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Anita Loos (April 26, 1889 August 18, 1981) was an acclaimed American screenwriter, playwright and author.

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There is a serious defect in the thinking of someone who wants -- more than anything else -- to become rich. As long as they don't have the money, it'll seem like a worthwhile goal. Once they do, they'll understand how important other things are -- and have always been.

So this gentlemen said, “A girl with brains ought to do something else with them besides think.”
Fate keeps on happening.
Pleasure that isn't paid for is as insipid as everything else that's free.
That our popular art forms have become so obsessed with sex has turned the U.S.A into a nation of hobbledehoys; as if grown people don't have more vital concerns, such as taxes, inflation, dirty politics, earning a living, getting an education, or keeping out of jail.
The people I'm furious with are the Women's Liberationists. They keep getting up on soapboxes and proclaiming women are brighter than men. That's true, but it should be kept quiet or it ruins the whole racket.
Does this boat go to Europe, France?
I really think that American gentlemen are the best after all, because kissing your hand may make you feel very good but a diamond and a sapphire bracelet lasts forever.
Show business is the best possible therapy for remorse.
If we have to tell Hollywood good-by, it may be with one of those tender, old-fashioned, seven-second kisses exchanged between two people of the opposite sex, with all their clothes on.
There's nothing colder than chemistry.
The people I’m furious with are the Women’s Liberationists. They keep getting up on soapboxes and proclaiming women are brighter than men. That’s true, but it should be kept quiet or it ruins the whole racket.
Of course, everybody knows that the greatest thing about Motherhood is the “Sacrifices,” but it is quite a shock to find out that they begin so far ahead of time.
So I am beginning to wonder if maybe girls wouldn’t be happier if we stopped demanding so much respeckt [sic] for ourselves and developped [sic] a little more respeckt for husbands.
Why, Benjamin Franklin says a man without a woman is like a half a pair of scissors.