Saturday, July 18, 2009

Quotations from others

Lets play Guess-who-and-what this person is. Who are they and what is their story/contribution? I have left their occupations out to increase the mystery.

I always thought if I were popular I must be doing something wrong.
Suzanne Vega

To be meek, patient, tactful, modest, honourable, brave is not to be either manly or womanly; it is to be humane.
Jane Harrison

Unfortunately, sometimes people don't hear you until you scream.
Stefanie Powers

A man has to be Joe McCarthy to be called ruthless. All a woman has to do is put you on hold.
Marlo Thomas

The idea of strictly minding our own business is moldy rubbish. Who could be so selfish?
Myrtie Barker

When a man gets up to speak, people listen, then look. When a woman gets up, people look; then, if they like what they see, they listen.
Pauline Frederick

Let me listen to me and not to them.
Gertrude Stein

Oh, life is a glorious cycle of song, a medley of extemporanea; And love is a thing that can never go wrong; And I am Marie of Roumania.
Dorothy Parker

A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.
Gloria Steinem

Oh, I'm so inadequate - and I love myself.
Meg Ryan

If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun.
Katharine Hepburn

Its the good girls who keep the diaries; the bad girls never have the time.
Tallulah Bankhead

Whenever you want to marry someone, go and have lunch with his ex-wife.
Shelley Winters

The important thing I have learnt over the years is the difference between taking one's work seriously and taking one's self seriously. The first is imperative and the second is disastrous.
Margot Fonteyn

Personally, I think if a woman hasn't met the right man by the time she's 24, she may be lucky.
Deborah Kerr

Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.
Katharine Hepburn

Show me a woman who doesn't feel guilty and I'll show you a man.
Erica Jong

Whenever I dwell for any length of time on my own short-comings, they gradually begin to seem mild, harmless, rather engaging little things, not at all like the staring defects in other peoples characters.
Margaret Halsey

Woman's discontent increases in exact proportion to her development.
Elizabeth Cady Staton

I think the one lesson I have learned is that there is no substitute for paying attention.
Diane Sawyer

The thing women have got to learn is that nobody gives you power. You just take it.
Roseanne Barr

Kids learn more from example than anything you say. I'm convinced they learn very early not to hear anything you say, but to watch what you do.
Jane Pauley

I'm not denying the women are foolish; God Almighty made them to match the men.
Aka George Eliot

True strength is delicate.
Louise Nevelson

If I'm too strong for some people, that's their problem.
Glenda Jackson

A man's home may seem to be his castle on the outside; inside it is more often his nursery.
Clare Booth Luce

It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.
Dolores Ibarruri

Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.
Oprah Winfrey

The only interesting answers are those that destroy the questions.
Susan Sontag

Men are taught to apologise for their weaknesses, women for their strengths.
Lois Wyse

You grow up the day you have you first real laugh at yourself.
Ethel Barrymore

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain.
Dolly Parton

I live by a man's code, designed to fit a man's world, yet at the same time I never forget that a woman's first job is to choose the right shade of lipstick.
Carole Lombard

How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something, but to be someone.
Coco Chanel

The ultimate lesson all of us has to learn is unconditional love, which includes not only others but ourselves as well.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Self-pity in its early stages is as snug as a feather mattress. Only when it hardens does it become uncomfortable.
Maya Angelou

If love is the answer, could you please rephrase the question?
Lily Tomlin

1 comment:

  1. The Gloria Steinem quote is very funny
    Another quote of hers is

    A pedestal is as much a prison as any small, confined space.