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.
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).)
Is she a girl or a Kashmiri apple?
Just for a kiss, a kiss of the burqua-clad girl am I here.
(Just for your kiss, burquawalli)
The girls trafficked and sold in the bazaar.