Quotations About / On: GIRL

  • 41.
    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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  • 42.
    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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  • 43.
    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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  • 44.
    The fact that I was a girl never damaged my ambitions to be a pope or an emperor.
    (Willa Cather (1873-1947), U.S. novelist. Originally published in The Home Monthly (December 1897). review of Eugene Sue, The Wandering Jew, repr. In The World and the Parish: Willa Cather's Articles and Reviews, 1893-1902, vol. 1, ed. William M. Curtin, University of Nebraska Press (1970).)
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  • 45.
    We took some pictures of the native girls, but they weren't developed ... but we're going back again in a couple of weeks.
    (Morrie Ryskind, U.S. screenwriter, and Victor Heerman. Captain Jeffery T. Spaulding (Groucho Marx), Animal Crackers, detailing the highlights of his African exploration (1929). Ryskind adapted this from original Broadway play by George Kaufman, Ryskind, Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby.)
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  • 46.
    Fact: Girls who are having a good sex thing stay in New York. The rest want to spend their summer vacations in Europe.
    (Gail Parent (b. 1941), U.S. author. "Europe," Sheila Levine Is Dead and Living in New York (1972).)
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  • 47.
    Are you involved in politics now? Leave that to the writers and to the ugly girls.
    (Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. Rateau to his friend Jonas, in Exile and the Kingdom, "Jonas or The Artist at Work," p. 121, Gallimard (1957).)
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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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