No doubt you were extremely beautiful as a young girl, but your youth could never compete with your age now.
(Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977), British actor, screenwriter, director, and Orson Welles. Monsieur Henri Verdoux (Charles Chaplin), Monsieur Verdoux, said to Marie Grosnay (Isobel Elsom) as he tries to seduce her (1947).)
The fact that I was a girl never damaged my ambitions to be a pope or an emperor.
(Willa Cather (1873-1947), U.S. novelist. Originally published in The Home Monthly (December 1897). review of Eugene Sue, The Wandering Jew, repr. In The World and the Parish: Willa Cather's Articles and Reviews, 1893-1902, vol. 1, ed. William M. Curtin, University of Nebraska Press (1970).)