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Quotations About / On: GIRL

  • 71.
    I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life's a bitch. You've got to go out and kick ass.
    (Maya Angelou (b. 1928), U.S. author. originally published in Girl About Town (Oct. 13, 1986). Kicking Ass (interview), Conversations with Maya Angelou, ed. Jeffrey M. Elliot (1989).)
  • 72.
    Some men love only to talk where they are masters. They like to go to school-girls, or to boys, or into the shops where the sauntering people gladly lend an ear.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Clubs," Society and Solitude (1870).)
  • 73.
    Good-humoured, unaffected girls, will not do for a man who has been used to sensible women. They are two distinct orders of being.
    (Jane Austen (1775-1817), British novelist. Edmund Bertram in Mansfield Park, ch. 35 (1814).)
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  • 74.
    To look almost pretty, is an acquisition of higher delight to a girl who has been looking plain the first fifteen years of her life, than a beauty from her cradle can ever receive.
    (Jane Austen (1775-1817), British novelist. The narrator, in Northanger Abbey, ch. 1 (1818).)
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  • 75.
    Where youth and diffidence are united, it requires uncommon steadiness of reason to resist the attraction of being called the most charming girl in the world.
    (Jane Austen (1775-1817), British novelist. The narrator, in Northanger Abbey, ch. 7 (1818).)
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  • 76.
    A single woman, with a very narrow income, must be a ridiculous, disagreeable, old maid! the proper sport of boys and girls; but a single woman, of good fortune, is always respectable, and may be as sensible and pleasant as anybody else.
    (Jane Austen (1775-1817), British novelist. Emma in Emma, ch. 10 (1816).)
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  • 77.
    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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  • 78.
    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).)
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  • 79.
    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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  • 80.
    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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