Quotations About / On:
There are no good girls gone wrong, just bad girls found out.
(Mae West (1892-1980), U.S. screen actor. "Last Word," On Sex, Health and ESP (1975).)
Don't marry a beautiful girl and walk on egg shells, marry a girl whose toes you can walk on.
A real man doesn't love the most beautiful girl of this world. He must love a girl who makes his world most beautiful.
(Concept of Love)
Oh Lolita, you are my girl, as Vee was Poe's and Bea Dante's, and what little girl would not like to whirl in a circular skirt and scanties?
(Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977), Russian-born U.S. novelist, poet. Lolita, pt. I, ch. 25.)
I was always pretending that I was a poor-working-girl, always forgetting that I was really poor M also a working girl.
(Margaret Anderson (1886-1973), U.S. literary editor and autobiographer. My Thirty Years' War, ch. 1 (1930).
On her first full year in Chicago, as a working woman independent of her parents. Raised in affluence, she was now on her own, living hand-to-mouth as a book reviewer and literary editor.)
I was so drunk the whole time that I took bottles for girls and girls for bottles.
(Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Letter, April 25, 1887, to the Chekhov family. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Letters, vol. 2, p. 72, "Nauka" (1976).)
Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn't matter if only we could prevent girls from being girls.
(Anthony Hope (1863-1933), British author. The Dolly Dialogues, no. 16 (1894).
Real name is Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins.)
An eminent teacher of girls said, "the idea of a girl's education, is, whatever qualifies them for going to Europe."
(Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Culture," The Conduct of Life (1860).)
Naked and defenseless owning nothing in this world I was born crying like a little girl.
(Life and birth)
A dark-complexioned girl, but with a beautiful face-cutting smiling from her hamlet home.
(Such a love want I)