Quotes and Sayings about Woman



"The career of a writer is comparable to that of a woman of easy virtue. You write first for pleasure, later for the pleasure of others and finally for money."
- Marcel Achard
(Related: Money, Virtue, Career, First, Pleasure, Woman, Writer)

"There are high spots in all of our lives and most of them have come about through encouragement from someone else. I don't care how great, how famous or successful a man or woman may be, each hungers for applause."
- George Matthew Adams
(Related: Successful, Applause, Care, Encouragement, Famous, Man, May, Woman)

"The proper study of mankind is woman."
- Henry B. Adams
(Related: Mankind, Study, Woman)

"The woman who is known only through a man is known wrong."
- Henry B. Adams
(Related: Man, Woman, Wrong)

"Every man who has at last succeeded, after long effort, in calling up the divinity which lies hidden in a woman's heart, is startled to find that he must obey the God he summoned."
- Henry Brooks Adams
(Related: God, Heart, Divinity, Effort, Lies, Man, Woman)

"I must not write a word to you about politics, because you are a woman."
- John Adams
(Related: Politics, Woman, Word)

"The woman that deliberates is lost."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Woman)

"A woman seldom asks advice before she has bought her wedding clothes."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Wedding, Advice, Clothes, Woman)

"I was sent to a nice Church of England girls' school and at that time, after university, a woman was expected to become a teacher, a nurse or a missionary - prior to marriage."
- Kate Adie
(Related: Marriage, Time, Church, England, Girls, School, University, Woman)

"Love of country is like love of woman - he loves her best who seeks to bestow on her the highest good."
- Felix Adler
(Related: Love, Country, Woman)

"Woman throughout the ages has been mistress to the law, as man has been its master."
- Freda Adler
(Related: Law, Man, Woman)

"I find the selectivity of erotic love - the choice of this man or this woman - much more intelligible if liking the person is the origin of sexual interest, rather than the other way."
- Mortimer Adler
(Related: Love, Choice, Interest, Man, Woman)

"What exists outside is a man's concern; let no woman give advice; and do no mischief within doors."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Advice, Concern, Man, Woman)

"Married love between man and woman is bigger than oaths guarded by right of nature."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Love, Nature, Man, Right, Woman)

"I'm not the type of guy who enjoys one-night stands. It leaves me feeling very empty and cynical. It's not even fun sexually. I need to feel something for the woman and entertain the vain hope that it may lead to a relationship."
- Ben Affleck
(Related: Hope, Feeling, Fun, May, Woman)

"I hope I presented what I felt the woman seemed to be about, but I couldn't give any reason as to why she remained in the relationship other than that their relationship was very special."
- Jenny Agutter
(Related: Hope, Reason, Woman)

"I was really glad to meet Jane Clark because it did give me an insight. I couldn't imagine what kind of woman she was. I was hugely impressed by her energy, straightforward nature and enthusiasm for life."
- Jenny Agutter
(Related: Life, Nature, Enthusiasm, Energy, Woman)

"But John Landis wrote a good relationship which is really what the film's about. A very straightforward young woman who's very sure of herself and she meets a young man who needs some taking care of."
- Jenny Agutter
(Related: Care, Film, Man, Needs, Woman)

"Lena Horne is the sweetest and most adorable woman in the world."
- Alvin Ailey
(Related: Woman, World)

"When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms, the lustre of a beautiful woman is brighter than the stars of heaven, and the influence of her power it is in vain to resist."
- Akhenaton
(Related: Power, Virtue, Heaven, Influence, Modesty, Stars, Woman)

"Who will grieve for this woman? Does she not seem too insignificant for our concern? Yet in my heart I never will deny her, Who suffered death because she chose to turn."
- Anna Akhmatova
(Related: Death, Heart, Concern, Will, Woman)

"The woman I am currently crazy about was a vegetarian for a year until I started dating her. As is the case with most vegetarians, she had never eaten properly prepared meat, only commercially packaged or otherwise abused flesh."
- Steve Albini
(Related: Dating, Woman)

"She had a womanly instinct that clothes possess an influence more powerful over many than the worth of character or the magic of manners."
- Louisa May Alcott
(Related: Character, Clothes, Influence, Instinct, Magic, Manners, Worth)

"I like to help women help themselves, as that is, in my opinion, the best way to settle the woman question. Whatever we can do and do well we have a right to, and I don't think any one will deny us."
- Louisa May Alcott
(Related: Women, Help, Opinion, Question, Right, Will, Woman)

"No man or woman of the humblest sort can really be strong, gentle and good, without the world being better for it, without somebody being helped and comforted by the very existence of that goodness."
- Alan Alda
(Related: Being, Existence, Goodness, Man, Woman, World)

"I don't believe man is a woman's natural enemy. Perhaps his lawyer is."
- Shana Alexander
(Related: Enemy, Man, Woman)

"Never play cards with a man called Doc. Never eat at a place called Mom's. Never sleep with a woman whose troubles are worse than your own."
- Nelson Algren
(Related: Mom, Cards, Man, Play, Sleep, Woman)

"Loving Chicago is like loving a woman with a broken nose."
- Nelson Algren
(Related: Chicago, Woman)

"The clothes back in those days were made so much better than clothes are today. They actually took time to make clothes to fit a woman's body. Today they make clothes that fit sizes, so it stretches to fit this and that."
- Debbie Allen
(Related: Time, Body, Clothes, Today, Woman)

"It's so worth-while being a judge, because, if I make good, I can help prove that a woman's place is as much on the bench, in City Council, or in Congress, as in the home."
- Florence E. Allen
(Related: Home, Being, Congress, Help, Woman, Worth)

"A gentleman is any man who wouldn't hit a woman with his hat on."
- Fred Allen
(Related: Gentleman, Woman)

"Whether you be man or woman you will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor."
- James Allen
(Related: Quality, Courage, Honor, Man, Mind, Will, Woman, World)

"Whether you be man or woman you will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor."
- James Lane Allen
(Related: Quality, Courage, Honor, Man, Mind, Will, Woman, World)

"Never comment on a woman's rear end. Never use the words "large" or "size" with "rear end." Never. Avoid the area altogether. Trust me."
- Tim Allen
(Related: Trust, End, Woman, Words)

"When you're the spokeswoman for a weight-loss program, everything is witnessed. I weigh in once a week with a witness. I have to sign an affidavit saying I cannot have any surgeries."
- Kirstie Alley
(Related: Saying, Weight)

"If any foes of mine are there, I pardon every one: I hope that man and womankind will do the same by me."
- William Allingham
(Related: Hope, Man, Will)

"I'm not a career woman."
- June Allyson
(Related: Career, Woman)

"I never thought I was the most beautiful model out there or the most sexy woman, but I was a hard worker."
- Carol Alt
(Related: Thought, Woman)

"A woman is always a mystery: one must not be fooled by her face and her hearts inspiration."
- Edmondo De Amicis
(Related: Inspiration, Woman)

"In every loving woman there is a priestess of the past - a pious guardian of some affection, of which the object has disappeared."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Affection, Past, Woman)

"Woman is the salvation or the destruction of the family. She carries its destiny in the folds of her mantle."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Family, Destiny, Destruction, Salvation, Woman)

"The well-cared-for woman is a parasite, and the woman who must work is a slave."
- Cora Anderson
(Related: Work, Woman)

"There is nothing enduring in life for a woman except what she builds in a man's heart."
- Judith Anderson
(Related: Life, Heart, Man, Nothing, Woman)

"I see and write things first as an artist, second as a woman, and third as a New Yorker. All three have built-in perspectives that aren't neutral."
- Laurie Anderson
(Related: Artist, First, Woman)

"My memory of my mom is a wine glass in one hand and a cigarette in the other. She was a runway fashion model, and she was quite a glamorous woman."
- Loni Anderson
(Related: Mom, Fashion, Memory, Wine, Woman)

"I am a liberated woman. And I do believe if a woman does equal work she should be paid equal money. But personally I am feminine and I do like male authority to lean on."
- Julie Andrews
(Related: Work, Money, Authority, Woman)

"I have loved eight women in my life. I remember every woman's face."
- Adam Ant
(Related: Women, Life, Woman)

"I declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand."
- Susan B. Anthony
(Related: Man, Protection, Woman)

"I beg you to speak of Woman as you do of the Negro, speak of her as a human being, as a citizen of the United States, as a half of the people in whose hands lies the destiny of this Nation."
- Susan B. Anthony
(Related: People, Being, Destiny, Lies, Nation, states, United, Woman)

"Modern invention has banished the spinning wheel, and the same law of progress makes the woman of today a different woman from her grandmother."
- Susan B. Anthony
(Related: Progress, Invention, Law, Today, Woman)

"No man is good enough to govern any woman without her consent."
- Susan B. Anthony
(Related: Man, Woman)

"Trust me that as I ignore all law to help the slave, so will I ignore it all to protect an enslaved woman."
- Susan B. Anthony
(Related: Trust, Help, Law, Will, Woman)

"Sometimes because a woman is beautiful, she's not encouraged to be more, although she may have so much more to offer."
- Susan Anton
(Related: May, Woman)

"There never was a woman who did not prefer an oblique compliment to a straight truth - if the latter were unflattering."
- Minna Antrim
(Related: Truth, Compliment, Woman)

"That one woman is capable of loving another is an historical truth; but never yet lived one who could not listen to her own praises at the expense of her adored friend."
- Minna Antrim
(Related: Truth, Friend, Woman)

"Man proposes, woman forecloses."
- Minna Antrim
(Related: Man, Woman)

"When a woman is very, very bad, she is awful, but when a man is correspondingly good, he is weird."
- Minna Antrim
(Related: Man, Woman)

"A beautiful woman delights the eye; a wise woman, the understanding; a pure one, the soul."
- Minna Antrim
(Related: Soul, Eye, Understanding, Woman)

"Man forgives woman anything save the wit to outwit him."
- Minna Antrim
(Related: Man, Wit, Woman)

"As regards the individual nature, woman is defective and misbegotten, for the active power of the male seed tends to the production of a perfect likeness in the masculine sex; while the production of a woman comes from defect in the active power."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Power, Nature, Sex, Production, Woman)

"It wasn't until we got over the self pity that we were able to accept suffering as apart of our life with Christ. A man or woman reaches this plane only when he or she ceases to be the hero."
- Corazon Aquino
(Related: Life, Christ, Man, Pity, Self, Suffering, Woman)

"Every woman has the right to be beautiful."
- Elizabeth Arden
(Related: Right, Woman)

"I'm very interested in portraying homosexual man and woman in my films because I'm interested in their lives and their problems."
- Dario Argento
(Related: Man, Problems, Woman)

"In nine cases out of ten, a woman had better show more affection than she feels."
- Aristotle
(Related: Affection, Woman)

"They wanted to make her less rural, less of a cartoon. Not that Southern woman are cartoonish - they're the strongest women in this country, but with Val they wanted to take the stereotypical things out."
- Joan Van Ark
(Related: Women, Country, Woman)

"I like being a strong, independent woman, and to be honest, I was never afraid to be on my own."
- Dido Armstrong
(Related: Being, Woman)

"Thirty is not an age for a woman anymore."
- Dido Armstrong
(Related: Age, Woman)

"But, alas! what poor Woman is ever taught that she should have a higher Design than to get her a Husband?"
- Mary Astell
(Related: Design, Husband, Poor, Woman)

"Hitherto I have courted Truth with a kind of Romantick Passion, in spite of all Difficulties and Discouragements: for knowledge is thought so unnecessary an Accomplishment for a Woman, that few will give themselves the Trouble to assist us in the Attainment of it."
- Mary Astell
(Related: Truth, Thought, Knowledge, Accomplishment, Difficulties, Passion, Trouble, Will, Woman)

"If a Woman can neither Love nor Honour, she does ill in promising to Obey."
- Mary Astell
(Related: Love, Woman)

"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
(Related: Time, Blame, Chance, First, Woman)

"My vigor, vitality and cheek repel me. I am the kind of woman I would run from."
- Nancy Astor
(Related: Vitality, Woman)

"We still think of a powerful man as a born leader and a powerful woman as an anomaly."
- Margaret Atwood
(Related: Leader, Man, Woman)

"I had an idea for a story about a young woman who was living with people who were different, not just superficially different - such as hair colour, or eye colour, or skin colour - but different in some significant way."
- Jean M. Auel
(Related: People, Idea, Eye, Hair, Living, Skin, Woman)

"A woman, especially, if she have the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Misfortune, Woman)

"An engaged woman is always more agreeable than a disengaged. She is satisfied with herself. Her cares are over, and she feels that she may exert all her powers of pleasing without suspicion. All is safe with a lady engaged; no harm can be done."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Lady, Harm, May, Suspicion, Woman)

"Woman is fine for her own satisfaction alone. No man will admire her the more, no woman will like her the better for it. Neatness and fashion are enough for the former, and a something of shabbiness or impropriety will be most endearing to the latter."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Fashion, Man, Satisfaction, Will, Woman)

"It sometimes happens that a woman is handsomer at twenty-nine than she was ten years before."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Woman, Years)

"It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Marriage, Man, Woman)

"No man is offended by another man's admiration of the woman he loves; it is the woman only who can make it a torment."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Admiration, Man, Woman)

"I do not believe that defending traditional marriage between one man and one woman excludes anybody or usurps anybody's civil rights and denies anybody their civil rights."
- Alan Autry
(Related: Marriage, Civil rights, Man, Woman)

"A woman isn't complete without a man. But where do you find a man - a real man - these days?"
- Lauren Bacall
(Related: Man, Woman)

"Woman absent is woman dead."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Woman)

"A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again."
- Enid Bagnold
(Related: Father, Baby, Woman)

"It seems to me that a mutually beneficial relationship between a man and woman requires the man to be dominant. A sensible woman will allow the man to think he is the most important partner."
- Beryl Bainbridge
(Related: Man, Will, Woman)

"The very first time I was on a car in Atlanta, I saw the conductor - all conductors are white - ask a Negro woman to get up and take a seat farther back in order to make a place for a white man. I have also seen white men requested to leave the Negro section of the car."
- Ray Stannard Baker
(Related: Car, Men, Time, First, Man, Order, Woman)

"The ballet is a purely female thing; it is a woman, a garden of beautiful flowers, and man is the gardener."
- George Balanchine
(Related: Ballet, Flowers, Garden, Man, Woman)

"In my ballets, woman is first. Men are consorts. God made men to sing the praises of women. They are not equal to men: They are better."
- George Balanchine
(Related: Men, Women, God, First, Woman)

"I would rather trust a woman's instinct than a man's reason."
- Stanley Baldwin
(Related: Trust, Instinct, Man, Reason, Woman)

"I think trying too hard to be sexy is the worst thing in the world a woman can do."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Trying, Woman, World)

"The duration of passion is proportionate with the original resistance of the woman."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Passion, Woman)

"Old maids, having never bent their temper or their lives to other lives and other tempers, as woman's destiny requires, have for the most part a mania for making everything about them bend to them."
- Honore De Balzac
(Related: Destiny, Old, Temper, Woman)

"Nobody loves a woman because she is handsome or ugly, stupid or intelligent. We love because we love."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Love, Ugly, Woman)

"No man should marry until he has studied anatomy and dissected at least one woman."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Man, Woman)

"Children, dear and loving children, can alone console a woman for the loss of her beauty."
- Honore De Balzac
(Related: Beauty, Children, Loss, Woman)

"A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Man, Open, Sea, Woman)

"A man is a poor creature compared to a woman."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Man, Poor, Woman)

"A husband who submits to his wife's yoke is justly held an object of ridicule. A woman's influence ought to be entirely concealed."
- Honore De Balzac
(Related: Wife, Husband, Influence, Ridicule, Woman)

"At fifteen, beauty and talent do not exist; there can only be promise of the coming woman."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Beauty, Talent, Promise, Woman)

"Many men are deeply moved by the mere semblance of suffering in a woman; they take the look of pain for a sign of constancy or of love."
- Honore De Balzac
(Related: Love, Men, Constancy, Pain, Suffering, Woman)

"It is only in the act of nursing that a woman realizes her motherhood in visible and tangible fashion; it is a joy of every moment."
- Honore De Balzac
(Related: Act, Fashion, Joy, Motherhood, Woman)

"It is as absurd to say that a man can't love one woman all the time as it is to say that a violinist needs several violins to play the same piece of music."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Love, Music, Time, Man, Needs, Play, Woman)

"They allow us to disrespect our Black woman. A lot of these things would be considered criminal if it were to be carried out in the streets. That's like when they tell you after you buy your VHS and you rent movies they tell you not to copy the movies."
- Afrika Bambaataa
(Related: Movies, Woman)

"The reason good women like me and flock to my pictures is that there is a little bit of vampire instinct in every woman."
- Theda Bara
(Related: Women, Instinct, Reason, Woman)

"My daddy died when I was two years old. My mother raised my two older brothers and me. And we couldn't have had a better situation. I mean, she was the - ran the concession stand at the Little League, and she was the first woman president of The Touchdown Club, the booster club for the high school football team. And so, I had a wonderful childhood."
- Haley Barbour
(Related: Mother, Brothers, Childhood, First, Football, Old, President, School, Woman, Years)

"It is not a woman I want - it is all women."
- Henri Barbusse
(Related: Women, Want, Woman)

"What does it mean, being a woman?"
- Brigitte Bardot
(Related: Being, Woman)

"I have no private life at all. I am a hunted woman. I can't take a step without being questioned and surrounded."
- Brigitte Bardot
(Related: Life, Being, Woman)

"There is no corner too quiet, or too far away, for a woman to make sorrow in it."
- Amelia Barr
(Related: Quiet, Sorrow, Woman)

"There's a lot more to being a woman than being a mother, but there's a hell of a lot more to being a mother than most people suspect."
- Roseanne Barr
(Related: Mother, People, Being, Hell, Woman)

"When we started out in '64, um, I was playing Number One, which was a woman second in command of a star ship."
- Majel Barrett
(Related: Woman)

"Every man who is high up likes to think he has done it all himself; and the wife smiles, and lets it go at that. It's our only joke. Every woman knows that."
- J. M. Barrie
(Related: Wife, Man, Smiles, Woman)

"It's a sort of bloom on a woman. If you have it, you don't need to have anything else; and if you don't have it, it doesn't much matter what else you have."
- J. M. Barrie
(Related: Woman)

"A woman can be anything the man who loves her would have her be."
- James M. Barrie
(Related: Man, Woman)

"Most women outlive their spouses. Divorce remains at record rates. It's important for a woman to be able to control her finances."
- Maria Bartiromo
(Related: Women, Control, Divorce, Woman)

"The more a woman likes her job, the better her self-image and the more she enjoys her life."
- Grace Baruch
(Related: Life, Job, Self, Woman)

"I paint German artists whom I admire. I paint their pictures, their work as painters, and their portraits too. But oddly enough, each of these portraits ends up as a picture of a woman with blonde hair. I myself have never been able to work out why this happens."
- Georg Baselitz
(Related: Work, Artists, Hair, Portraits, Woman)

"I'm a very determined businesswoman... I've got lots of things to do, and I don't have time to be classified as difficult, and I don't have time."
- Kim Basinger
(Related: Time)

"I think men are afraid to be with a successful woman, because we are terribly strong, we know what we want and we are not fragile enough."
- Shirley Bassey
(Related: Men, Successful, Want, Woman)

"It's hard for a man to live with a successful woman - they seem to resent you so much. Very few men are generous enough to accept success in their women."
- Shirley Bassey
(Related: Men, Success, Women, Successful, Man, Woman)

"The man who never makes a mistake always takes orders from one who does. No man or woman who tries to pursue an ideal in his or her own way is without enemies."
- Daisy Bates
(Related: Mistake, Enemies, Man, Woman)

"No man or woman who tries to pursue an ideal in his or her won way is without enemies."
- Daisy Bates
(Related: Enemies, Man, Woman)

"No matter how happily a woman may be married, it always pleases her to discover that there is a really nice man who wishes she were not."
- Mary Catherine Bateson
(Related: Man, May, Wishes, Woman)

"There is nothing more mysterious than a TV set left on in an empty room. It is even stranger than a man talking to himself or a woman standing dreaming at her stove. It is as if another planet is communicating with you."
- Jean Baudrillard
(Related: Man, Nothing, Talking, Woman)

"A woman who is loved always has success."
- Vicki Baum
(Related: Success, Woman)

"Pity is the deadliest feeling that can be offered to a woman."
- Vicki Baum
(Related: Feeling, Pity, Woman)

"I wish I had Wonder Woman's magic lasso like her to make people tell the truth."
- Kylie Bax
(Related: Truth, People, Magic, Woman, Wonder)

"If we can send a man to the moon, then why don't we send a woman?"
- Kylie Bax
(Related: Man, Moon, Woman)

"The dogma of woman's complete historical subjection to men must be rated as one of the most fantastic myths ever created by the human mind."
- Mary Ritter Beard
(Related: Men, Mind, Myths, Woman)

"I have the worst ear for criticism; even when I have created a stage set I like, I always hear the woman in the back of the dress circle who says she doesn't like blue."
- Cecil Beaton
(Related: Criticism, Dress, Woman)

"Quite often my narrator or protagonist may be a man, but I'm not sure he's the more interesting character, or if the more complex character isn't the woman."
- Ann Beattie
(Related: Character, Man, May, Woman)

"Sex pleasure in woman is a kind of magic spell; it demands complete abandon; if words or movements oppose the magic of caresses, the spell is broken."
- Simone de Beauvoir
(Related: Sex, Magic, Pleasure, Woman, Words)

"Society, being codified by man, decrees that woman is inferior; she can do away with this inferiority only by destroying the male's superiority."
- Simone de Beauvoir
(Related: Society, Inferiority, Superiority, Being, Man, Woman)

"One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman."
- Simone De Beauvoir
(Related: Woman)

"One is not born a woman, but becomes one."
- Simone de Beauvoir
(Related: Woman)

"In itself, homosexuality is as limiting as heterosexuality: the ideal should be to be capable of loving a woman or a man; either, a human being, without feeling fear, restraint, or obligation."
- Simone de Beauvoir
(Related: Fear, Being, Feeling, Homosexuality, Man, Obligation, Restraint, Woman)

"Man is defined as a human being and a woman as a female - whenever she behaves as a human being she is said to imitate the male."
- Simone de Beauvoir
(Related: Being, Man, Woman)

"Clothes should look as if a woman was born into them. It is a form of possession, this belonging to one another."
- Geoffrey Beene
(Related: Clothes, Possession, Woman)

"A woman should be less concerned about Paris and more concerned about whether the dress she's about to buy relates to the way she lives."
- Geoffrey Beene
(Related: Dress, Paris, Woman)

"Of all the objects of hatred, a woman once loved is the most hateful."
- Max Beerbohm
(Related: Hatred, Woman)

"You will find that the woman who is really kind to dogs is always one who has failed to inspire sympathy in men."
- Max Beerbohm
(Related: Men, Sympathy, Dogs, Will, Woman)

"Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears form the eyes of woman."
- Ludwig van Beethoven
(Related: Music, Heart, Eyes, Fire, Man, Tears, Woman)

"The best part? Probably being able to portray such a respectable, ethical, intelligent, strong woman. That's still pretty rare in our business, unfortunately."
- Catherine Bell
(Related: Business, Being, Pretty, Woman)

"I'm very used to playing the tomboy or the sarcastic cynic. That's my go-to. Playing the vulnerable of a real girl that's in real womanlike situations, where it's romanticized, I'm a little nervous about it."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Cynic, Sarcastic)

"Every woman in her late 20s goes through a period where she just doesn't believe love is out there anymore, but it is. And I think the minute you stop looking for it is when it comes for you."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Love, Woman)

"I'm very used to playing the tomboy or the sarcastic cynic. That's my go-to. Playing the vulnerable of a real girl that's in real womanlike situations, where it's romanticized, I'm a little nervous about it."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Cynic, Sarcastic)

"Every woman in her late 20s goes through a period where she just doesn't believe love is out there anymore, but it is. And I think the minute you stop looking for it is when it comes for you."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Love, Woman)

"All a writer has to do to get a woman is to say he's a writer. It's an aphrodisiac."
- Saul Bellow
(Related: Woman, Writer)

"Even nowadays a man can't step up and kill a woman without feeling just a bit unchivalrous."
- Robert Benchley
(Related: Feeling, Man, Woman)

"Right now, I love the fact that I have so many opportunities, but I know this privileged position cannot last. That doesn't mean that I'll stop working. I picture myself as an old actress doing cameos in films with people saying: "Isn't that that Bening woman?""
- Annette Bening
(Related: Love, People, Fact, Now, Old, Right, Woman)

"I'd like to know what law is it that says that a woman is a better parent, simply by virtue of her sex."
- Robert Benton
(Related: Sex, Virtue, Law, Woman)

"We say of an animal that it is intelligent, and we say the same thing of a woman; but in neither case is it usually appropriate, clearly for very different reasons."
- Jose Bergamin
(Related: Woman)

"A woman who does not become the slave of just one man becomes the slave of all men."
- Jose Bergamin
(Related: Men, Man, Woman)

"Man is a question; woman is an answer. The mistake women make today is to offer themselves as answers before being questioned."
- Jose Bergamin
(Related: Women, Mistake, Answers, Being, Man, Question, Today, Woman)

"Pride in a man is confused with dignity; in a woman, with self-love."
- Jose Bergamin
(Related: Dignity, Man, Pride, Self, Woman)

"Men say they love independence in a woman, but they don't waste a second demolishing it brick by brick."
- Candice Bergen
(Related: Love, Men, Independence, Waste, Woman)

"Until 45 I can play a woman in love. After 55 I can play grandmothers. But between those ten years, it is difficult for an actress."
- Ingrid Bergman
(Related: Love, Play, Woman, Years)

"I don't think anyone has the right to intrude in your life, but they do. I would like people to separate the actress and the woman."
- Ingrid Bergman
(Related: Life, People, Right, Woman)

"A liberal is a man or a woman or a child who looks forward to a better day, a more tranquil night, and a bright, infinite future."
- Leonard Bernstein
(Related: Day, Future, Infinite, Liberal, Man, Night, Woman)

"I don't see a white woman. I see a black woman, even though my mother is white. Knowing that has made my life easier, I think."
- Halle Berry
(Related: Life, Mother, Woman)

"The true worth of a race must be measured by the character of its womanhood."
- Mary Mcleod Bethune
(Related: Character, Race, Worth)

"Whatever glory belongs to the race for a development unprecedented in history for the given length of time, a full share belongs to the womanhood of the race."
- Mary McLeod Bethune
(Related: History, Time, Development, Glory, Race)

"I had a weird situation were someone used my name to extort money from a woman. He took her for 60 or 80 thousand dollars. He is in prison now. It was on Sally."
- Michael Biehn
(Related: Money, Name, Now, Prison, Woman)

"Being Sexiest Woman Alive definitely didn't just open all the doors for me, which I thought it would. I thought, 'This is going to be huge for me!' And it really wasn't at all."
- Jessica Biel
(Related: Thought, Being, Open, Woman)

"Bride: A woman with a fine prospect of happiness behind her."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Happiness, Woman)

"Curiosity, n. An objectionable quality of the female mind. The desire to know whether or not a woman is cursed with curiosity is one of the most active and insatiable passions of the masculine soul."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Quality, Soul, Curiosity, Desire, Mind, Woman)

"Clairvoyant, n.: A person, commonly a woman, who has the power of seeing that which is invisible to her patron - namely, that he is a blockhead."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Power, Woman)

"Beauty, n: the power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Power, Beauty, Husband, Woman)

"Let me first state that I believe that marriage is a sacred union between one man and one woman."
- Judy Biggert
(Related: Marriage, First, Man, State, Woman)

"As a general thing, when a woman wears the pants in a family, she has a good right to them."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Family, Right, Woman)

"Woman's influence is powerful, especially when she wants something."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Influence, Woman)

"If you ever find happiness by hunting for it, you will find it, as the old woman did her lost spectacles, safe on her own nose all the time."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Happiness, Time, Hunting, Old, Will, Woman)

"Sexual liberation, as a slogan, turns out to be another kind of bondage. For a woman it offers orgasm as her ultimate and major fulfillment; it's better than motherhood."
- Victoria Billings
(Related: Fulfillment, Motherhood, Woman)

"Yes, I always played the bad woman. I actually did."
- Barbara Billingsley
(Related: Woman)

"I have to tell you that June Cleaver had a job in 'The New Leave It to Beaver.' She did. Sure, she was a council woman. She went to work. She wasn't a sit-at-home grandma. She went out, got a job."
- Barbara Billingsley
(Related: Work, Job, June, Woman)

"The more aware a man is of a woman's body, the better. He needs to know he has to tend to a woman. She might not always return the favor, but a man always has to tend to a woman first."
- Rachel Bilson
(Related: Body, First, Man, Needs, Woman)

"But I think it's a little different in Europe, because 40 is really the best age for a woman. That's when we hit our peak and become this ripe fruit."
- Juliette Binoche
(Related: Age, Europe, Woman)

"A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful."
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Related: Courage, Discipline, Integrity, Woman)

"Character contributes to beauty. It fortifies a woman as her youth fades. A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude, and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful."
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Related: Beauty, Character, Courage, Discipline, Integrity, Woman, Youth)

"I got married about three years ago again to a wonderful German woman. Her name is Monika and she is beautiful. She is one of the biggest women Zappa fans I have ever met in my life."
- Jimmy Carl Black
(Related: Life, Women, Fans, Name, Woman, Years)

"A woman finds the natural lay of the land almost unconsciously; and not feeling it incumbent on her to be guide and philosopher to any successor, she takes little pains to mark the route by which she is making her ascent."
- Alice Stone Blackwell
(Related: Feeling, Land, Woman)

"We fully believed, so soon as we saw that woman's suffrage was right, every one would soon see the same thing, and that in a year or two, at farthest, it would be granted."
- Antoinette Brown Blackwell
(Related: Right, Woman)

"If society will not admit of woman's free development, then society must be remodeled."
- Elizabeth Blackwell
(Related: Society, Development, Will, Woman)

"A blank wall of social and professional antagonism faces the woman physician that forms a situation of singular and painful loneliness, leaving her without support, respect or professional counsel."
- Elizabeth Blackwell
(Related: Faces, Loneliness, Respect, Support, Woman)

"Ask any woman and she'll tell you: health care for women is more expensive than it is for men. In fact, during their reproductive years, women spend 68% more on health care than men do."
- Rod Blagojevich
(Related: Health, Men, Women, Care, Fact, Woman, Years)

"However much I dislike the idea of abortion, you should not criminalize a woman who, in very difficult circumstances, makes that choice."
- Tony Blair
(Related: Idea, Abortion, Choice, Circumstances, Woman)

"There is a woman at the beginning of all great things."
- Alan Bleasdale
(Related: Beginning, Woman)

"I am interested in the art. I'm a professional woman."
- Claire Bloom
(Related: Art, Woman)

"I'm quite sensitive to women. I saw how my sister got treated by boyfriends. I read this thing that said when you are in a relationship with a woman, imagine how you would feel if you were her father. That's been my approach, for the most part."
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Women, Father, Sister, Woman)

"My mother was a modern woman with a limited interest in religion. When the sun set and the fast of the Day of Atonement ended, she shot from the synagogue like a rocket to dance the Charleston."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: Religion, Mother, Dance, Day, Interest, Sun, Woman)

"I think I have already signed some scrap of paper for every man, woman, and child in the United States. What do they do with all those scraps of paper with my signature on it?"
- Vida Blue
(Related: Man, states, United, Woman)

"When a woman is twenty, a child deforms her; when she is thirty, he preserves her; and when forty, he makes her young again."
- Leon Blum
(Related: Woman)

"How can a doctor judge a woman's sanity by merely bidding her good morning and refusing to hear her pleas for release? Even the sick ones know it is useless to say anything, for the answer will be that it is their imagination."
- Nellie Bly
(Related: Imagination, Pleas, Sanity, Will, Woman)

"While farmers generally allow one rooster for ten hens, ten men are scarcely sufficient to service one woman."
- Giovanni Boccaccio
(Related: Men, Hens, Service, Woman)

"I haven't trusted polls since I read that 62% of women had affairs during their lunch hour. I've never met a woman in my life who would give up lunch for sex."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Life, Women, Sex, Woman)

"I will buy any creme, cosmetic, or elixir from a woman with a European accent."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Will, Woman)

"My mother, brave woman, lost her whole family when she decided to marry a black man in the '60s. When the marriage fell apart, she had to come back to her family."
- Lisa Bonet
(Related: Family, Marriage, Mother, Man, Woman)

"A woman must combine the role of mother, wife and politician."
- Emma Bonino
(Related: Mother, Wife, Woman)

"I thought there had to be something I could do because it seemed crazy that, in addition to the psychological tragedy each woman has to face, came also all the rest."
- Emma Bonino
(Related: Thought, Rest, Tragedy, Woman)

"You never see a man walking down the street with a woman who has a little potbelly and a bald spot."
- Elayne Boosler
(Related: Man, Walking, Woman)

"I'm just a person trapped inside a woman's body."
- Elayne Boosler
(Related: Body, Woman)

"I'm not a betting woman, but I have $50 on Secretariat with an old director friend of mine."
- Shirley Booth
(Related: Friend, Old, Woman)

"I've been a woman for a little over 50 years and have gotten over my initial astonishment. As for conducting an orchestra, that's a job where I don't think sex plays much part."
- Nadia Boulanger
(Related: Sex, Job, Woman, Years)

"Tonight, you are hearing from the Democratic women of the Senate... We stand together on so many issues: economic prosperity, quality education for all, protecting a woman's right to choose."
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: Education, Women, Quality, Hearing, Prosperity, Right, Senate, Woman)

"I think Democrats are right. We fight for the American dream, for the environment, for privacy rights, a woman's right to choose, a good public education system."
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: Education, Dream, American, Democrats, Environment, Fight, Rights, Privacy, Public, Woman)

"A true woman always loves a real soldier."
- Belle Boyd
(Related: Woman)

"When you are a strong woman, you will attract trouble. When a man feels threatened, there is always trouble."
- Barbara Taylor Bradford
(Related: Man, Trouble, Will, Woman)

"Probably my mother. She was a very compassionate woman, and always kept me on my feet. And I think part of it is just the way you are, the way you're raised. And she had the responsibility for raising me."
- Ed Bradley
(Related: Mother, Feet, Responsibility, Woman)

"But you've got to understand what the other guy is about, even if at the end of the process you decide that there is no ground with this man or woman except to fight them."
- Lakhdar Brahimi
(Related: End, Fight, Man, Woman)

"A woman in love will do almost anything for a man, except give up the desire to improve him."
- Nathaniel Branden
(Related: Love, Desire, Man, Will, Woman)

"People just want to hear some common sense... and I bring to bear the experience in local government and state government and national government - I was the first woman in history on the Senate Finance Committee - not to mention the diplomatic international experience."
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Related: Experience, Finance, Government, History, People, Committee, Common sense, First, Senate, State, Want, Woman)

"It's not impossible for a woman - a Black woman - to become President."
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Related: President, Woman)

"And frankly, being a woman I think gives me a slightly different take on a lot of the issues and on a lot of the solutions to the problems we face."
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Related: Being, Problems, Woman)

"I'm a businesswoman who's serious about her money. I want an empire."
- Toni Braxton
(Related: Money, Want)

"A woman will be elected President before Wade Boggs is called out on strikes. I guarantee that."
- George Brett
(Related: President, Will, Woman)

"A lot of the songs start with an image. I was sitting there playing the guitar and I pictured this old, dirty green car, with the window rolled down, in the hot, hot, hot Texas heat, and this beautiful woman I knew when I was a kid sitting behind the wheel, looking out at me."
- Edie Brickell
(Related: Car, Guitar, Old, Songs, Woman)

"Obviously, you've never seen a woman skydiving in a hoop skirt."
- Chris A. Bridges
(Related: Woman)

"A complete woman is probably not a very admirable creature. She is manipulative, uses other people to get her own way, and works within whatever system she is in."
- Anita Brookner
(Related: People, Woman)

"No man or woman can be strong, gentle, pure, and good, without the world being better for it and without someone being helped and comforted by the very existence of that goodness."
- Phillips Brooks
(Related: Being, Existence, Goodness, Man, Woman, World)

"My mother was the prettiest woman in the town. He was a bit older than her. They made me. And he split."
- Pierce Brosnan
(Related: Mother, Woman)

"No matter how love-sick a woman is, she shouldn't take the first pill that comes along."
- Joyce Brothers
(Related: Love, First, Woman)

"Nearly every glamorous, wealthy, successful career woman you might envy now started out as some kind of schlep."
- Helen Gurley Brown
(Related: Successful, Career, Envy, Now, Woman)

"Charm is a glow within a woman that casts a most becoming light on others."
- John Mason Brown
(Related: Charm, Light, Woman)

"As a woman, I find it very embarrassing to be in a meeting and realize I'm the only one in the room with balls."
- Rita Mae Brown
(Related: Meeting, Woman)

"A woman is always younger than a man at equal years."
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning
(Related: Man, Woman, Years)

"In order for a man to be truly evil, he must be a woman."
- Craig Bruce
(Related: Evil, Man, Order, Woman)

"I am woman, hear me bitch."
- Craig Bruce
(Related: Woman)

"I wouldn't mind getting emotionally involved with a woman."
- Frank Bruno
(Related: Mind, Woman)

"The sweetest of all sounds is that of the voice of the woman we love."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Love, Voice, Woman)

"A man can keep another's secret better than his own. A woman her own better than others."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Man, Woman)

"Nothing in life is as good as the marriage of true minds between man and woman. As good? It is life itself."
- Pearl S. Buck
(Related: Life, Marriage, Man, Nothing, Woman)

"A man is educated and turned out to work. But a woman is educated and turned out to grass."
- Pearl S. Buck
(Related: Work, Man, Woman)

"Let woman out of the home, let man into it, should be the aim of education. The home needs man, and the world outside needs woman."
- Pearl S. Buck
(Related: Home, Education, Man, Needs, Woman, World)

"The work that must be done for each woman to reconnect with her psyche and to give herself a chance to live her own life is essentially the same. The realization of the equality of all races, the equality of all beings is essential."
- Betty Buckley
(Related: Equality, Life, Work, Chance, Woman)

"What is the appropriate behavior for a man or a woman in the midst of this world, where each person is clinging to his piece of debris? What's the proper salutation between people as they pass each other in this flood?"
- Buddha
(Related: People, Behavior, Man, Woman, World)

"The world over, give a guy money and it goes to drinking, gambling, and women. When you give a woman money, it goes to feeding, clothing, helping people."
- Peter Buffett
(Related: Money, Women, People, Drinking, Gambling, Woman, World)

"They don't know how the world is shaped. And so they give it a shape, and try to make everything fit it. They separate the right from the left, the man from the woman, the plant from the animal, the sun from the moon. They only want to count to two."
- Emma Bull
(Related: Man, Moon, Right, Sun, Want, Woman, World)

"What white woman, however lonely, was ever captive or insulted by me? Yet they say I am a bad Indian."
- Sitting Bull
(Related: Lonely, Woman)

"A loving family provides the foundation children need to succeed, and strong families with a man and a woman - bonded together for life - always have been, and always will be, the key to such families."
- Jim Bunning
(Related: Family, Life, Children, Key, Man, Succeed, Will, Woman)

"A woman who looks like a girl and thinks like a man is the best sort, the most enjoyable to be and the most pleasurable to have and to hold."
- Julie Burchill
(Related: Man, Woman)

"A woman past forty should make up her mind to be young; not her face."
- Billie Burke
(Related: Mind, Past, Woman)

"Happiness? A good cigar, a good meal, a good cigar and a good woman - or a bad woman; it depends on how much happiness you can handle."
- George Burns
(Related: Happiness, Woman)

"I am not ashamed to say that I am the son of a washerwoman."
- John Burns
(Related: Son)

"Admittedly, a homosexual can be conditioned to react sexually to a woman, or to an old boot for that matter. In fact, both homo - and heterosexual experimental subjects have been conditioned to react sexually to an old boot, and you can save a lot of money that way."
- William S. Burroughs
(Related: Money, Fact, Old, Woman)

"An actor is something less than a man, while an actress is something more than a woman."
- Richard Burton
(Related: Actor, Man, Woman)

"America is a Nation with a mission - and that mission comes from our most basic beliefs. We have no desire to dominate, no ambitions of empire. Our aim is a democratic peace - a peace founded upon the dignity and rights of every man and woman."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Peace, America, Beliefs, Desire, Dignity, Rights, Man, Mission, Nation, Woman)

"I believe a marriage is between a man and a woman."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Marriage, Man, Woman)

"The most important thing to strive for in life is some kind of personal and professional achievement. Not as a man or a woman, but as a person."
- Candace Bushnell
(Related: Life, Achievement, Man, Woman)

"The '90s are really the 'Sex and the City' woman, and I think, right now, the new contemporary woman is the 'Lipstick Jungle' woman."
- Candace Bushnell
(Related: Jungle, Now, Right, Woman)

"A woman who gives any advantage to a man may expect a lover but will sooner or later find a tyrant."
- George Byron
(Related: Man, May, Will, Woman)

"A woman should never be seen eating or drinking, unless it be lobster salad and Champagne, the only true feminine and becoming viands."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Drinking, Eating, Woman)

"What a strange thing man is; and what a stranger thing woman."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Man, Woman)

"Man's love is of man's life a part; it is a woman's whole existence. In her first passion, a woman loves her lover, in all the others all she loves is love."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Life, Love, Existence, First, Man, Passion, Woman)

"The left side of my brain is telling me I want to sleep with every woman in the world and the other side of my brain is telling me I met this great girl and if I let that go I'm going to regret it."
- Scott Caan
(Related: Regret, Sleep, Want, Woman, World)

"The orthodox Jewish faith practically excludes woman from religious life."
- Abraham Cahan
(Related: Faith, Life, Religious, Woman)

"I felt a tremendous sadness for men who can't deal with a woman of their own age."
- Michael Caine
(Related: Age, Men, Sadness, Woman)

"No woman has ever been an authentic genius of the stature of men, but that does not enrage me."
- Taylor Caldwell
(Related: Men, Genius, Woman)

"I am not an angel and do not pretend to be. That is not one of my roles. But I am not the devil either. I am a woman and a serious artist, and I would like so to be judged."
- Maria Callas
(Related: Artist, Devil, Woman)

"I know you've been married to the same woman for 69 years. That is marvellous. It must be very inexpensive."
- Charles Stuart Calverley
(Related: Woman, Years)

"The measure would set criminal penalties, the same as those that would apply if harm or death happened to the pregnant woman, for those who harm a fetus."
- Ken Calvert
(Related: Death, Harm, Measure, Woman)

"I'd be prouder still to say I was Canada's 10th woman prime minister."
- Kim Campbell
(Related: Canada, Woman)

"People expect me to be with some stripper... That's just the kind of woman I work with."
- Luther Campbell
(Related: Work, People, Woman)

"But I contend that if we're providing total medical coverage for every man, woman, and child in Iraq, shouldn't we at least be doing the same thing for every man, woman, and child in the United States?"
- Tony Campolo
(Related: Medical, Iraq, Man, states, United, Woman)

"Even if the whole earth and sea were turned to gold, they could hardly satisfy the avarice of a woman... You can more easily scratch a diamond with your fingernail than you can by any human ingenuity get a woman to consent to giving any of her savings."
- Andreas Capellanus
(Related: Earth, Giving, Gold, Sea, Woman)

"At the root of many a woman's failure to become a great cook lies her failure to develop a workmanlike regard for knives."
- Robert Farrar Capon
(Related: Failure, Lies, Woman)

"I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, "Where's the self-help section?" She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose."
- George Carlin
(Related: Purpose, Defeat, Self)

"You don't have to be age 20 and size zero to be sexually viable or viable as a woman."
- Belinda Carlisle
(Related: Age, Woman)

"I get on the floor, and I can do things a woman a fifth my age can't do."
- Kitty Carlisle
(Related: Age, Woman)

"I have gone from being a 21-year-old with wide eyes to a 24-year-old woman. With success comes a lot of responsibility and power."
- Vanessa Carlton
(Related: Power, Success, Being, Eyes, Responsibility, Woman)

"The expression a woman wears on her face is far more important than the clothes she wears on her back."
- Dale Carnegie
(Related: Clothes, Expression, Woman)

"The men resent a woman getting any honour in what they consider is essentially their field. Men painters mostly despise women painters. So I have decided to stop squirming, to throw any honour in with Canada and women."
- Emily Carr
(Related: Men, Women, Canada, Woman)

"Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes."
- Jim Carrey
(Related: Eyes, Man, Woman)

"Even the handsomest men do not have the same momentary effect on the world as a truly beautiful woman does."
- Jonathan Carroll
(Related: Men, Effect, Woman, World)

"It's always fun to walk down the street with or behind a really beautiful woman, for no reason other than to see how the world reacts to them."
- Jonathan Carroll
(Related: Fun, Reason, Woman, World)

"I know you've been married to the same woman for 69 years. That is marvelous. It must be very inexpensive."
- Johnny Carson
(Related: Woman, Years)

"Mother goddesses are just as silly a notion as father gods. If a revival of the myths of these cults gives woman emotional satisfaction, it does so at the price of obscuring the real conditions of life. This is why they were invented in the first place."
- Angela Carter
(Related: Life, Mother, Father, Gods, First, Myths, Satisfaction, Silly, Woman)

"In the mythic schema of all relations between men and women, man proposes, and woman is disposed of."
- Angela Carter
(Related: Men, Women, Man, Woman)

"It is far easier for a woman to lead a blameless life than it is for a man; all she has to do is to avoid sexual intercourse like the plague."
- Angela Carter
(Related: Life, Man, Woman)

"It's every woman's tragedy, that, after a certain age, she looks like a female impersonator. Mind you, we've known some lovely female impersonators, in our time."
- Angela Carter
(Related: Time, Age, Mind, Tragedy, Woman)

"A woman should say: "Have I made him happy? Is he satisfied? Does he love me more than he loved me before? Is he likely to go to bed with another woman?" If he does, then it's the wife's fault because she is not trying to make him happy."
- Barbara Cartland
(Related: Love, Wife, Bed, Fault, Trying, Woman)

"To sleep around is absolutely wrong for a woman; it's degrading and it completely ruins her personality. Sooner or later it will destroy all that is feminine and beautiful and idealistic in her."
- Barbara Cartland
(Related: Personality, Sleep, Will, Woman, Wrong)

"After forty a woman has to choose between losing her figure or her face. My advice is to keep your face, and stay sitting down."
- Barbara Cartland
(Related: Advice, Losing, Woman)

"A woman asking "Am I good? Am I satisfied?" is extremely selfish. The less women fuss about themselves, the less they talk to other women, the more they try to please their husbands, the happier the marriage is going to be."
- Barbara Cartland
(Related: Marriage, Women, Husbands, Talk, Woman)

"And there is a beautiful thing which is wonderful, to look like a woman, not a green bean."
- Laetitia Casta
(Related: Woman)

"For things to have value in man's world, they are given the role of commodities. Among man's oldest and most constant commodity is woman."
- Ana Castillo
(Related: Man, Value, Woman, World)

"There are whole precincts of voters in this country whose united intelligence does not equal that of one representative American woman."
- Carrie Chapman Catt
(Related: Intelligence, American, Country, United, Woman)

"I married a woman who is much better than me, I'm very fortunate to be with her and I know I'll be happy with her the rest of my life."
- James Caviezel
(Related: Life, Rest, Woman)

"A woman in Mexico wanted me to heal her. But I can't heal anybody. I just put my hand on her and said, 'Thank you for seeing the film.'"
- Jim Caviezel
(Related: Film, Woman)

"I was surprised that my wife thought it was a good idea, then again with my agent, another woman, then my editor, another woman - in spite of the fact that all three of them reacted positively I still have this fear."
- Michael Chabon
(Related: Wife, Thought, Idea, Fear, Fact, Woman)

"Traditional marriage between a man and a woman has been a cornerstone of our society for generations. If we are going to change that, it ought to be done by the will of the people."
- Steve Chabot
(Related: Change, Marriage, Society, People, Generations, Man, Will, Woman)

"A woman is subject matter enough."
- Claude Chabrol
(Related: Woman)

"A woman confronting men is a proper subject, it is inexhaustible."
- Claude Chabrol
(Related: Men, Woman)

"With all of you men out there who think that having a thousand different ladies is pretty cool, I have learned in my life I've found out that having one woman a thousand different times is much more satisfying."
- Wilt Chamberlain
(Related: Life, Men, Ladies, Pretty, Woman)

"When you understand what you see, you will no longer be children. You will know that life is pain, that each of us hangs always upon the cross of himself. And when you know that this is true of every man, woman and child on earth, you will be wiser."
- Whittaker Chambers
(Related: Life, Children, Earth, Man, Pain, Will, Woman)

"Whatever evil a man may think of women, there is no woman but thinks more."
- Nicolas de Chamfort
(Related: Women, Evil, Man, May, Woman)

"When a man and a woman have an overwhelming passion for each other, it seems to me, in spite of such obstacles dividing them as parents or husband, that they belong to each other in the name of Nature, and are lovers by Divine right, in spite of human convention or the laws."
- Nicolas de Chamfort
(Related: Nature, Husband, Laws, Lovers, Man, Name, Obstacles, Parents, Passion, Right, Woman)

"The world's biggest power is the youth and beauty of a woman."
- Chanakya
(Related: Beauty, Power, Woman, World, Youth)

"A woman has the age she deserves."
- Coco Chanel
(Related: Age, Woman)

"Look for the woman in the dress. If there is no woman, there is no dress."
- Coco Chanel
(Related: Dress, Woman)

"Let no man under value the price of a virtuous woman's counsel."
- George Chapman
(Related: Man, Value, Woman)

"Let us rise in the moral power of womanhood; and give utterance to the voice of outraged mercy, and insulted justice, and eternal truth, and mighty love and holy freedom."
- Maria W. Chapman
(Related: Love, Power, Truth, Freedom, Justice, Mercy, Voice)

"Wart hogs should sue for libel. It is a terrible name and they are fine fellows and devoted family men and it is rare to see one by himself; the little woman and the kiddies are usually close at hand."
- Ilka Chase
(Related: Family, Men, Name, Woman)

"The task of an American writer is not to describe the misgivings of a woman taken in adultery as she looks out of a window at the rain but to describe four hundred people under the lights reaching for a foul ball. This is ceremony."
- John Cheever
(Related: People, Adultery, American, Ceremony, Rain, Woman, Writer)

"It's easier to write about Socrates than about a young woman or a cook."
- Anton Chekhov
(Related: Woman)

"When a woman isn't beautiful, people always say, 'You have lovely eyes, you have lovely hair.'"
- Anton Chekhov
(Related: People, Eyes, Hair, Woman)

"I will always have a career. I believe in working. I don't believe that taking care of your house and children is enough for a woman. You don't feel complete."
- Joan Chen
(Related: Care, Career, Children, Will, Woman)

"If you're black in this country, if you're a woman in this country, if you are any minority in this country at all, what could possibly possess you to vote Republican?"
- Cher
(Related: Country, Minority, Republican, Vote, Woman)

"Your woman pisses you off so that gets in there; that's rock n roll."
- Gary Cherone
(Related: Woman)

"If I can put one touch of rosy sunset into the life of any man or woman, I shall feel that I have worked with God."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Life, God, Man, Sunset, Woman)

"A woman uses her intelligence to find reasons to support her intuition."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Intelligence, Intuition, Support, Woman)

"I go to make art as who I am as a person. The fact that I am a woman comes into play maybe in the kinds of things I'm interested in or in the way I structure a canvas."
- Judy Chicago
(Related: Art, Fact, Play, Woman)

"There's no question that many more women artists are showing worldwide now than they were when I was a young woman, and that's really great."
- Judy Chicago
(Related: Women, Artists, Now, Question, Woman)

"Ah, well, do I wish that we lived in a world where gender didn't figure so prominently? Of course. Do I even think about myself as a woman when I go to make art? Of course not."
- Judy Chicago
(Related: Art, Gender, Woman, World)

"It's a tough case and the first time Reacher needs to recruit somebody to help him out. He uses a woman he knew in the army she's a fascinating character."
- Lee Child
(Related: Time, Character, Army, First, Help, Needs, Woman)

"I was gravely warned by some of my female acquaintances that no woman could expect to be regarded as a lady after she had written a book."
- Lydia M. Child
(Related: Lady, Woman)

"Ugly. Is irrelevant. It is an immeasurable insult to a woman, and then supposedly the worst crime you can commit as a woman. But ugly, as beautiful, is an illusion."
- Margaret Cho
(Related: Crime, Illusion, Insult, Ugly, Woman)

"I trust it will not be giving away professional secrets to say that many readers would be surprised, perhaps shocked, at the questions which some newspaper editors will put to a defenseless woman under the guise of flattery."
- Kate Chopin
(Related: Trust, Editors, Flattery, Giving, Questions, Secrets, Will, Woman)

"The simple act of telling a woman's story from a woman's point of view is a revolutionary act: it never has been done before."
- Carol P. Christ
(Related: Act, Woman)

"An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her."
- Agatha Christie
(Related: Husband, Woman)

"Any woman can fool a man if she wants to and if he's in love with her."
- Agatha Christie
(Related: Love, Fool, Man, Woman)

"When I came back to Britain, I realized that I was no longer a very young woman. I had to meet my new consciousness, my new age, with roles that reflected it somewhat."
- Julie Christie
(Related: Age, Consciousness, Woman)

"If men had to do their vile work without the assistance of woman and the stimulant of strong drink they would be obliged to be more divine and less brutal."
- Caroline Nichols Churchill
(Related: Men, Work, Woman)

"The master class seldom lose a chance to insult a woman who has the ability for something besides service to his lordship."
- Caroline Nichols Churchill
(Related: Ability, Chance, Class, Insult, Service, Woman)

"You may be a princess or the richest woman in the world, but you cannot be more than a lady."
- Jennie Churchill
(Related: Lady, May, Woman, World)

"I'm not interested in being Wonder Woman in the delivery room. Give me drugs."
- Madonna Ciccone
(Related: Being, Drugs, Woman, Wonder)

"I was silent as a child, and silenced as a young woman; I am taking my lumps and bumps for being a big mouth, now, but usually from those whose opinion I don't respect."
- Sandra Cisneros
(Related: Being, Now, Opinion, Respect, Woman)

"The odds are not in your favor the older you get, especially if you're a woman in this business."
- Patricia Clarkson
(Related: Business, Woman)

"You know what black hatred women feel toward me as soon as they see me, until I return inside my shell, they use every possible weapon. As soon as a generous man tries to help me out, a woman is here to hold his arm and prevent him from acting."
- Camille Claudel
(Related: Women, Acting, Hatred, Help, Man, Woman)

"I would prefer to have a more appealing job. If I could still change careers, I would prefer it. This unfortunate art is made for long beards and ugly faces rather than for a relatively well-endowed woman."
- Camille Claudel
(Related: Art, Change, Careers, Faces, Job, Ugly, Woman)

"A woman came up to me after one of the screenings with tears pouring down her face and sobbed, You've defined my entire life for me on the screen."
- Jill Clayburgh
(Related: Life, Tears, Woman)

"Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote. The relative positions to be assumed by man and woman in the working out of our civilization were assigned long ago by a higher intelligence than ours."
- Grover Cleveland
(Related: Intelligence, Women, Civilization, Man, Vote, Want, Woman)

"You get elected, often, if you're a woman, on the strength of the women's vote; then you get into office, and you have to adapt to an overwhelmingly male environment."
- Eleanor Clift
(Related: Women, Strength, Environment, Office, Vote, Woman)

"As you can imagine I'm disappointed as anything that I was not selected to be the presidential running mate. And I find it continually appalling that it would be a radical thing to have a woman on the ticket."
- Kate Clinton
(Related: Radical, Running, Woman)

"A woman may have a witty tongue or a stinging pen but she will never laugh at her own individual shortcomings."
- Irvin S. Cobb
(Related: May, Pen, Tongue, Will, Witty, Woman)

"If a man or a woman puts in an honest day's work, they should to be able to earn a living wage."
- Richard J. Codey
(Related: Work, Day, Living, Man, Wage, Woman)

"But I have always - ever since The Accidental Woman - written novels about individuals attempting to make choices in the context of situations over which they have no control."
- Jonathan Coe
(Related: Control, Choices, Woman)

"Behind every successful man you'll find a woman who has nothing to wear."
- Harold Coffin
(Related: Successful, Man, Nothing, Woman)

"The woman most in need of liberation is the woman in every man and the man in every woman."
- William Sloane Coffin, Jr.
(Related: Man, Woman)

"The excitement that you were feeling about a special, unique path for yourself as a woman is all part of your identification with and attachment to being female. And that's ultimately all ego."
- Andrew Cohen
(Related: Being, Ego, Excitement, Feeling, Woman)

"Almost all the ideas we have about being a man or being a woman are so burdened with pain, anxiety, fear and self-doubt. For many of us, the confusion around this question is excruciating."
- Andrew Cohen
(Related: Fear, Ideas, Anxiety, Being, Confusion, Man, Pain, Question, Self, Woman)

"I am already inherently full and complete as I am. Man doesn't need woman and woman doesn't need man in order to experience his or her inherent fullness."
- Andrew Cohen
(Related: Experience, Man, Order, Woman)

"I'm suspicious of any man or woman who approaches their own liberation with any kind of gender bias."
- Andrew Cohen
(Related: Gender, Man, Woman)

"A woman watches her body uneasily, as though it were an unreliable ally in the battle for love."
- Leonard Cohen
(Related: Love, Battle, Body, Woman)

"I wanted a woman who had the body and the power of a real pilot. I interviewed hundreds of woman, but Jessica just seemed perfect for the part. I couldn't get her out of my head. I continued to bother her and she finally gave in."
- Rob Cohen
(Related: Power, Body, Woman)

"It matters more what's in a woman's face than what's on it."
- Claudette Colbert
(Related: Woman)

"I never got to make that transition from little girl to young woman... and that really screws you up."
- Natalie Cole
(Related: Woman)

"We were young, we were merry, we were very, very wise, And the door stood open at our feast, When there passed us a woman with the West in her eyes, And a man with his back to the East."
- Mary Elizabeth Coleridge
(Related: Eyes, Man, Open, Woman)

"The most happy marriage I can picture or imagine to myself would be the union of a deaf man to a blind woman."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Marriage, Blind, Man, Woman)

"The man's desire is for the woman; but the woman's desire is rarely other than for the desire of the man."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Desire, Man, Woman)

"A man's desire is for the woman, but the woman's desire is rarely other than for the desire of the man."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Desire, Man, Woman)

"A man's as old as he's feeling. A woman as old as she looks."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Feeling, Man, Old, Woman)

"A woman who thinks she is intelligent demands the same rights as man. An intelligent woman gives up."
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
(Related: Rights, Man, Woman)

"The woman who thinks she is intelligent demands equal rights with men. A woman who is intelligent does not."
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
(Related: Men, Rights, Woman)

"I am still shocking people today, and I don't know why. Is it because I'm a woman talking about sex and men? One magazine said that no one writes sex in the back of a Bentley better than Jackie Collins."
- Jackie Collins
(Related: Men, Sex, People, Talking, Today, Woman)

"Let every man or woman here, if you never hear me again, remember this, that if you wish to be great at all, you must begin where you are and with what you are. He who would be great anywhere must first be great in his own Philadelphia."
- Kitty O'Neill Collins
(Related: First, Man, Woman)

"This is the story of what a Woman's patience can endure, and what a Man's resolution can achieve."
- Wilkie Collins
(Related: Man, Patience, Resolution, Woman)

"A man usually falls in love with a woman who asks the kinds of questions he is able to answer."
- Ronald Colman
(Related: Love, Man, Questions, Woman)

"If you cannot inspire a woman with love of you, fill her above the brim with love of herself; all that runs over will be yours."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Love, Will, Woman)

"It's awfully hard to be the son of a great man and also of a half-crazy woman."
- Henry Steele Commager
(Related: Son, Man, Woman)

"I worked with the world's greatest talents and then went home to the world's greatest woman. It was, and is, a great life."
- Perry Como
(Related: Home, Life, Woman, World)

"A wit should be no more sincere than a woman constant."
- William Congreve
(Related: Wit, Woman)

"Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, nor hell a fury like a woman scorned."
- William Congreve
(Related: Love, Hatred, Heaven, Hell, Woman)

"You are a woman: you must never speak what you think; your words must contradict your thoughts, but your actions may contradict your words."
- William Congreve
(Related: Thoughts, Actions, May, Words)

"I don't think there is anything particularly wrong in hitting a woman, though I don't recommend you do it the same way that you hit a man."
- Sean Connery
(Related: Man, Woman, Wrong)

"The last thing a woman will consent to discover in a man whom she loves, or on whom she simply depends, is want of courage."
- Joseph Conrad
(Related: Courage, Man, Want, Will, Woman)

"Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men."
- Joseph Conrad
(Related: Men, Being, Woman)

"When a man bores a woman, she complains. When a woman bores a man, he ignores her."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Man, Woman)

"He (Marilyn Manson) has a woman's name and wears makeup. How original."
- Alice Cooper
(Related: Makeup, Name, Woman)

"The old, subjective, stagnant, indolent and wretched life for woman has gone. She has as many resources as men, as many activities beckon her on. As large possibilities swell and inspire her heart."
- Anna Julia Cooper
(Related: Life, Men, Heart, Old, Possibilities, Woman)

"It is not the intelligent woman v. the ignorant woman; nor the white woman v. the black, the brown, and the red, it is not even the cause of woman v. man. Nay, tis woman's strongest vindication for speaking that the world needs to hear her voice."
- Anna Julia Cooper
(Related: Cause, Man, Needs, Voice, Woman, World)

"When I was a young man, I had a mentor on women and he said when you meet a woman that you think you like, don't ask her for a drink. Take her out for a bowl of soup. Because a woman who can enjoy a bowl of soup is bound to be more interesting."
- Art Cooper
(Related: Women, Man, Woman)

"A woman tells her doctor, 'I've got a bad back.' The doctor says, 'It's old age.' The woman says, 'I want a second opinion.' The doctor says: 'Okay - you're ugly as well.'"
- Tommy Cooper
(Related: Age, Old, Opinion, Ugly, Want, Woman)

"I'm a little skeptical about using the Constitution this way, but I also believe marriage is between a man and a woman and that the courts shouldn't legislate this matter."
- Pete Coors
(Related: Marriage, Constitution, Man, Woman)

"Deceit is the game of petty spirits, and that is by nature a woman's quality."
- Pierre Corneille
(Related: Nature, Quality, Deceit, Spirits, Woman)

"The sweetest noise on earth, a woman's tongue; A string which hath no discord."
- Barry Cornwall
(Related: Earth, Tongue, Woman)

"The priests are debarred from female society, nor is any woman permitted to enter the religious houses."
- Hernando Cortes
(Related: Society, Houses, Religious, Woman)

"Mrs. Parks was a shy, soft spoken woman who was uncomfortable being revered as a symbol of the civil rights movement. She only hoped to inspire young people to achieve great things."
- Jim Costa
(Related: People, Being, Civil rights, Symbol, Woman)

"Being a celebrity is probably the closest to being a beautiful woman as you can get."
- Kevin Costner
(Related: Being, Celebrity, Woman)

"I don't feel the need to direct. I tried to get other people to direct Dances, but they wouldn't do it. They all thought it was too long. One director wanted to cut the Civil War sequence. Another thought the white woman was very cliched."
- Kevin Costner
(Related: War, Thought, People, Woman)

"Sport is part of every man and woman's heritage and its absence can never be compensated for."
- Pierre de Coubertin
(Related: Absence, Man, Woman)

"Men won't read any email from a woman that's over 200 words long."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Men, Woman, Words)

"A man in a bookstore buys a book on loneliness and every woman in the store hits on him. A woman buys a book on loneliness and the store clears out."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Loneliness, Man, Woman)

"The quickest way to know a woman is to go shopping with her."
- Marcelene Cox
(Related: Woman)

"One sure way to lose another woman's friendship is to try to improve her flower arrangements."
- Marcelene Cox
(Related: Friendship, Woman)

"Responsibility is the thing people dread most of all. Yet it is the one thing in the world that develops us, gives us manhood or womanhood fiber."
- Frank Crane
(Related: People, Responsibility, World)

"They were doing a full back shot of me in a swimsuit and I thought, Oh my God, I have to be so brave. See, every woman hates herself from behind."
- Cindy Crawford
(Related: God, Thought, Woman)

"It has been said that on screen I personified the American woman."
- Joan Crawford
(Related: American, Woman)

"I love playing bitches. There's a lot of bitch in every woman - a lot in every man."
- Joan Crawford
(Related: Love, Man, Woman)

"I think the most important thing a woman can have - next to talent, of course - is her hairdresser."
- Joan Crawford
(Related: Talent, Woman)

"I think that the most important thing a woman can have - next to talent, of course - is her hairdresser."
- Joan Crawford
(Related: Talent, Woman)

"When I told the people of Northern Ireland that I was an atheist, a woman in the audience stood up and said, 'Yes, but is it the God of the Catholics or the God of the Protestants in whom you don't believe?"
- Quentin Crisp
(Related: God, People, Ireland, Woman)

"Meg Ryan is a beautiful and courageous woman. I grieve the loss of her companionship but I've not lost the friendship. We talk all the time and that was what our connection was about. She has a wonderful mind and we just like a chat."
- Russell Crowe
(Related: Time, Friendship, Companionship, Connection, Loss, Mind, Talk, Woman)

"I can imagine myself on my death-bed, spent utterly with lust to touch the next world, like a boy asking for his first kiss from a woman."
- Aleister Crowley
(Related: Death, Kiss, First, Lust, Woman, World)

"The most difficult thing in the world is to start a career known only for your looks, and then to try to become a serious actress. No one will take you seriously once you are known as the pretty woman."
- Penelope Cruz
(Related: Career, Pretty, Will, Woman, World)

"A woman said to me when she first sat down, You're photographing the wrong side of my face. I said, Oh, is there one?"
- Imogen Cunningham
(Related: First, Woman, Wrong)

"I am fiscally prudent and socially progressive. I believe in protecting a woman's right to choose. I believe in marriage equality."
- Andrew Cuomo
(Related: Equality, Marriage, Right, Woman)

"Nature makes woman to be won and men to win."
- George William Curtis
(Related: Men, Nature, Woman)

"They gave me away as a prize once - a Win Tony Curtis For A Weekend competition. The woman who won was disappointed. She'd hoped for second prize - a new stove."
- Tony Curtis
(Related: Competition, Weekend, Woman)

"I wouldn't be caught dead marrying a woman old enough to be my wife."
- Tony Curtis
(Related: Wife, Old, Woman)

"Think of the life of the working woman as the decathlon. If you even finish it's a miracle."
- Barbara Dale
(Related: Life, Woman)

"I am a working woman. I take care of a home. I hold down a job. I am nuts."
- Barbara Dale
(Related: Home, Care, Job, Woman)

"Behind every working woman is an enormous pile of unwashed laundry."
- Barbara Dale
(Related: Woman)

"The first man to compare the cheeks of a young woman to a rose was obviously a poet; the first to repeat it was possibly an idiot."
- Salvador Dali
(Related: First, Man, Woman)

"I had explained that a woman's asking for equality in the church would be comparable to a black person's demanding equality in the Ku Klux Klan."
- Mary Daly
(Related: Equality, Church, Woman)

"A woman's asking for equality in the church would be comparable to a black person's demanding equality in the Ku Klux Klan."
- Mary Daly
(Related: Equality, Church, Woman)

"Nothing annoys a woman more than to have company drop in unexpectedly and find the house looking as it usually does."
- Frank Dane
(Related: Company, Nothing, Woman)

"The way to a woman's heart is through your wallet."
- Frank Dane
(Related: Heart, Woman)

"I have a huge, active imagination, and I think I'm really scared of being alone; because if I'm left to my own devices, I'll just turn into a madwoman."
- Claire Danes
(Related: Imagination, Being)

"With my wife I don't get no respect. I made a toast on her birthday to 'the best woman a man ever had.' The waiter joined me."
- Rodney Dangerfield
(Related: Birthday, Wife, Man, Respect, Woman)

"In fact, some reviewers have said that as they got into the story they forgot that the protagonist is a black woman. They were moved by the story - by the people as a whole - and not by the little things."
- Christopher Darden
(Related: People, Fact, Woman)

"Trying on pants is one of the most humiliating things a man can suffer that doesn't involve a woman."
- Larry David
(Related: Man, Trying, Woman)

"Every man is wise when attacked by a mad dog; fewer when pursued by a mad woman; only the wisest survive when attacked by a mad notion."
- Robertson Davies
(Related: Man, Woman)

"When a man gives his opinion he's a man. When a woman gives her opinion she's a bitch."
- Bette Davis
(Related: Man, Opinion, Woman)

"We're making this as entertainment. But God willing, if this show stays on and people see a woman in that office for a while, I think it will help people become more used to it. It's certainly about time that we had a few female presidents."
- Geena Davis
(Related: Time, God, People, Entertainment, Help, Office, Will, Woman)

"I just read that 81 percent of Americans are ready to vote for a woman. So it sounds like America is ready."
- Geena Davis
(Related: America, Americans, Vote, Woman)

"As an Independent, she has no party backing... Her being the first Independent president trumps the fact that she's a woman. It causes even more upheaval in Washington than her being female."
- Geena Davis
(Related: Being, Causes, Fact, First, Party, President, Washington, Woman)

"A woman as the leader of the Free World is an impossibility. Muslim countries won't talk to you."
- Geena Davis
(Related: Leader, Muslim, Countries, Impossibility, Talk, Woman, World)

"I went to school at this log school house. A white woman was my teacher, I do not remember her name. My father had to pay her one dollar a month for me. Us kids that went to school did not have desks, we used slates and set on the hued down logs for seats."
- Joe Davis
(Related: Father, Kids, Name, School, Woman)

"I went to Concord, a young woman from the backwoods, firm in belief that Emerson was the first of living men. He was the modern Moses who had talked with God apart and could interpret Him to us."
- Rebecca H. Davis
(Related: God, Men, Belief, First, Living, Woman)

"As soon as she gets her divorce one of us is going to marry her. We don't know which. She is about as beautiful a woman as I ever saw, and very witty and well-informed, but it would cost a good deal to keep her in diamonds."
- Richard H. Davis
(Related: Divorce, Witty, Woman)

"Would it be better if I'd married a Negro woman? Would they treat my child any better? Erect fewer barriers?"
- Sammy Davis, Jr.
(Related: Woman)

"Yeah I'm thirty-six, but on the show I'm thirty-two. Nobody wants to watch a thirty-six year old woman, so they decided to make me thirty-two. Much more appealing somehow."
- Ellen DeGeneres
(Related: Old, Woman)

"A woman will allow herself to be clouded by her emotions. Her reasonable thought becomes completely unreasonable over the most ridiculous thing. It's a girl thing."
- Lea DeLaria
(Related: Thought, Emotions, Will, Woman)

"A woman can take care of the family. It takes a man to provide structure, to provide stability."
- Tom DeLay
(Related: Family, Care, Man, Stability, Woman)

"Nothing's worse than a woman know-it-all."
- Tom DeLay
(Related: Nothing, Woman)

"Many thanks for all of the love and good wishes sent our way from my friends out there in cartoon land... the only place where a nine month pregnant woman can still play a hot goth chick in a belly shirt!"
- Grey DeLisle
(Related: Love, Friends, Land, Play, Wishes, Woman)

"Dolly Parton... I love being around that woman! I worked really hard to keep up with her."
- Dom DeLuise
(Related: Love, Being)

"Since the dawn of time, traditional marriage - the union between one man and one woman - has been the building block of civilization, and at no point in our nation's history has that foundation been under more severe attack than now."
- Jim DeMint
(Related: History, Marriage, Time, Civilization, Building, Dawn, Man, Nation, Now, Woman)

"It actually was a complete departure having a woman playing M. I didn't realize at the time that it would be so noticed."
- Judi Dench
(Related: Time, Departure, Woman)

"A woman has to be intelligent, have charm, a sense of humor, and be kind. It's the same qualities I require from a man."
- Catherine Deneuve
(Related: Humor, Charm, Man, Sense, Woman)

"Even if a woman is abused a very long time ago, it comes out in her life in a negative way."
- Catherine Deneuve
(Related: Life, Time, Negative, Woman)

"I cannot imagine having a physical relationship with a woman. I have not done that. But I really love women."
- Catherine Deneuve
(Related: Love, Women, Woman)

"I was never a dangerous woman. I'm not the prissy blonde woman that could take your husband away."
- Catherine Deneuve
(Related: Husband, Woman)

"Prostitution happens to you because of troubles you had. In reality no woman would choose to do that."
- Catherine Deneuve
(Related: Prostitution, Reality, Woman)

"If cinema is a woman then certainly there are many shores."
- Gerard Depardieu
(Related: Cinema, Woman)

"The only gossip I'm interested in is things from the Weekly World News - 'Woman's bra bursts, 11 injured'. That kind of thing."
- Johnny Depp
(Related: Gossip, News, World)

"There's always a side of a woman that likes a man from the other side of the tracks."
- Laura Dern
(Related: Man, Woman)

"Wild at Heart made a few people angry-they thought I was exploiting women by showing that when a woman says no she really means yes."
- Laura Dern
(Related: Women, Thought, People, Heart, Woman)

"So we see Edward as a young man on the road and he meets a giant and he brings the giant to a circus where he meets a Miss Calloway. He sees the woman of his dreams and I am the only one who knows who she is."
- Danny DeVito
(Related: Dreams, Man, Road, Woman)

"I just love the fact that a man possesses something that a woman can never understand because we don't have the experiences of it and that a woman possesses something that the man doesn't understand because only she possesses it."
- Cameron Diaz
(Related: Love, Fact, Man, Woman)

"I love Shirley Maclaine. Love that woman."
- Cameron Diaz
(Related: Love, Woman)

"I'm like every other woman: a closet full of clothes, but nothing to wear: So I wear jeans."
- Cameron Diaz
(Related: Clothes, Nothing)

"I want to be a big, fleshy voluptuous woman with curves. I want a big bum, but I don't have one."
- Cameron Diaz
(Related: Want, Woman)

"I grew up with a lot of boys. I probably have a lot of testosterone for a woman."
- Cameron Diaz
(Related: Boys, Woman)

"Every casting director I've met is a woman."
- Cameron Diaz
(Related: Woman)

"Without Police Woman I wouldn't have had a career. The show started about the same time the women's movement was taking off. Ours was the first prime-time one-hour show featuring a strong, professional woman. It paved the way for other series to follow."
- Angie Dickinson
(Related: Time, Women, Career, First, Police, Woman)

"And I will never, ever respond to anybody - man, woman, vegetable, or mineral - who tells me to keep my mouth shut."
- Janice Dickinson
(Related: Man, Will, Woman)

"There is no kind of harassment that a man may not inflict on a woman with impunity in civilized societies."
- Denis Diderot
(Related: Man, May, Woman)

"Oh, I wouldn't want to go on a date with a female celebrity. I'd rather go on a date with a real woman."
- Casper Van Dien
(Related: Celebrity, Want, Woman)

"Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast."
- Marlene Dietrich
(Related: Man, Woman)

"The average man is more interested in a woman who is interested in him than he is in a woman with beautiful legs."
- Marlene Dietrich
(Related: Man, Woman)

"To be completely woman you need a master, and in him a compass for your life. You need a man you can look up to and respect. If you dethrone him it's no wonder that you are discontented, and discontented women are not loved for long."
- Marlene Dietrich
(Related: Women, Life, Man, Respect, Woman, Wonder)

"A man would prefer to come home to an unmade bed and a happy woman than to a neatly made bed and an angry woman."
- Marlene Dietrich
(Related: Home, Bed, Man, Woman)

"I have something to prove, as long as I know there's something that needs improvement, and you know that everytime I move, I make a woman's movement."
- Ani DiFranco
(Related: Improvement, Needs, Woman)

"My idea of feminism is self-determination, and it's very open-ended: every woman has the right to become herself, and do whatever she needs to do."
- Ani DiFranco
(Related: Idea, Feminism, Needs, Open, Right, Self, Woman)

"The worst thing I could be accused of is that I'm a one-way dude, only out for myself. But the worst thing a woman can do is not to say anything. Especially when you're starting a relationship."
- Matt Dillon
(Related: Woman)

"A woman's perfume tells more about her than her handwriting."
- Christian Dior
(Related: Woman)

"I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I have ever known."
- Walt Disney
(Related: Love, Mouse, Woman)

"Why can't a woman be more like a dog, huh? So sweet, loving, attentive."
- Kirk Douglas
(Related: Woman)

"I like a woman with priorities."
- Kyan Douglas
(Related: Priorities, Woman)

"I'm just a tough old woman."
- Marjory Stoneman Douglas
(Related: Old, Woman)

"The problem of the environment is the extension of good housekeeping of the thinking woman."
- Marjory Stoneman Douglas
(Related: Environment, Housekeeping, Thinking, Woman)

"I don't know about Brad Pitt leaving that beautiful woman to go hold orphans for Angelina. I mean how long is that going to last?"
- Michael Douglas
(Related: Woman)

"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."
- Arthur Conan Doyle
(Related: Impression, May, Woman)

"A man who is not with a woman is a dead man."
- William A. Drake
(Related: Man, Woman)

"I remember watching Gilda Radner when I was a kid and everyone thought she was so funny and no one ever said that she was a funny woman, she was just funny."
- Rachel Dratch
(Related: Funny, Thought, Woman)

"I contend that every woman has the right to feel beautiful, no matter how scrambled her features, or how indifferent her features."
- Marie Dressler
(Related: Right, Woman)

"Elaine is just in pain. I think Elaine has become very, very sad woman. She is someone who is in deep need of many hours of analysis and I like to think that I'm not that type of person."
- Julia Louis Dreyfus
(Related: Deep, Pain, Woman)

"I think Elaine would go out with anyone if they showed interest in her. She's nuts. The woman's nuts."
- Julia Louis Dreyfus
(Related: Interest, Woman)

"I talk to women's groups all over the country and see women struggling with this. The fear of not being accepted, of being different, of not having a man, all make it hard for a woman to do what she really believes is right for her."
- Olympia Dukakis
(Related: Women, Fear, Being, Country, Man, Right, Talk, Woman)

"The truth is there are two hundred white women raped in America by a black man for every one black woman raped by whites."
- David Duke
(Related: Women, Truth, America, Man, Woman)

"I'm going to be 58, and I'm a woman. In this business, that seems to be a bigger crime than being mentally ill."
- Patty Duke
(Related: Business, Being, Crime, Woman)

"It is rare that one can see in a little boy the promise of a man, but one can almost always see in a little girl the threat of a woman."
- Alexandre Dumas
(Related: Man, Promise, Woman)

"Any intelligent woman who reads the marriage contract, and then goes into it, deserves all the consequences."
- Isadora Duncan
(Related: Marriage, Consequences, Woman)

"I really think that aside from admiring my talent you really admire me as a person and as a woman."
- Katherine Dunham
(Related: Talent, Woman)

"I am happy to know that my husband regards me as a woman and a person."
- Katherine Dunham
(Related: Husband, Woman)

"My dear, since Eve picked the apple no woman's ever been taken entirely unawares. When a woman's kissed it's because, deep down, she wants to be kissed."
- Philip Dunne
(Related: Deep, Woman)

"When a woman drinks it's as if an animal were drinking, or a child. Alcoholism is scandalous in a woman, and a female alcoholic is rare, a serious matter. It's a slur on the divine in our nature."
- Marguerite Duras
(Related: Nature, Drinking, Drinks, Woman)

"The house a woman creates is a Utopia. She can't help it - can't help trying to interest her nearest and dearest not in happiness itself but in the search for it."
- Marguerite Duras
(Related: Happiness, Help, Interest, Trying, Utopia, Woman)

"No other human being, no woman, no poem or music, book or painting can replace alcohol in its power to give man the illusion of real creation."
- Marguerite Duras
(Related: Power, Music, Alcohol, Being, Creation, Illusion, Man, Painting, Woman)

"There are only three things to be done with a woman. You can love her, suffer for her, or turn her into literature."
- Lawrence Durrell
(Related: Love, Literature, Woman)

"A woman's best love letters are always written to the man she is betraying."
- Lawrence Durrell
(Related: Love, Letters, Man, Woman)

"You think he's going to like you better, but then one day you look in the mirror and realize you've changed yourself - physically and emotionally - into a woman who's totally different from the one he was attracted to the first place."
- Shelley Duvall
(Related: Day, First, Woman)

"No woman needs intercourse; few women escape it."
- Andrea Dworkin
(Related: Women, Needs, Woman)

"Poetry, the genre of purest beauty, was born of a truncated woman: her head severed from her body with a sword, a symbolic penis."
- Andrea Dworkin
(Related: Beauty, Poetry, Body)

"Woman is not born: she is made. In the making, her humanity is destroyed. She becomes symbol of this, symbol of that: mother of the earth, slut of the universe; but she never becomes herself because it is forbidden for her to do so."
- Andrea Dworkin
(Related: Mother, Earth, Forbidden, Humanity, Symbol, Universe, Woman)

"And the Russians certainly don't have it. If a woman shows up in a fur coat, I just assume she's a crook. And that's me, the nice American. The assumption that you can't make money honestly is a killer."
- Esther Dyson
(Related: Money, American, Woman)

"The woman who can create her own job is the woman who will win fame and fortune."
- Amelia Earhart
(Related: Fame, Fortune, Job, Will, Woman)

"Love between a man and a woman is founded on the mating instinct and is not free from desire and self-seeking. But to have a friend and to be true under any and all trials is the mark of a man!"
- Charles Alexander Eastman
(Related: Love, Friend, Desire, Instinct, Man, Self, Trials, Woman)

"It has been said that the position of woman is the test of civilization, and that of our women was secure. In them was vested our standard of morals and the purity of our blood."
- Charles Eastman
(Related: Women, Civilization, Blood, Morals, Purity, Woman)

"There was no religious ceremony connected with marriage among us, while on the other hand the relation between man and woman was regarded as in itself mysterious and holy."
- Charles Eastman
(Related: Marriage, Ceremony, Man, Religious, Woman)

"I would not have a woman go to Congress merely because she is a woman."
- Crystal Eastman
(Related: Congress, Woman)

"It seems to me if you want something badly enough, whether you're a man or a woman, you'll do whatever you have to do to get it."
- Aaron Eckhart
(Related: Man, Want, Woman)

"Give up the belief that mind is, even temporarily, compressed within the skull, and you will quickly become more manly or womanly. You will understand yourself and your Maker better than before."
- Mary Baker Eddy
(Related: Belief, Mind, Will)

"I have found it impossible to carry the heavy burden of responsibility and to discharge my duties as king as I would wish to do without the help and support of the woman I love."
- Edward VIII
(Related: Love, Burden, Help, Responsibility, Support, Woman)

"I don't see a candidate on the scene right now, but it is going to have to be a candidate that people can look at as a leader and not as a man or a woman."
- Julie Nixon Eisenhower
(Related: Leader, People, Man, Now, Right, Woman)

"A woman who demands further gun control legislation is like a chicken who roots for Colonel Sanders."
- Larry Elder
(Related: Control, Legislation, Woman)

"And when a woman's will is as strong as the man's who wants to govern her, half her strength must be concealment."
- George Eliot
(Related: Strength, Man, Will, Woman)

"A woman's heart must be of such a size and no larger, else it must be pressed small, like Chinese feet; her happiness is to be made as cakes are, by a fixed recipe."
- George Eliot
(Related: Happiness, Heart, Feet, Woman)

"It is a common enough case, that of a man being suddenly captivated by a woman nearly the opposite of his ideal."
- George Eliot
(Related: Being, Man, Woman)

"Every woman is supposed to have the same set of motives, or else to be a monster."
- George Eliot
(Related: Motives, Woman)

"I do not want a husband who honours me as a queen, if he does not love me as a woman."
- Elizabeth I
(Related: Love, Husband, Queen, Want, Woman)

"I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too."
- Elizabeth I
(Related: Heart, Body, England, Woman)

"I have the heart of a man, not a woman, and I am not afraid of anything."
- Elizabeth I
(Related: Heart, Man, Woman)

"Pretty Woman was the easiest job I've ever done. I just wore the right toupee."
- Hector Elizondo
(Related: Job, Pretty, Right, Woman)

"I once got a letter from a woman who told me she was 90. She said if she were 30 years younger, I would have had to watch out. I guess 60 seems really young when you're 90. She said she would eat me with a spoon."
- David James Elliott
(Related: Woman, Years)

"Self-esteem is the greatest sickness known to man or woman because it's conditional."
- Albert Ellis
(Related: Man, Self, Sickness, Woman)

"Of woman as a real human being, with sexual needs and sexual responsibilities, morality has often known nothing."
- Havelock Ellis
(Related: Morality, Being, Needs, Nothing, Woman)

"The omnipresent process of sex, as it is woven into the whole texture of our man's or woman's body, is the pattern of all the process of our life."
- Henry Ellis
(Related: Life, Sex, Body, Man, Woman)

"'Charm' - which means the power to effect work without employing brute force - is indispensable to women. Charm is a woman's strength just as strength is a man's charm."
- Henry Ellis
(Related: Power, Work, Women, Strength, Charm, Effect, Force, Man, Woman)

"I am the most well-adjusted human being I know. I started out this investigation as a very happy man with a great career. I've got the life people dream about: I am rich, I am famous, I've got a fabulous marriage to an absolutely, spell-bindingly brilliant woman."
- James Ellroy
(Related: Life, Marriage, People, Dream, Being, Career, Famous, Investigation, Man, Woman)

"The intellectual who wants to do her work properly must today go back to the starting point: the woman whom she knows, and first of all to herself. It is at that level, and at no other, that she ought to begin to think about the world situation."
- Jacques Ellul
(Related: Work, First, Today, Woman, World)

"A woman is more beautiful than the world in which I live; and so I close my eyes."
- Paul Eluard
(Related: Eyes, Woman, World)

"The first book I wrote was The Bride Price which was a romantic book, but my husband burnt the book when he saw it. I was the typical African woman, I'd done this privately, I wanted him to look at it, approve it and he said he wouldn't read it."
- Buchi Emecheta
(Related: HusbAfrican, First, Romantic, Woman)

"I work toward the liberation of women, but I'm not feminist. I'm just a woman."
- Buchi Emecheta
(Related: Work, Women, Woman)

"The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Age, Woman)

"Whether a party can have much success without a woman present I must ask others to decide, but one thing is certain, no party is any fun unless seasoned with folly."
- Desiderius Erasmus
(Related: Success, Folly, Fun, Party, Present, Woman)

"There's a difference between beauty and charm. A beautiful woman is one I notice. A charming woman is one who notices me."
- John Erskine
(Related: Beauty, Charm, Difference, Woman)

"Housework is what a woman does that nobody notices unless she hasn't done it."
- Evan Esar
(Related: Housework, Woman)

"When a woman behaves like a man why doesn't she behave like a nice man?"
- Edith Evans
(Related: Man, Woman)

"I'm not obsessed by how I look or with being reed thin, but I do think that as a woman in my 50s, I have 40 years ahead. Looking after yourself goes hand in hand with looking good."
- Linda Evans
(Related: Being, Woman, Years)

"Two people will never be President in my lifetime. A woman and a black."
- Charles Evers
(Related: People, President, Will, Woman)

"Being a woman is really crap."
- Siobhan Fahey
(Related: Being, Woman)

"No stranger ever comes up and talks to me. I'm the invisible woman."
- Siobhan Fahey
(Related: Woman)

"Is it right to shoot the poor prostitute or a woman who is unfaithful to her husband, or a man who loves another man?"
- Oriana Fallaci
(Related: Husband, Man, Poor, Right, Woman)

"Any sex outside of the marriage bond between a man and a woman is violating God's law."
- Jerry Falwell
(Related: Marriage, Sex, God, Law, Man, Woman)

"For example, the equivalent of a woman being treated as a sex object is a man being treated as a success object."
- Warren Farrell
(Related: Success, Sex, Being, Example, Man, Woman)

"I was once married to a woman who could eat anything and tell you what was in it: the most complicated recipes. Her memory of taste - now that's what I call memory!"
- Morton Feldman
(Related: Memory, Now, Taste, Woman)

"It's easier to be faithful to a restaurant than it is to a woman."
- Federico Fellini
(Related: Woman)

"The difference between working with a man and a woman... is immense."
- Sherilyn Fenn
(Related: Difference, Man, Woman)

"When I read the script, I was like, Hello, woman in a box. I had to explore that to the end."
- Sherilyn Fenn
(Related: End, Woman)

"Jessica Lange in Frances... was dramatic and passionate and one of the strongest performances I've seen a woman do."
- Sherilyn Fenn
(Related: Woman)

"It's completely different to work with a woman that is my age, maybe younger."
- Sherilyn Fenn
(Related: Work, Age, Woman)

"A woman can look both moral and exciting... if she also looks as if it was quite a struggle."
- Edna Ferber
(Related: Struggle, Woman)

"The man in our society is the breadwinner; the woman has enough to do as the homemaker, wife and mother."
- Dorothy Fields
(Related: Society, Mother, Wife, Man, Woman)

"It was a woman who drove me to drink, and I never had the courtesy to thank her for it."
- W. C. Fields
(Related: Courtesy, Woman)

"Marry an outdoors woman. Then if you throw her out into the yard on a cold night, she can still survive."
- W. C. Fields
(Related: Night, Woman)

"Never try to impress a woman, because if you do she'll expect you to keep up the standard for the rest of your life."
- W. C. Fields
(Related: Life, Rest, Woman)

"A woman drove me to drink and I didn't even have the decency to thank her."
- W. C. Fields
(Related: Decency, Woman)

"I've never been a waif; I have a womanly figure and always did."
- Joely Fisher
"If you can prove to me that one miracle took place, I will believe he is a just God who damned us all because a woman ate an apple."
- Edward Fitzgerald
(Related: God, Will, Woman)

"I'm every woman's dream and every man's nightmare."
- Ric Flair
(Related: Dream, Man, Woman)

"Woman is a vulgar animal from whom man has created an excessively beautiful ideal."
- Gustave Flaubert
(Related: Man, Woman)

"A woman should be an illusion."
- Ian Fleming
(Related: Illusion, Woman)

"Men want a woman whom they can turn on and off like a light switch."
- Ian Fleming
(Related: Men, Light, Want, Woman)

"We wanted to be achievers, but being an achiever didn't mean that you stopped being a woman."
- Peggy Fleming
(Related: Being, Woman)

"I really would rather have gone to New York, since all my training had been in theater, but I didn't have the guts to go there alone. I knew only one person in New York, and that was a man. What I needed was a woman. That's the way Southern girls thought."
- Louise Fletcher
(Related: Thought, Girls, Man, Theater, Training, Woman)

"I don't know Bill Clinton as someone who needs to literally sexually harass a woman. I'm sure that he could have found many willing participants."
- Gennifer Flowers
(Related: Needs, Woman)

"I'm a sexually liberated woman that earned that liberation. I am very proud of the fact that I feel comfortable in certain forums discussing sex."
- Gennifer Flowers
(Related: Sex, Fact, Woman)

"I wrote that song for my wife, and it's what some guy who's sitting under a tree would be singing to the woman of his life, telling her how wonderful she is. To me, that's more lasting than something that sounds like it belongs on a movie soundtrack."
- John Fogerty
(Related: Life, Wife, Singing, Song, Woman)

"When I'm writing a woman character, I don't think, 'What would a woman do?' I just think, 'What would this character do in this situation?'"
- Ken Follett
(Related: Character, Woman, Writing)

"In my books, women often solve the problem. Even if the woman is not the hero, she's a strong character. She does change the plot. She'll often rescue the male character from some situation."
- Ken Follett
(Related: Change, Women, Character, Books, Woman)

"A man has every season while a woman only has the right to spring."
- Jane Fonda
(Related: Man, Right, Spring, Woman)

"My mother was a wonderful, wonderful woman with a lovely voice who hated housework, hated cooking even more and loved her children. She was always arranging church activities such as a bazaar."
- Maureen Forrester
(Related: Mother, Church, Children, Cooking, Housework, Voice, Woman)

"The woman who can't influence her husband to vote the way she wants ought to be ashamed of herself."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Husband, Influence, Vote, Woman)

"The country needs the political work of women today as much as it has ever needed woman in any other work at any other time."
- Judith Ellen Foster
(Related: Time, Women, Work, Country, Needs, Today, Woman)

"I'm going to marry a Jewish woman because I like the idea of getting up Sunday morning and going to the deli."
- Michael J. Fox
(Related: Idea, Woman)

"I love no woman, for love is a serious business, not a jest."
- Marie de France
(Related: Love, Business, Jest, Woman)

"A man is already halfway in love with any woman who listens to him."
- Brendan Francis
(Related: Love, Man, Woman)

"Woman is always fickle - foolish is he who trusts her."
- Francis I
(Related: Woman)

"Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way."
- Viktor E. Frankl
(Related: Attitude, Circumstances, Man, Woman)

"I'm a big woman. I need big hair."
- Aretha Franklin
(Related: Hair, Woman)

"When men and woman die, as poets sung, his heart's the last part moves, her last, the tongue."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Men, Heart, Poets, Tongue, Woman)

"Lives in previous centuries for women are largely a matter of class. It would have been fun to have been a rich, privileged woman in the 18th century, but no fun at all to be her maid."
- Antonia Fraser
(Related: Women, Class, Fun, Woman)

"My advantage as a woman and a human being has been in having a mother who believed strongly in women's education. She was an early undergraduate at Oxford, and her own mother was a doctor."
- Antonia Fraser
(Related: Education, Women, Mother, Being, Woman)

"Elizabeth Hurley and I had a lot of fun together. She's a very beautiful, confident woman."
- Brendan Fraser
(Related: Fun, Woman)

"When a man gets up to speak, people listen then look. When a woman gets up, people kook; then, if they like what they see, they listen."
- Pauline Frederick
(Related: People, Man, Woman)

"I like looking feminine and I enjoy being a role model. I enjoy being a woman. It all comes down to having the confidence to be who you are."
- Cathy Freeman
(Related: Being, Confidence, Woman)

"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
(Related: Soul, Question, Research, Want, Woman, Years)

"Hey, a woman changed her mind - what else is new?"
- Glenn Frey
(Related: Mind, Woman)

"When I stopped seeing my mother through the eyes of a child, I saw the woman who helped me give birth to myself."
- Nancy Friday
(Related: Mother, Eyes, Woman)

"A woman is handicapped by her sex, and handicaps society, either by slavishly copying the pattern of man's advance in the professions, or by refusing to compete with man at all."
- Betty Friedan
(Related: Society, Sex, Man, Woman)

"It is better for a woman to compete impersonally in society, as men do, than to compete for dominance in her own home with her husband, compete with her neighbors for empty status, and so smother her son that he cannot compete at all."
- Betty Friedan
(Related: Home, Men, Society, HusbSon, Neighbors, Woman)

"I play a character every day of my life, and I don't want to play a character as myself. They can judge me as an actress, not as a person. I'm not a spokeswoman for Anna."
- Anna Friel
(Related: Life, Character, Day, Play, Want)

"I very much feel that marriage is a sacrament and that sacrament should extend... to that legal entity of a union between what traditionally in our Western values has been defined as between a man and a woman."
- Bill Frist
(Related: Legal, Marriage, Values, Man, Woman)

"I do not have the answers and as a woman I do not intend to play my own thoughts over the truth. I can clearly state the problems and tell you that I suffer from them."
- Lynette Fromme
(Related: Truth, Thoughts, Answers, Play, Problems, State, Woman)

"A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Mother, Fool, Man, Woman, Years)

"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Age, Birthday, Man, Woman)

"I'm playing a very strong character, it's the story of the woman Polish Jews out of the Warsaw ghetto. I've just begun my weapons training and the SAS type training that's getting me fit."
- Sadie Frost
(Related: Character, Training, Weapons, Woman)

"Has made an honest woman of the supernatural."
- Christopher Fry
(Related: Supernatural, Woman)

"I think the fact that I'm so well known to be gay makes it very difficult to have a convincing relationship with a woman on screen. It wouldn't be at all difficult for me to kiss a woman - I'll kiss a frog if you like."
- Stephen Fry
(Related: Kiss, Fact, Gay, Woman)

"Male and female represent the two sides of the great radical dualism. But in fact they are perpetually passing into one another. Fluid hardens to solid, solid rushes to fluid. There is no wholly masculine man, no purely feminine woman."
- Margaret Fuller
(Related: Fact, Man, Radical, Woman)

"It is a vulgar error that love, a love, to woman is her whole existence; she is born for Truth and Love in their universal energy."
- Margaret Fuller
(Related: Love, Truth, Energy, Error, Existence, Woman)

"A woman, a dog and a walnut tree, the more you beat them, the better they be."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Woman)

"I design for the woman who loves being a woman."
- Diane von Furstenberg
(Related: Design, Being, Woman)

"Everything Marilyn does is different from any other woman, strange and exciting, from the way she talks to the way she uses that magnificent torso."
- Clark Gable
(Related: Woman)

"If a man is truly in love, the most beautiful woman in the world couldn't take him away. Maybe for a few days, but not forever."
- Eva Gabor
(Related: Love, Man, Woman, World)

"There must be a world revolution which puts an end to all materialistic conditions hindering woman from performing her natural role in life and driving her to carry out man's duties in order to be equal in rights."
- Muammar al Gaddafi
(Related: Life, Driving, End, Revolution, Rights, Man, Order, Woman, World)

"Men don't want another man to look at their woman because they don't know how to handle it."
- John Galliano
(Related: Men, Man, Want, Woman)

"A woman's beauty is one of her great missions."
- Richard Le Gallienne
(Related: Beauty, Woman)

"On the contrary, woman is the best equipped fighting machine that ever went to battle."
- Richard Le Gallienne
(Related: Battle, Fighting, Machine, Woman)

"My father was a statesman, I am a political woman. My father was a saint. I am not."
- Indira Gandhi
(Related: Father, Woman)

"I have worshipped woman as the living embodiment of the spirit of service and sacrifice."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Sacrifice, Living, Service, Spirit, Woman)

"I will far rather see the race of man extinct than that we should become less than beasts by making the noblest of God's creation, woman, the object of our lust."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: God, Creation, Lust, Man, Race, Will, Woman)

"Man can never be a woman's equal in the spirit of selfless service with which nature has endowed her."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Nature, Man, Service, Spirit, Woman)

"Morality which depends upon the helplessness of a man or woman has not much to recommend it. Morality is rooted in the purity of our hearts."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Morality, Man, Purity, Woman)

"The real ornament of woman is her character, her purity."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Character, Purity, Woman)

"Prayer is not an old woman's idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Action, Amusement, Old, Prayer, Woman)

"In France, a woman may forget that she is neither young nor handsome; for the absence of these claims to attention does not expose her to be neglected by the male sex."
- Marguerite Gardiner
(Related: Sex, Absence, Attention, Forget, France, May, Woman)

"It's disturbing at my age to look at a young woman's destructive behaviour and hear the echoes of it, of one's own destructiveness in youth."
- Helen Garner
(Related: Age, Woman, Youth)

"A reading man and woman is a ready man and woman, but a writing man and woman is exact."
- Marcus Garvey
(Related: Man, Reading, Woman, Writing)

"Excellence means when a man or woman asks of himself more than others do."
- Jose Ortega y Gasset
(Related: Excellence, Man, Woman)

"What then in love can woman do? If we grow fond they shun us. And when we fly them, they pursue: But leave us when they've won us."
- John Gay
(Related: Love, Woman)

"It used to be only on TV that women could lead, that a show could be based on a woman."
- Sarah Michelle Gellar
(Related: Women, Woman)

"But there are still only certain film genres where a woman can stand out, be heroic, be the centerpiece."
- Sarah Michelle Gellar
(Related: Film, Woman)

"I was sued by a woman who claimed that she became pregnant because she watched me on television and I bent her contraceptive coil."
- Uri Geller
(Related: Television, Woman)

"I begin to perceive that I am a woman. What that is, heaven knows... the philosophy is yet to be written, there is a world to be explored."
- Pam Gems
(Related: Heaven, Philosophy, Woman, World)

"My illustrious lordship, I'll show you what a woman can do."
- Artemisia Gentileschi
(Related: Woman)

"Men have been found to deny woman intellect; they have credited her with instinct, with intuition, with a capacity to correlate cause and effect much as a dog connects its collar with a walk."
- W. L. George
(Related: Men, Cause, Effect, Instinct, Intellect, Intuition, Woman)

"Given that we glimpse what distinguishes man from the beast, is there anything that distinguishes woman from man?"
- W. L. George
(Related: Man, Woman)

"No fashion has ever been created expressly for the lean purse or for the fat woman: the dressmaker's ideal is the thin millionaires."
- Katherine Fullerton Gerould
(Related: Fashion)

"Why should I limit myself to only one woman when I can have as many women as I want?"
- George Gershwin
(Related: Women, Want, Woman)

"Being a Hot Mom means being respected as a mom and a woman. And, the key to being a Hot Mom is having a sense of humor about yourself and all the crazy situations that arise."
- Jami Gertz
(Related: Humor, Mom, Being, Key, Sense, Woman)

"A woman should be home with the children, building that home and making sure there's a secure family atmosphere."
- Mel Gibson
(Related: Family, Home, Building, Children, Woman)

"It all goes back, of course, to Adam and Eve - a story which shows among other things, that if you make a woman out of a man, you are bound to get into trouble."
- Carol Gilligan
(Related: Man, Trouble, Woman)

"Fighting is essentially a masculine idea; a woman's weapon is her tongue."
- Hermione Gingold
(Related: Idea, Fighting, Tongue, Woman)

"Imagine a judicial nominee said 'my experience as a white man makes me better than a Latina woman.' Wouldn't they have to withdraw? New racism is no better than old racism."
- Newt Gingrich
(Related: Experience, Man, Old, Racism, Woman)

"The state controlling a woman would mean denying her full autonomy and full equality."
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg
(Related: Equality, State, Woman)

"Reproductive choice has to be straightened out. There will never be a woman of means without choice anymore. That just seems to me so obvious. The states that changed their abortion laws before Roe are not going to change back. So we have a policy that only affects poor women, and it can never be otherwise."
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg
(Related: Change, Women, Policy, Abortion, Choice, Laws, Obvious, Poor, states, Will, Woman)

"I would not like to be the only woman on the court."
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg
(Related: Court, Woman)

"I said on the equality side of it, that it is essential to a woman's equality with man that she be the decision-maker, that her choice be controlling."
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg
(Related: Equality, Decision, Choice, Man, Woman)

"I have been a woman for fifty years, and I've never yet been able to discover precisely what it is I am."
- Jean Giraudoux
(Related: Woman, Years)

"When you see a woman who can go nowhere without a staff of admirers, it is not so much because they think she is beautiful, it is because she has told them they are handsome."
- Jean Giraudoux
(Related: Woman)

"Hair style is the final tip-off whether or not a woman really knows herself."
- Hubert de Givenchy
(Related: Hair, Style, Woman)

"The way they were writing Christine as this older woman who got married, which she shouldn't have. Obviously got divorced right away. Reached the glass ceiling in the police precinct. So there is a part of her that died because she knows she couldn't go any farther."
- Sharon Gless
(Related: Police, Right, Woman, Writing)

"I don't think you should feel about a film. You should feel about a woman, not a movie. You can't kiss a movie."
- Jean-Luc Godard
(Related: Kiss, Film, Woman)

"Demi Moore is a terrific woman and a hell of an actress."
- Mark Goddard
(Related: Hell, Woman)

"If you go to most third world countries, the older woman dispenses advice to the arguing couple while other members of the family, or even the village, sit around and listen. It is no big deal."
- Trisha Goddard
(Related: Family, Advice, Countries, Woman, World)

"If a man or woman is born ten years sooner or later, their whole aspect and performance shall be different."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Performance, Woman, Years)

"I unwittingly became sort of this anorexia spokeswoman."
- Tracey Gold
"An actress can only play a woman. I'm an actor, I can play anything."
- Whoopi Goldberg
(Related: Actor, Play, Woman)

"This character's entirely invented, and the woman that I interviewed wouldn't recognize herself, or really anything about herself, in this book, which she hasn't read, because she doesn't read English."
- Arthur Golden
(Related: Character, English, Woman)

"Sex in a woman's world has the same currency a penny has in a man's. Every penny saved is a penny earned in one world and in the next every sexual adventure is a literary experience."
- Harry Golden
(Related: Experience, Sex, Adventure, Literary, Man, Woman, World)

"There is no hope even that woman, with her right to vote, will ever purify politics."
- Emma Goldman
(Related: Politics, Hope, Right, Vote, Will, Woman)

"The history of progress is written in the blood of men and women who have dared to espouse an unpopular cause, as, for instance, the black man's right to his body, or woman's right to her soul."
- Emma Goldman
(Related: History, Men, Women, Soul, Progress, Blood, Body, Cause, Man, Right, Woman)

"The higher mental development of woman, the less possible it is for her to meet a congenial male who will see in her, not only sex, but also the human being, the friend, the comrade and strong individuality, who cannot and ought not lose a single trait of her character."
- Emma Goldman
(Related: Sex, Development, Friend, Character, Being, Individuality, Will, Woman)

"Woman, essentially a purist, is naturally bigoted and relentless in her effort to make others as good as she thinks they ought to be."
- Emma Goldman
(Related: Effort, Woman)

"Merely external emancipation has made of the modern woman an artificial being. Now, woman is confronted with the necessity of emancipating herself from emancipation, if she really desires to be free."
- Emma Goldman
(Related: Being, Necessity, Now, Woman)

"To the moralist prostitution does not consist so much in the fact that the woman sells her body, but rather that she sells it out of wedlock."
- Emma Goldman
(Related: Body, Fact, Prostitution, Woman)

"When lovely woman stoops to folly, and finds too late that men betray, what charm can soothe her melancholy, what art can wash her guilt away?"
- Oliver Goldsmith
(Related: Art, Men, Charm, Folly, Guilt, Melancholy, Woman)

"There is a cliche that men want their women to be ladies in public and hookers behind closed doors. I want my woman to be the sharper image robot so that she can be turned off."
- Al Goldstein
(Related: Men, Women, Ladies, Public, Want, Woman)

"The only way marriage can work is if a man respects the woman and she is a thinking woman and he wants to work on the marriage."
- Al Goldstein
(Related: Marriage, Work, Man, Thinking, Woman)

"The newspaper is the natural enemy of the book, as the whore is of the decent woman."
- Edmond De Goncourt
(Related: Enemy, Woman)

"I realize that homosexuality is a serious problem for anyone who is - but then, of course, heterosexuality is a serious problem for anyone who is, too. And being a man is a serious problem and being a woman is, too. Lots of things are problems."
- Edward Gorey
(Related: Being, Homosexuality, Man, Problems, Woman)

"Hollywood usually doesn't have strong woman in films like that, and it's stupid, so for the most part they're usually being directed and written by men."
- Ryan Gosling
(Related: Men, Being, Hollywood, Woman)

"The woman who loves always smells good."
- Remy de Gourmont
(Related: Woman)

"With the man the world is his heart, with the woman the heart is her world."
- Betty Grable
(Related: Heart, Man, Woman, World)

"The woman's vision is deep reaching, the man's far reaching."
- Betty Grable
(Related: Vision, Deep, Man, Woman)

"A beautiful woman should break her mirror early."
- Baltasar Gracian
(Related: Woman)

"The character of Rosie is based on a woman who used to live in the same apartment building I lived in many years ago. She's taken on a life of her own, of course."
- Sue Grafton
(Related: Life, Character, Building, Woman, Years)

"If one is rich and one's a woman, one can be quite misunderstood."
- Katharine Graham
(Related: Woman)

"It puts limits on criminals' rights to destroy unborn children without the permission of the woman."
- Lindsey Graham
(Related: Children, Rights, Limits, Woman)

"I think for a woman, the hardest thing about growing old is becoming invisible. There's something very front and center about being young."
- Amy Grant
(Related: Being, Old, Woman)

"Yes. I was the first female colonel. I enjoyed being that kind of role model for young women watching the show. A woman can be a colonel! A woman can be in charge! Those were new ideas then."
- Erin Gray
(Related: Women, Ideas, Being, First, Woman)

"Generally speaking, when a woman offers unsolicited advice or tries to help a man, she has no idea of how critical and unloving he may sound to him."
- John Gray
(Related: Idea, Advice, Help, Man, May, Sound, Woman)

"I have terrible handwriting. I now say it's a learning disability... but a nun who was a very troubled woman hit me over the fingers with a ruler because my writing was so bad."
- Andrew Greeley
(Related: Disability, Learning, Now, Woman, Writing)

"I'm worried because of my mother, she's going to see my performance and she's quite hard. She's going to see me naked. And my Dad, woah. Yeah, they're going to see me like a woman, you know?"
- Eva Green
(Related: Dad, Mother, Performance, Woman)

"I have often noticed that a bribe has that effect - it changes a relation. The man who offers a bribe gives away a little of his own importance; the bribe once accepted, he becomes the inferior, like a man who has paid for a woman."
- Graham Greene
(Related: Effect, Importance, Man, Woman)

"Yet if a woman never lets herself go, how will she ever know how far she might have got? If she never takes off her high-heeled shoes, how will she ever know how far she could walk or how fast she could run?"
- Germaine Greer
(Related: Will, Woman)

"Man is jealous because of his amour propre; woman is jealous because of her lack of it."
- Germaine Greer
(Related: Man, Woman)

"I have always been principally interested in men for sex. I've always thought any sane woman would be a lover of women because loving men is such a mess. I have always wished I'd fall in love with a woman. Damn."
- Germaine Greer
(Related: Love, Men, Women, Sex, Thought, Woman)

"Love of man for woman - love of woman for man. That's the nature, the meaning, the best of life itself."
- Zane Grey
(Related: Life, Love, Nature, Man, Meaning, Woman)

"In one sense I feel that my book is a one-woman argument against determinism."
- Susan Griffin
(Related: Argument, Determinism, Sense)

"Now supposing I had the part of a young woman to give out, one that wanted some excellent acting. If I were to go to the stage for my actress I would have to take a matured woman, one who would act splendidly, but who would look too old for the requirements."
- D. W. Griffith
(Related: Act, Acting, Now, Old, Woman)

"I look around me and nowhere do I see a stamp of disapproval with which nature marked a woman's candid brow."
- Franz Grillparzer
(Related: Nature, Woman)

"What man or woman of common sense now doubts the intellectual capacity of colored people? Who does not know, that with all our efforts as a nation to crush and annihilate the mind of this portion of our race, we have never yet been able to do it."
- Angelina Grimke
(Related: People, Common sense, Man, Mind, Nation, Now, Race, Woman)

"Instead of getting married again, I'm going to find a woman I don't like and give her a house."
- Lewis Grizzard
(Related: Woman)

"I don't think I'll get married again. I'll just find a woman I don't like and give her a house."
- Lewis Grizzard
(Related: Woman)

"If I were asked for a one line answer to the question' What makes a woman good in bed?' I would say, 'A man who is good in bed.'"
- Bob Guccione
(Related: Bed, Man, Question, Woman)

"I love color and I love to dress like a woman."
- Lisa Guerrero
(Related: Love, Dress, Woman)

"I was so afraid that the athletes wouldn't talk to me because I'm a woman."
- Lisa Guerrero
(Related: Athletes, Talk, Woman)

"Cathy was the first widely syndicated humor strip created by a woman. The strip was pretty revolutionary at the time not only because it starred a female, but also because it was so emotionally honest about all the conflicting feelings many women had in 1976."
- Cathy Guisewite
(Related: Humor, Time, Women, Feelings, First, Pretty, Woman)

"A man must marry only a very pretty woman in case he should ever want some other man to take her off his hands."
- Sacha Guitry
(Related: Man, Pretty, Want, Woman)

"The best way to turn a woman's head is to tell her she has a beautiful profile."
- Sacha Guitry
(Related: Woman)

"There was something to me that was really compelling about that woman, already knowing she couldn't get pregnant. When I made that movie I was maybe 24, and to be 24 and already know you can't get pregnant, that was really interesting to me."
- Maggie Gyllenhaal
(Related: Woman)

"My mother was told she couldn't go to medical school because she was a woman and a Jew. So she became a teacher in the New York City public school system."
- Marilyn Hacker
(Related: Medical, Mother, Public, School, Woman)

"The woman poet must be either a sexless, reclusive eccentric, with nothing to say specifically to women, or a brilliant, tragic, tortured suicide."
- Marilyn Hacker
(Related: Women, Nothing, Suicide, Woman)

"Tammy Faye, I really like the woman. I wanted to be her kid."
- Jessica Hahn
(Related: Woman)

"A woman has two smiles that an angel might envy, the smile that accepts a lover before words are uttered, and the smile that lights on the first born babe, and assures it of a mother's love."
- Thomas Chandler Haliburton
(Related: Love, Mother, Envy, First, Smile, Smiles, Woman, Words)

"It's just, for me, the natural standard: a woman should be able to decide over her own body."
- Lasse Hallstrom
(Related: Body, Woman)

"To seduce a woman famous for strict morals, religious fervor and the happiness of her marriage: what could possibly be more prestigious?"
- Christopher Hampton
(Related: Happiness, Famous, Morals, Religious, Woman)

"No worse fate can befall a young man or woman than becoming prematurely entrenched in prudence and negation."
- Knut Hamsun
(Related: Fate, Man, Prudence, Woman)

"A man's got to do what a man's got to do. A woman must do what he can't."
- Barry Hannah
(Related: Man, Woman)

"A woman who is willing to be herself and pursue her own potential runs not so much the risk of loneliness, as the challenge of exposure to more interesting men - and people in general."
- Lorraine Hansberry
(Related: Men, People, Challenge, Loneliness, Potential, Risk, Woman)

"I come here not as a polished politician but as a woman who has had her fair share of life's knocks."
- Pauline Hanson
(Related: Life, Woman)

"My view on issues is based on common sense, and my experience as a mother of four children, as a sole parent, and as a businesswoman running a fish and chip shop."
- Pauline Hanson
(Related: Experience, Mother, Children, Common sense, Fish, Running)

"A woman would rather visit her own grave than the place where she has been young and beautiful after she is aged and ugly."
- Thomas Hardy
(Related: Grave, Ugly, Visit, Woman)

"It is difficult for a woman to define her feelings in language which is chiefly made by men to express theirs."
- Thomas Hardy
(Related: Men, Feelings, Language, Woman)

"I am a woman who enjoys herself very much; sometimes I lose, sometimes I win."
- Mata Hari
(Related: Woman)

"When a woman gives birth to a child, the child needs to be able to digest the mother's milk; but when this child is old enough to begin to eat other foods, there is some switching off of this ability to consume milk."
- Marvin Harris
(Related: Mother, Ability, Needs, Old, Woman)

"I pity the man who wants a coat so cheap that the man or woman who produces the cloth will starve in the process."
- Benjamin Harrison
(Related: Man, Pity, Will, Woman)

"To be womanly is one thing, and one only; it is to be sensitive to man, to be highly endowed with the sex instinct; to be manly is to be sensitive to woman."
- Jane Harrison
(Related: Sex, Instinct, Man, Woman)

"Marriage, for a woman at least, hampers the two things that made life to me glorious - friendship and learning."
- Jane Harrison
(Related: Friendship, Life, Marriage, Learning, Woman)

"To be meek, patient, tactful, modest, honorable, brave, is not to be either manly or womanly; it is to be humane."
- Jane Harrison
"Writing as a woman presents enormous problems but I have attempted it several times and haven't had many complaints."
- Jim Harrison
(Related: Complaints, Problems, Woman, Writing)

"There is a neurologist, a woman over at Harvard who wanted me to come talk to them, and in France I have a lot of readers in the sciences. I can't tell you why."
- Jim Harrison
(Related: France, Talk, Woman)

"I'm a woman who carries around all these layers of fear and vulnerability."
- Teri Hatcher
(Related: Fear, Vulnerability, Woman)

"I don't know Dr. Rosenberg. I have never met her, I have never spoken or corresponded with this woman. And to my knowledge, she is ignorant of my work and background except in the very broadest of terms."
- Steven Hatfill
(Related: Work, Knowledge, Woman)

"I'm a woman who was raised to believe that you are not complete unless you have a man. Well, in some ways it's true. I am a feminist to a point. But I'm not going to deny the fact that I love to be with men."
- Goldie Hawn
(Related: Love, Men, Fact, Man, Woman)

"A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats."
- Nathaniel Hawthorne
(Related: Chastity, Woman)

"No woman has to be a victim of physical abuse. Women have to feel like they are not alone."
- Salma Hayek
(Related: Women, Abuse, Woman)

"There has never been a female director who has won an Oscar. There has only been one woman who won at the Cannes Film Festival."
- Salma Hayek
(Related: Film, Woman)

"They offered me that film before I did Frida and I said, no, I'm not capable of directing. Then after seeing Julie direct, I was inspired by it. She motivated me to do it, because we don't have role models as woman for directors."
- Salma Hayek
(Related: Film, Woman)

"Every woman who thinks she is the only victim of violence has to know that there are many more."
- Salma Hayek
(Related: Violence, Woman)

"I got one letter at the very beginning, like, in the first season, saying - from a woman who was very religious, very Christian, saying how wrong she thought the show was, but she thinks it's the funniest show on television."
- Sean Hayes
(Related: Thought, Christian, Beginning, First, Religious, Saying, Television, Woman, Wrong)

"Your dresses should be tight enough to show you're a woman and loose enough to show you're a lady."
- Edith Head
(Related: Lady, Woman)

"The highest duty of the man is not to his father, but to his wife; and for the sake of that woman he abandons all other earthly ties, should any of these happen to interfere with that relation."
- Lafcadio Hearn
(Related: Father, Wife, Duty, Man, Woman)

"The great principle of Western society is that competition rules here as it rules in everything else. The best man - that is to say, the strongest and cleverest - is likely to get the best woman, in the sense of the most beautiful person."
- Lafcadio Hearn
(Related: Society, Competition, Man, Rules, Sense, Woman)

"There is one type of ideal woman very seldom described in poetry - the old maid, the woman whom sorrow or misfortune prevents from fulfilling her natural destiny."
- Lafcadio Hearn
(Related: Poetry, Destiny, Misfortune, Old, Sorrow, Woman)

"Is woman a religion? Well, perhaps you will have the chance of judging for yourselves if you go to America. There you will find men treating women with just the same respect formerly accorded only to religious dignitaries or to great nobles."
- Lafcadio Hearn
(Related: Men, Women, Religion, America, Chance, Religious, Respect, Will, Woman)

"I do not believe that I fell in love with a woman because I was abused."
- Anne Heche
(Related: Love, Woman)

"In Hollywood, a starlet is the name for any woman under thirty who is not actively employed in a brothel."
- Ben Hecht
(Related: Hollywood, Name, Woman)

"I don't have a girlfriend. But I do know a woman who'd be mad at me for saying that."
- Mitch Hedberg
(Related: Girlfriend, Saying, Woman)

"A Negro woman has the same kind of problems as other women, but she can't take the same things for granted."
- Dorothy Height
(Related: Women, Problems, Woman)

"Greatness is not measured by what a man or woman accomplishes, but by the opposition he or she has overcome to reach his goals."
- Dorothy Height
(Related: Goals, Greatness, Man, Opposition, Woman)

"A woman needs a man like a fish needs a net."
- Cynthia Heimel
(Related: Fish, Man, Needs, Woman)

"We have no faith in ourselves. I have never met a woman who, deep down in her core, really believes she has great legs. And if she suspects that she might have great legs, then she's convinced that she has a shrill voice and no neck."
- Cynthia Heimel
(Related: Faith, Deep, Voice, Woman)

"Woman is at once apple and serpent."
- Heinrich Heine
(Related: Woman)

"I do not know if she was virtuous, but she was ugly, and with a woman that is half the battle."
- Heinrich Heine
(Related: Battle, Ugly, Woman)

"Yes, I am seeking a husband. As soon as the right man asks me, I shall say, It is not good for a woman to live alone."
- Anna Held
(Related: Husband, Man, Right, Woman)

"A woman should be like a single flower, not a whole bouquet."
- Anna Held
(Related: Woman)

"For a married woman to flirt is a sin."
- Anna Held
(Related: Sin, Woman)

"A woman must make her fortune before she is 30; or work after she is 30; or get married."
- Anna Held
(Related: Work, Fortune, Woman)

"The man of the house can destroy the pleasure of the household, but he cannot make it. That rests with the woman, and it is her greatest privilege."
- Arthur Helps
(Related: Man, Pleasure, Privilege, Woman)

"The next thing I wrote was in a writing class at night school. It was about a poor woman who worked at a dime store and who was all alone for Christmas in Laurel, Mississippi."
- Beth Henley
(Related: Christmas, Class, Night, Poor, School, Woman, Writing)

"There are two great unknown forces today, electricity and woman, but men can reckon much better on electricity than they can on woman."
- Josephine K. Henry
(Related: Men, Electricity, Today, Woman)

"She plucked from my lapel the invisible strand of lint (the universal act of woman to proclaim ownership)."
- O. Henry
(Related: Act, Woman)

"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
(Related: Sex, Apples, Rain, Sex appeal)

"The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives the passion that she shows. The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years."
- Audrey Hepburn
(Related: Beauty, Soul, Caring, Passion, Woman, Years)

"The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries or the way she combs her hair."
- Audrey Hepburn
(Related: Beauty, Clothes, Hair, Woman)

"The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides."
- Audrey Hepburn
(Related: Beauty, Love, Heart, Eyes, Woman)

"A woman's mind is cleaner than a man's: She changes it more often."
- Oliver Herford
(Related: Man, Mind, Woman)

"Our father died when we were very young, so our mother raised six kids. We saw the world filtered through her eyes, being a minority woman raising six kids."
- Gilbert Hernandez
(Related: Mother, Father, Being, Eyes, Kids, Minority, Woman, World)

"Remember that with her clothes a woman puts off her modesty."
- Herodotus
(Related: Clothes, Modesty, Woman)

"When a woman removes her garment, she also removes the respect that is hers."
- Herodotus
(Related: Respect, Woman)

"The idea of photographing an Arab man naked and having him simulate homosexual activity, and having an American GI woman in the photographs, is the end of society in their eyes."
- Seymour Hersh
(Related: Society, Idea, American, End, Eyes, Man, Woman)

"What breadth, what beauty and power of human nature and development there must be in a woman to get over all the palisades, all the fences, within which she is held captive!"
- Alexander Herzen
(Related: Beauty, Nature, Power, Development, Human nature, Woman)

"Do not let a flattering woman coax and wheedle you and deceive you; she is after your barn."
- Hesiod
(Related: Woman)

"Whoever has trusted a woman has trusted deceivers."
- Hesiod
(Related: Woman)

"To be able to throw one's self away for the sake of a moment, to be able to sacrifice years for a woman's smile - that is happiness."
- Hermann Hesse
(Related: Happiness, Sacrifice, Self, Smile, Woman, Years)

"My dearly beloved if I am to die today and never see the sweet face of you I want you to know that I am no great man and am lucky to have such a woman as you."
- Wild Bill Hickok
(Related: Man, Today, Want, Woman)

"I thought theater people wouldn't see me if I hadn't trained. I didn't want to just be the Brideshead guy, to spend the rest of my life wearing waistcoats. I got the chance to try everything. Not just Romeos, but pimps and grandfathers and even one role as a woman in a Naomi Wallace play called Slaughter City."
- Tom Hiddleston
(Related: Life, Thought, People, Chance, Play, Rest, Theater, Want, Woman)

"I can't write if someone else is in the house, not even the cleaning woman."
- Patricia Highsmith
(Related: Woman)

"I'm a very independent woman."
- Faith Hill
(Related: 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
(Related: Life, Bed, Pets, Woman)

"No matter what a woman looks like, if she's confident, she's sexy."
- Paris Hilton
(Related: Woman)

"There is no such thing as national advertising. All advertising is local and personal. It's one man or woman reading one newspaper in the kitchen or watching TV in the den."
- Morris Hite
(Related: Advertising, Kitchen, Man, Reading, Woman)

"The influx of women into paid work and her increased power raise a woman's aspirations and hopes for equal treatment at home. Her lower wage and status at work and the threat of divorce reduce what she presses for and actually expects."
- Arlie Hochschild
(Related: Power, Women, Work, Home, Aspirations, Divorce, Treatment, Wage, Woman)

"Many women cut back what had to be done at home by redefining what the house, the marriage and, sometimes, what the child needs. One woman described a fairly common pattern: I do my half. I do half of his half, and the rest doesn't get done."
- Arlie Hochschild
(Related: Home, Marriage, Women, Needs, Rest, Woman)

"The misery of a child is interesting to a mother, the misery of a young man is interesting to a young woman, the misery of an old man is interesting to nobody."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Mother, Man, Misery, Old, Woman)

"I also like the whole idea of fairy tales and folk tales being a woman's domain, considered a lesser domain at the time they were told."
- Alice Hoffman
(Related: Time, Idea, Being, Folk, Woman)

"I get very nervous whenever I think about it. I've never done a serious play, and I have such awe of the woman - she's really my only idol. It's going to be a big stretch - certain people come out on stage and your face muscles automatically tense and you get ready to smile."
- Judy Holliday
(Related: People, Play, Smile, Woman)

"I believe that if a man does a job as well as a woman, he should be paid as much."
- Celeste Holm
(Related: Job, Man, Woman)

"Like you and your woman ain't gettin' along and you're in love. You can't sleep at nights. Your mind is on her - on whatever. You know, that's the blues. You can't hug that money at night. You can't kiss it."
- John Lee Hooker
(Related: Money, Love, Kiss, Mind, Night, Sleep, Woman)

"I don't have to be an imitation of a white woman that Hollywood sort of hoped I'd become. I'm me, and I'm like nobody else."
- Lena Horne
(Related: Hollywood, Imitation, Woman)

"My identity is very clear to me now, I am a black woman."
- Lena Horne
(Related: Identity, Now, Woman)

"Remember that whatever may be said by a lady or her friends, it is not part of conduct of a gallant or generous man to take up arms against a woman."
- Sam Houston
(Related: Friends, Lady, Man, May, Woman)

"I like being a woman, even in a man's world. After all, men can't wear dresses, but we can wear the pants."
- Whitney Houston
(Related: Men, Being, Man, Woman, World)

"If a woman doesn't chase a man a little, she doesn't love him."
- Edgar Watson Howe
(Related: Love, Man, Woman)

"A woman who can't forgive should never have more than a nodding acquaintance with a man."
- Edgar Watson Howe
(Related: Acquaintance, Man, Woman)

"A woman is as old as she looks before breakfast."
- Edgar Watson Howe
(Related: Old, Woman)

"No woman ever falls in love with a man unless she has a better opinion of him than he deserves."
- Edward W. Howe
(Related: Love, Man, Opinion, Woman)

"One hair of a woman can draw more than a hundred pair of oxen."
- James Howell
(Related: Hair, Woman)

"I've always wanted to be Wonder Woman, of course. She had the greatest costume."
- Kelly Hu
(Related: Woman, Wonder)

"A woman will doubt everything you say except it be compliments to herself."
- Elbert Hubbard
(Related: Compliments, Doubt, Will, Woman)

"A man is as good as he has to be, and a woman as bad as she dares."
- Elbert Hubbard
(Related: Man, Woman)

"There are two ways to handle a woman, and nobody knows either of them."
- Kin Hubbard
(Related: Woman)

"No woman can be handsome by the force of features alone, any more that she can be witty by only the help of speech."
- Kin Hubbard
(Related: Force, Help, Speech, Witty, Woman)

"As a young girl I think I wanted to be a horse woman. I loved horses."
- Karen Hughes
(Related: Horses, Woman)

"When a woman is talking to you, listen to what she says with her eyes."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Eyes, Talking, Woman)

"Dear God! how beauty varies in nature and art. In a woman the flesh must be like marble; in a statue the marble must be like flesh."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Beauty, Nature, Art, Woman)

"No one knows like a woman how to say things which are at once gentle and deep."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Deep, Woman)

"Nature has made a pebble and a female. The lapidary makes the diamond, and the lover makes the woman."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Nature, Woman)

"It is often necessary to know how to obey a woman in order sometimes to have the right to command her."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Order, Right, Woman)

"Blessed be Providence which has given to each his toy: the doll to the child, the child to the woman, the woman to the man, the man to the devil!"
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Man, Providence, Woman)

"Without vanity, without coquetry, without curiosity, in a word, without the fall, woman would not be woman. Much of her grace is in her frailty."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Curiosity, Grace, Vanity, Woman, Word)

"The day has gone by into the dim vista of the past when idleness was considered a virtue in woman."
- Caroline A. Huling
(Related: Virtue, Day, Idleness, Past, Woman)

"Great woman belong to history and to self sacrifice."
- Leigh Hunt
(Related: History, Sacrifice, Self, Self sacrifice, Woman)

"With all the weird surroundings of outer space the basic underlying theme of the show is a philosophical approach to man's relationship to woman. There are both sexes in the crew, in fact, the first officer is a woman."
- Jeffrey Hunter
(Related: Fact, First, Man, Sexes, Space, Woman)

"Men act out like they're horrified by marriage, but when they find the woman of their dreams, they love it."
- Rachel Hunter
(Related: Love, Men, Dreams, Marriage, Act, Woman)

"I have had only two men in four years while he appears every week on the newspapers with another woman."
- Michelle Hunziker
(Related: Men, Newspapers, Woman, Years)

"A woman has to be twice as good as a man to go half as far."
- Fannie Hurst
(Related: Man, Woman)

"My mother's father drank and her mother was an unhappy, neurotic woman, and I think she has lived all her life afraid of anyone who drinks for fear something like that might happen to her."
- John Hurt
(Related: Life, Mother, Father, Fear, Drinks, Woman)

"I have a film I want to direct. Gena Rowlands was going to do it with me a long time ago. It's about an older woman who's running a ranch in the west the old fashioned way."
- William Hurt
(Related: Time, Film, Old, Running, Want, Woman)

"I am totally against the idea that a Muslim woman should not have the same opportunities as a Muslim man to learn, to open up, to work, help shape the future. To close Islam down to a sexist approach is totally intolerable and ridiculous. It's not Islam."
- King Hussein I
(Related: Work, Idea, Islam, Muslim, Future, Help, Man, Open, Woman)

"I'd like to be the first model who becomes a woman."
- Lauren Hutton
(Related: First, Woman)

"My inspiration are the woman, friendship, and loneliness."
- Enrique Iglesias
(Related: Friendship, Inspiration, Loneliness, Woman)

"Yes, I have made a woman cry."
- Enrique Iglesias
(Related: Woman)

"I always respect a woman."
- Enrique Iglesias
(Related: Respect, Woman)

"I've never seen a woman half as beautiful as Jennifer Love Hewitt."
- Robert Iler
(Related: Love, Woman)

"Is a woman raped every three minutes or every six minutes? It is far too much, whatever it is."
- Patricia Ireland
(Related: Woman)

"After all, it is the divinity within that makes the divinity without; and I have been more fascinated by a woman of talent and intelligence, though deficient in personal charms, than I have been by the most regular beauty."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Beauty, Intelligence, Talent, Divinity, Woman)

"A woman's whole life is a history of the affections."
- Washington Irving
(Related: History, Life, Woman)

"A woman never forgets her sex. She would rather talk with a man than an angel, any day."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Sex, Day, Man, Talk, Woman)

"There is in every 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
(Related: Heart, Adversity, Fire, Lies, Prosperity, Woman)

"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
(Related: Heart, Adversity, Fire, Lies, Prosperity, Woman)

"Sofia is so active, and she made The Virgin Suicides, which I thought was great - all these things are inspiring to me, not in terms of creating a particular dress, but just in terms of knowing that there is this type of woman out there."
- Marc Jacobs
(Related: Thought, Dress, Inspiring, Woman)

"You must remember that a woman, by nature, needs much less to feed upon than a man, a few emotions and she is satisfied."
- Alice James
(Related: Nature, Emotions, Man, Needs, Woman)

"The superiority of one man's opinion over another's is never so great as when the opinion is about a woman."
- Henry James
(Related: Superiority, Man, Opinion, Woman)

"I grew up with brothers. I love men. Of course it's hard to be a woman in a man's world."
- Allison Janney
(Related: Love, Men, Brothers, Man, Woman, World)

"I didn't grow up to call a woman a ho. That's just how I was brought up. I won't call a girl a bitch, unless she wants me to call her a bitch."
- Wyclef Jean
(Related: Woman)

"The surest way to hit a woman's heart is to take aim kneeling."
- Douglas William Jerrold
(Related: Heart, Woman)

"One of the best things for a woman to hear is that she is sexy."
- Scarlett Johansson
(Related: Woman)

"Raising a small child as a woman while travelling 10 months out of the year would, I believe, be something I would not be able or even want to do, although with the amazing example of Leila, I am no longer so sure."
- Lara St. John
(Related: Example, Months, Want, Woman)

"I'd met a woman and I got married, but the money ran out right away. I hadn't had a job for seven months, and it just came over me that I was never going to work again. It hit me."
- Denis Johnson
(Related: Money, Work, Job, Months, Right, Woman)

"There is not an issue that a woman cannot bring a perspective to."
- Eddie Bernice Johnson
(Related: Perspective, Woman)

"This was the first time a woman in Dallas had won public office of any kind - even women questioned whether or not I was qualified, whether or not I could take it."
- Eddie Bernice Johnson
(Related: Time, Women, First, Office, Public, Woman)

"My mother was kept very busy with her sewing; sometimes she would have another woman helping her."
- James Weldon Johnson
(Related: Mother, Woman)

"A man will treat a woman almost exactly the way he treats his own interior feminine. In fact, he hasn't the ability to see a woman, objectively speaking, until he has made some kind of peace with his interior woman."
- Robert Johnson
(Related: Peace, Ability, Fact, Man, Will, Woman)

"When a man says he had pleasure with a woman he does not mean conversation."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Conversation, Man, Pleasure, Woman)

"There is, indeed, nothing that so much seduces reason from vigilance, as the thought of passing life with an amiable woman."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Life, Thought, Nothing, Reason, Vigilance, Woman)

"We're born man, woman and sexual beings."
- Virginia Johnson
(Related: Man, Woman)

"I am, uh... a 6 foot tall woman, I feel like I'm a healthy size, I'm not anorexic; and I feel that people who aren't anorexic are punished... for not being anorexic."
- Kristen Johnston
(Related: People, Being, Woman)

"May I say, if you were suddenly put into a woman's body, wouldn't you be slightly interested in your breasts, and why people look at certain parts of you, and why certain parts move like they do?"
- Kristen Johnston
(Related: People, Body, May, Woman)

"Everyone got kind of crazy with me mentioning I was in love with a woman."
- Angelina Jolie
(Related: Love, Woman)

"I realized that in those nine seasons I started out at about 225 pounds and I felt, you know, full figured fabulous woman but in those seasons I gained 75 pounds up to over 300 pounds all in front of the nation."
- Star Jones
(Related: Nation, Seasons, Woman)

"Show me a woman who doesn't feel guilty and I'll show you a man."
- Erica Jong
(Related: Man, Woman)

"You see a lot of smart guys with dumb women, but you hardly ever see a smart woman with a dumb guy."
- Erica Jong
(Related: Women, Dumb, Woman)

"A woman, the more curious she is about her face, is commonly the more careless about her house."
- Ben Jonson
(Related: Woman)

"If you had found the right candidate in 2000 or 2004, and you could have put that man or woman, given them ballot access in September of the election year, they could have won the election."
- Hamilton Jordan
(Related: Man, Right, Woman)

"Bisexuality means I am free and I am as likely to want to love a woman as I am likely to want to love a man, and what about that? Isn't that what freedom implies?"
- June Jordan
(Related: Love, Freedom, Man, Want, Woman)

"Only choose in marriage a man whom you would choose as a friend if he were a woman."
- Joseph Joubert
(Related: Marriage, Friend, Man, Woman)

"From now on, I approach the cinema as a business woman. I intend to be in more action movies because, apart from Angelina Jolie, no other actress stands out in this genre."
- Milla Jovovich
(Related: Business, Movies, Action, Cinema, Now, Woman)

"You forget that the kingdom of heaven suffers violence: and the kingdom of heaven is like a woman."
- James Joyce
(Related: Forget, Heaven, Woman)

"Love between man and man is impossible because there must not be sexual intercourse and friendship between man and woman is impossible because there must be sexual intercourse."
- James Joyce
(Related: Friendship, Love, Man, Woman)

"There is nothing a woman can't do. Men might think they do things all by themselves but a woman is always there guiding them or helping them."
- Marjorie Joyner
(Related: Men, Nothing, Woman)

"A particularly beautiful woman is a source of terror. As a rule, a beautiful woman is a terrible disappointment."
- Carl Jung
(Related: Disappointment, Terror, Woman)

"There is hardly a case in which the dispute was not caused by a woman."
- Juvenal
(Related: Woman)

"Woman, or more precisely put, perhaps, marriage, is the representative of life with which you are meant to come to terms."
- Franz Kafka
(Related: Life, Marriage, Woman)

"I know it's popular to say this because she's the woman of the moment, but Halle Berry. Not only does she have obvious audience appeal and star quality, but she's a damn good actress too."
- Paul Kane
(Related: Quality, Obvious, Popular, Woman)

"A woman always has her man, but the man unconsciously leans on his roots, his heritage. He feels like an orphan without his parents."
- Raj Kapoor
(Related: Man, Parents, Woman)

"We've come a long way. Power dressing now is designed to let the woman inside us come through."
- Donna Karan
(Related: Power, Now, Woman)

"Within every man and woman a secret is hidden, and as a photographer it is my task to reveal it if I can."
- Yousuf Karsh
(Related: Man, Woman)

"Despite all the technical improvements, it still boils down to a man or a woman and a microphone, playing music, sharing stories, talking about issues - communicating with an audience."
- Casey Kasem
(Related: Music, Man, Sharing, Talking, Woman)

"Sexuality itself means mortality - equally for both man and woman."
- Leon Kass
(Related: Man, Mortality, Sexuality, Woman)

"In the case of abortion, one pits the life of the fetus against the interests of the pregnant woman."
- Leon Kass
(Related: Life, Abortion, Woman)

"Basically, radio hasn't changed over the years. Despite all the technical improvements, it still boils down to a man or a woman and a microphone, playing music, sharing stories, talking about issues - communicating with an audience."
- Casey Kasum
(Related: Music, Man, Sharing, Talking, Woman, Years)

"When I invite a woman to dinner, I expect her to look at my face. That's the price she has to pay."
- George S. Kaufman
(Related: Woman)

"That's a little homage in a way to that and also to create that sort of creepy atmosphere that Hitchcock did. Vertigo was one of his great movies that was shot right here in The City and it's about a woman and the psychological twists and so forth."
- Philip Kaufman
(Related: Movies, Right, Vertigo, Woman)

"There is only one woman in the world. One woman, with many faces."
- Nikos Kazantzakis
(Related: Faces, Woman, World)

"I think the Irish woman was freed from slavery by bingo. They can go out now, dressed up, with their handbags and have a drink and play bingo. And they deserve it."
- John B. Keane
(Related: Irish, Now, Play, Slavery, Woman)

"He's 85 and he's met another woman. Still, at 85, why ever not?"
- Christine Keeler
(Related: Woman)

"I'm not busy... a woman with three children under the age of 10 wouldn't think my schedule looked so busy."
- Garrison Keillor
(Related: Age, Children, Woman)

"I wasn't a businesswoman, so I didn't know how to build a career."
- Sally Kellerman
(Related: Career)

"When Ginger Rogers danced with Astaire, it was the only time in the movies when you looked at the man, not the woman."
- Gene Kelly
(Related: Movies, Time, Man, Woman)

"For a woman, forty is torture, the end."
- Grace Kelly
(Related: End, Woman)

"As an unmarried woman, I was thought to be a danger."
- Grace Kelly
(Related: Thought, Danger, Woman)

"An audience is going to be able to find a little bit of Dorothy in themselves and relate to this woman.: roles like Dorothy Day are so rare in Hollywood."
- Moira Kelly
(Related: Day, Hollywood, Woman)

"Every woman feels she is too old and has missed the boat."
- Felicity Kendal
(Related: Old, Woman)

"Women's liberation is the liberation of the feminine in the man and the masculine in the woman."
- Corita Kent
(Related: Women, Man, Woman)

"I'm for absolute autonomy of the individual, and an adult, competent woman has absolute autonomy. It's her choice."
- Jack Kevorkian
(Related: Choice, Woman)

"If there is an exotic woman it's always a terrorist role."
- Persis Khambatta
(Related: Woman)

"I'm trying to find a man to share my life with, but it's not been easy. I'm a 35-year-old woman with two small children."
- Nicole Kidman
(Related: Life, Children, Man, Trying, Woman)

"I'm a woman, a mother, a daughter, a sister. I'm a real person operating in the world. For me to discuss the most private thing feels wrong. It feels like I'm betraying myself and my children."
- Nicole Kidman
(Related: Mother, Sister, Daughter, Children, Woman, World, Wrong)

"Listen to the cry of a woman in labor at the hour of giving birth - look at the dying man's struggle at his last extremity, and then tell me whether something that begins and ends thus could be intended for enjoyment."
- Soren Kierkegaard
(Related: Birth, Dying, Enjoyment, Giving, Labor, Man, Struggle, Woman)

"I really detest movies like Indecent Proposal and Pretty Woman because they send a message to women that sleeping with a rich man is the ultimate goal and really that's such a small part of it."
- Laura Kightlinger
(Related: Movies, Women, Goal, Man, Pretty, Woman)

"Today begins a new saga in my life which I expect to strengthen me and allow me time for reflection... I plan to write music while in prison, read and pray regularly and will come out a stronger, more confident woman."
- Lil' Kim
(Related: Life, Music, Time, Prison, Reflection, Today, Will, Woman)

"In 1973, a woman could not get a credit card without her husband or father or a male signing off on it."
- Billie Jean King
(Related: Father, HusbCredit, Woman)

"When they take surveys of women in business, of the Fortune 500, the successful women, 80% of them, say they were in sports as a young woman."
- Billie Jean King
(Related: Sports, Women, Business, Successful, Fortune, Woman)

"In my career I have never felt that my being a woman was an obstacle or an advantage. I guess I've been oblivious."
- Carole King
(Related: Being, Career, Woman)

"Mama and Daddy King represent the best in manhood and womanhood, the best in a marriage, the kind of people we are trying to become."
- Coretta Scott King
(Related: Marriage, People, Trying)

"The witty woman is a tragic figure in American life. Wit destroys eroticism and eroticism destroys wit, so women must choose between taking lovers and taking no prisoners."
- Florence King
(Related: Women, Life, American, Lovers, Wit, Witty, Woman)

"My biggest challenge will be to play the totally submissive woman. It takes a toll on you when you play someone who's far removed from your personality."
- Regina King
(Related: Challenge, Personality, Play, Will, Woman)

"If a violent act towards a woman takes place, and the inspiration for that act is violence in cinema, the inspiration for that act would have come from somewhere else if movies didn't exist."
- Richard King
(Related: Movies, Inspiration, Act, Cinema, Violence, Woman)

"A blessed thing it is for any man or woman to have a friend, one human soul whom we can trust utterly, who knows the best and worst of us, and who loves us in spite of all our faults."
- Charles Kingsley
(Related: Trust, Soul, Friend, Faults, Man, Woman)

"But whether a couple is a man and a woman has everything to do with the meaning of marriage."
- Jack Kingston
(Related: Marriage, Man, Meaning, Woman)

"So far, 44 States, or 88 percent of the States, have enacted laws providing that marriage shall consist of a union between a man and a woman. Only 75 percent of the States are required to approve a constitutional amendment."
- Jack Kingston
(Related: Marriage, Laws, Man, states, Woman)

"Whenever I was with a woman, I always sort of want another one. So there was always another one. I can't explain this."
- Klaus Kinski
(Related: Want, Woman)

"I could be with a woman in a bed, for weeks even, and it would seem to me like three seconds. Or 300 years."
- Klaus Kinski
(Related: Bed, Woman, Years)

"Having children is what a woman is born for, really."
- Nastassja Kinski
(Related: Children, Woman)

"The silliest woman can manage a clever man; but it needs a very clever woman to manage a fool."
- Rudyard Kipling
(Related: Fool, Man, Needs, Woman)

"A woman is only a woman, but a good cigar is a smoke."
- Rudyard Kipling
(Related: Woman)

"A woman's guess is much more accurate than a man's certainty."
- Rudyard Kipling
(Related: Certainty, Man, Woman)

"I was a woman in a man's world. I was a Democrat in a Republican administration. I was an intellectual in a world of bureaucrats. I talked differently. This may have made me a bit like an ink blot."
- Jeane Kirkpatrick
(Related: Man, May, Republican, Woman, World)

"Beauty is as relative as light and dark. Thus, there exists no beautiful woman, none at all, because you are never certain that a still far more beautiful woman will not appear and completely shame the supposed beauty of the first."
- Paul Klee
(Related: Beauty, First, Light, Shame, Will, Woman)

"I certainly feel that an adult woman has a right to determine what happens to her life and body."
- Calvin Klein
(Related: Life, Body, Right, Woman)

"I think there's something incredibly sexy about a woman wearing her boyfriend's T-shirt and underwear."
- Calvin Klein
(Related: Boyfriend, Woman)

"We were using Brooke as an actress; she was playing different roles: a liberated woman, a teenager, a vamp."
- Calvin Klein
(Related: Woman)

"In the fifties I had dreams about touching a naked woman and she would turn to bronze or the dream about hot dogs chasing donuts through the Lincoln Tunnel."
- Robert Klein
(Related: Dreams, Dogs, Woman)

"A woman is a woman!"
- Heidi Klum
(Related: Woman)

"When you're a woman in your 40s, it's not the best time to do films, because there really aren't that many roles. Then you reach 50 and there are more roles again. Mother parts."
- Shirley Knight
(Related: Time, Mother, Woman)

"I'm writing a book and working on my one-woman show, Learning To Be Human."
- Shirley Knight
(Related: Learning, Writing)

"I believe with all my heart that civilization has produced nothing finer than a man or woman who thinks and practices true tolerance."
- Frank Knox
(Related: Civilization, Heart, Man, Nothing, Tolerance, Woman)

"A good sermon should be like a woman's skirt: short enough to arouse interest but long enough to cover the essentials."
- Ronald Knox
(Related: Interest, Woman)

"Sometimes in the black culture, being raised as an independent woman is misconstrued as someone who doesn't need a man. I think that's wrong. I think we all need someone."
- Boris Kodjoe
(Related: Being, Culture, Man, Woman, Wrong)

"And we lost a lot because of that, and I think this is future gymnastics to separate ages. Because kids can do it more than adult. A woman and adult woman can show more than the small kids."
- Olga Korbut
(Related: Future, Kids, Woman)

"Because up to sixteen years old you feel gymnastics more. You can show your emotion, grace, like woman gymnastics, not kid's gymnastics. I feel I have good shape, and I can do it elements everything, but, it's not competition for me."
- Olga Korbut
(Related: Competition, Emotion, Grace, Old, Woman, Years)

"There were some things that I found I really enjoyed singing about; like, on the title track, there's this film-noir character of a woman who's sort of losing it in a room."
- Diana Krall
(Related: Character, Film, Losing, Singing, Woman)

"There is no more unfortunate creature under the sun than a fetishist who yearns for a woman's shoe and has to settle for the whole woman."
- Karl Kraus
(Related: Sun, Woman)

"A woman who cannot be ugly is not beautiful."
- Karl Kraus
(Related: Ugly, Woman)

"A fine world in which man reproaches woman with fulfilling his heart's desire!"
- Karl Kraus
(Related: Heart, Man, Woman, World)

"People are first and foremost Republicans, first and foremost Anarchists, first and foremost a man or woman, and that is a mistake. It hurts the individual and it hurts the whole."
- Peter Krause
(Related: Mistake, People, First, Man, Republicans, Woman)

"Back then I didn't think a woman like that, or a relationship like that, could exist with complete freedom and no jealousy or possessiveness. I thought it sounded too good to be true and I was certainly convinced it wasn't the life for me!"
- Sylvia Kristel
(Related: Life, Thought, Freedom, Jealousy, Woman)

"The role of Charlie Eppes has changed me. I never imagined I would play a role like this. I lost some weight, grew my hair and now every woman in America over 40 wants to date me. It's their daughters I want to convince. The truth is all this talk makes me blush. Me, I look in the mirror and all I see is this Jewish kid from Queens."
- David Krumholtz
(Related: Truth, America, Blush, Daughters, Hair, Now, Play, Talk, Want, Weight, Woman)

"There is no such thing as a dangerous woman; there are only susceptible men."
- Joseph Wood Krutch
(Related: Men, Woman)

"We wanted to do a woman on a reality show because that's what's happening right now-it's part of our culture."
- Lisa Kudrow
(Related: Culture, Now, Reality, Right, Woman)

"I wanted to be the kind of woman who would attract a certain kind of man that I could respect. That was my thinking. It had to do with the kind of couple I would be a part of."
- Lisa Kudrow
(Related: Man, Respect, Thinking, Woman)

"Metaphors are dangerous. Love begins with a metaphor. Which is to say, love begins at the point when a woman enters her first word into our poetic memory."
- Milan Kundera
(Related: Love, First, Memory, Metaphor, Metaphors, Woman, Word)

"Unfortunately, modeling takes you with no transition from being a girl to being a business woman."
- Karolina Kurkova
(Related: Business, Being, Woman)

"Woman are complex creatures."
- Talib Kweli
(Related: Woman)

"Hip-hop isn't as complex as a woman is."
- Talib Kweli
(Related: Woman)

"But even with a character like Cary who is relatively outlandish, at the end of the movie he's in a place where I wouldn't have expected him to be - taking on the responsibility of a woman who is pregnant and who used to be his best friend's wife."
- Neil LaBute
(Related: Wife, Friend, Character, Responsibility, Woman)

"I will say that the idea of a woman being deceptive came from that original discussion with critics and reporters about if woman could do that kind of thing. Evelyn, herself, grew out of the discussions about how capable women are of deceit and lying and manipulation."
- Neil LaBute
(Related: Women, Idea, Being, Deceit, Lying, Manipulation, Will, Woman)

"Beauty is also submitted to the taste of time, so a beautiful woman from the Belle Epoch is not exactly the perfect beauty of today, so beauty is something that changes with time."
- Karl Lagerfeld
(Related: Beauty, Time, Taste, Today, Woman)

"For that story, I took as my subject a young woman whom I got to know over the course of a couple of visits. I never saw her having any health problems - but I knew she wanted to be married."
- Jhumpa Lahiri
(Related: Health, Problems, Woman)

"All a woman needs is a good bath, clean clothes, and for her hair to be combed. These things she can do herself. I very seldom go to the hairdresser, but when I do, I just marvel."
- Hedy Lamarr
(Related: Clothes, Hair, Needs, Woman)

"There is a woman at the begining of all great things."
- Alphonse de Lamartine
(Related: Woman)

"Today, I will vote in support of the Marriage Protection Amendment. I shall do so because like President Bush, I strongly believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman."
- Nick Lampson
(Related: Marriage, Man, President, Protection, Support, Today, Vote, Will, Woman)

"I love being a mother. I loved being a daughter, a sister, a wife. I love being a woman with men. I love having given birth."
- Jessica Lange
(Related: Love, Men, Mother, Sister, Wife, Daughter, Being, Woman)

"There's a great deal of attention paid and books written about this change of life in a woman, and really very little written about a man's change of life."
- Frank Langella
(Related: Change, Life, Attention, Books, Man, Woman)

"Vampires are sexy to a woman perhaps because the fantasy is similar to that of the man on the white horse sweeping her off to paradise."
- Frank Langella
(Related: Fantasy, Paradise, Man, Woman)

"I am happy as happiness goes, for a woman who has so many memories and who lives the lonely life of an actress."
- Lillie Langtry
(Related: Happiness, Life, Lonely, Memories, Woman)

"Why in the world would anyone want to photograph an old woman like me?"
- Lillie Langtry
(Related: Old, Want, Woman, World)

"You would never expect a black woman to be the hero."
- Sanaa Lathan
(Related: Woman)

"In 1979, Alien came out and Sigourney was in it with a bunch a guys. Nobody at that time expected the woman to be the hero, so that was a tradition that started."
- Sanaa Lathan
(Related: Time, Tradition, Woman)

"I get letters from women, and they say, 'I love your Roman nose.' If I weren't on TV and I walked past that same woman, she'd go, 'Did you see the beak on that guy?"
- Matt Lauer
(Related: Love, Women, Letters, Past, Woman)

"Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it."
- Yves Saint Laurent
(Related: Dress, Woman, Years)

"It pains me physically to see a woman victimized, rendered pathetic, by fashion."
- Yves Saint Laurent
(Related: Fashion, Woman)

"I don't know of any wrestler who hasn't, at one time or another, been with a fan. One time I met a woman at a match in Tennessee, and afterward we went to a little roadside motel. We checked in, went to the room, and enjoyed each other for an hour or so."
- Jerry Lawler
(Related: Time, Woman)

"When I'm in bed with a woman, my favorite move is a wrestling hold called the lip lock."
- Jerry Lawler
(Related: Bed, Favorite, Woman, Wrestling)

"My whole working philosophy is that the only stable happiness for mankind is that it shall live married in blessed union to woman-kind - intimacy, physical and psychical between a man and his wife. I wish to add that my state of bliss is by no means perfect."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Happiness, Wife, Intimacy, Man, Mankind, Philosophy, State, Woman)

"I am in love - and, my God, it is the greatest thing that can happen to a man. I tell you, find a woman you can fall in love with. Do it. Let yourself fall in love. If you have not done so already, you are wasting your life."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Life, Love, God, Man, Woman)

"If a woman hasn't got a tiny streak of harlot in her, she's a dry stick as a rule."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Woman)

"The cruelest thing a man can do to a woman is to portray her as perfection."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Man, Perfection, Woman)

"The one woman who never gives herself is your free woman, who is always giving herself."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Giving, Woman)

"There is only one thing that a man really wants to do, all his life; and that is, to find his way to his God, his Morning Star, salute his fellow man, and enjoy the woman who has come the long way with him."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: God, Life, Man, Woman)

"The great living experience for every man is his adventure into the woman. The man embraces in the woman all that is not himself, and from that one resultant, from that embrace, comes every new action."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Experience, Action, Adventure, Living, Man, Woman)

"Being a woman is of special interest only to aspiring male transsexuals. To actual women, it is simply a good excuse not to play football."
- Fran Lebowitz
(Related: Women, Being, Football, Interest, Play, Woman)

"The most mysterious feminine factor, the existence that we men, we don't know. It's woman. It's feminine. That's what the sword is about. That's the symbolic meaning of the sword."
- Ang Lee
(Related: Men, Existence, Meaning, Woman)

"When there is a strong woman character in a story - that always grabs me."
- Ang Lee
(Related: Character, Woman)

"I did a women's movie, and I'm not a woman. I did a gay movie, and I'm not gay. I learned as I went along."
- Ang Lee
(Related: Women, Gay, Woman)

"Marching with over a million women in support of our reproductive rights was one of the most empowering things I have done, both as a woman and as a Member of Congress."
- Sheila Jackson Lee
(Related: Women, Congress, Rights, Support, Woman)

"People's view of exotic or Asian women are changing. It's much nicer to hear 'She's pretty' than 'She's pretty - for an Asian woman.'"
- Sung Hi Lee
(Related: Women, People, Pretty, Woman)

"There's nothing more irresistible to a man than a woman who's in love with him."
- Ernest Lehman
(Related: Love, Man, Nothing, Woman)

"I think Edith Evans is the most marvelous actress in the world and she can look beautiful. People who aren't beautiful can look beautiful. She can look as beautiful as Diana Cooper, who was the most beautiful woman in the world."
- Vivien Leigh
(Related: People, Woman, World)

"The brave deserve the lovely - every woman may be won."
- Charles Godfrey Leland
(Related: May, Woman)

"A sensible woman should be guided by her head when taking a husband, and by her heart when taking a lover."
- Ninon de Lenclos
(Related: HusbHeart, Woman)

"A sensible woman should be guided by her head when taking a husband, and by her heart when taking a lover."
- Ninon de Lenclos
(Related: HusbHeart, Woman)

"As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot."
- John Lennon
(Related: Woman)

"It doesn't matter how long my hair is or what colour my skin is or whether I'm a woman or a man."
- John Lennon
(Related: Hair, Man, Skin, Woman)

"CNN found that Hillary Clinton is the most admired woman in America. Women admire her because she's strong and successful. Men admire her because she allows her husband to cheat and get away with it."
- Jay Leno
(Related: Men, Women, HusbSuccessful, America, Woman)

"I've always enjoyed a woman's company more than men's. They're usually better looking."
- Hugh Leonard
(Related: Men, Company, Woman)

"Why can't a woman be more like a man?"
- Alan Jay Lerner
(Related: Man, Woman)

"Right now I'm 185, which is really good for me yet very hard for me to maintain. My weight seems high for the average woman, but I've got big bones and I'm maintaining muscle."
- Lisa Leslie
(Related: Now, Right, Weight, Woman)

"Trust no friend without faults, and love a woman, but no angel."
- Doris Lessing
(Related: Love, Trust, Friend, Faults, Woman)

"Somewhere on this globe, every ten seconds, there is a woman giving birth to a child. She must be found and stopped."
- Sam Levenson
(Related: Giving, Woman)

"What motivated me? My mother. My mother was an immigrant woman, a peasant woman, struggled all her life, worked in the garment center."
- Al Lewis
(Related: Life, Mother, Woman)

"I had not starred in an independent film and it's about a woman who owned a hair salon."
- Jenifer Lewis
(Related: Film, Hair, Woman)

"A woman doing comedy doesn't offend me, but sets me back a bit. I, as a viewer, have trouble with it. I think of her as a producing machine that brings babies in the world."
- Jerry Lewis
(Related: Babies, Comedy, Machine, Trouble, Woman, World)

"Every man's dream is to be able to sink into the arms of a woman without also falling into her hands."
- Jerry Lewis
(Related: Dream, Man, Woman)

"A woman brought her child with an abscess in the lower part of the back, and offered as much corn as she could carry for some medicine; we administered to it of course very cheerfully."
- Meriwether Lewis
(Related: Medicine, Woman)

"Men were only made into "men" with great difficulty even in primitive society: the male is not naturally "a man" any more than the woman. He has to be propped up into that position with some ingenuity, and is always likely to collapse."
- Wyndham Lewis
(Related: Men, Difficulty, Woman)

"There's a difference... between the kind of woman you would bang and the kind of woman you would marry."
- Tom Leykis
(Related: Difference, Woman)

"A woman is the only thing I am afraid of that I know will not hurt me."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Hurt, Will, Woman)

"I believe that what woman resents is not so much giving herself in pieces as giving herself purposelessly."
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh
(Related: Giving, Woman)

"I have been very interested in labor movement. If I could have wished another life, I would have loved to be a pioneer woman in the beginning of labor movement."
- Astrid Lindgren
(Related: Life, Beginning, Labor, Woman)

"I always admired Wonder Woman and the Incredible Hulk - but I don't know if I'd be a very convincing hulk."
- Lucy Liu
(Related: Woman, Wonder)

"I'm intrigued by the way in which physical appearance can often direct a person's life; things happen differently for a beautiful woman than for a plain one."
- Penelope Lively
(Related: Life, Appearance, Woman)

"Women are just beginning to see that; there's something about being a woman that's innately different from being a man. I love what I'm seeing take place and I know Julia has so much to offer."
- Kenny Loggins
(Related: Love, Women, Beginning, Being, Man, Woman)

"The corporate woman has been defined as the 'liberated woman' and I see that as the exact opposite. I think she now is more enslaved, maybe even more than the housewife was; because she's so out of her power, and imitating male power is not female power."
- Kenny Loggins
(Related: Power, Corporate, Housewife, Now, Woman)

"I think a woman's body is so much more sensual than a man's. I'm not saying strip off all your clothes, but there are certain photos I like people taking of me, where I'm comfortable. As long as it's tasteful, why not?"
- Lindsay Lohan
(Related: People, Body, Clothes, Man, Saying, Woman)

"I'm 24. I think when I was 18, 19, I had a problem with it because I wanted to look older and more womanly. I look in the mirror and I don't feel or look 14 to myself, regardless of what other people think. I'm fine with it and it really doesn't matter what age I'm playing."
- Alison Lohman
(Related: Age, People)

"A woman at 20 is like ice, at 30 she is warm and at 40 she is hot."
- Gina Lollobrigida
(Related: Woman)

"I live by a man's code, designed to fit a man's world, yet at the same time I never forget that a woman's first job is to choose the right shade of lipstick."
- Carole Lombard
(Related: Time, First, Forget, Job, Man, Right, Woman, World)

"But as a woman, I really started feeling vulnerable on the set, and I really felt that it was important that I should not be open for invitation or making myself look as though I was waiting for something."
- John Lone
(Related: Feeling, Open, Waiting, Woman)

"If you come from a normal family, you immediately start playing the role of a boy, a girl a man or a woman, but I'm sure you'll agree with me that those are only roles, limited roles, at that."
- John Lone
(Related: Family, Man, Woman)

"For support, I fall back on my heart. Has a man any fault a woman cannot weave with and try to change into something better, if the god her man prays to is a mother holding a baby?"
- Haniel Long
(Related: Change, Mother, God, Heart, Baby, Fault, Man, Support, Woman)

"Dorothy is the only woman in history who has had her menopause in public and made it pay."
- Alice Roosevelt Longworth
(Related: History, Public, Woman)

"I once witnessed more ardent emotions between men at an Elks' Rally in Pasadena than they could ever have felt for the type of woman available to an Elk."
- Anita Loos
(Related: Men, Emotions, Woman)

"There's always someone asking you to underline one piece of yourself - whether it's Black, woman, mother, dyke, teacher, etc. - because that's the piece that they need to key in to. They want to dismiss everything else."
- Audre Lorde
(Related: Mother, Key, Want, Woman)

"A woman's dress should be like a barbed-wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view."
- Sophia Loren
(Related: Purpose, Dress, Woman)

"I wore a woman's antique fur jacket to my high school junior prom."
- Lance Loud
(Related: School, Woman)

"It's a surer way to a woman's heart to be interested in what she's thinking than what she's wearing or not wearing."
- Tina Louise
(Related: Heart, Thinking, Woman)

"I concentrate on exercises from the waist down, since that is the laziest part of a woman's body."
- Tina Louise
(Related: Body, Woman)

"I don't need plastic in my body to validate me as a woman."
- Courtney Love
(Related: Body, Woman)

"I'm not a woman. I'm a force of nature."
- Courtney Love
(Related: Nature, Force, Woman)

"I have never felt at any point in my life, good or bad, any ill will ever from the man or woman on the street."
- Rob Lowe
(Related: Life, Man, Will, Woman)

"What's gratifying about West Wing is that everybody told us that it couldn't be done - that the man or woman on the street didn't care about politics. But if you set things up correctly, people don't have a problem with it."
- Rob Lowe
(Related: Politics, People, Care, Man, Woman)

"Temperamentally, Sam and I are very much alike. He's a lawyer, my father's a lawyer, and I always wanted to play one. On so many levels the role just felt right. I fell in love with it as I would a woman."
- Rob Lowe
(Related: Love, Father, Play, Right, Woman)

"A man has only one escape from his old self: to see a different self in the mirror of some woman's eyes."
- Clare Boothe Luce
(Related: Eyes, Man, Old, Self, Woman)

"A woman's best protection is a little money of her own."
- Clare Boothe Luce
(Related: Money, Protection, Woman)

"Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, "She doesn't have what it takes"; They will say, "Women don't have what it takes"."
- Clare Boothe Luce
(Related: Succeed, Will, Woman)

"Male supremacy has kept woman down. It has not knocked her out."
- Clare Boothe Luce
(Related: Woman)

"There is nothing like a good dose of another woman to make a man appreciate his wife."
- Clare Boothe Luce
(Related: Wife, Man, Nothing, Woman)

"A gay man has no business leading on a heterosexual woman."
- Lorna Luft
(Related: Business, Gay, Leading, Man, Woman)

"To win a woman, take her with you to see Dracula."
- Bela Lugosi
(Related: Woman)

"When you're 22 or 23, you think the world revolves around you, and I felt that way for a long time. But I just turned 30, and I love it! You realize, 'Whoa, baby, you ain't all that.' And you're not! You're just a woman out there doing something she loves."
- Jamie Luner
(Related: Love, Time, Baby, Woman, World)

"Any woman who wishes to smash into the world of men isn't very feminine."
- Ida Lupino
(Related: Men, Wishes, Woman, World)

"Today it's almost impossible to do it unless you are an actress or writer with power... I wouldn't hesitate right this minute to hire a talented woman if the subject matter were right."
- Ida Lupino
(Related: Power, Right, Today, Woman, Writer)

"I like to show as much of a woman as I can. I like to fill things out."
- Kelly Lynch
(Related: Woman)

"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."
- Russell Lynes
(Related: Wife, Lady, Man, Nothing, Woman)

"A woman's two cents worth is worth two cents in the music business."
- Loretta Lynn
(Related: Business, Music, Woman, Worth)

"I was the first woman ever named Entertainer of the Year in country music."
- Loretta Lynn
(Related: Music, Country, Country music, First, Woman)

"A woman doesn't just love a man. She loves who he is. And, who he is is dependent on what he needs."
- James MacArthur
(Related: Love, Man, Needs, Woman)

"Actually, if I could find a woman who was that wonderful; that understanding, well, I'd give her everything in the world that was in my power to give. And, I'd love her more than I ever thought it possible to love any woman."
- James MacArthur
(Related: Love, Power, Thought, Understanding, Woman, World)

"If the woman in my life, the one that I felt I loved enough to want to marry, loved my children, I'd know then that her love for me was deeper than I could hope for."
- James MacArthur
(Related: Love, Life, Hope, Children, Want, Woman)

"The British needlewoman follows blindly where the merchant leads."
- Ann Macbeth
"Politically, I call it rape whenever a woman has sex and feels violated."
- Catharine MacKinnon
(Related: Sex, Woman)

"Genius of a kind has always been with me; an empty heart that has taken on a certain wooden quality; an excellent, strong woman's body and a pitiably starved soul."
- Mary MacLane
(Related: Quality, Genius, Soul, Heart, Body, Woman)

"No man succeeds without a good woman behind him. Wife or mother, if it is both, he is twice blessed indeed."
- Harold MacMillan
(Related: Mother, Wife, Man, Woman)

"We are like a woman with a difficult pregnancy. We have to rebuild the social classes in Egypt, and we must change the way things were."
- Naguib Mahfouz
(Related: Change, Pregnancy, Woman)

"There are four stages in a marriage. First there's the affair, then the marriage, then children and finally the fourth stage, without which you cannot know a woman, the divorce."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: Marriage, Children, Divorce, First, Woman)

"The highest prize in a world of men is the most beautiful woman available on your arm and living there in her heart loyal to you."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: Men, Heart, Living, Woman, World)

"I have never known a really chic woman whose appearance was not, in large part, an outward reflection of her inner self."
- Mainbocher
(Related: Appearance, Reflection, Self, Woman)

"To be well turned out, a woman should turn her thoughts in."
- Mainbocher
(Related: Thoughts, Woman)

"This nation is really ready for a woman president. It's taken time, but we're ready."
- Ellen Malcolm
(Related: Time, Nation, President, Woman)

"You utter a vow or forge a signature and you may find yourself bound for life to a monastery, a woman or prison."
- Bronislaw Malinowski
(Related: Life, May, Prison, Vow, Woman)

"Sirk was every woman's dream of a director."
- Dorothy Malone
(Related: Dream, Woman)

"There is always a need for intoxication: China has opium, Islam has hashish, the West has woman."
- Andre Malraux
(Related: Islam, Opium, Woman)

"It is those who concentrates on but one thing at a time who advance in this world. The great man or woman is the one who never steps outside his or her specialty or foolishly dissipates his or her individuality."
- Og Mandino
(Related: Time, Individuality, Man, Woman, World)

"This woman's work is exceptional. Too bad she's not a man."
- Edouard Manet
(Related: Work, Man, Woman)

"I've run into more discrimination as a woman than as an Indian."
- Wilma Mankiller
(Related: Discrimination, Woman)

"A woman should be pink and cuddly for a man."
- Jayne Mansfield
(Related: Man, Woman)

"Carrying a baby is the most rewarding experience a woman can enjoy."
- Jayne Mansfield
(Related: Experience, Baby, Woman)

"I'm a writer first and a woman after."
- Katherine Mansfield
(Related: First, Woman, Writer)

"I am not a sexy woman, I'm not beautiful, I'm not a sex kitten, I don't flirt with people, yet I've been tagged more of sex symbol than women who truly are and I that's solely because I don't reveal too much: people are curious."
- Shirley Manson
(Related: Women, Sex, People, Symbol, Woman)

"No, I'm not Shirley the girl, I'm the woman on MTV with the big boots."
- Shirley Manson
(Related: Woman)

"I'm not ready to be a woman yet, I'd like it if my body were more boyish. Maybe I'll like my curves when I'm older but right now they kind of make me squirm."
- Vanessa Marcil
(Related: Body, Now, Right, Woman)

"There is a physical relationship with a woman that you don't have with anybody else, but that's not about love. Love is a spiritual thing."
- Ziggy Marley
(Related: Love, Spiritual, Woman)

"Women's strong qualities have become despised because of their weakness. The obvious remedy is to create a feminine character with all the strength of Superman plus all the allure of a good and beautiful woman."
- William Moulton Marston
(Related: Women, Character, Strength, Obvious, Weakness, Woman)

"I like a woman with a head on her shoulders. I hate necks."
- Steve Martin
(Related: Hate, Woman)

"There is one thing I would break up over, and that is if she caught me with another woman. I won't stand for that."
- Steve Martin
(Related: Woman)

"Hosting the Oscars is much like making love to a woman. It's something I only get to do when Billy Crystal is out of town."
- Steve Martin
(Related: Love, Woman)

"I never analyze why I was with one woman instead of another."
- Olivier Martinez
(Related: Woman)

"Behind every successful man is a woman, behind her is his wife."
- Groucho Marx
(Related: Wife, Successful, Man, Woman)

"A woman is an occasional pleasure but a cigar is always a smoke."
- Groucho Marx
(Related: Pleasure, Woman)

"A man's only as old as the woman he feels."
- Groucho Marx
(Related: Man, Old, Woman)

"Woman is also the element of conflict."
- Marcello Mastroianni
(Related: Conflict, Woman)

"Woman is the sun, an extraordinary creature, one that makes the imagination gallop."
- Marcello Mastroianni
(Related: Imagination, Sun, Woman)

"With whom do you argue? With a woman, of course. Not with a friend, because he accepted all your defects the moment he found you. Besides, woman is mother-have we forgotten?"
- Marcello Mastroianni
(Related: Mother, Friend, Woman)

"Being an actor myself I realize that all actors believe they are qualified to play any role. If you showed me a script with a black woman character I would tell you that I could do it. That is what we do. We act as if we are someone else."
- Richard Masur
(Related: Character, Actor, Actors, Being, Play, Woman)

"A woman is a citizen who works for Mexico. We must not treat her differently from a man, except to honor her more."
- Adolfo Lopez Mateos
(Related: Honor, Man, Woman)

"A young ballplayer looks on his first spring training trip as a stage struck young woman regards the theater."
- Christy Mathewson
(Related: First, Spring, Theater, Training, Woman)

"When I was 12 and started to take singing lessons from a woman, she told me that I would probably spend the rest of my life taking care of my voice."
- Johnny Mathis
(Related: Life, Care, Rest, Singing, Voice, Woman)

"A young woman has young claws, well sharpened. If she has character, that is. And if she hasn't so much the worse for you."
- Henri Matisse
(Related: Character, Woman)

"C'mon. He'd be embarrassing upstairs at the White House. So I think she'd have a hard time. I think a woman president would have to be very conservative to get elected."
- Chris Matthews
(Related: Time, Conservative, President, Woman)

"Memory is a great artist. For every man and for every woman it makes the recollection of his or her life a work of art and an unfaithful record."
- Andre Maurois
(Related: Art, Life, Work, Artist, Man, Memory, Woman)

"People are what you make them. A scornful look turns into a complete fool a man of average intelligence. A contemptuous indifference turns into an enemy a woman who, well treated, might have been an angel."
- Andre Maurois
(Related: Intelligence, People, Enemy, Fool, Indifference, Man, Woman)

"At Home in the World is the story of a young woman, raised in some difficult circumstances, and how she survives. It tells a story of redemption, not victimhood."
- Joyce Maynard
(Related: Home, Circumstances, Woman, World)

"Every man and woman is born into the world to do something unique and something distinctive and if he or she does not do it, it will never be done."
- Benjamin E. Mays
(Related: Man, Will, Woman, World)

"I've never wanted to be the ingenue. Now that I'm getting into my forties, I think my time as a woman has arrived; I think I might have a new moment in my career. I have that drive left - just for a little while."
- Debi Mazar
(Related: Time, Career, Now, Woman)

"I'm glad I am a woman who once danced naked in the Mediterranean Sea at midnight."
- Mercedes McCambridge
(Related: Midnight, Sea, Woman)

"Like many alcoholics, I was a staggering woman in a chic apartment, sick and utterly disgusting."
- Mercedes McCambridge
(Related: Woman)

"You don't need a pickup line. Just glance at a woman from across the room. Glance - don't stare."
- Jenny McCarthy
(Related: Woman)

"I think the most important thing my wife Cynthia and I can do for Kristen is to teach her how to grow up to be a woman and make her own decisions. Meanwhile, we sometimes have to guide her."
- Kent McCord
(Related: Wife, Decisions, Woman)

"L.A. Woman is amazing, but when I was growing up I was into the Who."
- Bruce McCulloch
(Related: Growing up, Woman)

"It's a woman's book but I think the men will read it too."
- Colleen McCullough
(Related: Men, Will, Woman)

"The entire race is usually judged by the actions of one man or woman."
- Hattie McDaniel
(Related: Actions, Man, Race, Woman)

"A woman's gifts will make room for her."
- Hattie McDaniel
(Related: Gifts, Will, Woman)

"The Victorian era is the sexiest age for me, but I also like a woman in a pair of jeans."
- Dylan McDermott
(Related: Age, Woman)