Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Untamed Tongues: Wild Words from Wild Women, by Autumn Stephens

Stephens collected inspirational, wise, and humorous quotes from a wide variety of women; here are my favorites...

"The more articulate one is, the more dangerous words become." May Sarton

"Nobody's interested in sweetness and light." Hedda Hopper

"I don't have the time every day to put on makeup. I need that time to clean my rifle." Henriette Mantel

"I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond." Mae West

"I'm just a person trapped inside a woman's body." Elayne Boosler

"Kiss my shapely big fat ass." K.T. Oslin

I'm no lady: I'm a member of Congress, and I'll proceed on that basis." Mary Norton

"I have a brain and a uterus, and I use both." Patricia Schroeder

"As a woman, I can't go to war, and I refuse to send anyone else." Jeanette Rankin

"I think extreme heterosexuality is a perversion." Margaret Mead

"I learned that women were smart and capable, could live in community together without men, and in fact did not need men much." Anna Quindlen

"A girl can wait for the right man to come along but in the meantime that still doesn't mean she can't have a wonderful time with all the wrong ones." Cher

"The only jobs for which no man is qualified are human incubators and wet nurse. Likewise, the only job for which no woman is or can be qualified is sperm donor." Wilma Scott Heide

"In twenty years, I've never had a day when I didn't have to think about someone else's needs. And this means the writing has to be fitted around it." Alice Munro

"But oh, what a woman I should be if an able young man would consecrate his life to me as secretaries and technicians do to their men employers." Mable Ulrich

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

"No day is so bad it can't be fixed by a nap." Carrie Snow

1 comment:

mrs. blogoway said...

nice quotes. I got a good laugh out of a few of them...