Quotes on Famous Women

Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood. Oscar Wilde

I was never very interested in boys - and there were plenty of them - vying with one another to see how many famous women they would get into the hay. Bette Davis

The accusation that I am a woman is incontrovertible. Frances Perkins

It is not true that one cannot live without a woman. It is simply that one cannot have lived without one. Karl Kraus

A woman is a sometime thing. DuBose Heyward

Fear and niceness, the handmaids of all women, or more truly, woman its pretty self. William Shakespeare

Womankind Is ever a fickle and a changeful thing. Virgil

A fickle and changeful thing is a woman ever. Virgil

She wavers, she hesitates: in a word, she is a woman. Jean Racine

You have to do what you have to do. Jason 'J' Brown

Women are one and all a set of vultures. Petronius

I am the only one, whom you may find it hard to get rid of, for I have always counted myself as a woman. Mahatma Gandhi

A woman's place is in the wrong. James Thurber

We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead. Beyonce Knowles

Doing more of what doesn't work won't make it work any better. Charles J Givens

Somewhere in the shadow cast by every famous man is a feminine victim. Jules Renard

I just like the company of beautiful women. I have a weakness in that department. Eric Clapton

Take criticism seriously, but not personally. If there is truth or merit in the criticism, try to learn from it. Otherwise, let it roll right off you. Hillary Clinton

I'm tough, ambitious and I know exactly what I want. Madonna Ciccone

I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman. Virginia Woolf

Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you're proud to live. Anne Sweeney

A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle. Gloria Steinem

Women are leaders everywhere you look - from the CEO who runs a Fortune 500 company to the housewife who raises her children and heads her household. Our country was built by strong women and we will continue to break down walls and defy stereotypes. Nancy Pelosi

Only the poet can look beyond the detail and see the whole picture. Helen Hayes

Love is the only thing that we can carry with us when we go, and it makes the end so easy. Louisa May Alcott

I just like the company of beautiful women. I have a weakness in that department. And I suppose because I am fairly well off and a famous musician, I'm up for grabs. And that makes me an eligible bachelor in the press. Eric Clapton

I don't mind living in a man's world as long as I can be a woman in it. Marilyn Monroe

Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputations... can never effect a reform. Susan B Anthony

One must from time to time attempt things that are beyond one's capacity. Pierre-Auguste Renoir

It is only our deeds that reveal who we are. Carl Jung

I actually can't think of anything worse than being famous... Fame really distorts your perception of yourself. Edie Campbell

Knowing what must be done does away with fear. Rosa Parks

Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim. Nora Ephron

I am a Woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal Woman, that's me. Maya Angelou

If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun. Katharine Hepburn

Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size. Virginia Woolf

The mechanism of violence is what destroys women, controls women, diminishes women and keeps women in their so-called place. Eve Ensler

Public depictions of women still tend to remain rigid and narrow - about the size of a coffin, say. Joan Frank

It is a woman's reason to say I will do such a thing because I will. Jeremiah Burroughs

For the nature of a women is closely allied to art. [Ger., Denn das Naturell der Frauen Ist so nah mit Kunst verwandt.] Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Women that are the least bashful are often the most modest. Charles Caleb Colton

Women are like those blinkin' little Greek islands, places to call at but not to stay. Stacy Aumonier

Aw, it's just like a woman. When the shootin's all over and everything's safe, they pass out. Griffin Jay

When a woman says she won't, it's a good sign that she will. And when she says she will, it is an even better sign. H L Mencken

A woman's noblest station is retreat. George Lyttelton, 1st Baron Lyttelton

Woman is the lesser man. Alfred Lord Tennyson

A woman impudent and mannish grown Is not more loath'd than an effeminate man. William Shakespeare

O most delicate fiend! Who is't can read a woman? Is there more? William Shakespeare

"Great guys" can make great husbands. Jeanne Phillips

The woman who has the best perfume is she who has none. Plautus

Women were the ones that held the reins, it emerged. Anne Tyler

There is Nothing Like a Dame. Oscar Hammerstein Ii

Woman is the masterpiece. Confucius

There are some women who should barely be spoken to; they should only be caressed. Edgar Degas

Nature meant woman to be her masterpiece. Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

Women often get dropped from memory, and then history. Doris Lessing

So much conspires to silence us - because our truths are inherently subversive. Jane Fonda

Sensibility is the power of woman. Johann Kaspar Lavater

No nation ever rises higher than its women ... Nellie L. McClung

Wild women don't get the blues. Ida Cox

The image I gravitate towards are spunky women, women who talk back. Catherine Hicks

I always advocate to young women that if we don't do this for ourselves, no one else is going to. We have to have a voice. Priyanka Chopra

Contraceptives are an insult to womanhood. Mahatma Gandhi

Stop telling women to smile. Tatyana Fazlalizadeh

It's very tiring, being so old. But I do love living. Elisabeth Murdoch

Women have always been spies Harriet Rubin

Women are women and can't help themselves. William John Locke

I am a marvelous housekeeper. Every time I leave a man I keep his house. Zsa Zsa Gabor

It's so clear that you have to cherish everyone. I think that's what I get from these older black women, that every soul is to be cherished, that every flower Is to bloom. Alice Walker

How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself. Anais Nin

I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear. Rosa Parks

As a woman I have no country. As a woman my country is the whole world. Virginia Woolf

A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous. Coco Chanel

The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the present. Barbara De Angelis

I'd rather regret the things I've done than regret the things I haven't done. Lucille Ball

What does a woman want? More. Chris Evans

There are few women whose charm survives their beauty. Francois de La Rochefoucauld

We've chosen the path to equality, don't let them turn us around. Geraldine Ferraro

I'll be in hell before you start breakfast - let her rip! Tom Ketchum

Why not? After all, it belongs to him. Charlie Chaplin



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