There is only one real tragedy in a woman's life. The fact that her past is always her lover, and her future invariably her husband.
Author: Oscar Wilde (1856-1900)
Profession: British Author, Wit
You've got many refinements. I don't think you need to worry about your failure at long division. I mean, after all, you got through short division, and short division is all that a lady ought to be called on to cope with.
Author: Tennessee Williams (1914-1983)
Profession: American Dramatist
Young women... you are, in my opinion, disgracefully ignorant. You have never made a discovery of any sort of importance. You have never shaken an empire or led an army into battle. The plays by Shakespeare are not by you, and you have never introduced a barbarous race to the blessings of civilization. What is your excuse?
As a woman I have no country. As a woman my country is the whole world.
The truth is, I often like women. I like their unconventionality. I like their completeness. I like their anonymity.
Women of quality are so civil, you can hardly distinguish love from good breeding.
Author: William Wycherley (1640-1716)
Profession: British Dramatist
To be born woman is to know -- although they do not speak of it at school -- women must labor to be beautiful.
Author: William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)
Profession: Irish Poet, Playwright.