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Quotations About / On: GIRL

  • 51.
    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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  • 52.
    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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  • 53.
    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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  • 54.
    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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  • 55.
    Oh Lolita, you are my girl, as Vee was Poe's and Bea Dante's, and what little girl would not like to whirl in a circular skirt and scanties?
    (Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977), Russian-born U.S. novelist, poet. Lolita, pt. I, ch. 25.)
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  • 56.
    People tend to box little girls in. They teach them to sit properly and stand quietly and not attract attention. Sports is one place where girls can be free and enjoy the exhilaration of movement.
    (Tenley Albright (b. 1935), U.S. ice skater. As quoted in WomenSports magazine, p. 16 (January 1975).)
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  • 57.
    All right. If you insist. I do not sleep with girls. No, no, no, let me be absolutely accurate. I've gone through the motions of sleeping with girls exactly three times, all of them disastrous. The word for my sex life now is nil. Or as you Americans would say, "plenty of nuttin'."
    (Jay Presson Allen (b. 1922), U.S. screenwriter. Brian (Michael York), Cabaret (1972). Responding to Sally's inquiries.)
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  • 58.
    You know, you two girls have everything. You're tall and short, slim and stout, and blonde and brunette, and that's just the kind of girl I crave.
    (Morrie Ryskind, U.S. screenwriter, and Victor Heerman. Captain Jeffery T. Spaulding (Groucho Marx), Animal Crackers, attempting to seduce both Mrs. Rittenhouse (Margaret Dumont) and Mrs. Whitehead (Margaret Irving) (1929). Ryskind adapted this from original Broadway play by George Kaufman, Ryskind, Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby.)
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  • 59.
    The society girl meets more dangers than the girl on the stage. There is more danger at a tango tea than in the theatre. The actor is less dangerous than the dancing master.
    (Lillian Russell (1861-1922), U.S. actor. As quoted in Famous Actors and Actresses on the American Stage, vol. 2, by William C. Young (1975). From an article entitled, "Is the Stage a Perilous Place for a Young Girl?," first published in Theatre magazine in January 1916. Russell, a renowned beauty and very popular musical comedy star, was reacting to the "bad name" that the stage had at the time. She herself had been married four times and observed: "If a girl is pretty she will be tempted.")
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  • 60.
    Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn't matter if only we could prevent girls from being girls.
    (Anthony Hope (1863-1933), British author. The Dolly Dialogues, no. 16 (1894). Real name is Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins.)
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