Quotations About / On: GIRL

  • 41.
    The difference between a lady and a flower girl is not how she behaves, but how she's treated.
    (George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (First produced, in German, 1913). Eliza Doolittle, in Pygmalion, act 5, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 4, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1972).)
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  • 42.
    I constantly felt (as I suppose many an ambitious girl has felt) a thumping from within unanswered by any beckoning from without.
    (Anna Julia Cooper (1859-1964), U.S. educator and feminist. A Voice from the South, part 1 (1892). Of her frustration as a young student in a school offering inadequate intellectual stimulation. Cooper, the daughter of a former slave, would become a teacher and, at age 67, the fourth African American woman to earn a Ph.D. (at the University of Paris).)
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  • 43.
    The only bodily organ which is really regarded as inferior is the atrophied penis, a girl's clitoris.
    (Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), Austrian psychiatrist. repr. in Complete Works, vol. 22, eds. James Strachey and Anna Freud (1964). "The Dissection of the Psychical Personality," lecture 31, New Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis (1933). Freud was refuting the claims of "Individual Psychologists" that the "inferiority complex" can be traced back to self- perceived organic defects.)
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  • 44.
    When you see what some girls marry, you realize how they must hate to work for a living.
    (Helen Rowland (1875-1950), U.S. journalist. Reflections of a Bachelor Girl, p. 45, ed. Paul and Stanley (1909).)
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  • 45.
    Give me a girl at an impressionable age, and she is mine for life!
    (Muriel Spark (b. 1918), British novelist. Miss Brodie, in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, ch. 1 (1961).)
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  • 46.
    When a girl marries, she exchanges the attentions of all the other men of her acquaintance for the inattention of just one.
    (Helen Rowland (1875-1950), U.S. journalist. Reflections of a Bachelor Girl, p. 5 (1903), eds. Paul and Stanley (1909).)
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  • 47.
    What do girls do who haven't any mothers to help them through their troubles?
    (Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888), U.S. author. Jo March, in Little Women, pt. 2, ch. 23 (1869).)
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  • 48.
    The little rift between the sexes is astonishingly widened by simply teaching one set of catchwords to the girls and another to the boys.
    (Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94), Scottish novelist, essayist, poet. Virginibus Puerisque, sct. 2 (1881).)
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  • 49.
    Girls like to be played with, and rumpled a little too, sometimes.
    (Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Hardcastle, in She Stoops to Conquer, act 5, sc. 1.)
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  • 50.
    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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