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Quotations About / On: GIRL

  • 71.
    Dancing is a wonderful training for girls, it's the first way you learn to guess what a man is going to do before he does it.
    (Christopher Morley (1890-1957), U.S. novelist, journalist, poet. Kitty Foyle, ch. 11 (1939).)
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  • 72.
    Girls are so queer you never know what they mean. They say No when they mean Yes, and drive a man out of his wits for the fun of it.
    (Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888), U.S. author. Laurie, in Little Women, pt. 2, ch. 12 (1869).)
    More quotations from: Louisa May Alcott, fun
  • 73.
    I can't hide it any longer. I love you. It's the old story, boy meets girl—Romeo and Juliet—Minneapolis and St. Paul!
    (Robert Pirosh, U.S. screenwriter, George Seaton, George Oppenheimer, and Sam Wood. Dr. Hugo Z. Hackenbush (Groucho Marx), A Day at the Races, as he woos Mrs. Upjohn (Margaret Dumont) (1937).)
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  • 74.
    Woe to you, my Princess, when I come ... you shall see who is the stronger, a gentle little girl who doesn't eat enough or a big wild man who has cocaine in his body.
    (Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), Austrian psychiatrist. Letter, June 2, 1884, to his fiancée, Martha Bernays. "The Cocaine Episode," vol. 1, ch. 6, Ernest Jones, Sigmund Freud: Life and Work (1953). Freud added, "I am just now busy collecting the literature for a song of praise to this magical substance," though his interest in cocaine ended with his repudiation of it and a long-lasting sense of reproach.)
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  • 75.
    I don't think the question needs to be genderized. It would feel great to anyone. But whether you're a girl or a boy or a Martian, you still have to go out and prove yourself again every day.
    (Julie Krone (b. 1963), U.S. jockey. As quoted in the New York Times Magazine, p. 20 (July 15, 1993). On being asked, following her victory in the 1993 Belmont Stakes, how it felt to be the first woman jockey ever to win a prestigious Triple Crown horse race.)
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  • 76.
    The boys think they can all be athletes, and the girls think they can all be singers. That's the way to fame and success. ...as a group blacks must give up their illusions.
    (Kristin Hunter (b. 1931), African American author. Black Women Writers at Work, ch. 6, by Claudia Tate (1983).)
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  • 77.
    A man is free to go up as high as he can reach up to; but I, with all my style and pep, can't get a man my equal because a girl is always judged by her mother.
    (Anzia Yezierska (c. 1881-1970), Polish author. Fanny, in "The Fat of the Land," Hungry Hearts and Other Stories (1920). Talking of her struggle to escape from the ghetto.)
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  • 78.
    She had more sand in her than any girl I ever see: in my opinion she was just full of sand. It sounds like flattery, but it ain't no flattery.
    (Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910), U.S. author. Huck, in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, ch. 28 (1885).)
  • 79.
    One's prime is elusive. You little girls, when you grow up, must be on the alert to recognize your prime at whatever time of your life it may occur. You must then live it to the full.
    (Muriel Spark (b. 1918), British novelist. Miss Brodie, in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, ch. 1 (1961).)
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  • 80.
    I want to tell you a terrific story about oral contraception. I asked this girl to sleep with me and she said "no."
    (Woody Allen (b. 1935), U.S. filmmaker. Quoted in Woody Allen: Clown Prince of American Humor, ch. 2, B. Adler and J. Feinman (1975).)
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