Women

Oscar Wilde Page

“Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance.”

- Oscar Wilde

Source/Notes: A Woman of No Importance (1893)
Robert A. Heinlein Page

“Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.”

- Robert A. Heinlein

Source/Notes: Quoted as a proverb in Heinlein's book "Glory Road" (1963)
Hunter S. Thompson Page

“Women are terrified of being raped, but somewhere in the back of the womb there is one rebellious nerve end that tingles with curiosity whenever the word is mentioned.”

- Hunter S. Thompson

Source/Notes: Hell's Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs (1966)
Muhammad Page

“O People, it is true that you have certain rights with regard to your women, but they also have right over you. If they abide by your right then to them belongs the right to be fed and clothed in kindness. Do treat your women well and be kind to them for they are your partners and committed helpers.”

- Muhammad

Source/Notes: Final sermon
Aristotle Onassis Page

“If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning.”

- Aristotle Onassis

Source/Notes: As quoted in: "Aristotle Onassis" (Lippincott, 1977) by Nicholas Fraser, p. 308

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H. L. Mencken Page

“Women decide the larger questions of life correctly and quickly, not because they are lucky guessers, not because they are divinely inspired, not because they practise a magic inherited from savagery, but simply and solely because they have sense. They see at a glance what most men could not see with searchlights and telescopes.... They are the supreme realists of the race.”

- H. L. Mencken

Source/Notes: In Defense of Women, rev. ed., pt. 1, (1922), Chapter 5
Madeleine Albright Page

“There is a special place in hell for women who don't help other women.”

- Madeleine Albright

Source/Notes: Keynote speech at Celebrating Inspiration luncheon with the WNBA's All-Decade Team, quoted in Mechelle Voepel, ESPN (July 13, 2006)
Katharine Hepburn Page

“Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.”

- Katharine Hepburn

Source/Notes: As quoted in: "The Reader's Digest, Volume 118, Issue 1" (1981), p. 45. And also in: "Katharine Hepburn: A Celebration" (Pavilion, 1999) by Sheridan Morley, p. 89
Tom Robbins Page

“It's not men who limit women, it's not straights who limit gays, it's not whites who limit blacks. What limits people is lack of character. What limits people is that they don't have the fucking nerve or imagination to star in their own movie, let alone direct it.”

- Tom Robbins

Source/Notes: Still Life with Woodpecker (1980)
Oscar Wilde Page

“I see when men love women. They give them but a little of their lives. But women when they love give everything.”

- Oscar Wilde

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Henri-Frédéric Amiel Page

“Women wish to be loved without a why or a wherefore; not because they are pretty, or good, or well-bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.”

- Henri-Frédéric Amiel

Source/Notes: Amiel's Journal: The Journal Intime of Henri-Frédéric Amiel (1885 edition)
Steve Harvey Page

“How can smart women be so stupid about men sometimes? Lack of knowledge. It's what men have kept secret for so long.”

- Steve Harvey

George Best Page

“In 1969 I gave up women and alcohol - it was the worst 20 minutes of my life.”

- George Best

Source/Notes: Reported in Ned Sherrin, Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations (2008), p. 153.
Swami Vivekananda Page

“Women will work out their destinies — much better, too, than men can ever do for them. All the mischief to women has come because men undertook to shape the destiny of women.”

- Swami Vivekananda

Source/Notes: Pearls of Wisdom
Alexandre Dumas Page

“Men's minds are raised to the level of the women with whom they associate.”

- Alexandre Dumas

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Clint Eastwood Page

“You see a lot of smart guys with dumb women, but you hardly ever see a smart woman with a dumb guy.”

- Clint Eastwood

Source/Notes: Sometimes attributed to Erica Jong. As quoted in: Esquire, Volume 89, Esquire Magazine, 1978
Jim Morrison Page

“People are strange when you're a stranger Faces look ugly when you're alone Women seem wicked when you're unwanted Streets are uneven when you're down.”

- Jim Morrison

Source/Notes: People Are Strange on the album Strange Days (1967)