Quotation Saturday

Mamacita says:  Here are some great quotes, all from some great women!

1.  Look at your feet. You are standing in the sky. When we think of the sky, we tend to look up, but the sky actually begins at the earth. –Diane Ackerman

2.  Inside me lives a skinny woman crying to get out. But I can usually shut her up with cookies. –Anon.

3.  The hardest years in life are those between ten and seventy.  —Helen Hayes (at 73)

4.  I believe that we are solely responsible for our choices, and we have to accept the consequences of every deed, word, and thought throughout our lifetime. –Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

5.  Things are going to get a lot worse before they get worse.—Lily Tomlin

6.  The power of the harasser, the abuser, the rapist depends above all on the silence of women. –Ursula LeGuin

7.  Laugh and the world laughs with you. Cry and you cry with your girlfriends. —Laurie Kuslansky

8.  My second favorite household chore is ironing, my first being,hitting my head on the top bunk bed until I faint. –Erma Bombeck-

9.  Old age ain’t no place for sissies. —Bette Davis

10.  A man’s got to do what a man’s got to do. A woman must do what he can’t. —Rhonda Hansome

11.  The phrase “working mother” is redundant. -Jane Sellman

12.  Every time I close the door on reality, it comes in through the windows. —Jennifer Yane

13.  Whatever women must do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult. —Charlotte Whitton

14.  Thirty-five is when you finally get your head together and your body starts falling apart. —Caryn Leschen

15.  Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it.  –Jane Wagner

16.  If you can’t be a good example — then you’ll just have to be a horrible warning. —Catherine Aird

17.  When I was young, I was put in a school for retarded kids for two years before they realized I actually had a hearing loss. And they called ME slow! —Kathy Buckley

18.  I’m not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I’m not dumb — and I’m also not blonde. —Dolly Parton

19.  So I go to church, not because of any legalistic or moralistic reasons, but because I am a hungry sheep who needs to be fed; and for the same reason that I wear a wedding ring: a public witness of a private commitment.–Madeleine L’Engle

20.  Censorship, like charity, should begin at home, but unlike charity, it should end there. –Clare Boothe Luce

21.  When women are depressed they either eat or go shopping. Men invade another country.–Elayne Boosler

22.  The minute a person whose word means a great deal to others dares to take the open-hearted and courageous way, many others follow. –Marian Anderson

23.  In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman. —Margaret Thatcher

24.  I am a marvelous housekeeper. Every time I leave a man, I keep his house. —Zsa Zsa Gabor

25.  Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission. —Eleanor Roosevelt

26.  I’ve been married to one Marxist and one Fascist, and neither one would take the garbage out. — Lee Grant

27.   Sometimes it’s worse to win a fight than to lose.  –Billie Holiday

28.   I love people. I love my family, my children . . . but inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that’s where you renew your springs that never dry up. –Pearl S. Buck

29.  I hate housework! You make the beds, you do the dishes — and six months later you have to start all over again.  –Joan Rivers

30.  Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature. –Helen Keller

31.  I am not being facetious when I say that the real enemies in this country are the Pentagon and its pals in big business. –Bella Abzug

32.  For women the best aphrodisiacs are words. The G-spot is in the ears. He who looks for it below there is wasting his time. –Isabelle Allende

33.  When the grandmothers of today hear the word “Chippendales,” they don’t necessary think of chairs. –Jean Kerr

34.   Luck? I don’t know anything about luck. I’ve never banked on it, and I’m afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: Hard work — and realizing what is opportunity and what isn’t.  –Lucille Ball

35.  I may sometimes be willing to teach for nothing, but if paid at all, I shall never do a man’s work for less than a man’s pay. –Clara Barton

36.  Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education; they grow there, firm as weeds among rocks. –Charlotte Bronte

37.  I am among those who think that science has great beauty. A scientist in his laboratory is not only a technician: he is also a child placed before natural phenomena which impress him like a fairy tale. –Marie Curie

38.  Spend the afternoon. You can’t take it with you.  –Annie Dillard

39.  Eternity is not something that begins after you are dead. It is going on all the time. –Charlotte Perkins Gilman

40.  It has always seemed strange to me that in our endless discussions about education so little stress is laid on the pleasure of becoming an educated person, the enormous interest it adds to life. To be able to be caught up into the world of thought — that is to be educated. –Edith Hamilton

41.  I think nothing is religion which puts one individual absolutely above others, and surely nothing is religion which puts one sex above another….–Julia Ward Howe

42.   What you need is sustained outrage…there’s far too much unthinking respect given to authority. –Molly Ivins

43.  Now that I’m over sixty, I’m veering toward respectability. –Shelley Winters

44.  Religion without humanity is poor human stuff.  –Sojourner Truth

45.  The dying, the cripple, the mental, the unwanted, the unloved– they are Jesus in disguise. –Mother Teresa

46.  No one worth possessing can be quite possessed. –Sara Teasdale

47.  You have to leave room in life to dream.  –Buffy St. Marie

48.  Taking joy in life is a woman’s best cosmetic.–Rosalind Russell

49.  Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality. –Beatrix Potter

50.  Under pressure, people admit to murder, setting fire to the village church or robbing a bank, but never to being bores. –Elsa Lanchester

It’s almost time for normal people to get up, so I guess I’d better go to bed.


Quotation Saturday — 6 Comments

  1. I ADORED Helen Hayes! Every time I see a show at the Helen Hayes Theatre in NYC I think of her. What a classy dame! BTW, don’t forget Sx3 tomorrow…we’ll be in an Inaugural Kind of Mood!

  2. I ADORED Helen Hayes! Every time I see a show at the Helen Hayes Theatre in NYC I think of her. What a classy dame! BTW, don’t forget Sx3 tomorrow…we’ll be in an Inaugural Kind of Mood!

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