The more independent you
want to be, the more generous
you must be with yourself
as a woman.

-Diane von Furstenberg

Can you imagine a world without men?
No crime and lots of happy fat women.

-"Sylvia" (Nicole Hollander)

Vanity is like some men, who are very
useful if they are kept under, and
else not to be endured.

-Marquess of Halifax

The thing that makes you exceptional,
if you are at all, is inevitably that
which must also make you lonely.

-Lorraine Hansberry

Women have served all these
centuries as looking-glasses for
the magic and delicious power of
reflecting the figure of man at
twice its natural size.

-Virginia Woolf

No one can make you feel inferior
without your consent.

-Eleanor Roosevelt

Always be smarter than the people
who hire you.

-Lena Horne

The trouble with the rat race
is that even if you win,
you're still a rat.

-Lily Tomlin

The penalty of success is to be
bored by the people who used to
snub you.

-Lady Astor

What a wonderful life I've had!
I only wish I'd realized it sooner.


Success is often achieved by those
who don't know that failure is

-Coco Chanel

Think wrongly, if you please, but
in all cases think for yourself!

-Doris Lessing

Don't compromise yourself. You
are all you've got.

-Janis Joplin

You may be disappointed if you
fail, but you are doomed if you
don't try.

-Beverly Sills

Elegance is refusal.

-Coco Chanel

The more I traveled the more
I realized that fear makes strangers
of people who should be friends.

-Shirley MacLane

The only thing I regret about
my past life is the length of it.
If I had my past life to do over
again, I'd make all the same
mistakes--only sooner.

-Tallulah Bankhead

Because of their agelong training
in human relations--for that is
what feminine intuition really is--
women have a special contribution
to make to any group enterprise.

-Margaret Mead

One old lady who wants her head
lifted wouldn't be so bad, but you
multiply her two hundred and fifty
thousand times and what you get is
a book club.

-Flannery O'Connor

Whenever I'm caught between two
evils, I take the one I haven't
tried yet.

-Mae West

Lack of education is an extraordinary
handicap when one is being offensive.

-Josephine Tey

Parenthood: that state of being
better chaperoned than you were
before marriage.
-Madeline Cox

Fortune does not change men,
it unmasks them.

-Suzanne Necker

Happiness is good health
and a bad memory.

-Ingrid Bergman

Opportunities are usually disguised
as hard work, so most people
don't recognize them.

-Ann Landers

It is not easy to find happiness
in ourselves, and it is not possible
to find it elsewhere.

-Agnes Reppelier

If survival depended solely on the
triumph of the strong then the
species would perish. So the real
reason for survival, the principal
factor in the "struggle of existence,"
is the love of adult for their young.

-Maria Montessori

.....there are two ways to meet
life; you may refuse to care until
indifference becomes a habit, a
defensive armor, and you are
safe--but bored. Or you can
care greatly, and live greatly--
till life breaks you on its wheel.

-Dorothy Canfield Fisher

I think these difficult times have
helped me to understand better than
before how infinitely rich and
beautiful life is in every way
and that so many things that
one goes around worrying about are
of no importance whatsoever.

-Isak Dinesen

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 firm there,
firm as weeds among stones.

-Charlotte Bronte

I don't have a warm personal enemy
left. They've all died off. I
miss them terribly because they
helped define me.

-Clare Boothe Luce

Too often, I think, children are
required to write before they have
anything to say. Teach them to
think and read and talk without
self-repression, and they will
write because they cannot help it.

-Anne Sullivan

Before you can drive a car you
need a state-approved course of
instruction, but driving a car
is nothing, nothing compared to
living day in and day out with a
husband and raising up a new
human being.

-Anne Tyler

I have bursts of being a lady,
but it doesn't last long.

-Shelley Winters

Men are generally more law-abiding
than women. Women have the
feeling that since they didn't
make the rules, the rules have
nothing to do with them.

-Diane Johnson

You can't shake hands with a
clenched fist.

-Indira Gandhi

The great thing about getter older
is that you don't lose all the
other ages you've been.

-Madeline L'Engle

Music: Concerto (Op4 No7)(RV 185)
Antonio Vivaldi, compliments of
Midi World

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