Quotations About / On:
Girls usually have a papier mâché face on their wedding day.
(Colette [Sidonie Gabrielle Colette] (1873-1954), French author. "Wedding Day," pt. 2, Earthly Paradise, ed. Robert Phelps (1966).)
I never cared for fashion much, amusing little seams and witty little pleats: it was the girls I liked.
(David Bailey (b. 1938), British photographer. Independent (London, Nov. 5, 1990).)
Home is the girl's prison and the woman's workhouse.
(George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (1903). Man and Superman, "The Revolutionist's Handbook," The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 2, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1971).)
The stage is life, music, beautiful girls, legs, breasts, not talk or intellectualism or dried-up academics.
(Harold Clurman (1901-1980), U.S. stage director, critic. quoted in Robert Brustein, "The Vitality of Harold Clurman," pt. 1, Who Needs Theatre (1987).)
A toddling little girl is a centre of common feeling which makes the most dissimilar people understand each other.
(George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819-1880), British novelist. repr. In Scenes of Clerical Life (1858). Janet's Repentance, ch. 8, Blackwood's Magazine (1857).)
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).)
In America, every female under fifty calls herself a "girl."
(H.E. Bates, British screenwriter, and David Lean. Jane Hudson (Katherine Hepburn), Summertime.)
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).)
Understand, I was in love with the girl. Or at least in lust.
(Peter Shaffer (b. 1926), British playwright, screenwriter. Salieri (F. Murray Abraham), Amadeus, speaking about Katerina (Christine Ebersole) to Father Vogler (Richard Frank) (1984).)
All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl.
(Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977), British comic actor, filmmaker. My Autobiography, ch. 10 (1964).)