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Quotations About / On: GIRL

  • 1.
    Don't marry a beautiful girl and walk on egg shells, marry a girl whose toes you can walk on.
    (Dating)
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  • 2.
    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.)
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  • 3.
    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).)
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  • 4.
    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).)
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  • 5.
    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).)
  • 6.
    They let the girls in.
    (Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906), U.S. suffragist. As quoted in Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony, vol. 3, ch. 58, by Ida Husted Harper (1908). With this line written in her diary on September 10, 1900, Anthony noted the success of a long and costly campaign to get women admitted to the University of Rochester on the same basis as men. Despite her advanced age, she had played a major role in the effort. She apparently made the diary entry immediately after returning home from a meeting with the University of Rochester's Board of Trustees.)
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  • 7.
    Girls, get an education and escape slavery.
    (Rena Rietveld Verduin, U.S. farm woman. As quoted in The Female Experience, ch. 45, by Gerda Lerner (1977). Said in a 1907 debate organized by the Lansing Country Culture Club. She was reacting to the typical hard life of a farm woman.)
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  • 8.
    To be sure a stepmother to a girl is a different thing to a second wife to a man!
    (Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865), British novelist. Squire Hamley, in Wives and Daughters, ch. 6 (1866).)
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  • 9.
    In America, every female under fifty calls herself a "girl."
    (H.E. Bates, British screenwriter, and David Lean. Jane Hudson (Katherine Hepburn), Summertime.)
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  • 10.
    Adolescence is when girls experience social pressure to put aside their authentic selves and to display only a small portion of their gifts.
    (Mary Pipher (20th century), U.S. clinical psychologist. Reviving Ophelia, ch. 1 (1994).)
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