Just Above Sunset
Volume 5, Number 10
March 11, 2007

On Women

 The world as seen from Just Above Sunset -

"Notes on how things seem from out here in Hollywood..."

Quotes for the week of January 7, 2007 -

On Women (for the new Speaker of the House)



"There never will be complete equality until women themselves help to make laws and elect lawmakers." - Susan B. Anthony, The Status of Women, Past, Present and Future, "The Arena," May 1897.

"If women want any rights more than they's got, why don't they just take them, and not be talking about it." - Sojourner Truth

"A woman is the only thing that I am afraid of that I know will not hurt me." - Abraham Lincoln

"God made man, and then said I can do better than that and made woman." - Adela Rogers St. John

"Woman was God's second mistake." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"I'm not denyin' the women are foolish: God Almighty made 'em to match the men." - George Eliot, Adam Bede

MOUTH, n. In man, the gateway to the soul; in woman, the outlet of the heart. - Ambrose Bierce

"The people I'm furious with are the Women's Liberationists. They keep getting up on soapboxes and proclaiming women are brighter than men. That's true, but it should be kept quiet or it ruins the whole racket." - Anita Loos

"If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning." - Aristotle Onassis

"When I was young, I kissed my first woman, and smoked my first cigarette on the same day. Believe me, never since have I wasted any more time on tobacco." - Arturo Toscanini

"It is the function of women to teach men how to be human." - Ashley Montagu

"A man who has never made a woman angry is a failure in life." - Christopher Morley

"A study in the Washington Post says that women have better verbal skills than men. I just want to say to the authors of that study: Duh." - Conan O'Brien

"If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving an infant's life, she will choose to save the infant's life without even considering there are men on base." - Dave Barry

"The vote means nothing to women. We should be armed." - Edna O'Brien

"When women are depressed, they eat or go shopping. Men invade another country. It's a whole different way of thinking." - Elayne Boosler

"Men love war because it allows them to look serious. Because it is the one thing that stops women from laughing at them." - John Fowles, The Magus, 1965

"Show me a woman who doesn't feel guilty and I'll show you a man." - Erica Mann Jong

"A man always blames the woman who fools him. In the same way he blames the door he walks into in the dark." - H. L. Mencken

"I hate women because they always know where things are." - James Thurber

"Behind every successful man is a surprised woman." - Maryon Pearson

"As a woman, I find it very embarrassing to be in a meeting and realize I'm the only one in the room with balls." - Rita Mae Brown, Starting from Scratch: A Different Kind of Writer's Manual

"Women and cats will do as they please and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea." - Robert Heinlein

"Nature has given women so much power that the law has very wisely given them little." - Samuel Johnson

"Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition." - Timothy Leary

"A woman who thinks she is intelligent demands the same rights as man. An intelligent woman gives up." - Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette

"A woman drove me to drink and I didn't even have the decency to thank her." - W. C. Fields

"Here's all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid." - George Carlin

"What would men be without women? Scarce, sir, mighty scarce." - Mark Twain

"Even if man could understand women he still wouldn't believe it." - A. W, Brown

"A woman always has her revenge ready." - Jean Baptiste Moliere, Tartuffe, 1664, act II, sc. Ii

"Texas is a fine place for men and dogs, but hell on women and horses." - Mary Ivins

[On Women]

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