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Quotations About / On: GIRL

  • 31.
    I began quite early in life to sense the thrill a girl attains in supplying money to a man.
    (Anita Loos (1894-1981), U.S. humorist, screenwriter, and dramatist. Cast of Thousands, ch. 8 (1977). Loos's husband, John Emerson, was often dependent, directly or indirectly, on her salary.)
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  • 32.
    Getting ready: the show girl scratches her breast and shakes out her feathers.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).)
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  • 33.
    Any strain upon a girl's intellect is to be dreaded, and any attempt to bring women into competition with men can scarcely escape failure.
    (Elizabeth Missing Sewell (1815-1906), British author. Principles of Education, Drawn from Nature and Revelation, and Applied to Female Education in the Upper Classes, ch. 32 (1866).)
  • 34.
    Do you have to open graves to find girls to fall in love with?
    (John L. Balderston (1899-1954), U.S. screenwriter. Karl Freund. Helen Grosvenor (Zita Johann), The Mummy, to young archaeologist Frank Whemple (1932). From the story by Nina Wilcox Putnam and Richard Schayer.)
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  • 35.
    There is not one female comic who was beautiful as a little girl.
    (Joan Rivers (b. 1935), U.S. comedienne. Quoted in Los Angeles Times (May 10, 1974).)
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  • 36.
    I'm going out and get a girl for my picture, even if I have to marry one.
    (James Creelman. Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack. Carl Denham (Robert Armstrong), King Kong, on being told that no actress wants to film on location with him (1933). From an idea conceived by Merian C. Cooper (1893-1973) and Edgar Wallace (1875-1932) (full name Richard Edgar Horatio Wallace).)
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  • 37.
    What girl could fail to make a conquest who collapsed at a man's feet in the moonlight?
    (John L. Balderston (1899-1954), U.S. screenwriter, and Karl Freund. Helen Grosvenor (Zita Johann), The Mummy, to Frank Whemple, who claims to have fallen in love with her at first sight (1932). From the story by Nina Wilcox Putnam and Richard Schayer.)
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  • 38.
    Debussy—A pretty girl with one blue eye and one brown one.
    (H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (1880-1956), U.S. journalist, critic. Originally published in the Smart Set (May 1912). The Vintage Mencken, ch. 26, p. 141, ed. Alistair Cooke, Vintage (1956).)
  • 39.
    If there is anything I really fear it is the mind of a young girl.
    (Jane Heap (c. 1880-1964), U.S. artist and editor. As quoted in The Strange Necessity, part 1, by Margaret Anderson (1969). Said in 1920, when Heap and her co-editor, Margaret Anderson, were on trial for publishing sections of the Irish novelist James Joyce's controversial masterpiece, Ulysses, in their literary journal, The Little Review. Two years later, the American expatriate Sylvia Beach, who had become a Parisian bookseller, published the complete Ulysses in book form. Here, Heap was reacting privately to the prosecutor's assertion in court that reading Ulysses would endanger "the minds of young girls." Ultimately, Anderson and Heap were convicted and fined $100.)
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  • 40.
    A great social success is a pretty girl who plays her cards as carefully as if she were plain.
    (F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940), U.S. author. Letter (undated) to his daughter, Frances Scott Fitzgerald. The Crack-Up, ed. Edmund Wilson (1945).)
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