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Woman

Definition: An adult human female.
Number of Quotes: 39

A woman's place is in the house - the House of Representatives.
Bella Abzug

Our struggle today is not to have a female Einstein get appointed as an assistant professor. It is for a woman schlemiel to get as quickly promoted as a male schlemiel.
Bella Abzug

The test for whether or not you can hold a job should not be the arrangement of your chromosomes.
Bella Abzug

They used to give us a day-it was called International Women's Day. In 1975 they gave us a year, the Year of the Woman. Then from 1975 to 1985 they gave us a decade, the Decade of the Woman. I said at the time, who knows, if we behave they may let us into the whole thing. Well, we didn't behave and here we are.
Bella Abzug

Woe betide the man who dares to pay a woman a compliment today ... Forget the flowers, the chocolates, the soft word - rather woo her with a self-defence manual in one hand and a family planning leaflet in the other.
Alan Ayckbourn

No man has ever yet discovered the way to give friendly advice to any woman, not even to his own wife.
Honoré de Balzac

When you apply the word power to a man, it means strong and bold - very positive attributes. When you use it to describe a woman, it suggests bitchy, insensitive, hard.
Jill Barad

Beauty comes in all sizes - not just size 5.
Roseanne Barr

After forty a woman has to choose between losing her figure or her face. My advice is to keep your face, and stay sitting down.
Barbara Cartland

A woman can become a man's friend only in the following stages - first an acquaintance, next a mistress, and only then a friend.
Anton Chekhov

When a woman isn't beautiful, people always say, You have lovely eyes, you have lovely hair.
Anton Chekhov

I am a man he told her, and men do not consume pink beverages. Get thee gone woman, and bring me something brown.
City of Glass
Cassandra Clare

But what is woman? - only one of Nature's agreeable blunders.
Hannah Cowley

If a lady says No, she means Perhaps; if she says Perhaps, she means Yes; if she says Yes, she is no Lady. If a diplomat says Yes, he means Perhaps; if he says Perhaps, he means No; if he says No, he is no Diplomat.
Bertrand Dawson

A Congresswoman must look like a girl, act like a lady, think like a man, speak on any given subject with authority and most of all work like a dog.
Florence P. Dwyer

I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too!
Elizabeth I

If one is rich and one's a woman, one can be quite misunderstood.
Katharine Graham

If you want to push something ... you're accused of being aggressive, and that's not supposed to be a good thing for a woman. If you get upset and show it, you're accused of being emotional.
Mary Harney

A woman's mind is cleaner than a man's; she changes it more often.
Oliver Herford

A man has his clothes made to fit him; a woman makes herself fit her clothes.
E. W. Howe

A new type of woman arises. She is called a career woman. A man is never a career man. That is his right and privilege. But the woman is called career woman because her career... demands that she ... even renounce normal life.
C. L. R. James

As usual, there's a great woman behind every idiot.
John Lennon

The trouble with marriage is that, while every woman is at heart a mother, every man is at heart a bachelor.
E. V. Lucas

For a woman to attain a high level in a male-dominated profession, she has to work twice as hard and/or be twice as smart.
Elizabeth Mackay

Was this the face that launched a thousand ships, and burnt the topless towers of Ilium?
Christopher Marlowe

High heels were invented by a woman who had been kissed on the forehead.
Christopher Morley

Restaurants have this in common with ladies: the best are often not the most enjoyable, nor the grandest the most friendly, and the pleasures of the evening are frequently spoiled by the writing of an exorbitant cheque.
John Mortimer

When a woman is wearing shorts her charms are enlarged without being enhanced.
Beverley Nichols

By the time you say you're his,
Shivering and sighing
And he vows his passion is
Infinite, undying -
Lady, make a note of this:
One of you is lying.

Dorothy Parker

A woman is like a teabag. It's only when she's in hot water that you realize how strong she is.
Nancy Reagan

It takes a woman twenty years to make a man of her son, and another woman twenty minutes to make a fool of him.
Helen Rowland

Never trust a husband too far or a bachelor too near.
Helen Rowland

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ....
enough money within her control to move out
and rent a place of her own even if she never wants
to or needs to...
A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ....
something perfect to wear if the employer or date of her
dreams wants to see her in an hour...
A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ...
a youth she's content to leave behind....
A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ....
a past juicy enough that she's looking forward to
retelling it in her old age....
A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE .....
a set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill, and a black
lace bra...
A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ....
one friend who always makes her laugh... and one who
lets her cry...
A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ....
a good piece of furniture not previously owned by anyone
else in her family...
A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ....
eight matching plates, wine glasses with stems, and a
recipe for a meal that will make her guests feel honored...
A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE ....
a feeling of control over her destiny...
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
how to fall in love without losing herself..
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
HOW TO QUIT A JOB,
BREAK UP WITH A LOVER,
AND CONFRONT A FRIEND WITHOUT RUINING THE FRIENDSHIP...
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
when to try harder... and WHEN TO WALK AWAY...
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
that she can't change the length of her calves,
the width of her hips, or the nature of her parents..
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
that her childhood may not have been perfect...but it's over...
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
what she would and wouldn't do for love or more...
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
how to live alone... even if she doesn't like it...
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
whom she can trust,
whom she can't,
and why she shouldn't
take it personally...
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
where to go...
be it to her best friend's kitchen table...
or a charming inn in the woods...
when her soul needs soothing...
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
what she can and can't accomplish in a day...
a month...and a year...

Pamela Redmond Satran

Crying is almost a ritual that male politicians must do to prove they are compassionate, but women are supposed to wear iron britches.
Pat Schroeder

I have nothing to offer you but my strength for your defence, my honesty for your surety, my ability and industry for your livelihood, and my authority and position for your dignity. That is all it becomes a man to offer to a woman.
George Bernard Shaw

A woman either loves or hates; there is no third.
Publilius Syrus

A woman, when she thinks alone, thinks badly.
Publilius Syrus

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

We shall not be diverted from our course. To those waiting with bated breath for that favourite media catch-phrase, the U-turn, I have only this to say. You turn if you want; the lady's not for turning.
Margaret Thatcher

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