Acbabyyy - Feed Quotations Book Search <![CDATA[Woman's destiny is to be wanton, like the bitch, the she-wolf; she must belong to all who claim her.]]> <![CDATA[When a woman behaves like a man why doesn't she behave like a nice man?]]> <![CDATA[Slavery it is that makes slavery; freedom, freedom. The slavery of women happened when the men were slaves of kings.]]> <![CDATA[We women are always in danger of living too exclusively in the affections; and though our affections are perhaps the best gifts we have, we ought also to have our share of the more independent life -- some joy in things for their own sake. It is piteous to see the helplessness of some sweet women when their affections are disappointed -- because all their teaching has been, that they can only delight in study of any kind for the sake of a personal love. They have never contemplated an independent delight in ideas as an experience which they could confess without being laughed at. Yet surely women need this defense against passionate affliction even more than men.]]> <![CDATA[The woman who can create her own job is the woman who will win fame and fortune.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[It's only women who are not really quite women at all, frivolous women who have no idea, who neglect repairs.]]> <![CDATA[All observations point to the fact that the intellectual woman is masculinized; in her, warm, intuitive knowledge has yielded to cold unproductive thinking.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[It is not women's fault if we are so tender. It is in the nature of the lives we live. And further, it would be a terrible catastrophe if men had to live men's lives and women's also. Which is precisely what has happened today -- to women.]]> <![CDATA[Like their personal lives, women's history is fragmented, interrupted; a shadow history of human beings whose existence has been shaped by the efforts and the demands of others.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[Woman is the dominant sex. Men have to do all sorts of stuff to prove that they are worthy of woman's attention.]]> <![CDATA[If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning.]]> <![CDATA[If civilization had been left in female hands we would still be living in grass huts.]]> <![CDATA[If it weren't for women, men would still be wearing last week's socks.]]> <![CDATA[To be successful, a woman has to be better at her job than a man.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[You may be a princess or the richest woman in the world, but you cannot be more than a lady.]]> <![CDATA[I have always found women difficult. I don't really understand them. To begin with, few women tell the truth.]]> <![CDATA[If Miss means respectably unmarried, and Mrs. respectably married, then Ms. means nudge, nudge, wink, wink.]]> <![CDATA[Some women can be fooled all of the time, and all women can be fooled some of the time, but the same woman can't be fooled by the same man in the same way more than half of the time.]]> <![CDATA[Even the wisest men make fools of themselves about women, and even the most foolish women are wise about men.]]> <![CDATA[Men are gentle, honest and straightforward. Women are convoluted, deceptive and dangerous.]]> <![CDATA[Because of our social circumstances, male and female are really two cultures and their life experiences are utterly different.]]> <![CDATA[Whether women are better than men I cannot say, but I can say they are certainly no worse.]]> <![CDATA[Coming to terms with the rhythms of women's lives means coming to terms with life itself, accepting the imperatives of the body rather than the imperatives of an artificial, man-made, perhaps transcendentally beautiful civilization. Emphasis on the male work-rhythm is an emphasis on infinite possibilities; emphasis on the female rhythms is an emphasis on a defined pattern, on limitation.]]> <![CDATA[A lady is smarter than a gentleman, maybe, she can sew a fine seam, she can have a baby, she can use her intuition instead of her brain, but she can't fold a paper in a crowded train.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[A woman who takes things from a man is called a girlfriend, a man who takes things from a woman is called a gigolo.]]> <![CDATA[A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.]]> <![CDATA[The cocks may crow, but it's the hen that lays the egg.]]> <![CDATA[A woman cannot do the thing she ought, which means whatever perfect thing she can, in life, in art, in science, but she fears to let the perfect action take her part and rest there: she must prove what she can do before she does it, -- prate of woman's rights, of woman's mission, woman's function, till the men (who are prating, too, on their side) cry, A woman's function plainly is... to talk. Poor souls, they are very reasonably vexed!]]> <![CDATA[Good women always think it is their fault when someone else is being offensive. Bad women never take the blame for anything.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[Why are women so much more interesting to men than men are to women?]]> <![CDATA[Men mistake friendship, but not sex, for love; women mistake sex, but not friendship, for love.]]> <![CDATA[If women were humbler, men would be more honest.]]> <![CDATA[A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man.]]> <![CDATA[The anger that appears to be building up between the sexes becomes more virulent with every day that passes. And far from women taking the blame... the fact is that men are invariably portrayed as the bad guys. Being a good man is like being a good Nazi.]]> <![CDATA[Men should be saying I want to become a woman. The world would be a far better place if more men wanted to become women, than women wanted to become men.]]> <![CDATA[All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusion is called a philosopher.]]> <![CDATA[The men whom I have seen succeed best in life always have been cheerful and hopeful men; who went about their business with a smile on their faces; and took the changes and chances of this mortal life like men; facing rough and smooth alike as it came.]]> <![CDATA[Hope is the feeling you have that the feeling you have isn't permanent.]]> <![CDATA[Amateurs hope, professionals work.]]> <![CDATA[Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.]]> <![CDATA[My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.]]> <![CDATA[Words are alive; cut them and they bleed.]]> <![CDATA[The hardest habit of all to break is the terrible habit of happiness.]]> <![CDATA[True happiness involves the full use of one's power and talents.]]> <![CDATA[Happiness lies in being privileged to work hard for long hours in doing whatever you think is worth doing. One man may find happiness in supporting a wife and children. Another may find it in robbing banks. Still another may labor mightily for years in pursuing pure research with no discernible result. Note the individual and subjective nature of each case. No two are alike and there is no reason to expect them to be. Each man or woman must find for himself or herself that occupation in which hard work and long hours make him or her happy. Contrariwise, if you are looking for shorter hours and longer vacations and early retirement, you are in the wrong job. Perhaps you need to take up bank robbing. Or geeking in a sideshow. Or even politics.]]> <![CDATA[Happiness is a how, not a what: a talent, not an object]]> <![CDATA[The loss of wealth is loss of dirt, as sages in all times assert; The happy man's without a shirt.]]> <![CDATA[Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed. which give happiness. Thomas Jefferson We never enjoy perfect happiness; our most fortunate successes are mingled with sadness; some anxieties always perplex the reality of our satisfaction.]]> <![CDATA[Those who seek happiness miss it, and those who discuss it, lack it.]]> <![CDATA[Happiness is not a reward -- it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment -- it is a result.]]> <![CDATA[Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so.]]> <![CDATA[The mintage of wisdom is to know that rest is rust, and that real life is love, laughter, and work.]]> <![CDATA[You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need.]]> <![CDATA[Happiness requires problems]]> <![CDATA[The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness.]]> <![CDATA[Some of us might find happiness if we quit struggling so desperately for it.]]> <![CDATA[It's never too late to have a happy childhood.]]> <![CDATA[That most delicious of all privilegesspending other peoples money.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[Every woman is a rebel, and usually in wild revolt against herself.]]> <![CDATA[If there hadn't been women we'd still be squatting in a cave eating raw meat, because we made civilization in order to impress our girl friends. And they tolerated it and let us go ahead and play with our toys.]]> <![CDATA[The mouth of a cannon is safer that the mouth of a woman scorned.]]> <![CDATA[The great and almost only comfort about being a woman is that one can always pretend to be more stupid than one is and no one is surprised.]]> <![CDATA[The clich? that women, more consistently than men, turn inward for sustenance seems to mean, in practice, that women have richly defined the ways in which imagination creates possibility; possibility that society denies.]]> <![CDATA[The only way for a woman to provide for herself decently is for her to be good to some man that can afford to be good to her.]]> <![CDATA[Only a male intellect clouded by the sexual drive could call the stunted, narrow-shouldered, broad-hipped and short-legged sex the fair sex.]]> <![CDATA[The strength of women comes from the fact that psychology cannot explain us. Men can be analyzed, women merely adored.]]> <![CDATA[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?]]> <![CDATA[The truth is, I often like women. I like their unconventionality. I like their completeness. I like their anonymity.]]> <![CDATA[Four things greater than all things are,Women and Horses and Power and War.]]> <![CDATA[He declares himself guilty who justifies himself before accusation.]]> <![CDATA[Perfect happiness I believe was never intended by the deity to be the lot of any one of his creatures in this world; but that he has very much put in our power the nearness of our approaches to it, is what I as stedfastly believe.]]> <![CDATA[The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have past at home in the bosom of my family. public emploiment contributes neither to advantage nor happiness. It is but honorable exile from ones family and affairs.]]> <![CDATA[What has once happened, will invariably happen again, when the same circumstances which combined to produce it, shall again combine in the same way.]]> <![CDATA[Want of foresight, unwillingness to act when action would be simple and effective, lack of clear thinking, confusion of counsel until the emergency comes, until self-preservation strikes its jarring gongthese are the features which constitute the endless repetition of history.]]> <![CDATA[Everybody is ignorant only on different subjects.]]> <![CDATA[Women have tiny uncertainties that would eventually overwhelm any calculation]]> <![CDATA[If they are ignorant, they are despised, if learned, mocked. In love they are reduced to the status of courtesans. As wives they are treated more as servants than as companions. Men do not love them: they make use of them, they exploit them, and expect, in that way, to make them subject to the law of fidelity.]]> <![CDATA[Not only is there a right to be happy, there is a duty to be happy. So much sadness exists in the world that we are all under obligation to contribute as much joy as lies within our powers.]]> <![CDATA[There is a difference between conceit and confidence. Conceit is bragging about yourself. Confidence means you believe you can get the job done.]]> <![CDATA[Confidence doesn't come out of nowhere. It's a result of something... hours and days and weeks and years of constant work and dedication.]]> <![CDATA[Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.]]> <![CDATA[Every failure made me more confident. Because I wanted even more to achieve as revenge. To show that I could.]]> <![CDATA[You need to play with supreme confidence, or else you'll lose again, and then losing becomes a habit.]]> <![CDATA[With confidence, you can reach truly amazing heights; without confidence, even the simplest accomplishments are beyond your grasp.]]> <![CDATA[You've got to take the initiative and play your game. In a decisive set, confidence is the difference.]]> <![CDATA[Winning breeds confidence and confidence breeds winning.]]> <![CDATA[Confidence is the feeling you have before you understand the situation.]]> <![CDATA[Confidence is a lot of this game or any game. If you don't think you can, you won't.]]> <![CDATA[Life for both sexes is arduous, difficult, a perpetual struggle. More than anything... it calls for confidence in oneself...And how can we generate this imponderable quality most quickly? By thinking that other people are inferior to oneself.]]> <![CDATA[Happiness is good health and a bad memory.]]> <![CDATA[Happiness includes chiefly the idea of satisfaction after full honest effort. No one can possibly be satisfied and no one can be happy who feels that in some paramount affairs he failed to take up the challenge of life.]]> <![CDATA[We find greatest joy, not in getting, but in expressing what we are. Men do not really live for honors or for pay; their gladness is not the taking and holding, but in doing, the striving, the building, the living. It is a higher joy to teach than to be taught. It is good to get justice, but better to do it; fun to have things but more to make them. The happy man is he who lives the life of love, not for the honors it may bring, but for the life itself.]]> <![CDATA[Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response.]]> <![CDATA[The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.]]> <![CDATA[Happiness is a small and unworthy goal for something as big and fancy as a whole lifetime, and should be taken in small doses.]]> <![CDATA[Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.]]> <![CDATA[Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives: where we focus our attention.]]> <![CDATA[For they conquer who believe they can.]]> <![CDATA[Danger breeds best on too much confidence.]]> <![CDATA[What you allow, is what you teach....]]> <![CDATA[A false enchantment can all too easily last a lifetime.]]> <![CDATA[We are not commanded (or forbidden) to love our mates, our children, our friends, our country because such affections come naturally to us and are good in themselves, although we may corrupt them. We are commanded to love our neighbor because our natural attitude toward the other is one of either indifference or hostility.]]> <![CDATA[Love is the victim's response to the rapist.]]> <![CDATA[Wicked men obey from fear; good men, from love.]]> <![CDATA[Oh, love is real enough; you will find it someday, but it has one archenemy -- and that is life.]]> <![CDATA[There is love of course. And then there's life, its enemy.]]> <![CDATA[In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love, you want the other person.]]> <![CDATA[Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.]]> <![CDATA[Not all of us have to possess earthshaking talent. Just common sense and love will do.]]> <![CDATA[Nuptial love makes mankind; friendly love perfects it; but wanton love corrupts and debases it.]]> <![CDATA[Sometimes I'm so sweet even I can't stand it.]]> <![CDATA[I don't say we all ought to misbehave, but we ought to look as if we could.]]> <![CDATA[People don't change their behavior unless it makes a difference for them to do so.]]> <![CDATA[We Barbie dolls are not supposed to behave the way I do.]]> <![CDATA[Live so that you can at least get the benefit of the doubt.]]> <![CDATA[The only normal people are the one's you don't know very well.]]> <![CDATA[Our attitudes control our lives. Attitudes are a secret power working twenty-four hours a day, for good or bad. It is of paramount importance that we know how to harness and control this great force.]]> <![CDATA[It is better to know nothing than to know what ain't so.]]> <![CDATA[I got a simple rule about everybody. If you don't treat me right -- shame on you!]]> <![CDATA[Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[A women knows how to keep quiet when she is in the right, whereas a man, when he is in the right, will keep on talking.]]> <![CDATA[I don't know why women want any of the things men have when one the things that women have is men.]]> <![CDATA[A woman who gives any advantage to a man may expect a lover -- but will sooner or later find a tyrant.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[While farmers generally allow one rooster for ten hens, ten men are scarcely sufficient to service one woman.]]> <![CDATA[Men mourn for what they have lost; women for what they ain't got.]]> <![CDATA[Men act and women appear. Men look at women. Women watch themselves being looked at.]]> <![CDATA[Man loves little and often. Woman much and rarely.]]> <![CDATA[A man of sense only trifles with them, plays with them, humors and flatters them, as he does with a sprightly and forward child; but he neither consults them about, nor trusts them with, serious matters.]]> <![CDATA[The nearer society approaches to divine order, the less separation will there be in the characters, duties, and pursuits of men and women. Women will not become less gentle and graceful, but men will become more so. Women will not neglect the care and education of their children, but men will find themselves ennobled and refined by sharing those duties with them; and will receive, in return, co-operation and sympathy in the discharge of various other duties, now deemed inappropriate to women. The more women become rational companions, partners in business and in thought, as well as in affection and amusement, the more highly will men appreciate home.]]> <![CDATA[It seems as though women keep growing. Eventually they can have little or nothing in common with the men they chose long ago.]]> <![CDATA[A women under stress is not immediately concerned with finding solutions to her problems but rather seeks relief by expressing herself and being understood.]]> <![CDATA[Girls we love for what they are; men for what they promise to be.]]> <![CDATA[The most important thing in a relationship between a man and a woman is that one of them must be good at taking orders.]]> <![CDATA[And when a woman's will is as strong as the man's who wants to govern her, half her strength must be concealment.]]> <![CDATA[Women are an enslaved population -- the crop we harvest is children, the fields we work are houses. Women are forced into committing sexual acts with men that violate integrity because the universal religion -- contempt for women -- has as its first commandment that women exist purely as sexual fodder for men.]]> <![CDATA[Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail their failure must be but a challenge to others.]]> <![CDATA[A man's idea in a game of cards is war, cruel, devastating, and pitiless. A lady's idea of it is a combination of larceny, embezzlement and burglary.]]> <![CDATA[In the sex war, thoughtlessness is the weapon of the male, vindictiveness of the female.]]> <![CDATA[Guys are simple... women are not simple and they always assume that men must be just as complicated as they are, only way more mysterious. The whole point is guys are not thinking much. They are just what they appear to be. Tragically.]]>