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).)
Freedom, my good girl, means being able to count on how other people will behave.
(George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (First produced 1910). Joey Percival, in Misalliance, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 4, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1972).)
Dianne's not one of the boys, but she's not one of the girls, either.
(Marcia Smolens, U.S. political campaign aide. As quoted in Dianne Feinstein, ch. 15, by Jerry Roberts (1994).
Smolens, formerly a campaign aide to Senator Dianne Feinstein (b. 1933) of California, was commenting on Feinstein's apparent lack of conscious self-identification as a feminist.)