Anderson
“I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life.” ~ Corazon Aquino
“The most radical revolutionary will become a conservative the day after the revolution.” ~ Hannah Arendt
“There are no dangerous thoughts; thinking itself is dangerous.” ~ Hannah Arendt
“Man’s chief moral deficiency appears to be not his indiscretions but his reticence.” ~ Hannah Arendt
“The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be either good or evil.” ~ Hannah Arendt
“Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn’t know that so it goes on flying anyway.” ~ Mary Kay Ash
“I do not want people to be agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them.” ~ Jane Austen
“If it’s natural to kill, why do men have to go into training to learn how?” ~ Joan Baez
“Time is a dressmaker specializing in alterations.” ~ Faith Baldwin
“Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.” ~ Faith Baldwin
“Only good girls keep diaries. Bad girls don’t have time.” ~ Tallulah Bankhead
“When it comes to getting things done, we need fewer architects and more bricklayers.” ~ Colleen C. Barrett
“We are not what we know but what we are willing to learn.” ~ Mary Catherine Bateson
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” ~ Sally Berger
“A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.” ~ Ingrid Bergman
“If you weigh well the strengths of our armies you will see that in this battle we must conquer or die. This is a woman’s resolve. As for the men, they may live or be slaves.” ~ Boadaceia
“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me.'” ~ Erma Bombeck
“Writers seldom choose as friends those self-contained characters who are never in trouble, never unhappy or ill, never make mistakes, and always count their change when it is handed to them.” ~ Catherine Drinker Bowen
“Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing.” ~ Harriet Braiker
“Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education; they grow there, firm as weeds among rocks.” ~ Charlotte Brontë
“If Shakespeare had to go on an author tour to promote Romeo and Juliet, he never would have written Macbeth.” ~ Joyce Brothers
“Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere.” ~ Helen Gurley Brown
“If the world were a logical place, men would ride side-saddle.” ~ Rita Mae Brown
“Lead me not into temptation; I can find the way myself.” ~ Rita Mae Brown
“Those whom the gods would destroy they first call ‘promising.'” ~ Jan Carew
“All you’ll get from strangers is surface pleasantry or indifference. Only someone who loves you will criticize you.” ~ Judith Crist
“Old age is no place for sissies.” ~ Bette Davis
“A lady is one who never shows her underwear unintentionally.” ~ Lillian Day
“Most women set out to try to change a man, and once they have changed him they don’t like him.” ~ Marlene Dietrich
“Some people say that cats are sneaky, evil, and cruel. True, and they have many other fine qualities as well.” ~ Missy Dizick
“No, I don’t understand my husband’s theory of relativity, but I know my husband, and I know he can be trusted.” ~ Elsa Einstein
“If men can run the world, why can’t they stop wearing neckties? How intelligent is it to start the day by tying a little noose around your neck?” ~ Linda Ellerbee
“Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.” ~ Ella Fitzgerald
“He who laughs last didn’t get it.” ~ Helen Giangregorio
“I like people who refuse to speak until they are ready to speak.” ~ Lillian Hellman
“Life is hard. After all, it kills you.” ~ Katharine Hepburn
“Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door, and just visit now and then.” ~ Katharine Hepburn
“It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.” ~ Delores Ibarruri
“Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow talent to the dark place where it leads.” ~ Erica Jong
“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.” ~ Helen Keller
“It’s better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life.” ~ Sister Elizabeth Kenny
“Man is the only animal that learns by being hypocritical. He pretends to be polite and then, eventually, he becomes polite.” ~ Jean Kerr
“Marrying a man is like buying something you’ve been admiring for a long time in a shop window. You may love it when you get it home, but it doesn’t always go with everything else in the house.” ~ Jean Kerr
“You can fool all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time. And that’s sufficient.” ~ Rose King
“A gossip is someone who talks to you about others, a bore is someone who talks to you about himself, and a brilliant conversationalist is one who talks to you about yourself.” ~ Lisa Kirk
“The sins of the fathers are often visited upon the sons-in-law.” ~ Joan Kiser
“The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.” ~ Harper Lee
“In university they don’t tell you that the greater part of the law is learning to tolerate fools.” ~ Doris Lessing
“I was on a date recently, and the guy took me horseback riding. That was kind of fun, until we ran out of quarters.” ~ Susie Loucks
“It’s useless to hold a person to anything he says while he’s in love, drunk, or running for office.” ~ Shirley MacLaine
“The lovely thing about being forty is that you can appreciate twenty-five-year-old men more.” ~ Colleen McCullough
“Getting along with men isn’t what’s truly important. The vital knowledge is how to get along with one man.” ~ Phyllis McGinley
“Every society honors its live conformists and its dead troublemakers.” ~ Mignon McLaughlin
“Many are saved from sin by being so inept at it.” ~ Mignon McLaughlin
“Most of us become parents long before we have stopped being children.” ~ Mignon McLaughlin
“Moses dragged us through the desert for 40 years to bring us to the one place in the Middle East where there was no oil.” ~ Golda Meir
“I married a German. Every night I dress up as Poland and he invades me.” ~ Bette Midler
“The worst part of success is to try to find someone who is happy for you.” ~ Bette Midler
“Going to the opera, like getting drunk, is a sin that carries its own punishment with it.” ~ Hannah More
“The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.” ~ Dorothy Nevill
“When you are unhappy, is there anything more maddening than to be told that you should be contented with your lot?” ~ Kathleen Norris
“It’s not so much how busy you are, but why you are busy. The bee is praised; the mosquito is swatted.” ~ Marie O’Conner
“Every year, back comes Spring, with nasty little birds yapping their fool heads off and the ground all mucked up with plants.” ~ Dorothy Parker
“One more drink and I’ll be under the host.” ~ Dorothy Parker
“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” ~ Dolly Parton
“The mistake a lot of politicians make is in forgetting they’ve been appointed and thinking they’ve been anointed.” ~ Mildred Webster Pepper
“A man on a date wonders if he’ll get lucky. The woman already knows.” ~ Monica Piper
“Thank goodness I was never sent to school: it would have rubbed off some of the originality.” ~ Beatrix Potter
“Humor distorts nothing, and only false gods are laughed off their pedestals.” ~ Agnes Repplier
“I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. Curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
“A husband is what’s left of the lover after the nerve has been extracted.” ~ Helen Rowland
“Human successes, like human failures, are composed of one action at a time and achieved by one person at a time.” ~ Patsy H. Sampson
“Give a man a fish and he has food for a day. Teach him how to fish and you can get rid of him of the entire weekend.” ~ Zenna Schaffer
“You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.” ~ Beverly Sills
“Women’s virtue is man’s greatest invention.” ~ Cornelia Otis Skinner
“You can’t build a reputation on what you intend to do.” ~ Liz Smith
“The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.” ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe
“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” ~ Muriel Strode
“No one worth possessing can be quite possessed.” ~ Sara Teasdale
“Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.” ~ Margaret Thatcher
“No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he’d only had good intentions – he had money, too.” ~ Margaret Thatcher
“Success is having a flair for the thing that you are doing, knowing that is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a sense of purpose.” ~ Margaret Thatcher
“Why is it when we talk to God we’re said to be praying, but when God talks to us we’re schizophrenic?” ~ Lily Tomlin
“I personally think we developed language because of our deep inner need to complain.” ~ Jane Wagner
“A friend is one who knows all about you and likes you anyway.” ~ Christi Mary Warner
“It is very easy to forgive others their mistakes. It takes more grit and gumption to forgive them for having witnessed your own.” ~ Jessamyn West
“I feel like a million tonight – but one at a time.” ~ Mae West
“It is better to be looked over than overlooked.” ~ Mae West
“When women go wrong, men go right after them.” ~ Mae West
“People call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat or a prostitute.” ~ Rebecca West
“Why do born-again people so often make you wish they’d never been born the first time?” ~ Katharine Whitehorn
“Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but she did it backwards and in high heels.” ~ Faith Whittlesey
“You can stand tall without standing on someone. You can be a victor without having victims.” ~ Harriet Woods
“The older one grows, the more one likes indecency.” ~ Virginia Woolf
“Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by his heart, and his friends can only read the title.” ~ Virginia Woolf
“If age imparted wisdom, there wouldn’t be any old fools.” ~ Claudia Young

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