Tuesday, 1 November 2011

01.11. Female Quotes

Here comes the third and final part of my collection of quotes, at least for now, part one and two was yesterday and the day before. Every now and then, we tend to look for quotable quotes to fill in the gaps and to make up for the lack of appropriate words to express our thoughts. Quotes also allow us to convey wisdom, add a little credibility, and often a bit of humour in our day. I promised you quotes by women and although female quotes are not as plentiful as quotes by men; there are many available. Unfortunately, many of them are neither funny, wise nor clever, just stupid or degrading. I don’t know whether that says something about women in general or just something about those people who have collected those quotes. Anyway, in-between the silly ones there are many gems; you just have to sift through them! I hope you like my collection.

But there are also many instances where great sayings are made where the author is unknown and yet their intended words carry a lot of weight. These quotes too make their way into this collection.


I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself.
Marlene Dietriech

When choosing between two evils, I always like to try one I’ve never tried before
Mae West

Normal is in the eye of the beholder.
Whoopie Goldberg

If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.
Katherine Hepburn

The practice of putting women on pedestals began to die out when it was discovered that they could give orders better from there.
Betty Grable

I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.
Diane Ackerman, Poet (Quoted in Newsweek, September 22, 1986)

Somewhere out in this audience may even be someone who will one day follow in my footsteps, and preside over the White House as the President's spouse. I wish him well!
Barbara Bush, First Lady

In politics if you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.
Margaret Thatcher, British Politician

Old age is no place for sissies.
Bette Davis, American actor

The education and empowerment of women throughout the world cannot fail to result in a more caring, tolerant, just and peaceful life for all.
Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, leader of Burma's democracy movement

Lasting change is a series of compromises. And compromise is all right, as long your values don't change.
Jane Goodall, English primatologist

A woman has the age she deserves.
Coco Chanel

Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.
Coco Chanel

An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her.
Agatha Christie

If someone betrays you once, it’s their fault; if they betray you twice, it’s your fault.
Eleanor Roosevelt

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Eleanor Roosevelt

One thing life has taught me: if you are interested, you never have to look for new interests. They come to you. When you are genuinely interested in one thing, it will always lead to something else.
Eleanor Roosevelt

There are practical little things in housekeeping which no man really understands...
Eleanor Roosevelt


Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark, professionals built the Titanic.
Author Unknown

If you really want to do something, you will find a way. If you don't, you will find an excuse.
Author Unknown

I was planning to do something today, but I haven't finished doing nothing from yesterday.
Author Unknown

If you aren't living on the edge, then you are taking up too much space.
Author Unknown

Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards.
Author Unknown

Do not worry about what people are thinking about you--for they are not thinking
Author Unknown

We could all take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism.
Author Unknown

A foolish man tells a woman to stop talking, but a wise man tells her that her mouth is extremely beautiful when her lips are closed
Author Unknown

An English professor wrote the words, "Woman without her man is nothing" on the blackboard and directed his students to punctuate it correctly. The men wrote: "Woman, without her man, is nothing." The women wrote: "Woman: Without her, man is nothing."
Author Unknown

The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work.
Author Unknown

If you don't like me, remember its mind over matter; I don't mind and you don't matter.
Author Unknown

Parents spend the first part of our lives teaching us to walk and talk, and the rest of it telling us to sit down and shut up.
Author Unknown

We never really grow up; we only learn how to act in public.
Author Unknown

Going to McDonald's to get a salad is like going to a brothel for a hug.
Author Unknown

Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but some abuse the privilege
Author Unknown 

That was the end of my collection, hope you have enjoyed it. I have found all these quotes on different sites on the Internet and shamelessly copied them off, just like everyone else does! And if any of these quotes have just brightened up your day, and perhaps made you smile then I have completed my mission. Until next time, take care.

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