norma_i15 - Feed Quotations Book Search <![CDATA[The history of men's opposition to women's emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself.]]> <![CDATA[Once conform, once do what other people do because they do it, and a lethargy steals over all the finer nerves and faculties of the soul. She becomes all outer show and inward emptiness; dull, callous, and indifferent.]]> <![CDATA[In nine cases out of ten, a woman had better show more affection than she feels.]]> <![CDATA[A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.]]> <![CDATA[It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage.]]> <![CDATA[Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.]]> <![CDATA[A woman, especially, if she have the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can.]]> <![CDATA[Business, you know, may bring you money, but friendship hardly ever does.]]> <![CDATA[Where an opinion is general, it is usually correct.]]> <![CDATA[It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man is in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.]]> <![CDATA[One cannot be always laughing at a man without now and then stumbling on something witty.]]> <![CDATA[Abstainer. A weak man who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure.]]> <![CDATA[My attitude toward men who mess around is simple: If you find 'em, kill 'em.]]> <![CDATA[I fear explanations explanatory of things explained.]]> <![CDATA[Irreligion. The principal one of the great faiths of the world.]]> <![CDATA[If there is no God, everything is permitted.]]> <![CDATA[He was an embittered atheist (the sort of atheist who does not so much disbelieve in God as personally dislike Him).]]> <![CDATA[I thought how unpleasant it is to be locked out; and I thought how it is worse, perhaps, to be locked in.]]> <![CDATA[A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.]]> <![CDATA[Rigid, the skeleton of habit alone upholds the human frame.]]> <![CDATA[Things have dropped from me. I have outlived certain desires; I have lost friends, some by death... others through sheer inability to cross the street.]]> <![CDATA[Those comfortably padded lunatic asylums which are known, euphemistically, as the stately homes of England.]]> <![CDATA[A good essay must have this permanent quality about it; it must draw its curtain round us, but it must be a curtain that shuts us in not out.]]> <![CDATA[Women have served all these centuries as looking-glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size.]]> <![CDATA[Why are women so much more interesting to men than men are to women?]]> <![CDATA[On the outskirts of every agony sits some observant fellow who points.]]> <![CDATA[The eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts our cages.]]> <![CDATA[Boredom is the legitimate kingdom of the philanthropic.]]> <![CDATA[When the shriveled skin of the ordinary is stuffed out with meaning, it satisfies the senses amazingly.]]> <![CDATA[What is meant by reality? It would seem to be something very erratic, very undependable -- now to be found in a dusty road, now in a scrap of newspaper in the street, now a daffodil in the sun. It lights up a group in a room and stamps some casual saying]]> <![CDATA[It's not catastrophes, murders, deaths, diseases, that age and kill us; it's the way people look and laugh, and run up the steps of omnibuses.]]> <![CDATA[Inevitably we look upon society, so kind to you, so harsh to us, as an ill-fitting form that distorts the truth; deforms the mind; fetters the will.]]> <![CDATA[Humor is the first gift to perish in a foreign language.]]> <![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[As a woman I have no country. As a woman my country is the whole world.]]> <![CDATA[Faith means not wanting to know what is true.]]>