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Woman is the future of man. That means that the world which was once formed in man's image will now be transformed to the image of woman. The more technical and mechanical, cold and metallic it becomes, the more it will need the kind of warmth that only the woman can give it. If we want to save the world, we must adapt to the woman, let ourselves be led by the woman, let ourselves be penetrated by the Ewigweiblich, the eternally feminine!

Author: Milan Kundera (1929)

Profession: Czech Author, Critic

The common foible of women who have been handsome is to forget that they are no longer so.

Author: Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)

Profession: French Classical Writer

The one woman who never gives herself is your free woman, who is always giving herself.

Author: D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930)

Profession: British Author

The chief thing about a woman -- who is much of a woman -- is that in the long run she is not to be had... She is not to be caught by any of the catch-words, love, beauty, honor, duty, worth, work, salvation -- none of them -- not in the long run. In the long run she only says ''Am I satisfied, or is there some beastly dissatisfaction gnawing and gnawing inside me.'' And if there is some dissatisfaction, it is physical, at least as much as psychic, sex as much as soul.

Author: D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930)

Profession: British Author

Girls who put out are tramps. Girls who don't are ladies. This is, however, a rather archaic usage of the word. Should one of you boys happen upon a girl who doesn't put out, do not jump to the conclusion that you have found a lady. What you have probably found is a lesbian.

Author: Fran Lebowitz (1951)

Profession: American Journalist

Being a woman is of special interest only to aspiring male transsexuals. To actual women it is merely a good excuse not to play football.

Author: Fran Lebowitz (1951)

Profession: American Journalist

Woman is the Nigger of the World.

Author: John Lennon (1940-1980)

Profession: British Rock Musician

You don't know a woman until you have received a letter from her.

Author: Ada Leverson


But if God had wanted us to think just with our wombs, why did He give us a brain?

Author: Clare Boothe Luce (1903-1987)

Profession: American Diplomat, Writer

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.

Author: Russell Lynes (1910)

Profession: American Editor, Critic

I'm anal retentive. I'm a workaholic. I have insomnia. And I'm a control freak. That's why I'm not married. Who could stand me?

Author: Madonna (1958)

Profession: American Musician, Singer, Actress,

There are many examples of women that have excelled in learning, and even in war, but this is no reason we should bring em all up to Latin and Greek or else military discipline, instead of needle-work and housewifery.

Author: Bernard Mandeville (1670-1733)

Profession: Dutch-born British Author, Physician

If a test of civilization be sought, none can be so sure as the condition of that half of society over which the other half has power.

Author: Harriet Martineau (1802-1876)

Profession: British Writer, Social Critic

The angel of the Family is Woman. Mother, wife, or sister, Woman is the caress of life, the soothing sweetness of affection shed over its toils, a reflection for the individual of the loving providence which watches over Humanity. In her there is treasure enough of consoling tenderness to allay every pain. Moreover for every one of us she is the initiator of the future. The mother's first kiss teaches the child love; the first holy kiss of the woman he loves teaches man hope and faith in life; and love and faith create a desire for perfection and the power of reaching towards it step by step; create the future, in short, of which the living symbol is the child, link between us and the generations to come. Through her the Family, with its divine mystery of reproduction, points to Eternity.

Author: Giuseppe Mazzini (1805-1872)

Profession: Italian Patriot, Writer

Women are the fulfilled sex. Through our children we are able to produce our own immortality, so we lack that divine restlessness which sends men charging off in pursuit of fortune or fame or an imagined Utopia. That is why we number so few geniuses among us. The wholesome oyster wears no pearl, the healthy whale no ambergris, and as long as we can keep on adding to the race, we harbor a sort of health within ourselves.

Author: Phyllis McGinley (1905-1978)

Profession: American Poet, Author