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Women hate everything which strips off the tinsel of sentiment, and they are right, or it would rob them of their weapons.

Author: Lord Byron (1788-1824)

Profession: British Poet

If Miss means respectably unmarried, and Mrs. respectably married, then Ms. means nudge, nudge, wink, wink.

Author: Angela Carter (1940-1992)

Profession: British Author

I have always found women difficult. I don't really understand them. To begin with, few women tell the truth.

Author: Barbara Cartland (1901)

Profession: British Novelist

The trouble with some women is they get all excited about nothing, and then they marry him.

Author: Cher (1946)

Profession: American Actress, Director, Singer

You may be a princess or the richest woman in the world, but you cannot be more than a lady.

Author: Jennie Jerome Churchill (1854-1921)

Profession: Anglo-American Mother of Winston Churchill

Women are a sisterhood. They make common cause in behalf of the sex; and, indeed, this is natural enough, when we consider the vast power that the law gives us over them.

Author: William Cobbett (1762-1835)

Profession: British Journalist, Reformer

Don't you realize that as long as you have to sit down to pee, you'll never be a dominant force in the world? You'll never be a convincing technocrat or middle manager. Because people will know. She's in there sitting down.

Author: Don Delillo (1926)

Profession: American Author

All observations point to the fact that the intellectual woman is masculinized; in her, warm, intuitive knowledge has yielded to cold unproductive thinking.

Author: Helene Deutsch (1884-1982)

Profession: American Psychiatrist

Impenetrable in their dissimulation, cruel in their vengeance, tenacious in their purposes, unscrupulous as to their methods, animated by profound and hidden hatred for the tyranny of man -- it is as though there exists among them an ever-present conspiracy toward domination, a sort of alliance like that subsisting among the priests of every country.

Author: Denis Diderot (1713-1784)

Profession: French Philosopher

I do not know if you remember the tale of the girl who saves the ship under mutiny by sitting on the powder barrel with her lighted torch and all the time knowing that it is empty? This has seemed to me a charming image of the women of my time. There they were, keeping the world in order by sitting on the mystery of life, and knowing themselves that there was no mystery.

Author: Isak Dinesen


Women are most fascinating between the ages of thirty-five and forty, after they have won a few races and know how to pace themselves. Since few women ever pass forty, maximum fascination can continue indefinitely.

Author: Christian Dior (1905-1957)

Profession: French Fashion Designer

It's only women who are not really quite women at all, frivolous women who have no idea, who neglect repairs.

Author: Marguerite Duras (1914)

Profession: French Author, Filmmaker

There are only three things to be done with a woman. You can love her, suffer for her, or turn her into literature.

Author: Lawrence Durrell (1912-1990)

Profession: British Author

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.

Author: Andrea Dworkin (1946)

Profession: American Feminist Critic

The woman who can create her own job is the woman who will win fame and fortune.

Author: Amelia Earhart (1897-1937)

Profession: American Aviator, Author