Helen Rowland

(1875–1950 / Washington, D.C)

Helen Rowland Quotes

  • ''A husband is what is left of a lover, after the nerve has been extracted.''
    Helen Rowland (1875-1950), U.S. journalist. "Prelude," A Guide to Men (1922).
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  • ''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).
  • ''One man's folly is often another man's wife.''
    Helen Rowland (1875-1950), U.S. journalist. Reflections of a Bachelor Girl (1903, ed. Stanley and Paul, 1909).
  • ''Nowadays love is a matter of chance, matrimony a matter of money and divorce a matter of course.''
    Helen Rowland (1875-1950), U.S. journalist. Reflections of a Bachelor Girl, p. 99 (1903), eds. Paul and Stanley (1909). The epigram reappeared in Rowland, A Guide to Men, "Cymbals and Kettle-Drums" (1922).
  • ''No man can understand why a woman shouldn't prefer a good reputation to a good time.''
    Helen Rowland (1875-1950), U.S. journalist. Reflections of a Bachelor Girl, p. 10 (1903), eds. Stanley and Paul (1909).
  • ''The tenderest spot in a man's make-up is sometimes the bald spot on top of his head.''
    Helen Rowland (1875-1950), U.S. journalist. Reflections of a Bachelor Girl (1903).
  • ''When you see what some girls marry, you realize how they must hate to work for a living.''
    Helen Rowland (1875-1950), U.S. journalist. Reflections of a Bachelor Girl, p. 45, ed. Paul and Stanley (1909).
  • ''Marrying an old bachelor is like buying second-hand furniture.''
    Helen Rowland (1875-1950), U.S. journalist. repr. eds. Stanley and Paul (1909). Reflections of a Bachelor Girl (1903).
  • ''Between lovers a little confession is a dangerous thing.''
    Helen Rowland (1875-1950), U.S. journalist. Reflections of a Bachelor Girl (1903), ed. Paul and Stanley (1909).
  • ''Variety is the spice of love.''
    Helen Rowland (1875-1950), U.S. journalist. Reflections of a Bachelor Girl, p. 3 (1903, Stanley and Paul ed., 1909).

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