Quotations About / On: GIRL

  • 71.
    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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  • 72.
    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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  • 73.
    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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  • 74.
    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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  • 75.
    No doubt you were extremely beautiful as a young girl, but your youth could never compete with your age now.
    (Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977), British actor, screenwriter, director, and Orson Welles. Monsieur Henri Verdoux (Charles Chaplin), Monsieur Verdoux, said to Marie Grosnay (Isobel Elsom) as he tries to seduce her (1947).)
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  • 76.
    Somebody just back of you while you are fishing is as bad as someone looking over your shoulder while you write a letter to your girl.
    (Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961), U.S. author. repr. In By-Line Ernest Hemingway, ed. William White (1967). "Trout Fishing in Europe," The Toronto Star Weekly (Nov. 17, 1923).)
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  • 77.
    Love presses my head with carefully placed feet, wretch that he is, until he has taught me to detest chaste girls, and to live with no counsel.
    (Propertius Sextus (c. 50-16 B.C.), Roman elegist. Oxford Classical Text, I.1. 4-6.)
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  • 78.
    A woman who looks like a girl and thinks like a man is the best sort, the most enjoyable to be and the most pleasurable to have and to hold.
    (Julie Burchill (b. 1960), British journalist, author. "Born Again Cows," Damaged Gods (1986).)
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  • 79.
    Understand, I was in love with the girl. Or at least in lust.
    (Peter Shaffer (b. 1926), British playwright, screenwriter. Salieri (F. Murray Abraham), Amadeus, speaking about Katerina (Christine Ebersole) to Father Vogler (Richard Frank) (1984).)
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  • 80.
    Adolescence is when girls experience social pressure to put aside their authentic selves and to display only a small portion of their gifts.
    (Mary Pipher (20th century), U.S. clinical psychologist. Reviving Ophelia, ch. 1 (1994).)
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