Quotations About / On: GIRL

  • 41.
    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).)
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  • 42.
    Girls, get an education and escape slavery.
    (Rena Rietveld Verduin, U.S. farm woman. As quoted in The Female Experience, ch. 45, by Gerda Lerner (1977). Said in a 1907 debate organized by the Lansing Country Culture Club. She was reacting to the typical hard life of a farm woman.)
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  • 43.
    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).)
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  • 44.
    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.)
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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.
    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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  • 47.
    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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  • 48.
    If you should put a knife into a French girl's learning it would explode and blow away like an omelette soufflee ...
    (M. E. W. Sherwood (1826-1903), U.S. socialite, traveller, and author. An Epistle to Posterity, ch. 16 (1897). Of a beautiful young Parisian, "born for the splendid side of the tapestry.")
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  • 49.
    A boy's mind is not so easily sullied as a girl's.... Undesirable knowledge is not an equal shock to the moral nature.
    (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. 28 (1866).)
  • 50.
    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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