Quotations About / On:
Too many girls follow the line of least resistancebut a good line is hard to resist.
(Raoul Walsh, U.S. screenwriter. Frisco Doll (Mae West), Klondike Annie, on the fine art of seduction (1936).)
Old photograph: amid the set poses of her family, a young girl smiles and raises her hand a little.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fifth Selection, New York (1988).)
All you need for a movie is a gun and a girl.
(Jean-Luc Godard (b. 1930), French filmmaker, author. Journal entry, May 16, 1991. quoted in Projections, eds. John Boorman and Walter Donohue (1992).)
An honest man may really love a pretty girl, but only an idiot marries her merely because she is pretty.
(Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694-1773), British statesman, man of letters. letter, Dec. 3, 1734, The French Correspondence of the 4th Earl of Chesterfield, vol. I, p. 150, ed. Rex A. Barrell, trans. James Gray, Ottawa, Borealis Press (1980).)
When a little girl opens her bright eyes in the sunlight, there is no variety of options.
(Jean Arnold, U.S. inventor. As quoted in Feminine Ingenuity, ch. 9, by Anne L. MacDonald (1992).
Said in 1876.)
Sex education is legitimate in that girls cannot be taught soon enough how children don't come into the world.
(Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian writer. Trans. by Harry Zohn, originally published in Beim Wort genommen (1955). Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, University of Chicago Press (1990).)
In Westerns you were permitted to kiss your horse but never your girl.
(Gary Cooper (1901-1961), U.S. screen actor. "Well, It Was This Way," Saturday Evening Post (New York, March 17, 1958).)
My first debate in high school"Resolved: Girls are no good"and I won!
(Donald Freed, U.S. screenwriter, and Arnold M. Stone. Robert Altman. Richard Nixon (Philip Baker Hall), Secret Honor (1984).
Fictional play based on Richard Nixon.)
Any gentleman with the slightest chic will give a girl a fifty dollar bill for the powder room.
(George Axelrod (1922), screenwriter. Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn), Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961).)
Killers, huh? I'd trade the pair of you for a good Camp Fire Girl.
(Daniel Taradash (b. 1913), U.S. screenwriter. Sergeant Warden (Burt Lancaster), From Here To Eternity, after preventing a fight between Maggio (Frank Sinatra) and Fatso (Ernest Borgnine) (1953).)