Quotations About / On: GIRL

  • 41.
    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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  • 42.
    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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  • 43.
    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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  • 44.
    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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  • 45.
    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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  • 46.
    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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  • 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.
    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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  • 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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